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GREENSBORO — Roads in downtown Greensboro will start closing Tuesday, Sept. 3, to begin preparation for the 2019 N.C. Folk Festival, the Greensboro Police Department announced.

Road closures begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday. All roads are expected to be reopened by 6 a.m. Sept. 11, according to the announcement.

Large crowds are expected, and motorists should be cautious and patient, police said. An officer’s hand and arm signals take precedence over existing traffic control devices, police said.

The following roads will be closed:

Sept. 3–10:

  • Lindsay Street between Church and Summit
  • Elm Street between Smith Street and Lindsay Street

Sept. 4–11:

  • Commerce Place between Bellemeade Street and Friendly Avenue
  • Sternberger Place between Commerce Place and Greene Street
  • Davie Street between Friendly Avenue and Market Street

Sept. 5–9:

  • Bellemeade Street between Eugene Street and Greene Street
  • Eastbound Lindsay Street between Elm Street and Davie Street

Sept. 6–9:

  • Westbound Lindsay Street between Elm Street and Davie Street
  • Davie Street between Lindsay Street and Washington Street
  • Elm Street between Smith Street and Friendly Avenue
  • Abe Brenner Place between Davie Street and Greene Street
  • East Friendly Avenue between Elm Street and Church Street
  • Market Street between Greene Street and Church Street
  • Sternberger Place between Commerce Place and Eugene Street
  • Commerce Place between Strenberger Place and Friendly Avenue
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