First Avenue parade closure July 2

Portions of First Avenue will be closed for much of the day on Saturday, July 2, for the Arcadia’s Best Patriotic Festival.

The Arcadia Police Department has issued the following alert detailing plans:

Dear Merchants and Residents,

On Saturday, July 2, 2011, the Arcadia’s Best Foundation will be hosting its first annual Patriotic Festival and Parade in the City of Arcadia. This inaugural event will be held on south First Avenue between Huntington Drive and Duarte Road.

During the Parade, First Avenue will be closed between Huntington Drive and Duarte Road to all vehicular traffic. Also, no traffic will be allowed to cross First Avenue from any of the East/West streets OR alleyways in the closure area.

It is advised that residents, business owners, and patrons who need to access this area use Santa Anita Avenue or Second Avenue as alternate routes into and out of the event area.

There will be no street parking in the closure area on Saturday July 2, 2011, between 6:00am and 6:00pm. Temporary No Parking signs will be posted – vehicles parked in violation will be towed.

At the conclusion of the Parade (shortly after 11 a.m.), First Avenue will be opened to all traffic between Duarte Road and California Street, and the No Parking restriction will be lifted in this area only.

First Avenue between Huntington Drive and California Street will remain closed to all traffic until the conclusion of the Patriotic Festival (about 4 p.m.). The complete re-opening of the roadway is expected to occur sometime after 4 p.m.

The Arcadia Police Department appreciates your understanding and support of the Parade and Festival. Also, we apologize for any inconvenience that may occur during this event. The Patriotic Parade and Festival is sure to spotlight the central business district of the City of Arcadia as it will surely attract several thousand visitors.

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