Officials planning the Riverbend Festival have announced that, beginning Saturday, several roads downtown will be closed to prepare for the downtown entertainment event set for June 9-17.
Riverside Drive/ Riverfront Parkway, from East Second Street to M.L. King Boulevard, will be closed through June 22, a news release said.
The release also noted that the Veterans Bridge’s southbound exit ramp to Riverside Drive will be closed until June 22.
Also to be closed until June 22 will be Second Street from Chestnut Street to Power Alley and Power Alley between Second and Third streets.
Westbound Riverside Drive will be closed nightly at Lindsay Street from 3 p.m. until midnight, the release said.
Second Street at Walnut Street and Lookout Street at Third Street will be shut down from 5 p.m. until midnight.