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September 4, 2014

High traffic, lane closures expected for Riverfest

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As Riverfest prepares to open Friday, drivers can expect lane closures along Riverside Drive today through September 6.

Driver are asked to use alternate routes or allow plenty of additional time to navigate the area during the two-day festival.

Lane closures are as follows:

Friday, September 5 and Saturday, September 6

6:00 a.m.: Both south bound lanes and center turning lane on Riverside Drive will be closed. Only one north bound and one south bound lane will be open for two-way traffic.

7:00 p.m. until midnight: Riverside Drive will be closed to through traffic from Spring Street to College Street.

12:00 a.m. midnight: Far south bound lane only on Riverside Drive closed.

Free parking is available at Austin Peay State University’s Dunn Center parking lot and bus service will be running every 30-45 minutes to shuttle patrons to the Riverfest gates on Saturday only, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and continuing until the park closes.

Riverfest parking is prohibited at Two Rivers Business Center at any time or at Riverside Drive businesses during their business hours. Handicap parking will be available at designated parking lots directly across from McGregor Park.

The courtesy boat dock and boat ramp at the RiverWalk will remain closed through Sunday night. Boats can be anchored on the county side of the channel during the festival; however no boat may anchor in the channel or on the RiverWalk side of the channel. River traffic may be subject to safety checks. No swimming is allowed in the event area after sunset, from the Train trestle to the Red River/Cumberland River confluence. These regulations are subject to change at any time.

Festival Policies:

· No pets allowed

· No outside food or drinks allowed

· No coolers allowed

· No weapons of any kind to include handgun permit carriers (pocket knives not allowed)

· No roaming solicitation allowed

· No flash photography, camcorders, or recording devices during headlining concerts (after 8 p.m.)

· No fights or foul language

· No amplification devices allowed

· Any violation of these policies will result in immediate confiscation of items and/or expulsion from the festival.

For ADA assistance with any City of Clarksville event, program, or activity please call (931) 645-7476. For more information about Riverfest, please visit

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