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Harborfest/OpSail Street Closure, Parking and
 Transportation

The Downtown Norfolk Council has issued the following advisory regarding street and lane closures, and parking and transportation, in connection with Harborfest and OpSail.

STREET AND LANE CLOSURES

Thursday, June 7, 10 a.m. until Sunday, June 10, midnight

• Waterside Drive closed between Main Street and Martin's Lane

Note: Access to ALL parking garages will be maintained.

Friday, June 8, 10 a.m. throughout the event

• Commercial Place between Waterside Drive and Main Street closed to northbound traffic; access to parking garage only southbound

• Boush Street local access only for garage traffic south of City Hall Avenue

• Atlantic Street northbound between Waterside Drive and Main Street will remain open; southbound access limited to garage only

Saturday, June 9, 5 p.m. to midnight

• No parking on the south side of Main Street (eastbound direction) from Granby Street to St. Paul's Boulevard; includes Taxi Zone

PARKING

Collect on Entry Schedule at all City Garages

Friday, June 8,
7 a.m. to 11 p.m. - $5 at all City Facilities except the MacArthur Center garages

Saturday, June 9,
7 a.m. to 11 p.m. - $5 at all City Facilities except the MacArthur Center garages

Sunday, June 10, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. - $5 at all City Facilities except the MacArthur Center garages

Collect on Entry Schedule at Dominion Tower Garage

Friday, June 8, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. - $5 collect on entry

Saturday, June 9, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. - $5 collect on entry

Sunday, June 10, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. - $5 collect on entry

Collect on Entry Schedule at PNC Bank Garage

Friday, June 8, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. - $5 collect on entry

Saturday, June 9, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. - $5 collect on entry

Sunday, June 10, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. - $5 collect on entry

Collect on Entry Schedule at BB&T Garage, E. Plume Street

Saturday, June 9, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. - $3 collect on entry

Schedule at MacArthur Center Garages

Friday, June 8, to Sunday, June 10 - Regular operation and rates

Note: Access cards for ALL monthly parkers will be honored until 5 p.m. on Friday, June 8. "Collect on Entry" rates will not apply to residents who are monthly parkers or those with 24/7 access.

HAMPTON ROADS TRANSIT SERVICE

Hampton Roads Transit will offer added bus, rail and ferry service to and from downtown Norfolk.

Light Rail

• Wednesday and Thursday, June 6-7, between 9:30-11 p.m. - Additional light rail trains will provide 15-minute frequency, instead of the usual 30-minute schedule.

• Friday, June 8, from 9:30 p.m. to midnight - Trains will run 10-minute frequencies instead of the usual 30-minute schedule.

• Saturday, June 9, from 6-9 a.m. - Light rail will have 15-minute frequencies instead of 30 minutes. From 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., trains will run 10-minute service instead of 15, and from 9:30 p.m. to midnight light service will run 7-10-minute frequencies instead of the usual 30-minute service. Express bus service will connect Newtown Road to City Hall Avenue from 4 p.m. to midnight as an alternative to light rail.

• Sunday, June 10, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. - Trains will run 10-minute frequencies instead of the usual 15 minutes.

Avoid lines. Visit www.gohrt.com and buy tickets in advance for light rail. June 8 and 9 customers can purchase $3 passes with cash only at the Newtown Road, Military Highway and EVMC/Fort Norfolk stations. Limited free parking is available at the EVMC/Fort Norfolk lot and only available Monday to Thursday, 6 p.m. to 11:59 p.m., and 6 p.m. Friday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday.

Ferry

Hampton Roads Transit will operate ferry service between Portsmouth and Norfolk, including the Carrie B.

Visit gohrt.com for all connecting bus routes and additional information.

For construction-related concerns, the city of Norfolk has implemented a 24-hour hotline. Call 664-7220.

This article was posted on: June 6, 2012

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