NEWS RELEASE

 

HUNTSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801

Henry Reyes
Police Chief
(256) 427-7001
Sgt. Mark Roberts
Public Information Officer
(256) 427-7197

 

   

 

Huntsville Police Announce Fourth of July Festivities

 

Huntsville, Alabama (June 30, 2009): The Huntsville Police Department announces several locations where large festivities have been scheduled to take place this weekend and expect heavy turnout and traffic congestion in all of these areas.

 

        Friday July 3, 2009

“Rock the City” Concert will take place on Clinton Avenue at Woodson Street and is expected to draw around 14,000 attendees to the Christian Concert Venue. Parking will be provided at all parking garages and city lots around downtown Huntsville, while buses and vans will be parked along Woodson Avenue for a fee.

      Saturday July 4th, 2009

From 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM two different events will be in the area of Joe Davis Stadium at South Memorial Parkway to Airport Rd. These events will be the Huntsville Stars game at Joe Davis Stadium and the Huntsville “TEA Party” located at the Jaycee’s Building in John Hunt Park. Both of these events will conclude when the fireworks at Joe Davis Stadium concludes and are expected to cause delays around the Airport Rd area following both events.

Also on Friday July 4th another event will take place around the Bridge Street Town Center on Old Madison Pike and Research Park Boulevard from 5:00 PM until 10:00 PM. The majority of the traffic congestion will take place at the conclusion of the fireworks show; however there will be officers on hand throughout the event to monitor and work the traffic.

DUI Checkpoints will be established at several locations throughout the city for the 4th of July weekend. HPD’s top rated DUI Task Force will be aggressively enforcing all State DUI laws over this weekend.   


 
Huntsville Police Department warns drivers to be very attentive and patient of slow moving, and standing traffic in and around these areas.

       Drivers should be aware of pedestrians and children in these congested areas.

       Officers will be strictly enforcing laws pertaining to driving around barricades or cones.

       No drivers will be permitted to stop or park on roadways, or highway shoulders or medians to view fireworks displays.

       Officers will be patrolling the area for these violations and any other DUI violations.