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.