6/20/2017 - Traffic Advisory: Town Fireworks July 1, 2017 @ DHS

Advisory Release Date:         06/20/17         

Regarding:                             Town of Darien Fireworks

Issued by:                               Captain John Lawlor, Field Services Bureau

The Darien Police Department will enforce traffic regulations and monitor security for the town’s fireworks display on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Darien High School (DHS).

To park on DHS campus grounds, a parking pass is required. Passes must be visible on the vehicle’s dashboard when approaching the main entrance and they can be obtained at Parking passes will not be sold at the event. All foot traffic and off-campus parking is free.

All PAID parking traffic will enter DHS campus from Noroton Avenue.

The main entrance will open at 6:30 P.M.

A handicap permit is required to park in the limited handicap parking spaces available.

Residents are urged to allow sufficient time to walk to the display areas to alleviate anticipated traffic problems.

Due to the large number of vehicles expected, parking regulations and designated tow away zones will be strictly enforced. Vehicles in hazardous locations, impeding traffic flow, or are blocking driveways will be towed. When parking capacity has been reached, Noroton Avenue extension will be closed to vehicular traffic.

No parking will be allowed on Noroton Avenue. Parking is permitted on the south side of the public portion of Holly Lane and the west side of Libby Lane.

Parking lots are available at the Middlesex Middle School and McGuane Field.

No alcoholic beverages are allowed on school property. As a safety precaution, all bags, backpacks and coolers will be subject to inspection.

Parents are reminded that they will not be allowed onto DHS campus grounds to pick up their children until after the roads are clear. For the safety of all spectators, light colored clothing should be worn and if possible, spectators should carry a flashlight or a chemical light.

An emergency services command post will be located in the parking lot near the football field entrance.