July 5, 2019 12:23 PM
TRAFFIC GUIDE FOR THE ENFIELD FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION-FIREWORKS
July 7, 2019
*We encourage those not attending the fireworks to avoid the area as you will encounter heavy congestion
TIMELINE OF EVENTS
Route 5 will close to ALL TRAFFIC between Enfield Avenue and Park Street-NO EXCEPTIONS.
Elm Street will close to ALL TRAFFIC between I-91 north and Route 5
Local traffic only will be allowed at the following locations
1. Northbound on Route 5 between Frew Terrace and Enfield Avenue
2. Southbound on Route 5 between Brainard Road and Park Street
3. Westbound on Elm Street between I-91 north and Summer St (All westbound traffic on Elm Street will be forced onto I-91 north)
10:10 PM (conclusion of fireworks)
The above road closures will open-EXCEPT that all westbound traffic on Elm Street will continue to be routed onto I-91 north, and all east bound traffic on Elm Street will be forced onto I-91 south. Officers will be positioned at numerous intersections to help traffic flow out of this area
NO LEFT TURNS in this area to keep traffic flowing as quickly as possible-There will be no exceptions. Please plan your exit in advance, utilizing only right hand turns.
In previous years, this traffic plan has enabled traffic to completely clear the area in 45 minutes to 1 hour.