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    City of Ocean Springs

    Spring Arts Festival Road Closure Information

    Press Release

    For details and information concerning this release, please contact Cristina Werner, Executive Assistant to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, at 228-382-4537.

    March 22, 2018 – For Immediate Release

    Spring Arts Festival Road Closure Information

    The 25th Annual Spring Arts Festival: Herb, Garden & Art will take place this weekend in downtown Ocean Springs on Saturday, March 24, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 25, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Certain streets will be closed to thru traffic from 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, through 7:00 p.m. Sunday, March 25. Police are scheduled to lift barricades at 5:00 p.m. Sunday to allow vendors to exit the festival area. The roads within the footprint of the festival will remain closed to thru traffic until approximately 7:00 p.m. on Sunday evening. As always, it is at police discretion whether to add, remove, or relocate barricades.

    The following roads will be closed:

    ·Washington Avenue (from the railroad tracks to Porter Avenue)  

    ·Government Street (from Washington Avenue to Bellande Avenue)

    ·Robinson Street (from Cash Alley to Church Street)

    Vehicles parked within the festival footprint will be towed starting at 3 a.m. March 24.Towing will be a measure of last resort after all methods of contacting a vehicle’s owner have been exhausted.

    For further information about the festival, please contact the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce-Main Street-Tourism Bureau at 228.875.4424.