We invite you to come downtown and experience additional outdoor space to safely enjoy all that Downtown Longmont has to offer, while still following all health and safety and social distancing guidelines. We ask that you continue to follow all Public Health regulations including wearing face coverings, maintaining 6 feet of social distance, washing and sanitizing hands often, and remaining at home if you are feeling sick.
LDDA & City of Longmont have obtained a permit from CDOT for a one lane reduction in traffic and parking closure on Main St. to allow for additional space for business, seating, walking, biking, etc. between July - September, 2020. Longmont City Council unanimously approved this restriction on June 30.
Expand outdoor space for dining, shopping, walking, social distancing, art, and more! Surveys have shown that there is more consumer confidence in outdoor dining, shopping, and recreating.
We encourage all businesses to use the space to allow for more social distancing, including barber shops/ hair salons (for waiting customers); retail stores (sitting area for those not actively shopping); business offices (allow employees to take meetings outdoors, 6' apart), and of course restaurants for expanded outdoor dining space.
Click below to view lane closures and traffic patterns.
East side: Main Street, north of 2nd Avenue to 6th Avenue
West side: Main Street from 4th Avenue to 6th Avenue
Protective barricades will be installed beginning July 6 and the restriction is schedule to remain in place through September 2020. However, impacts will be evaluated and the City can choose to reopen the streets at any time.
Plenty of free parking is still available throughout downtown. With the Governor's Order, only 50% of the workforce is at the office at one time, including the City of Longmont and Boulder County facilities. Restaurants are at 50% capacity. These changes have allowed more parking within our parking system, so customers will have plenty of chances to find parking in off street lots or on the avenues. Read more about parking during the closure, or check out the downtown parking map and information.
View the full Press Release.