Arts Festival Preps Close Downtown Streets

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DES MOINES, Iowa — The Des Moines Arts Festival is closing a few roads around Western Gateway Park.

Grand Avenue from 11th to 16th Street will close, although two lanes will remain open until 6:00 Wednesday night.

All lanes on Locust from 16th to 10th will close as well as 15th Street from Ingersoll to Walnut, 14th from High to Grand, 13th from Grand to Walnut, and 12th from High to Walnut.

The road closures begin at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday. They aren’t expected to re-open until Monday morning.