Part of Vancouver's Georgia Viaduct will become red carpet for the Juno Awards

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      Motorists who regularly use the Georgia Viaduct will need to make alternate plans this coming weekend.

      That's because the roadway is going to be closed from 9 p.m. on Friday (March 23) until 3 a.m. on next Monday (March 26) to allow for construction of a "red carpet environment" for the Juno Awards.

      The annual tribute to Canadian music will take place on Sunday (March 25) at Rogers Arena.

      This year's event will be hosted by hometown crooner Michael Bublé.

      According to a city news release, "tents, structures, and technical elements" will need to be put in place for the big night.

      The Dunsmuir Viaduct will remain open all weekend.

      "The City of Vancouver supports arts, culture and creative industries in many ways, from direct funding and licensing arts events to enabling street use for big events," Mayor Gregor Roberston said in a news release. "Supporting the Junos is all about celebrating Canadian culture and giving national exposure to Vancouver's music industry."

      The last time the Junos were in Vancouver was in 2009.

      The last time the viaduct was closed was on September 24 for the Vancouver Walk for Reconciliation.

      It was also shut down in 2015 for the shooting of Deadpool, which starred Vancouver actor Ryan Reynolds.

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