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Logistic Plans: City officials release traffic, logistic plans ahead of weekend events

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Posted at 4:03 PM, Jun 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-20 15:39:16-04

TULSA, Okla. — The City of Tulsa released extensive traffic and logistic plans Thursday ahead of Juneteenth events and President Donald Trump's campaign rally this weekend.

The Juneteenth event, "I, too, am America: Juneteenth for Justice" will take place on Friday, June 19 at 11 a.m. in the field next to the Vernon AME Church in the Greenwood District.

The "Make America Great Again" rally is set to take place Saturday, June 20 at the BOK Center with overflow audiences going to the Cox Convention Center.

READ MORE: Road closures: Trump rally, Juneteenth events lead to traffic changes

Multiple road closures and logistical operations will impact commuters, businesses and pedestrians in downtown Tulsa, according to city officials. Click here for the most up-to-date traffic maps.

BOK Center Road Closures

Here are the following plans established by city officials for this weekend:

Thursday Plans
City officials said crews will start building fence lines Thursday near the BOK Center and surrounding areas.

Friday Plans
Starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, city officials said W. Archer St. to 6th St. and S. Houston Ave. to S. Boulder Ave. will be closed to commuting traffic. Traffic will be cutoff in this area by 3 p.m. on Friday, except those pedestrians who are camping outside the BOK Center.

All cars in the closed area should be moved before Friday at 10 a.m., city officials said. Tulsa police will tow any cars leftover in the area. If your car gets towed, call 918-596-9222.

For the Juneteenth celebration on Friday, the road closures listed above and road closures will be put in place near John Hope Franklin Park. For additional information about changes in Downtown Tulsa, click here.

Saturday Plans
City officials said pedestrian access on Saturday in the closed-off areas around the BOK Center is limited to rally ticket holders.

Drone Restrictions
Drones in the area will not be allowed to fly, city officials said. For more information from the Federal Aviation Administration, click here.

Tulsa Transit Changes
Denver Avenue Station will be closed on Saturday and Sunday, and transfers will take place between Elgin and Frankfort on 4th Street, according to city officials. For a full list of Tulsa Transit travel impacts, click here.

The City of Tulsa and Tulsa Police Department will release more information about road closures on their Facebook and Twitter pages.

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