Street closures for the 22nd annual Roswell UFO Festival will begin Thursday on Main Street and side avenues.
Beginning at about 5 a.m. Thursday, downtown street closures will take effect and continue throughout the festival, which concludes Sunday night.
Main Street will be closed from Second Street to Sixth Street. Northbound traffic will be detoured to Virginia Avenue, east of Main Street, and southbound traffic will be detoured to Richardson Avenue, west of Main Street. Portions of Fourth and Fifth streets extending to the west and east from Main Street will also be closed.
On Saturday night, the UFO Festival electric-light parade will head down Main Street at 9 p.m. It will begin at Ninth Street, heading south to Third Street. Main Street will be closed from 11th Street to Second Street from about 8 p.m. until the parade ends, which is expected to be by 10 p.m.
Pecos Trails Transit will be affected by the street closures throughout the UFO Festival. For information regarding temporary changes to bus routes and schedules, call 624-6766.