Parking, traffic flow to be altered for Fourth of July festivities

By Tanya Mitchell | Jul 02, 2014
Photo by: Tanya Mitchell Fireworks light up the sky over Mosman Park in Searsport during the 2013 Fourth of July celebration.

Searsport — The Searsport Police Department will make a few changes to the parking arrangements and post-fireworks traffic flow for the town-wide Fourth of July celebration Friday, all of which are aimed at ensuring the public will enjoy the day and stay safe.

Searsport Police Chief Dick LaHaye said the fireworks display, scheduled for 9 p.m. Friday night (with a rain date of Saturday, July 5), will mean Mosman Park will be closed to vehicular parking and that parking will be limited on streets surrounding the park.

LaHaye said parking on Norris Street and Steamboat Avenue will both be closed to parking on the inbound sides of those roads, while Cross Street will be closed to parking entirely.

Those who attend the show are welcomed to park in the public parking lot next to Tozier's Market, alongside Route 1 as well as at the Searsport District High and Middle School complex.

After the fireworks display is over, LaHaye said traffic will be limited to making right-hand turns only on the stretch of Route 1 spanning from Prospect Street to Mortland Road.

The annual Fourth of July parade will begin at 11 a.m. Friday morning, with the procession moving from Norris Street to the Dan Rich Public Safety Building on Mortland Road.

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