Road closures, rules posted for Milford Oyster Festival
By Jim ShayUpdated
MILFORD — Thousands of people will be coming to the city Saturday for the 42nd annual Milford Oyster Festival.
Police and festival organizers know what to expect and how to handle the crowds and traffic.
In order to maintain order and safety, the Milford Police Department has posted details to assist residents, visitors and merchants with traffic, parking and other matters related to the festival.
Access to Milford’s city center will be restricted from from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
These streets will be closed and/or will have limited access: North Broad Street, South Broad Street, Depot Street, New Haven Avenue (from Gulf to Daniel Street), Prospect Street (from Cherry Street to New Haven Avenue), River Street (from Darina Place to New Haven Avenue), Armory Lane, Factory Lane, Skipyard Lane, Center Street and High Street (from Jepson Drive to Helwig Street).
Access to the railroad station and parking for rail riders will only be allowed on High Street.
On-street parking will be restricted within festival boundaries between 8 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Handicapped parking will be available at the following locations: Milford Senior Center, Harborside Middle School and the Wasson Field parking lot, adjacent to West Main Street. There will be senior and handicapped access shuttle to and from these locations.
Access to the city boat launch on Shipyard Lane will be restricted from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Pets and coolers will not be allowed within festival boundaries.
Shuttle buses for festival-goers will be picking up and letting off people at Jonathan Law High School and the Connecticut Post Mall from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
There will be free K9 demonstrations across from the Milford Public Library at 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.
For more details, visit www.milfordoysterfestival.com.