Charleston to vote on closing streets

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Various street closures are up for discussion at this week’s Charleston city council meeting.

One of these street closures is for the city’s annual “Christmas in the Heart of Charleston” celebration. According to the agenda, the streets that needs to be closed for this are Monroe Avenue from 6th Street to 7th Street; 6th Street from Monroe Avenue to Van Buren Avenue; Jackson Avenue from 5th Street to 8th Street; Van Buren Avenue from 6th to 7th Street; and 7th Street from Van Buren Avenue to Madison Avenue. The streets will be closed from 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and the City Hall parking lot between 12 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec.3.

For Eastern’s Homecoming parade on Saturday, Oct. 22, the streets that the city is voting on closing are 9th Street from Lincoln Avenue to Roosevelt Avenue; Johnson Avenue from 7th to 9th Street; Grant Avenue between 7th and 9th Streets and 7th Street from Grant Avenue to Lincoln Avenue. Closed to Southbound Traffic:  7th Street from Madison Avenue to Monroe Avenue If passed, closed to parking and traffic on parade day will be 7th Street from Lincoln Avenue to Monroe Avenue; Monroe Avenue from 7th Street to 6th Street; Jackson Avenue from 6th Street to 7th Street; 6th Street from Monroe Avenue to Polk Avenue; Polk Avenue from 6th Street to Division Street; and Division Street from Polk Avenue to Grant Avenue.

Jefferson Elementary Grade School is also asking to close 8th Street from Jefferson Avenue to Monroe Avenue; Monroe Avenue from 8th Street to 6th Street; 6th Street from Monroe Avenue to Jackson Avenue; Jackson Avenue from 6th Street to 7th Street and 7th Street from Jackson Avenue to Monroe Avenue for their annual Halloween parade Friday, Oct. 28.

At the meeting, the Mayor is also slated to announce trick or treat hours to be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.

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