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Downtown events to impact Kingsport traffic

September 27th, 2013 1:35 pm by Staff Report

Downtown events to impact Kingsport traffic

Kingsport police are telling motorists to expect traffic congestion and delays on Saturday in Downtown area.

Kingsport Oktoberfest and Tennessee Idiotarod Race and will take place on Main Street in Downtown Kingsport. The actual event will run from 10:00 AM until 8:30 PM on Saturday, but road closures will extend beyond those times.

Main Street will be closed from Cumberland Street to Shelby Street for Kingsport Oktoberfest beginning at 7 p.m. Friday. Main Street will be closed from Sullivan Street to Cumberland Street for the Tennessee Idiotarod Race from 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM, on Saturday, September 28, 2013.

Parallel side streets between Market Street and Main Street will be available for parking, but will be closed to through traffic to effectively dead-end at Main Street.

Individuals who do not intend to participate in this event should consider alternate routes to avoid delays.

All streets will be reopened for traffic by 11:00 PM Saturday evening.

Related: Flurry of events on tap at Kingsport Oktoberfest

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