MARQUETTE — Due to New Year’s Eve celebrations there will be a few road closures in downtown Marquette.

Officials from the Downtown Development Authority and the City of Marquette Engineering Department say the intersection of Front Street and Washington Street will be closed for the New Year’s Eve ball drop from 11 p.m. on Thursday to one a.m. Friday morning.

Washington Street between Third Street and Lakeshore Boulevard and Front Street between Main Street and Bluff Street will also be closed to vehicular traffic.

Drivers are recommended to use caution if they travel through this area. Don’t forget to be extra vigilant for the extra pedestrians that will be celebrating downtown.