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

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
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.