Wednesday, June 2, 2010

DOWNTOWN STREET CLOSURES FOR WEEKEND HOT ROD POWER TOUR

Many downtown City streets will be closed to traffic on Sunday to accommodate the Hot Rod Power Tour event. Up to 3,500 specialty cars are expected to be put on display in the downtown area.

Generally, streets will be closed in an area bounded by Jefferson on the North, Cook on the South, Ninth on the East and Second on the West. Access to the downtown hotels will be from Adams off Ninth Street. Access to the Abraham Lincoln Home site is on Capitol from Ninth Street. Jefferson, Cook, Ninth and Second will remain open to traffic.

Additionally, Sixth Street at South Grand will be closed to through traffic from South Grand to Cook. Seventh Street will remain open until 11:00 a.m.

Parking meters including meters for people with disabilities will be bagged on Saturday night. Parking will be allowed at bagged meters until 5:00 a.m. on Sunday morning. Cars still parked on downtown public streets within the show area after 5:00 a.m. on Sunday morning will be subject to tow. All streets within the downtown area will be closed to traffic at 6:00 a.m. on Sunday morning, and remain closed until late Sunday evening.

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