Race, Parade to Impact Traffic Next Friday, July 4

With the Fourth of July rapidly approaching, community members should be aware of the many assocated no parking restrictions and street closures due to take effect a week from tomorrow.
No parking restrictions will be in effect starting at 4 a.m. along the parade route. Signs will be in place well in advance to allow motorists to move their vehicles. Any vehicles in violation will be towed and stored by the Alameda Police Department. 

Streets comprising the staging area on Lincoln Avenue and the parade route will be shut down at 9 a.m. and barricades will be put in place. The parade proceeds down Park Street, Otis Drive, Grand Street, Encinal Avenue, Central Avenue (west of Sherman Street) and Webster Street, each of which will be closed for the duration of the parade and The Ralph Appezzato Charity Event (RACE) foot race prior. 
The foot race begins at 9:30 a.m. The parade begins at 10 a.m. 

Citizens are asked not to move any barricades in order to drive through (or onto) the closed route.Follow the arrows on the directional signs in order to avoid conflict with the parade course.
Plan to be at your festival destination before the roadways are closed at 9 a.m. 

For residents of the Gold Coast neighborhood, use Sherman Street to enter and exit the neighborhood. Please allow extra travel time if leaving or entering this area during the scheduled road closure. 
Volunteer personnel will assist entry and exit over the parade route by directing traffic.

Residents should also be sure to inform guests coming to celebrate to arrive before the streets close at 9 a.m. Out of town guests may not be aware of the scheduled closings.

For residents of Shore Line or Otis drives west of Park Street, use Westline Drive to Shore Line Drive to Broadway to avoid conflict with the parade route.

All streets should re-open by approximately 2 p.m.

Expect traffic delays and congested streets when traveling in Alameda July 4. The Alameda Police Department asks that everyone exercise patience with these delays and that they obey all road closures, directional signs and personnel directing traffic.