The Salem Police remind everyone this will be another busy weekend in Salem. In addition to crowds and heavy traffic, residents should remember there will be the following road closures, parking restrictions, and special events:
Saturday 10/18: The Salem YMCA Witch City 5K starts at 9:00 am at Salem Willows Park. There area no road closures or parking restrictions in effect for this event, however residents should expect traffic to be impacted along the course.
Saturday 10/18: The Police Department anticipates closing Essex Street from Hawthorne Boulevard to New Liberty Street to accommodate pedestrian traffic from about 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. This will also be a “No Parking” area. The Museum Place Mall Garage will still be accessible from Brown Street.
Sunday 10/19: The Witch Ride Motorcycle Ride will arrive in Salem around noon time. Residents should expect Lafayette Street (Rt. 114), Derby Street, and Congress Street to be closed while the ride arrives in the city. There will also be a “No Parking – Tow Zone” established on Derby Street from Lafayette Street to Congress Street from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Sunday 10/19: The Police Department anticipates closing Essex Street from Hawthorne Boulevard to New Liberty Street to accommodate pedestrian traffic from about 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. This will also be a “No Parking” area. The Museum Place Mall Garage will still be accessible from Brown Street.
Sunday 10/19: The first cruise ship, the Seabourne Quest, is expected to dock. The Blaney Street parking lot at the Salem Wharf will be closed from Saturday 10/18 at 10:00 pm until Sunday 10/19 at 6:00 pm. All vehicles must be removed from the lot prior to the closure. The lot will be available to Salem Ferry customers after passing through a security check point. Alternate parking is available for residents at the Bentley School Lot, the rear row of the VFW (95 Derby St), and the House of Seven Gables lot (115 Derby St). Cars must be removed from the Bentley School and VFW by 8:00 pm Sunday night and from the House of Seven Gables at 8:30 am Sunday morning. The city anticipates this to be a one time situation and that permanent facilities for future cruises will be completed.
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