CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – With an abundance of exciting public events set to make their way to the Charleston area this weekend, authorities are urging motorists and residents to exercise caution and attentiveness in the face of traffic pattern alterations facilitated to accommodate the goings on.
Live on the Levee will be attracting patrons on Friday evening, as crowds descend upon Kanawha Boulevard to take part in the festivities. As such, Kanawha Boulevard will be closed from Capitol Street to Court Street, with the closure also extending to Clendenin Street in preparation for the upcoming Pride Parade Festival also scheduled to take place this weekend.
The East End Pride Pub Crawl and Drag race also set to occur on Friday will affect traffic from Lee Street to Jackson Street, Elizabeth Street, Washington Street, and East from Sidney Avenue to Maxwell Street. Detours utilizing Greenbrier Street and Morris Street can be utilized to circumvent certain closures depending upon the direction from which motorists are entering.
While Outdoor Dining on Capitol Street will impact traffic patterns for Capitol Street, from Kanawha Boulevard to Lee Street, from Friday afternoon until Sunday evening, Virginia Street and Quarrier Street will remain open.
The Pride Parade and Festival will be held on Saturday, with a rolling closure of Laidley Street, from Kanawha Boulevard to Lee Street to be set into motion. While the festival will continue until the late evening, the parade is set to conclude at 12:00 noon.
The full road closure and detour notice for the weekend of June 2 – June 4 as released by the City of Charleston may be seen below.
Road Closure / Detour Notice: June 2 – 4
The following events will impact traffic in Charleston.
Live on the Levee
WHEN: Friday, June 2, noon – 11 p.m.
WHERE: Kanawha Boulevard, from Hale Street to Court Street
NOTE: Kanawha Boulevard will remain closed from Capitol Street to Court
Street – with the closure extending to Clendenin Street in preparation for the Pride Parade and Festival on Saturday.
East End Pride Pub Crawl and Drag Race
WHEN: Friday, June 2, noon – midnight
WHERE: Elizabeth Street, from Lee Street to Jackson Street
Washington Street, East from Sidney Avenue to Maxwell Street
DETOUR: If arriving via Greenbrier Street and entering Washington Street-right
onto Sidney Avenue –> left onto Piedmont Road –> left onto Morris Street –> to Washington Street East
If exiting the WVSSAC State Baseball Tournament at GoMart Ballpark [and planning to exit via Greenbrier Street] – Morris Street to Piedmont
Road –> right onto Piedmont Road –> right on Sidney Avenue –> left onto Washington Street, East
Outdoor Dining on Capitol Street
WHEN: Friday, June 2 at 3 p.m. to Sunday, June 4 at 11 p.m.
WHERE: Capitol Street, from Kanawha Boulevard to Lee Street
NOTE: Virginia Street and Quarrier Street will remain open
Pride Parade Lineup
WHEN: Saturday, June 3 until 2 p.m. (closure continued from Friday)
WHERE: Kanawha Boulevard, from Capitol Street to Clendenin Street
Pride Parade and Festival
WHEN: Saturday, June 3, 7 a.m. – midnight
WHERE: Summers Street, from City Parking Garage (166 Summers Street) exit to
WHEN: Saturday, June 3, Noon – End of Parade
WHERE: Rolling Closure – Laidley Street, from Kanawha Boulevard to Lee Street
KRT pick-up / drop-off will take place on Court Street between the
NOTE: crosswalk/signal and Quarrier Street [instead of at City Center Station
on Laidley Street] from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m.