26 Feb, 2016

East End Weekend Traffic During Fringe Time

To accommodate the large volumes of pedestrian traffic coming into the city to enjoy all the East End has to offer during this festival period, sections of local roads will be closed to traffic at peak times each weekend until 14 March.

Lord Mayor Martin Haese said he was pleased to see so many people out and about in the city sampling not only Fringe offerings but also food and beverages available at the many local restaurants, eateries and bars.

“It really is an amazing time of year for Adelaide and we want to make the city as accessible, comfortable and welcoming as possible so having some traffic restrictions over the weekends will really allow this to happen,” said Martin

“If people are concerned about where they might park, the surrounding UParks are offering some great deals just for Fringe goers, so people should check online for more details.

“The local businesses have really worked hard together to make this year’s Fringe one that has something for just about everyone. People who haven’t experienced it before really should come into the City to see what it’s all about,” he said.

Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout with traffic restrictions in place on Fridays from 7pm until Saturdays at 1am; Saturdays 5.00pm until Sundays at 1.00am; and on Sunday 13 March 2016 from 7.00pm until midnight.

Restrictions will cover Rundle Street between Frome Street and East Terrace; Rundle Road between East Terrace and Dequetteville Terrace; East Terrace between North Terrace and Grenfell Street (Friday 4 March, Saturday 5 March and Sunday 6 March only)

Adelaide Metro bus and taxi access will be maintained on East Terrace and Rundle Road between Friday 4 March and Sunday 6 March.

Local resident and emergency service access will be available through the time of the closures.

Motorists are advised to use alternative routes to avoid delays.

Parking restrictions will apply during these times and motorists are encouraged to check parking signs carefully to avoid potential expiations.

City of Adelaide thanks road users for their patience during the event.

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