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Utah Businesses Want Olympic Plans

May 4, 2001

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) _ Logistics for the 2002 Winter Games are not worked out yet, but some businesses near downtown Salt Lake City are already wondering about delivery delays and snarled traffic.

Businesses want details _ on such things as security measures or parking restrictions. Olympic organizers need more time to provide that, The Salt Lake Tribune reported Friday in a copyright story.

SLOC still is negotiating with some property owners for placement of a single security fence that will enclose the three primary downtown Olympic sites: the Olympic Medals Plaza, the Delta Center and the Salt Palace Convention Center.

The fence, built to Secret Service specifications, will take in most of nine square blocks around the sites. The fence line may be adjusted if some property owners do not agree to its boundaries.

SLOC said most traffic will begin in the late afternoon, near the end of normal workdays. Few Olympic events will begin before 4 p.m.

Downtown Alliance director Bob Farrington anticipates the fence line and other details will be finished by midsummer. His organization will publish a brochure suggesting ways downtown businesses can prepare for the Olympics.

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