Traffic, parking to impact weekend events at Columbus Civic Center

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - "It's huge, the economic impact is incredible."

Marketing Manager for the Columbus Civic Center, Robin Wallace says, it's an annual family-friendly event.

"The fair is right in front of the parking lot and it's in lots a and b," says Wallace.

But the fair draws a crowd. We're talking thousands; which means thousands will need a place to park their cars when they come to visit.

"We still have lots c, d, e, and f. We still have several more parking lots, because south commons is a huge complex," says Wallace.

"There's bus parking and they know exactly where they are going and where they are entering. We have it to where you're able to come right in the main gate. We'll fill in the parking lots and then we will keep filling them up," says Wallace.

As a backup plan, overflow parking will be at the Civil War Naval Museum, just blocks away from the Columbus Civic Center.

With hotels sold out and restaurants expecting to be slammed with participants, travelers are asked to be cautious while in the area of Veterans Parkway, 4th Street, and Victory Drive, Wallace says extra traffic control will be present.

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