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Archive for Tuesday, May 13, 2008

NH Street to close for Wilco concert

Wilco members Mikael Jorgensen, left, Pat Sansone, Nels Cline, John Stirratt, Jeff Tweedy and Glenn Kotche will bring their ever-evolving sound to Lawrence for a concert in downtown Lawrence. The band is touring on its sixth studio album, "Sky Blue Sky."

Wilco members Mikael Jorgensen, left, Pat Sansone, Nels Cline, John Stirratt, Jeff Tweedy and Glenn Kotche will bring their ever-evolving sound to Lawrence for a concert in downtown Lawrence. The band is touring on its sixth studio album, "Sky Blue Sky."

May 13, 2008

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A major downtown concert will have an impact on traffic starting early Wednesday morning.

New Hampshire Street between Ninth and 10th streets will be closed to through traffic beginning at 6 a.m. Wednesday to accommodate a concert by the band Wilco.

Pedestrian access on the street will remain open until 5 p.m., when organizers will start requiring concert tickets to enter the area. Pedestrian access for people needing to attend classes at the adjacent Lawrence Arts Center will remain open throughout the evening.

Access to the parking garage at Ninth and New Hampshire streets also will be available. People will be able to access the garage from the Ninth Street entrance or from the southernmost entrance on New Hampshire Street. The northern entrance on New Hampshire Street will be closed.

Traffic on Ninth and 10th streets will be open. The concert is expected to attract about 3,000 people to downtown.

Comments

Multidisciplinary 5 years, 11 months ago

Channel 6 says the concert will start at 7pm.

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Multidisciplinary 5 years, 11 months ago

I'd say pickpocketing should skyrocket.

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geekin_topekan 5 years, 11 months ago

Panhandling?Will that be effected in any way?

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Emily Lubliner 5 years, 11 months ago

amyc: Information about bus reroutes can be found at http://www.lawrencetransit.org/news/reroutes.shtmlOther than possible delays because of all the traffic, Route 7 will be the only route affected. Passengers can still board at the shelter on 9th Street. The reroute will use Connecticut between 9th and 11th, instead of New Hampshire.

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 5 years, 11 months ago

It would appear the 9th St. isn't closing, and I would assume that the concert will start at 8, which is when the buses stop running anyway. Which means that no one will be taking the bus to any of the shows downtown- or at least not taking it away from the shows.

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amyc 5 years, 11 months ago

JW Staff, can you address the effect on bus routes and schedules, if any?

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Steve Jacob 5 years, 11 months ago

And M.I.A. looks like it sold out at Liberty Hall, adding 900 people downtown.

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