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Posted on: May 12, 2016

Gulf Shores announces Hangout Festival beach closures, traffic modifications

Gulf Shores, Ala – May 12, 2016 – The City of Gulf Shores would like to make all residents and visitors aware of the following road closures, beach closures and traffic flow modifications related to the Hangout Music Festival. Thursday, May 12

  • W. 2nd St parking and beach access is closed

Monday, May 16

  • Public beach access at Gulf Place is closed

Tuesday, May 17

  • 4:30 a.m. - Hwy 59 south of W. 1st Ave and Hwy 182/Beach Blvd between W. 2nd St and E. 2nd St is closed to all vehicular/pedestrian traffic
  • Access to West Beach: Available through Windmill Ridge Rd or by taking W. 1st Ave to W. 3rd St.
  • Access to Orange Beach: Available through the Gulf State Park, Canal Rd or by taking E. 1st Ave to E. 2nd St, E. 3rd St or E. 4th St.

Wednesday, May 18

(The one way traffic flow pattern was originally scheduled to go into effect on Thursday, May 19 at 4:30 a.m. The change was made in order to assist with the saftey of vehicles and pedesterians during the setup and the event.)

  • 4:30 a.m. - Traffic flow on E. 1st Ave and E. 2nd Ave will be modified to a one-way-only route to help accommodate heavy pedestrian traffic. Two-way traffic flow on E. 1st St, E. 2nd St, E. 3rd St and E. 4th St will remain in place. The public is advised to utilize the traffic flow map and directional signage posted in these areas indicating proper traffic flow during this time.

Monday, May 23

  • 6 a.m. - Hwy 59 and Hwy 182/Beach Blvd will temporarily reopen to allow for exiting traffic until 12 p.m.

Tuesday, May 24

  • 6 a.m. - All normal traffic conditions resume

Public Beach Access

  • Public beach access points at W. 4th St, W. 5th St, W. 6th St, W. 10th St, W. 13th St, Little Lagoon and the Gulf State Park will remain open throughout the festival. All residents and visitors are encouraged to utilize these public beach access points during this time.
  • Public beach access points will return to normal use on Thursday, May 26.

For more information regarding detours or closures, please contact City Hall at 251-968-2425. For more information about shuttle service and other FAQ's regarding the Hangout Music Festival, visit hangoutmusicfest.com Helpful Resources

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