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Black Swamp traffic, parking restrictions begin today PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel Staff   
Thursday, 05 September 2013 06:00
In conjunction with the annual Black Swamp Arts Festival though the weekend certain street closures and parking restrictions will be imposed in downtown Bowling Green.
At 6 this morning the eastern most portion of City Parking Lot #2 (bounded by East Wooster, South Prospect, and East Clough) was closed.
At 6 a.m. Friday, the rest of City Parking Lot #2 will close. All of City Parking Lot #2 will remain closed for the weekend and will reopen by noon on Monday..
At 3 a.m. Saturday, on-street parking will be prohibited in the following locations: Main Street between Clay and Pearl; Prospect between East Wooster and Clough; Clay between Main and Grove; and Clough between Main and S. Prospect. Any vehicle parked in these restricted areas after 3 a.m. on Saturday will be towed at the owner’s expense.
At 4 a.m. on Saturday, Main Street, between Clay and Pearl, will be closed to vehicular traffic. While Main Street is closed, no through traffic will be permitted on Oak, Court, Clough and Washington Streets. Wooster Street will remain open for east and westbound traffic throughout the festival.
All streets will reopen and parking will be reinstated on Sunday evening.
During the Main Street closing, detour routes for local and truck traffic will be posted.
A shuttle service will run on Saturday from 10 a.m.  to midnight and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $1 each way, free for age 6 and under. BGSU students, faculty, staff and families with BGSU ID will be allowed to ride for free, boarding at any location. Two shuttle routes will be available:
• East route: Pick-up locations at Meijer and BGSU Lot A. Downtown stop: West Wooster Street in front of the Frontier building (across from the Bowling Green Police Division).
• North/west route: Pick-up locations at Bowling Green High School and Wood County Fairgrounds. Downtown stop: Bowling Green Police Division, 175 West Wooster Street.
Local residents and out of town visitors are encouraged to utilize the shuttles due to parking congestion in the downtown.

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