815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801

Henry Reyes
Police Chief
(256) 427-7001
Sgt. Mark Roberts
Public Information Officer
(256) 427-7197



Huntsville Police Announce Downtown Road Closures for Panoply


Huntsville, Alabama (April 16, 2010) In preparations for the annual Panoply of the Arts Festival, the Huntsville Police Department will be closing several streets around Big Springs Park in Downtown Huntsville. The following road closing and opening schedule will be followed for the Panoply Festival to be held


April 23 25, 2010.  MERGEFIELD  location


Signs announcing the road closings will be placed at the intersections of closed streets and will remain in place until the roads are open on Monday, April 26th.  


Monday, April 19th, 9:00 AM:

(1.) Close Lowe Avenue from Gallatin Street/(Church Street) to the northern rear entrance to the Holiday Inn.  Access to the Holiday Inn will still be from Lowe Avenue and from Monroe Street. 

(2.) Close Monroe Street from south of the intersection at Williams Avenue, and before the entrance to the Holiday Inn, north to the south side of the exit from the circular drive of the VBC Ticket Office.  Access to the VBC Ticket Office and VBC Parking Garage will be maintained during the festival set-up, the festival and breakdown of the festival.  Access to the Holiday Inn, Embassy Suites, the James A. Williams Aquatic Center and other businesses adjacent to those listed will be maintained from Monroe Street.

(3.) Close Williams Avenue from Church Street to Monroe Street.

(4.) Handicap parking for the event will be provided inside of the city parking garaged Lot "M" located between Church Street and Monroe Street.

(5.) Bicycle parking will be allowed at designated bicycle racks at two entrance gateways to the event along Church Street at Williams and Monroe Street in front of the Municipal Parking Garage. 


Friday April 23,

Both northbound and southbound traffic lanes of Church Street will be closed starting at 4:00 pm from south of the parking garage to the front of the old Firestation # 1 on Church Street.   Access will be maintained to the municipal lots within the closed area.  This 400' street closing will remain closed throughout the weekend to join Big Spring Park East with the west side of the park. Church Street will be open for morning traffic on Monday morning April 26th


Monday, April 26th: All roads will re-open no later than 5:00 PM.

      Fifth Grade Days will be on Thursday April 22nd, and Friday April 23rd, from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM. 

      Panoply will be open to the public on:

Friday, April 23rd, from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Saturday, April 24th, from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

                              Sunday, April 26th, from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM.