CHANHASSEN, Minn. (KMSP) - The Carver County Sheriff and the city of Chanhassen will reopen Audubon Road near Paisley Park by 6 a.m. Monday morning, April 25. Barricades will be placed along the curb line to give Prince mourners a safe area to view the memorial at Paisley Park.
Traffic restrictions: Cars are prohibited from stopping both along Highway 5 and Audubon Road, and should continue to park at Lake Ann Park (1456 West 78th Street). Once Audubon Road is opened, northbound vehicle traffic will only be allowed to turn east onto Highway 5 as the barricades between the east and westbound lanes will remain in place for the next few days. The city of Chanhassen will continue to monitor traffic in the area and will determine at a later date when the Highway 5 barricades can be safely removed.
Pedestrian access: People walking to the memorial should use only the Lake Ann Park trail and underpass, as has been the case over the last several days.
"We realize that this may be an inconvenience for some, but feel that this is the safest option for both pedestrian and motorist traffic in the area," a sheriff's office statement said. "The City of Chanhassen and the Carver County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all of the assisting local government agencies, Chanhassen residents and visitors, and Paisley Park staff for their assistance in making this a safe and memorable event for all. We ask that visitors please continue to be respectful of each other and the property owners of Paisley Park and surrounding areas."
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