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Reminder: Downtown streets to close on Friday

The City of LaGrange announced last week that several streets in downtown LaGrange will be closed to traffic on Friday in preparation for the LaGrange Cycling Classic event.

Motorists are encouraged to use Broad Street as an alternate route.

The following streets will be closed at various times throughout the day. All streets should be reopened for traffic and parking after 10 p.m. Friday night.

Beginning at 8 a.m. on Friday, Broome Street from Bull Street to Main Street will be closed to parking and traffic. Businesses in the area will still be open to pedestrian traffic.

Beginning at 2 p.m. on Friday, Main Street from Byron Hurst Street/East Depot Street to South Lafayette Square (Vernon Street), Bull Street from South Lafayette Square (Vernon Street) to Byron Hurst Street and Byron Hurst Street from Bull Street to Main Street will be closed to traffic and parking. Beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday, South Lafayette Square (Vernon Street) from Bull Street to Main Street and  East Lafayette Square & West Lafayette Square will be closed to traffic and parking.

Downtown LaGrange Development Authority, or DLDA, will be hosting this event in the streets of downtown LaGrange. Hundreds of professional and amateur bicyclists will participate in the LaGrange Cycling Classic. The first race will start around 5 p.m. and end around 9:45 p.m. and is free for the public to attend. This inaugural cycling criterium is a part of the USA CRITS Speed Week Series. The criterium is a competitive race on a closed-loop, multi-lap circuit along the streets of downtown LaGrange.