SOUTHINGTON - Police have announced parking restrictions and road closures for the Apple Harvest Festival in October.
From Friday, Oct. 4, through Sunday, Oct. 6, and Friday, Oct. 11, through Sunday, Oct. 13, no parking will be allowed on either side of the following streets:
Merrell Avenue, Oak Street, Academy Lane, Academy Street, North Liberty Street, Vermont Aveneu, Vermont Terr. 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).
For the parade on Sunday, Oct. 6, or the rain date of Oct. 13, no parking will be allowed on the following streets:
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).
Also on parade day, access to Cowles Avenue, Prospect Street, Summer Street, and Elm Street will be closed at 11 a.m.
The dog park, site of the fireworks display, will be closed from noon on Saturday, Oct. 5, through noon on Sunday, Oct. 6. Mill Street, between North Main Street and Water Street, and the walking trail around the dog park, will be blocked off starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, and reopening later that day at 11 p.m. to create a safety zone for the fireworks, Sgt. Jeffrey Dobratz said. Traffic will be detoured around the Mill Street closure.
Signs for the special parking restrictions will be in place throughout the entirety of the festival, but enforced from about an hour before it to an hour after it, Dobratz added. The festival runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4 and Friday, Oct. 11, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday Oct. 5 and Oct. 12, noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6 and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5.
On parade day, Sunday, Oct. 6, enforcement will begin around 5 a.m., Dobratz said.
All violators will be subject to a $35 fine and/or towing.
For current information on hours, parking and detours on this year’s Apple Harvest Festival call the police Apple Harvest Information Line at 860-378-1677, which goes active on Monday, Sept. 23.
Charles Paullin can be reached at 860-801-5074 or firstname.lastname@example.org.