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 Whistle-Stop Festival



Huntsville, Alabama (April 26th 2010) In preparations for the annual Whistle-Stop Festival & Rocket City BBQ, the Huntsville Police Department will be closing several streets around the Train Station Depot in Downtown Huntsville. The following road closing and opening schedule will be followed for the Whistle-Stop Festival to be held on April 30th and May 1st 2010.


Thursday April 29, 2010 street closings:

The merge and right turn lanes of Jefferson Street between the eastbound I-565 exit ramp and Monroe Street will be closed at 6:30 am.   The following streets will be closed beginning at 8:30 a.m.: the outside (right hand) northbound lane of Church Street from 100 feet south of Monroe Street to the railroad tracks, Monroe Street between Church Street and Jefferson Street, and Spragins Street between Monroe Street and Holmes Avenue.


Sunday, May 02, 2010:

All of the listed streets will be re-opened by 12:00 p.m.


The WhistleStop Festival will be open to the public on Friday April 30th from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. and on Saturday May 1st, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.


The Huntsville Police Department encourages motorists to use caution when driving in the area during the festival due to heavy pedestrian traffic.  Additionally, use well lit parking lots when available and secure all valuable items out of plain sight in your locked vehicles prior to arriving at the parking lot.


Additional information on the event can be obtained from: