July 4th holiday prompts road closings, parking restrictions

Marblehead Police Chief Dennis King announced several road closures and parking restrictions for Tuesday, July 4, as the town celebrates the Independence Day holiday.

“Traffic and safety plans are in place and the goal is to minimze impact on residents,” King wrote in a statement.

9 a.m., Horribles Parade

*Pleasant Street will be closed betwen Spring and Washington Streets and Spring Street will become one-way from Pleasant Street to Sewall Street.

*Essex Street will be closed in its entirety during the staging and movement of the parade.

11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Festival of Arts Street Festival

*Washington Street will be closed between Rockaway Street and Darling Street.

*Both Rockaway and Darling Streets will remain open to traffic.

*Hooper Street will be closed between Tucker and Washington Streets.

*Mason Street will be closed between Tucker and Washington Streets.

*There will be no parking along Washington Street between Rockaway and Darling Street from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Violators may be towed.

Fireworks display

Beginning at 7 p.m., several closures will take place to accomodate heavy pedestrian traffic. They include:

*Front Street will be closed to all traffic and there will be no parking between Franklin Street and Fort Sewall Lane.

*Franklin Street becomes one-way Front Street to Washington Street.

*Washington Street becomes one-way from Franklin Street to State Street.

After the fireworks

*Traffic leaving the beach parking lots will merge with traffic leaving the neck and be allowed only a right or left hand turn at the intersection of Ocean and Atlantic Avenues.

*Front Street will be closed at State Street to allow for pedestrian traffic along Front Street coming from Fort Sewall.

*State Street becomes one-way from Front Street to Washington Street.

*All traffic from the area between State Street and Franklin Street as well as Pond Street will be directed along Mugford Street and Green Street to West Shore Drive.

*Note that the MBTA route will follow the snow route 6 p.m.-11 p.m.

Harbor Illumination News

Local residents whose properties abut Marblehead Harbor are encouraged to pick up their flares ASAP from the Marblehead central fire station. At the request of the fire chief, please bring identification indicating your property address.

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Editor Leigh Blander is an experienced TV, radio and print journalist who has written hundreds of stories for local newspapers, including the Marblehead Reporter.

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