CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Several special events related to FestivALL Charleston will affect traffic over the next several days throughout Charleston. Of special note, preparation for the weekend's Street Art Fair on Capitol Street will begin Friday afternoon as different blocks of Capitol Street are closed during the afternoon and evening through late Sunday.
While Capitol Street and Kanawha Boulevard are closed downtown, traffic heading westbound on Kanawha Boulevard should turn right onto Brooks Street and then left on Quarrier or Washington streets to get into or through downtown Charleston. Parking meters will be bagged two hours before each block is closed Friday and cars that are parked at the time of the street closure are subject to being towed at owner's expense.
Drivers should also avoid Kanawha Boulevard during the Biggest Loser Walk/Run Saturday morning as the road will be fully closed between Court Street and Greenbrier Street, and then eastbound lanes closed from there to Daniel Boone Park.
FestivALL Capitol Street Art Fair, the Children's Art Fair and the Library Street Fair:
Capitol Street, between Virginia and Washington streets: Closed from Friday afternoon through late Sunday evening, beginning at noon Friday between Washington and Lee streets, then at 2 p.m. between Virginia and Quarrier streets, and then at 5 p.m. on the long block between Quarrier and Lee streets with Lee Way being closed at that time as well.
Moses Auto Group Live on the Levee and the Biggest Loser Walk/Run:
Kanawha Boulevard between Clendenin and Capitol streets: Closed at 5:30 p.m. Friday through Saturday afternoon.
Biggest Loser Walk/Run, which begins at 9 a.m. at the top of Haddad Park:Kanawha Boulevard between Capitol Street and Daniel Boone Park: Closed at 6:30 a.m. Saturday with all four lanes closed between Clendenin Street and Greenbrier Street and the eastbound (riverside) lanes closed from Greenbrier Street to Daniel Boone Park. These segments of the boulevard will be reopened following the completion of the Walk/Run Saturday morning.