The City of Chanhassen has reopened Audubon Road along Prince’s Paisley Park estate and updated information for fans who wish to visit the area where Prince died on April 21.
According to Carver Country Sheriff’s office, “Audubon Road between Highway 5 and Coulter Boulevard was closed after Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a medical call at Paisley Park Studios on Thursday, April 21. First responders were unable to revive the individual identified as Prince Rogers Nelson, 57, of Chanhassen.
“Fans of Prince began flocking to Paisley Park after the announcement of his death and are using the site as a memorial. Deputies placed barricades along the east curb line of Audubon Road late Sunday evening to provide a safe viewing area for the memorial. Northbound vehicle traffic is only allowed to turn east onto Highway 5 as the barricades between the east and westbound lanes on Highway 5 will remain in place for the next few days.
“The City of Chanhassen will monitor traffic in the area and will determine when the Highway 5 barricades between the east and westbound lanes can be safely removed. Updates can be found on the City’s website, Facebook and Twitter pages.
“Those driving to the memorial are prohibited from stopping along Highway 5 or along Audubon Road. Motorists should park at Lake Ann Park, 1456 West 78th Street. Pedestrian access to the memorial should be gained via the Lake Ann Park trail and underpass. A map of the area indicates where street parking is allowed.
A joint announcement from the Sheriff’s Office and the City of Chanhassen states, “The City of Chanhassen and the Carver County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all of the assisting local government agencies, Chanhassen residents and visitors, and Paisley Park staff for their assistance in making this a safe and memorable event for all. We ask that visitors please continue to be respectful of each other and the property owners of Paisley Park and surrounding areas.”
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