MONROE, CT — Police anticipate heavy traffic in the area of Wolfe Park when the Monroe Bicentennial Committee hosts a 7 p.m. concert and fireworks show there on Friday, Aug. 4. They recommend that those not attending the event avoid driving in the area that day.
Officers will execute a special traffic plan to ensure the safe and efficient movement of residents and attendees.
Wolfe Park has limited parking, so its two parking lots will be strictly reserved for vehicles with “displayed” state handicap parking permits, according to a police press release. General parking will be at Masuk High School, 1014 Monroe Turnpike, with shuttle bus service bringing attendees directly into Wolfe Park.
There will be additional handicap parking at Masuk as well.
The traffic plan in the vicinity of Wolfe Park takes effect at 4:30 p.m., when the shuttle service will begin running. The plan is as follows:
Cutlers Farm Road will be one way in a southbound direction, using both lanes, from Cross Hill and Purdy Hill roads. This direction will be for drop-off/pick-up for the event, as well as through traffic.
Cutlers Farm Road will be one way in a northbound direction from Cross Hill Road to Bug Hill Road. This direction will be restricted to shuttle buses, vehicles with a “displayed” state handicap parking permit and impacted residents.
Cutlers Farm Road will be closed to all northbound traffic at Purdy Hill Road, and all southbound traffic at Bug Hill Road.
This traffic plan will remain in place until the last shuttle bus departs Wolfe Park at the conclusion of the event.
For information on the traffic plan, call Police Capt. Greg Smith at the Monroe Police Department at 203-261-3622. For questions about the event, call the Bicentennial Committee at 203-452-8628.
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