Sunday, October 23, 2016

Traffic Impacts - 10/23 - 10/31

We are anticipating the following road closures and traffic impacts this week:

Saturday, October 29: Devil’s Chase road race starts at 8am at the Salem Willows soccer field on Fort Ave. No road closures are planned, however expect traffic delays until 10:30am on the following roadways: Fort Ave, Derby St, Szetela Ln, Webb St, Andrews St, Washington Sq, Essex St, Charter St, Derby St, Winter Island Rd, Columbus Ave, Restaurant Row, and Memorial Dr. Several no parking tow zones will be posted on Memorial Dr, Victory Rd, and Larkin Ln.

The Seabourn Quest port of call to Salem, previously scheduled for Saturday, October 29th, has been CANCELLED. The vessel will not be stopping at Salem due to weather concerns. Therefore the Salem Wharf parking lot on Blaney Street will remain open as normal on the day.

Saturday & Sunday, October 29 & 30: There will be no on-street parking on Essex St from Hawthorne Blvd to New Liberty St from 6am to 10pm. This section of Essex St will also be closed to through traffic from 9am to 10pm. Access to Museum Place garage will be via Brown St only.

We may close additional streets including Essex Street from North St to Washington, Church Street, Federal Street, Lynde Street, or Washington Street depending on the crowds Saturday and Sunday. 

Monday, October 31: Halloween events will include multiple road closures and heavy traffic delays for the entire day and night. Expect major traffic delays on Rte 114 and Rte 1A. Downtown streets will close to all traffic no later than 4pm. Road closures include: Essex St at Crombie St and Barton Sq to Union St, Washington St from New Derby St to Bridge St, Federal St from St. Peter’s St to North St, Washington Sq N and W from Essex St to Brown St, Hawthorne Blvd, Derby St, Rte 1A, Congress St near Pickering Wharf, Charter St, Central St, Front St, and Lafayette St from New Derby St to Front St. Bridge St at Sgt. James Ayube Memorial Dr will also close to all traffic between the westerly overpass ramps and Sgt. James Ayube Memorial Dr from 9:30pm to 11:30pm for the closing fireworks.

Monday, October 31: Access into the MBTA Parking Garage will be restricted as of 6 p.m. on Halloween night. Access into and out of the MBTA Parking Garage will be restricted between the hours of 8 p.m. and 1 a.m. (or the completion of festivities).


The MBTA will be adding additional trains on Saturday and Sunday. We strongly encourage using the MBTA Commuter Rail if you are traveling to Salem. See more on this page at the MBTA website.

The U. S. Postal Service mailboxes in the downtown area (B5 Zone), including the mail box at Riley Plaza and the mailboxes in front of the Salem Post Office will be out of service from 4:00PM on Friday October 28th until Tuesday morning November 1st due to the Haunted Happenings Events and Halloween.

As always we suggest following us on Twitter and Facebook for the most up to date information during the week and on Halloween.

Although we make every effort to keep roads open we will close any roads necessary to maintain public safety without notice. Officers will be posted in key intersections at peak times to assist with traffic when possible. 
Additional information about traffic and parking on Halloween will be posted on our Facebook page this week. Please be sure to check there before planning your trip.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Traffic Impacts 10/16 - 10/22

We are anticipating the following road closures and traffic impacts this week:

Various Morning All Week: Entrance corridor street sweeping will be taking place starting Tuesday, October 11 and continuing through Thursday, October 20th. The streets scheduled to be swept will be "No Parking/Tow Zones" from 5:00 am to 7:00 am. For details please see this page on Salem.com.

Sunday, October 16: Witch Ride Motorcycle Ride has been rescheduled for Sunday October 16. Rte 114 and Rte 1A will be impacted, but not closed to traffic, from Marblehead to New Derby St. Rte 1A, including Derby St, will be closed to traffic between Lafayette St and Congress St. Congress St will also be closed to traffic. Anticipate road closures and traffic delays from noon to 3pm. There will be a no parking tow zone on Derby St between Lafayette and Congress St from 11am to 3pm.

Monday, October 17:  In order to comply with the requirements of the federal Maritime Transportation Security Act, for the arrival of the Victory One cruise vessel at the Footprint Wharf adjacent to Salem Wharf on Blaney Street, the southern portion of the public parking lot at Salem Wharf on Blaney Street will be closed from Monday, October 17th at 1:00 a.m. through Tuesday, October 18 at 10:00 a.m
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In addition, temporary no parking zones will be posted along both side of Blaney Street and on the southern side of Derby Street in the vicinity of Blaney Street during this time period.

Salem Ferry passengers who wish to park at the Blaney Street/Salem Wharf parking lot will be permitted access, but will need to pass through a security point. Ferry passenger vehicles will be allowed access on a space available basis.

