CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Here are the planned road closures for the Spoleto Festival opening ceremony on Friday, May 27:
• Road closures at Meeting Street & Broad Street and Broad Street & Church Street begin at 9:00 a.m.
• Road closures at Broad & King, Meeting & Queen, Meeting & Tradd, and Meeting & Chalmers streets begin at 11:45 a.m.
"The ceremony begins at 12:00 p.m. and runs through 1:15 p.m.; the 11:45 a.m. closure points will reopen when ceremony terminates; 9:00 a.m. closures remain until staging and equipment are cleared from roadway," Charleston police officials said.
According to police, limited vehicular traffic will be allowed east of the ceremony on Broad Street for business purposes only.
"The Parking Enforcement Unit will bag meters on Broad in the affected area of the ceremony," officials said."Handicapped parking will be allowed at the meter spaces on Broad Street near Church Street or in such designated spaces or public parking garages."