Sonora, CA — The Sonora Police Department is asking parade goers this weekend to plan ahead, because there will be some changes when it comes to parking.
Sgt. Glenn Roberts says, “In addition to no parking on Washington Street, between Toby Street and the Red Church, there will also be no parking on the side and connecting streets along Washington, between Stewart and Green Streets.”
The changes are designed to improve traffic flow in the area.
Here is a complete rundown of the street closures on May 11th as provided by the Sonora Police Department.
South Washington Street at State Highway 108 will be closed at 8:00 am.
North and South Washington Street will be closed at 9:30 am.
Stockton Road at Green Street will be closed at 9:30 am.
Snell Street at Bonanza Street will be closed at 9:30 am.
School Street between Washington Street and Snell Street will be closed at 9:00 am.
“No parking” will be allowed on Washington Street from Elkin Street to Toby Street, between 5 am and the end of the parade. “No parking” will be allowed on Stockton Road between Washington Street and 70 Stockton Road between, 5 am and the end of the parade. Special signs have been posted for these “No parking” zones. Unfortunately, if you park in these areas your vehicle will be towed.
If you are planning on attending the parade, the Sonora Police Department encourages you to arrive around 9:00 am to save yourself some aggravation and allow you time to find parking.
New this year, there will be “NO PARKING” allowed on the side streets between Washington Street and Green Street and between Washington Street and Stewart. This will include Elkin Street, Dodge Street, Jackson Street, Bradford Street, Theall Street, Church Street, Gold Street, Williams Street and Lytton Street. These restrictions will start at 9:00 am and will conclude at the end of the parade. Vehicles parked in these areas will be towed.
Following the conclusion of the parade, the parade route will remain closed for approx. 10-15 minutes to allow spectators to leave the area. Motorists can expect heavy vehicle and pedestrian traffic at the conclusion of the parade and delays.
If you have any questions, you may call the Sonora Police Department at 532-8141.
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