Saturday, October 22 & Sunday, October 23: There will be no on-street parking on Essex St from Hawthorne Blvd to New Liberty St from 6am to 10pm. This section of Essex St will also be closed to through traffic from 9am to 10pm. Access to Museum Place garage will be via Brown St only.

Although we make every effort to keep roads open we will close any roads necessary to maintain public safety without notice. Officers will be posted in key intersections at peak times to assist with traffic when possible.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Academy Graduation

Congratulations to our two newest additions Corey Gauthier and Wesley Regan on graduating the police academy today! Welcome aboard!
Wesley Regan and a Corey Gauthier
 

Monday, October 10, 2016

Road Closures 10/9 - 10/15/16


We are anticipating the following road closures and traffic impacts this week:

Various Morning All Week: Entrance corridor street sweeping will be taking place starting Tuesday, October 11 and continuing through Thursday, October 20th. The streets scheduled to be swept will be "No Parking/Tow Zones" from 5:00 am to 7:00 am. For details please see this page on Salem.com.

Saturday, October 15: Salem YMCA Witch City 5K road race starts at 9am at the Salem Willows. No road closures are planned, however anticipate traffic delays along the following roadways: Memorial Dr, Essex St, Rte 1A, Rte 114 including Hawthorne Blvd, Derby St, and Fort Ave, ending at Restaurant Row.

Sunday, October 16: Witch Ride Motorcycle Ride has been rescheduled for Sunday October 16. Rte 114 and Rte 1A will be impacted, but not closed to traffic, from Marblehead to New Derby St. Rte 1A, including Derby St, will be closed to traffic between Lafayette St and Congress St. Congress St will also be closed to traffic. Anticipate road closures and traffic delays from noon to 3pm. There will be a no parking tow zone on Derby St between Lafayette and Congress St from 11am to 3pm.

Saturday & Sunday, October 15 & 16: There will be no on-street parking on Essex St from Hawthorne Blvd to New Liberty St from 6am to 10pm. This section of Essex St will also be closed to through traffic from 9am to 10pm. Access to Museum Place garage will be via Brown St only.

 Although we make every effort to keep roads open we will close any roads necessary to maintain public safety without notice. Officers will be posted in key intersections at peak times to assist with traffic when possible.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

MDA Witch City Ride Postponed

Due to the rain expected tomorrow, the MDA Witch City Ride scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed until Sunday, October 16.
 We expect the same route and time line, and we will post more detailed information at the beginning of the week.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Road Closures 10/4/2016 - 10/9/2016

As we enter into Haunted Happenings season again the Salem Police are prepared to manage traffic as best as possible. We will be posting anticipated road closures and events that will impact traffic and parking each week on our site at salempd.org, on our Facebook page, and on our Twitter account. Your encouraged to follow our social media accounts and sign up for the Code Red alerting system to stay informed as the month proceeds. Closing roads and restricting parking is an inconvenience and we understand the impact it has on our community, however we must consider the safety of the public when planning for events in the city. Whenever possible we will keep roads open to traffic and will be deploying officers in key intersections at peak times when possible to assist with traffic flow.

We are anticipating the following road closures and traffic impacts this week:

Tuesday, October 4th: The Blaney Street Lot will be closed due to the arrival of the Le Boreal cruise ship. Limited parking will be available for ferry commuters only on a first come, first serve basis. All vehicles and persons entering the lot will be subject to a search.

Thursday, October 6th: The annual Haunted Happenings parade will begin at 6:30 pm through downtown. Roads will be closed at 6:00 pm and we anticipate opening roads immediately following the parade's end at 8:00 pm. The parade starts on Congress Street, continues onto Derby Street, onto Lafayette Strret, onto Front Street, onto Washington Street, onto the Essex Street pedestrian mall, to Hawthorne Boulevard, and onto Salem Common. The entire parade will be a No Parking/Tow Zone area.

Saturday and Sunday, October 8th & 9th: Essex Street from Hawthorne Boulevard will be posted as a No Parking/Tow Zone from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm. This same area will be closed to vehicle traffic from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm.

Sunday, October 9th: The Witch Ride Motor Cycle Ride will be entering Salem at about 11:30 am from Marblehead. The ride follows Route 114 from the Marblehead line to Derby Street, to Congress Street, and into Shetland Park. The route will also be posted No Parking/Tow Zone from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm.

Although we make every effort to keep roads open we will close any roads necessary to maintain public safety without notice.

Monday, September 26, 2016

2016 Community Survey

We have opened our annual community survey. The Salem Police Department is conducting this survey to better understand how its residents feel about crime, safety and the performance of the Police Department. This is your chance to help us learn more about how you view your neighborhood. We will use your answers to improve the Department. Your responses are strictly anonymous.

The survey is available in English at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C2RJ63H
The survey is available in Spanish at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZW2SSCT