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Streets Close Down for Weekend, East Lansing Art Festival

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - This weekend marks the 50th year for the East Lansing Art Fesitval and that always means great performers, artists and of trouble parking.

 

Roads are already being closed off, some have even been closed since 5a.m. Friday to make room for everything going on at the festival. The city says they're expecting 60,000 people to attend.

All the downtown ramps are open and MDOT is also re-opening all lanes of Grand River for this weekend only. Festival officials say the best way to get around this weekend isn't by car.

"Ride your bike because we have valet bike parking and we've got people down here from Mid-MEAC. They're gaurding the bike for us and their doing that for donation and so biking down here would be another way to just not even worry about the contruction that's happening," said Corinn Vanwyck, the East Lansing Art Restival director.

 You can also park at Hagadorn and Service Road and ride the CATA bus to the festival.

The festival starts at 10a.m. Saturday and until 6p.m., and also runs through Sunday.

Other lane closures to be aware of are on I-496. Starting Friday night, there are single lane closures in each direction between Lansing Road and Clemens Street. They'll last until Monday morning. A few ramps will also be closed during this time; those include the eastbound I-496 ramp near Hosmer Street is closed, as well as the Cedar Street Ramp on westbound I-496. 

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