Coast Guard parade route and fireworks road closings

The annual Coast Guard Festival Grand Parade and fireworks show will create several street closings in Grand Haven on Saturday. The parade participants will be staging in the residential area near Lakeshore Middle School, 900 S. Cutler St., beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. All streets within a two-block radius will be closed to accommodate the staging area. No traffic will be allowed west of Eighth Street, on Washington and Franklin avenues, and on Clinton and Pennoyer streets.
Aug 6, 2011


At 10:30 a.m., the entire parade route will be closed and traffic will not be allowed in the parade route or the roadways immediately adjacent to the parade route.

Grand Haven Department of Public Safety officials are urging those residents on or near the parade route who are expecting guests to have them arrive prior to 9 a.m. Once officers close the route (at 10:30 a.m.), no vehicles except parade participants and emergency vehicles will be allowed on the parade route.  

Harbor Avenue from First to Sherman streets, and all streets west of Fourth Street from Jackson to Franklin will be closed to traffic at approximately 6 p.m. to accommodate the expected crowds for the fireworks finale. 

Franklin and Columbus avenues will become one-way for eastbound traffic to assist in relieving the vehicular traffic from the downtown area at the culmination of the fireworks. 

Franklin will also be the designated emergency vehicle route. One lane of traffic will be blocked off for emergency vehicle use only from Beacon Boulevard to First Street, from 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday.

Third Street from Washington to Coho Drive, and all of Coho Drive from U.S. 31, will be closed to through-traffic from Third Street to U.S. 31 for the Park & Ride Shuttle service. This closure will take place from 9 a.m. Saturday through 2 a.m. Sunday.

GHDPS officials are urging residents and visitors to be mindful of the large crowds and expect long traffic delays.



Please feel free to park in the Citizens Bank parking lot FOR FREE at the corner of US 31 and Columbus.



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