Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

WV State News

June 19, 2013

2 W.Va. Capitol streets to close for celebration

PRINCETON — Two streets around the West Virginia Capitol Complex are being closed for the state’s sesquicentennial celebration.

The Department of Transportation says a section of Kanawha Boulevard and a section of California Avenue will be closed at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The streets will reopen Sunday morning.

Kanawha Boulevard will be closed between Greenbrier Street and Michigan Avenue. California Avenue will be closed between the boulevard and Washington Street East.

The sesquicentennial celebration at the Capitol Complex includes concerts, three nights of fireworks and a 3-D movie that will be projected onto Capitol’s steps and columns.

Thursday is the 150th anniversary of West Virginia becoming a state.

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