Hocking Parkway closed to through traffic at Hocking College, 5/29 – 6/1 for Nelsonville Music Festival

MusicFest Road Closed

The 10th Annual Nelsonville Music Festival is returning to the beautiful rolling hills of Southeastern Ohio May 29th – June 1st for four days that celebrates music and local artistry of the region. The festival offers a warm, accepting environment where local artisans can sell and be recognized for their work, where local, regional and national musicians instill their awe-inspiring talents and festival goers can relax and enjoy the fruits of the regional flavor.

The City of Nelsonville, Hocking College and festival organizers have worked hard to develop a traffic control plan to maintain traffic flow in and around Nelsonville during the festival.

On Thursday morning, May 29th traffic cones will be placed on Loop Road, on the hocking College Campus making it TWO WAY TRAFFIC roadway.  Signs will be posted.  ALL parking on Loop Road is prohibited.  At approximately 4:00 p.m. Hocking Parkway will be closed to through traffic from the Daycare building to the Bookstore intersection for the duration of the festival.  All traffic will be routed on Loop Road.  All THROUGH TRAFFIC will use the Loop Road detour for the duration of the festival.  THROUGH TRAFFIC is encouraged to avoid the area if possible.

Persons attending the Nelsonville Music Festival will need to follow the routes below:

From the South (Athens, SR 691): Vehicles will follow the Loop Road detour around Hocking College.  At the stop sign at the intersection they will proceed straight and be directed into a parking lot.  There is no through traffic.

From the North (Logan, Canal St.): At the stop sign Festival traffic will turn LEFT and be directed to park in a parking lot.

Hocking Parkway should be re-opened to normal traffic on Sunday evening June 1st after the Festival has closed.


About Athens County Emergency Management Agency

Emergency Management Agency is the central point of coordination within the county for response and recovery to disasters. The primary focus of the agency when not in a response or recovery mode is to ensure that the county and citizens residing in it, are prepared to respond to an emergency or disaster and to lead mitigation efforts against the effects of future disasters.
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