JFK 50: Remembering the Kennedy Assassination

JFK 50: Remembering the Kennedy Assassination

JFK 50: Remembering the Kennedy Assassination

Dallas Roads, Buildings Close for JFK Commemoration

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    A pencil drawing of John F. Kennedy sits in Dealey Plaza during the 48th anniversary of his assassination on Nov. 22, 2011 in Dallas, Texas.

    Street closures for the JFK Commemoration Event in Dealey Plaza in Dallas begin Tuesday.

    On Nov. 19, Main Street will be closed from the triple underpass to Houston Street. Additionally, the right lane of southbound Houston Street from Elm to Commerce streets will be closed through Saturday.

    Then, starting on Thursday, an additional section of Main Street between Houston and Market streets will be closed.

    Finally, on Friday, the event will close portions of Elm and Commerce streets between Riverfront Boulevard and Houston Street. All of Houston Street from Elm to Commerce streets will be closed, as will exit ramps to Commerce from both interstates 30 and 35E. Additional closures on portions of Commerce, Elm, Jackson, Houston and Record streets will also take place on this day.

    Click here to see a map of the closed streets, available detours and other information about the event preparations.

    Dallas County government buildings will be closed Friday as the city marks the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination.

    The buildings closed will include courts buildings, the county tax office and the county elections department.

    The city of Dallas has planned a solemn ceremony on Friday in Dealey Plaza, where Kennedy's motorcade was passing through when shots rang out from the Texas School Book Depository.

    That building now houses county offices on the first five floors and the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza on the sixth and seventh floors. On Friday, the museum will open at 3 p.m. CST, after the conclusion of the city's ceremony.

    Several streets near Dealey Plaza will be closed for the Friday event.