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Expect traffic delays in Valpo on Saturday

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The Valparaiso Police Department is issuing a traffic alert for Saturday due to the annual Popcorn Festival in the Valparaiso Downtown.

Many roadways in the city will have heavier than normal traffic and a number of streets will be closed in the morning for the Popcorn Panic Run and Popcorn Parade.

Downtown roadways will begin closing Friday evening. Then, starting at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, Lincolnway from the Downtown west to Campbell Street and Campbell Street from Lincolnway north to Glendale will be completely closed to traffic for the Popcorn Panic race/walk.

Roadways will re-open shortly after the race/walk concludes and then re-close just prior to the parade starting at 10 a.m. The parade route includes Calumet from Evans, south on Morgan Blvd. to Lincolnway, then west to Campbell Street and north to Park Ave.

Bicycles and skateboards are not permitted in the Downtown during the festival. Persons with these items will be asked to leave the festival by police. All dogs must be leashed and individuals are strongly encouraged not to bring dogs to the festival.

Residents should expect traffic delays during the morning hours and plan alternate routes of travel on Saturday.


Posted 9/5/2013