FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BIGGER HEARTS. STRONGER STREETS.
LONGMONT DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES
LANE CLOSURES ALONG MAIN STREET BEGINNING JULY 6
LONGMONT (July 1, 2020) – The Longmont Downtown Development Authority (LDDA) announced today that the Longmont City Council unanimously voted to approve lane closures along Longmont’s Main Street beginning July 6.
The closure, which will include the parking stalls and adjacent lane along Main Street will be continuously monitored but could be in place until mid- to late-September. Northbound lanes will be closed from north of 2nd Avenue to 6th Avenue. Southbound lanes will be closed from south of 6th Avenue to 4th Avenue.
Coffman St. is recommended as an alternate North-South route between 1st Avenue and Longs Peak Avenue. Free time-limited parking is still available in all of the public lots behind Main Street businesses (off of Kimbark and Coffman Streets), as well as on the avenues. Biking and walking to the location is encouraged.
A map of the closure and parking lot locations can be found here. www.downtownlongmont.com/strongerstreets
The closure will allow restaurants and retailers to expand outdoor dining and shopping, as well as offer opportunities visitors to Main Street to allow for expanded space to enjoy the outdoors. The expanded outdoor space can also allow businesses to conduct meetings, classes, and gatherings, while still maintaining social distancing protocols. As part of its certified Colorado Creative District designation, LDDA will also be partnering with ArtWalk to enhance this area with creative activities and artwork.
“The community has asked for Main Street to be a pedestrian mall for years. With the Governor’s Can Do Community Challenge, we feel this is an innovative way to reuse public spaces and help businesses thrive in a world of social distancing,” said Kimberlee McKee, LDDA’s executive director. “Based on public health recommendations and consumer confidence, increased outdoor options enhance the safety and comfort of the community and expands the way we do business in Longmont.”
ABOUT LDDA: The Longmont Downtown Development Authority was founded in 1982. Visit https://www.downtownlongmont.com/ to learn more.