Traffic Advisory: Chatham Fourth of July

No parking and traffic restrictions explained
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From the Chatham Police Department:


Starting at 02:30 a.m. on July 4, 2017, “NO PARKING” restrictions will go into effect. The area affected is the Main Street Downtown Business District from the Rotary/Old Harbor Road to the intersection Main Street and Shore Road. There will be NO PARKING-TOW AWAY ZONE restrictions on the Town Hall side of Main Street. No chairs will be allowed on Main Street until AFTER 02:30 a.m.

There will also be NO PARKING-TOW AWAY ZONE restrictions on Crowell Road south of Tip Cart Drive to Main Street.

Parade route parking violations will be strictly enforced.

Beginning at 07:30 a.m. there will be a one-way (southbound) traffic pattern on Shore Road, from Old Harbor Road to Main Street. This will remain in effect until the end of the parade proceeds onto Main Street. Detour to Chatham Bars Inn will be Old Harbor Road to Highland Ave., to Seaview Street.

The downtown business area (Rotary to Shore Rd) will be closed to ALL motor vehicle traffic at 08:30 a.m.

The intersection of Route 28, Main Street and Crowell Road will be closed at 09:00 a.m., and ALL inbound traffic will be detoured onto Queen Anne Road.

Main Street will reopen when the last parade unit turns north onto Crowell Road.

“NO PARKING” signs, traffic cones and barricades will be placed at various locations along the parade route and surrounding streets. Uniformed Police Officers will be posted to assist with traffic.

Parade route: Main Street @ Shore Road westbound to Main Street @ Crowell Road, parade turns north onto Crowell Road and ends at Tip Cart Drive.

There will be no rain date in the event of weather cancellation.

Traffic is always heavy after this event. We are asking the public, when leaving the event, to NOT FOLLOW DIRECTIONS ON THEIR G.P.S. SYSTEMS. There will be Police Officers available to assist with traffic. You may be directed to a route that is less heavily congested.

We are asking for the public’s patience and cooperation during this annual 4th of July parade event.

The Chatham Police Department wishes everyone a happy and safe July 4 Holiday!

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