Pittsfield: July 4 parade parking, traffic rules set


PITTSFIELD — The city of Pittsfield and the Pittsfield Police Department announce the parking and traffic restrictions for Monday's Fourth of July Parade.

The parade route includes South Street at East and West Housatonic streets, North Street and Wahconah Street to Wahconah Park.

Restricted parking signs will be placed along the parade route and throughout the staging area on Sunday evening.

Restricted parking will be enacted and enforced within the staging area and parade route at 8 a.m. Monday.

The staging area includes West Housatonic Street from Center Street to South Street, South Street, Wendell Avenue, Bartlett Avenue, Broad Street, Taconic Street, Pomeroy Avenue north of Broad Street, East Housatonic Street, and the included area.

Non-parade vehicle access in and out of the staging area will be restricted at 8 a.m.

Traffic detours will be put in place on South Street at Broad Street, West Housatonic Street at Henry Avenue, and West Housatonic at Center, and South Street at Park Square at 7 a.m.

Vehicle access to the entire parade route will be restricted and shut down from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Travelers are asked to seek alternative routes during the posted times.

Chairs and other personal items should not be placed along the parade route before 6 a.m. Citizens should limit what they bring with them to the parade. All items carried in should be carried out; there will not be additional trash receptacles placed along the route.

Suspicious containers or packages may be subject to search.

Any suspicious activity or items should be reported immediately to the nearest public safety official or by calling 911 in emergencies or 413-448-9700 in a non-emergency; at the voice prompt press 0 for dispatch.

For additional information, contact the Police Department at 413-448-9700.


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