Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Traffic Advisory Issued for Saturday Ahead of Pottsville Cruise

The Pottsville Police have issued a traffic advisory ahead of Saturday's Pottsville Cruise.

For the Cruise event being held in Pottsville this Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 the following temporary traffic restrictions will be in place:

There will be parking restrictions beginning at 12:30pm and the roadways will be closed to all vehicle traffic other than cruise participants between 2:00pm and 9:30pm in the following areas:

  • North Centre Street between Market and Laurel Boulevard
  • Race Street between Progress and N. 2nd
  • Arch Street between Progress and N. 2nd Street
  • Centre and Arch Street parking lot
  • N. Progress Avenue between Market and Arch Street
Cruise event registrants choosing to participate in a procession to the cruise venue in downtown Pottsville from the staging areas will be utilizing one (1) of the following simultaneous driving routes beginning at 1600hrs to travel to the Centre Street parking area:

 #1) North on Centre Street to Market, west (left) on Market to Westwood, north (right) on Westwood to West End, east (right) on West End to 18th Street, north (left) on 18th St to First Avenue, east (right) on First Avenue to Laurel, east (straight) on Laurel to Centre St.

#2) North to Laurel Boulevard on Progress Avenue, west (left) on Laurel to First Avenue, west (straight) on First Avenue to 18th Street, south (left) on 18th St to W. End Avenue, west (right) on W. End Avenue to Westwood, south (left) on Westwood to W. Market Street, east (left) on W. Market Street to third St, north (left) on Third St to Laurel, east (right) on Laurel to Centre St.

Short term extra traffic flow on these routes may occur between 3:00pm and 5:00pm in the city.

**Cruise participants operating a vehicle on the driving route must:

1. Have a valid operator’s license;
2. Have the vehicle properly registered, inspected, and insured;
3. Completely obey all traffic control devices in place, to include complete stops at all stop signs.

Absolutely no burnouts are permitted.**

In the event additional parking space is needed for registered vehicles after all of blocked Centre Street and the Arch St lot have been utilized, N. Progress Avenue between Market and Arch Streets may be closed to vehicle traffic and used as additional parking area.

If this occurs, the southbound lane on Progress Avenue from Market Street to E. Norwegian will remain open for regular traffic utilizing the 100 block of E. Market Street.

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