President Obama visits Alaska next week when he will speak Monday at a State Department conference, called GLACIER, on the future of the Arctic and Arctic politics.
Downtown drivers and workers will see traffic closures in the area of the Hotel Captain Cook, City Hall and the Dena’ina Center beginning Monday morning.
The city announced details of the closures today, saying more than 1, 000 dignitaries and guests will be arriving from all over the world leading to heightened security in the heart of downtown.
Due to the closures, City Hall will close at 1 p.m. Monday.
Here are the locations and timing of foot traffic and road closures, according to the city:
Monday – 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. surrounding Dena'Ina Center:
Drivers in this area of downtown can expect multiple street closures on Monday to include:
- F Street – midblock of 6th Ave to 8th Avenue
- G Street –midblock of 6th Ave to 9th Avenue (the parking garage located on G street just before 7th avenue will be accessible to the public)
- 8th Avenue between F and H Streets
- 7th Avenue between G and F Streets
Pedestrians in this area of downtown can expect multiple street closures on Monday to include:
- 8th Avenue between F and G Streets
- G Street between 7th and 8th Avenues
- F Street between 7th and 8th Avenues
- The north sidewalk of W 7th Avenue between G and F Streets will be open to pedestrians.
Monday, 8 a.m. - Wednesday, noon, Hotel Captain Cook
Drivers in this area of downtown can expect multiple street closures to include:
- 4th Avenue between I and K Street
- I Street between 4th and 5th Avenues
- K Street between 4th and 5th Avenues
- Westbound traffic on 5th Avenue between H and K Streets may be down to one lane.
Pedestrians in this area of downtown area can expect multiple street closures to include:
- 4th and 5th Avenue between I and K Street, and K Street will have restricted pedestrian access.
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