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Worcester Police Department
Friday September 5th, 2014 :: 02:38 p.m. EDT


Weekend Traffic Advisory-Plan Ahead

Weekend Traffic Advisory-Plan Ahead

The Worcester Police Department announced street closures and anticipated traffic delays for the weekend September 6th and 7th due to several scheduled events in the city. The Worcester Police Department is advising drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians to take extra care to obey the rules of the road and to be considerate of others traveling on local streets.

The following events may have a significant impact on the flow of traffic in the areas indicated:

Sept 6th Canal Diggers Road Race- Drivers can expect delays and detours from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Kelly Square, Millbury Street, Water Street, Grafton Street, Franklin Street, Foster Street, Major Taylor Boulevard and Main Street (From Highland to Franklin) Canal Fest will also take place along Water Street and Millbury Street.

Sept 6th Worcester Pride Parade- Drivers can expect delays beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Salisbury Street from Institute Park to Grove Street, across Highland Street and Main Street to the Common. Worcester Pride will also host a celebration on the Common from noon-7:00 pm

Sept 6th Be Like Brit 5k Walk- Drivers can expect some disruptions from 9:00 a.m. to noon beginning at Elm Park, along Park Avenue to Pleasant Street and June Street to Newton Square and back to Elm Park.

Sept 6th St Paul Catholic Procession- The procession will beginning at 11:00 a.m., High Street to Chestnut, Street, Irving Street, Austin Street and back to High Street.

Sept 7th Worcester Revolution of 1774- Main Street from Highland Street to State Street will be closed from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Also there will be festivities in Institute Park at noon.

Again, due to heavy pedestrian crowds associated with these events, motorists are encouraged to exercise caution when traveling in these areas.

Worcester Police Department
9-11 Lincoln Square
Worcester, MA 01608

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 508-799-8600

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