Many downtown streets will be converted to basketball courts this weekend, beginning at 7 p.m. tonight, through 10 p.m. Sunday, for the Annual Hoopfest 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament.

North-south routes will be limited; though access will be maintained on Lincoln, Howard, Bernard, Monroe, and Division streets. The main grid downtown will be closed to traffic including: Sprague Ave. from Howard to Lincoln streets; Main Ave. from Lincoln to Browne streets; Riverside Ave. from Bernard to Monroe streets; Broadway Ave. east of Monroe, Mallon Ave. from Post St. to the west side of The Flour Mill; Washington St. northbound at Sprague Ave. and southbound at Northriver Dr.; Wall St. from Spokane Falls Blvd. to Second Ave.; Post St. from Main to Sprague avenues; Post St. between Mallon and Broadway avenues as well as the Post St. Bridge; and Spokane Falls Blvd. at its intersection with Bernard St.

You may want to avoid driving in the downtown area and take advantage of the special Spokane Transit Authority ‘Hoop Loop’ pass which is good on regular routes and shuttles that go back and forth from parking on the outskirts of downtown. Call 328-RIDE to get a pass.

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