SOUTHINGTON - Police have announced a number of road closures that will take place during this year’s Apple Harvest Festival.
Between Friday, Sept. 29, and Sunday, Oct. 1, and from Friday, Oct. 6, through Sunday, Oct. 8, no parking will be allowed on: Merrell Avenue, Oak Street, Academy Lane, Academy Street, North Liberty Street, Vermont Avenue, Vermont Terrace, High Street, Hobart Street, Center Street, Center Place, Center Court, Columbus Avenue, Eden Avenue, Liberty Street, Chestnut Street, Mill Street (to Water Street), Berlin Avenue (from Main Street to Highwood Avenue), North Main Street, (from Center Street to Mill Street), West Center Street (from Summer Street to Howard Avenue) and Woodruff Street (from Berlin Avenue to Pleasant Street.
On Sunday, Oct. 1 (with a rain date of Oct. 8), there will be no parking on the following streets because of festival’s parade:
Summer Street, Cowles Avenue, Elm Street, Church Street, Beecher Street, Matthews Street, Eden Place, West Main Street, Bristol Street, Knowles Avenue, Chestnut Street, South Center Street, Water Street, Main Street, Speechley Avenue, and Prospect Street (from West Street to Summer Street).
Access to Cowles Avenue, Prospect Street, Summer Street and Elm Street will be shut down at 11 a.m. on the day of the parade. These streets will be under the special parking restrictions from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. on the day of the parade.
The fireworks display is scheduled to be set off from the dog park, on Mill Street, on Saturday, Sept. 30. The rain date is Saturday, Oct. 7. The section of Mill Street between North Main Street, also known as Route 10, and Water Street will be blocked off starting at 2 p.m. on Sept. 30 and will be reopened at 11 p.m. that same day.
The dog park will be closed to the public starting at noon on Saturday, Sept. 30, and will reopen at noon the next day.
These closures will be in effect on Saturday, Oct. 7, and into the following day if the rain date is implemented.
For current information about the 2017 Apple Harvest Festival, including festival hours, parking restrictions and detour information, call the Southington Police Department Apple Harvest Information Line at 860-378-1677. The information line will be active starting Monday.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.