Downtown road closures begin tonight after rush hour - Tucson News Now

Downtown road closures begin tonight after rush hour

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

City of Tucson officials say downtown will be closed from Alameda Street to Congress starting at 6 p.m. today.

For those heading home from work around then, they may want to find an alternate route.  The closures come because of the ‘Tucson Meet Yourself' festival happening this weekend.  The festival begins tomorrow at 11 a.m.

Festival organizers tell Tucson News Now they expect 100,000 to 120,000 people over the course of the three day festival.

Visitors will get to check out 56 food vendors and more than 120 exhibitors and artists. 

The following are the events and street closures happening downtown starting today.

Tucson Meet Yourself – street closures begin Thursday, October 10, at 6 p.m. and last until Sunday, October 13. Church Avenue from Alameda Street to Congress Street will be closed to all vehicular traffic to accommodate exhibits and heavy pedestrian traffic attending the Tucson Meet Yourself event.  For more information about Tucson Meet Yourself, please go to www.tucsonmeetyourself.org

Tucson Gay Freedom Day Parade - Beginning Friday, October 11, at 6 p.m. Stone Avenue will be closed between Ochoa and Alameda Streets.

Alameda Street will also be closed from Stone Avenue through Main Avenue.  These streets are expected to be open by 7 p.m.  For more information about Tucson Gay Freedom Day parade, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/167115716817453/permalink/168511316677893/

2nd Saturdays - Beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday, October 12 until 3 a.m. Sunday, October 13, Scott Avenue between Broadway and Congress Street will be closed for 2nd Saturdays activities. Second Saturdays' event runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and provides family friendly activities on all of Congress Street from Fourth Avenue to Church Avenue.  For more information about 2nd Saturdays, please go to www.2ndsaturdaysdowntown.com

Tucson Aids Walk - In conjunction with Tucson Meet Yourself, the annual Tucson Aids Walk will take place beginning Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 8 a.m. at the Joel Valdez Main Library/Jacome Plaza.  The walk will take place on the west side of downtown and will not have any street closures associated with the event.  For more information about the Tucson Aids Walk please go to www.aidswalktucson.org

Other than Broadway, access into Downtown Tucson is available via Stone Avenue from the north, 22nd Street and Sixth Avenue from the south, St. Mary's Road from the west and Sixth Street from the east.

Stay with Tucson News Now for alternate routes around the downtown activities.

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