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Community Downtown Phoenix Inc. June 18, 2019

Traffic blocks and safety exercises will impact parts of Downtown Phoenix during the National Homeland Security Conference June 17-20, 2019. (Photo: Lauren Potter)

The City of Phoenix will partner with the National Homeland Security Association to host the 13th annual National Homeland Security Conference June 17-20, 2019 at the Phoenix Convention Center.
The National Homeland Security Conference will bring nearly 1,400 attendees from around the nation to Phoenix for educational and informative sessions on best practices an emerging trends in Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

Public Safety Training Exercise

Residents in and around Downtown Phoenix will see vehicle and equipment from multiple public safety jurisdictions as part of conference activities near the Phoenix Convention Center.
On Wednesday, June 19, the Phoenix Police and Fire departments and the Phoenix Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management will conduct public safety training exercises in the Downtown Phoenix area as part of conference programming.
The exercise will have vehicular and pedestrian traffic restricted on both Washington and Jefferson streets with a closure on Third Street. The restriction will take place from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. with a closure on Washington between 5th and 4th Streets for a short period of time around 8 a.m.
It is recommended allow extra time for travel and to use Monroe or Jackson streets as an alternative route. The map below shows the affected areas that will be restricted through the morning rush hour:

Vehicular and pedestrian traffic restrictions will be in effect on both Washington and Jefferson streets with a closure on Third Street. (Image: City of Phoenix)

Questions may be directed to Tamra Ingersoll at tamra.ingersoll@phoenix.gov.