Traffic restrictions have been established in advance of the upcoming concert and fireworks show Friday at Omaha's Memorial Park.
Thousands are expected to attend. Grammy Award winner Huey Lewis and the News is the headline act for the annual Bank of the West Celebrates America show.
Here are the street restrictions starting 8 a.m. Friday (see attached pdf file as well):
-- Streets north of Underwood Avenue and south of Western Avenue between Happy Hollow Boulevard and 66th Street will be designated one-way from 8 am until the end of the event.
-- These one-way streets will only allow parking in the right-hand lane.
-- Due to increased size of newer Fire Department equipment, there will be no parking on the left-hand side of any one-way street.
-- Drivers parking in the residential areas near Memorial Park must obey parking regulations. Vehicles that block driveways or street access may also be towed.
Starting at 7 p.m. Friday, the following restrictions go into effect:
-- Elmwood Park Road will be closed to westbound traffic at the Happy Hollow Boulevard/Elmwood Park Road intersection roundabout.
-- Elmwood Park Road west of Happy Hollow Boulevard will be posted one-way.
-- Elmwood Park Road north of Pacific will be closed to northbound traffic.
-- Elmwood Park Road north of Pacific will be posted one-way.
Starting at approximately 10:07 p.m. Friday immediately following the fireworks display, Dodge Street will be experiencing heavy volumes of exiting traffic and pedestrians from 72nd Street to Happy Hollow Boulevard. This will last until park traffic has disbursed and should take approximately 45 minutes.
University of Nebraska at Omaha will allow people attending the concert to use its parking facilities. UNO surface parking lots and the multilevel parking garage will be available after 4 p.m. Friday. Persons using UNO parking should use the pedestrian overpass when crossing Dodge Street.
The concert will start at 6 p.m. and last until 10 p.m., followed by a short fireworks show.