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San Francisco may close crookedest street

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Posted: May 20, 2014 7:49 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: May 20, 2014 7:49 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Lombard Street, San Francisco, "Crookedest Street in The World", tourists, closure, weekends

SAN FRANCISCO- The "Crookedest Street in The World" may close temporarily in San Francisco much to the dismay of tourists.

Lombard Street, the well-traveled curvy and winding road, may close for four consecutive weekends in late June and Include the Fourth of July.

There's been a steady stream of complaints to city supervisors by residents who want to curb the chronic gridlock that is due to curious tourists.

An average of 2,000 vehicles a day use the street during the popular summer months.

The closure would be a pilot program where the city wold evaluate what the impact will be if Lombard is shut down permanently.

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