APPLETON - It’s Octoberfest weekend in Appleton, and traffic in the downtown area is going to be affected.
The License to Cruise car show is scheduled for Friday evening. To allow for setup, College Ave. will be closed between Drew and Lawe streets at 1 p.m. The road will close all the way to Richmond St. at 3 p.m. The road will remain closed until Octoberfest the next day.
Octoberfest takes place on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Traffic will be able to cross College Ave. at Morrison and Appleton streets.
Drivers headed through downtown from the Oneida Skyline Bridge on the south will be detoured onto W. Prospect Ave. and S. Memorial Dr. Drivers coming from the north on N. Appleton St. will be detoured to W. Franklin St. and N. Richmond St. Drivers are encouraged to cross the Fox River at E. College Ave. or Memorial Dr. to avoid the downtown area.
Police remind festival-goers of the following rules:
- No alcoholic beverage carry-ins allowed at the events
- No glass containers
- No animals are allowed at special events
- Pedestrians must obey all traffic laws at intersections around the event
- Individuals consuming alcoholic beverages should plan a safe ride home.
- Extra patrols will be out during and after the events to help ensure a safe time for all.
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