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Traffic information, road closures for LMF

Posted on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Beginning at midnight on Thursday, Aug. 22, road closures for the Lynchburg Music Fest will begin, according to Moore County Sheriff Tyler Hatfield.

These closures and limitations will be in place through midnight Aug. 24.

The Lynchburg square will be closed for traffic throughout the event and many of the side roads around the park will limited to resident traffic. Majors Boulevard will be open at all times but expect slowdowns through the hours of 9 a.m. and midnight both Friday and Saturday.

The following roads will be limited to resident traffic only during the festival’s hours of operation:

  • Main Street from Majors Boulevard (Cross Walk) to the New Park
    • Wall Street
    • Elm Street from Majors Boulevard to Main Street
    • Craig Street from Majors Boulevard to Main Street
    • Valley View Street
    • Mulberry Street

Those who live in these affected areas will be able to come and go as needed, but the MCSD emphasizes the increased foot traffic and shuttle buses will cause congestion, making it difficult to navigate. And remember, foot traffic has the right of way.

Traffic on Tanyard Hill is encouraged to avoid the square by using Campbell Lane and Goodbranch Road to get into Lynchburg. Signs will be out at these locations as detour reminders.

Traffic on Highway 50/Winchester Highway will turn left at the stop sign at the Main Street intersection toward Woodard’s Market. Event parking is available at the New Park but through traffic will not be allowed past the New Park entrance.

Craig Street will be available for Duck River customers to enter and exit for business, as they will remain open.

Public parking will not be allowed in yards in the Main Street and Valley View area.

Hatfield said that although he understands this may cause some inconvenience, but the department has to be cognizant of safety during these events.

“In light of recent events, we have to ensure the safety of our citizens and festival goers. Safety is our top priority with planning for this event and in today’s world, we have to plan for the worst,” Hatfield said. “I apologize for any inconvenience and can assure you we will do our best to limit and troubleshoot problems that arise.”