Fayetteville PD shut down or limit access to 10 downtown roads for duration of state of emergency

Cumberland County News

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – Ten roads in downtown Fayetteville are either closed or have limited access Tuesday morning, police said in a news release.

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“The Fayetteville Police Department would like to advise the motoring public of the closed, and limited access roads, in the downtown area. Please be aware and adjust your route accordingly,” police said in a release.

Officials did not originally say why the roads were closed or why they are limiting access. A large, peaceful protest took place in Fayetteville on Monday evening, but at first it wasn’t clear if the road changes were connected in any way to that protest or any future protests.

The following roads are closed, according to Fayetteville police:

Maxwell Road at Russell Street
Donaldson Street at Russell Street
Williams Street at Russell Street
Hillsboro Street at Airborne Museum

The following roads have limited access:

Hay Street at Robeson Street
Green Street at Maiden Lane
Ray Avenue at Russell Street
Franklin Street at Gillespie Street
Hay Street at Bragg Boulevard
Green Street at Bow Street

Later on Tuesday, police told CBS 17 the roads “are limited/closed for the duration of the state of emergency to help control downtown access.”

Fayetteville Mayor Mitch Colvin and city officials announced at a press conference Tuesday morning that the city’s 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew will be extended through at least Wednesday morning.

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