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Posted: 03/27/2014 4:41 PM | Comments: 0
Motorists travelling eastbound through downtown Portage Avenue will face a major detour around the MTS Centre this weekend.
It starts Friday night, when all eastbound lanes in the one-block directly in front of the downtown arena will be closed to traffic from 9 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Monday – courtesy of the Juno awards.
Crews will be installing the traditional red carpet in front of the MTS Centre, where the awards ceremony is taking place Sunday night.
The red carpet will be inside an enclosed structure with a closed private viewing area.
City hall says there will be no public viewing of the red carpet arrivals.
To get to the other side of the MTS Centre, motorists will have to turn north onto Hargrave, east along Ellice, south onto Donald and left again back onto Portage Avenue.
The detour gets worse the day of the ceremony: all eastbound lanes of Portage Avenue will be closed beginning at Kennedy Street to Donald, from 4:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m., to accommodate the limousines dropping off the celebrities.
Other streets surrounding the MTS Centre will also be temporarily shut down Sunday:
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