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Reference: Street Closures & No Parking in the Greater Downtown Area for the Portsmouth Holiday Parade Saturday December 2nd, 2006

Date of Release: November 20th 2006

Effective from 4:00pm to 9:00pm on Saturday, December 2nd, 2006, I will be invoking my emergency powers, prohibiting parking and vehicular travel on certain streets in the City due to the Annual Portsmouth Holiday Parade.

The Parade Route will begin at Plaza 800 on Islington Street (6:00pm) and proceed east to Congress Street. The Parade will then travel on Congress Street into Market Square and onto Pleasant Street. The Parade will cross State Street at Pleasant Street and turn onto Junkins Avenue, ending on Parrott Ave.

NO PARKING – Vehicles must not be parked on the parade route including the following streets during the times specified or they will be towed at the owner’s expense. Towing of vehicles will begin at 4:00pm.

  • Congress Street – all
  • Market Square – all
  • Pleasant Street – all
  • Parrott Avenue – all
  • Residents, business owners & employers located inside the parade route are advised that vehicles will not be permitted to cross the parade route except in an emergency. It is required that all parked vehicles be moved outside the parade route prior to 4:00pm.
  • Other areas in and around the event will be restricted. Police Officers, event volunteers, signs and/or barricades will be in place for these areas.


ROAD CLOSURES – the following streets are some that will be closed or restricted to local traffic only. Police Officers, event volunteers, signs and/or barricades will be in place for these streets.

  • Islington Street – from Plaza 800 to Maplewood Ave.
  • The intersection of Middle Street, Congress Street, Maplewood Avenue and Islington Street
  • Daniel Street – from Penhallow to Market Square
  • Market Street – from Hanover Street to Market Square
  • Fleet Street – from Hanover Street to Congress Street and State Street to Congress Street
  • State Street – from Fleet Street to Pleasant Street
  • Court Street – from Fleet Street to Pleasant Street and Washington Street to Pleasant Street.
  • Porter Street – from Fleet Street to Pleasant Street
  • Pleasant Street – from Junkins Avenue to Market Square
  • Junkins Avenue – from Parrott Avenue to Pleasant Street
  • Parrott Avenue – from Rogers Street to Junkins Avenue


DETOURS

  • Persons wishing to travel between Maplewood Avenue and Middle Street are directed to use Route 95 or Borthwick Avenue.

  • BUS PARKING – Contact your carrier for information pickup.

  • POSTAL PATRONS – are asked to pick up their mail by 4:00pm on Saturday, December 2nd, 2006.

  • LOCATION OF MUNICIPAL LOTS

    • High/Hanover Parking Garage (flat event fee)
    • Worth Lot
    • Bridge Street Lot
    • Parrott Avenue Lot
    • South Mill Playground Lot
    • Miller Avenue Lot
Chief M.J. Magnant

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 Emergency Dial 911, Portsmouth Police Department, 3 Junkins Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801, Tel: (603) 427-1500