Fourth of July road closures announced by CBJ

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Juneau Fourth of July Parade will begin at 11 a.m. at the Department of Labor building on West 8th Street.

    The parade will begin at Egan Drive and West 8th Street. It will travel inbound on Egan Drive via the outbound lanes to Main Street. It will turn left and travel up Main Street. The parade will turn right onto Front Street and continue on Front Street traveling against the normal flow of traffic. It will turn right onto Franklin Street and travel against the normal flow of traffic to the traffic circle. The parade will then head outbound on Egan Drive via the inbound lanes to West 8th Street.

    The Juneau Police Department will be closing all of the above-referenced streets to vehicular traffic starting at approximately 10:20 a.m. All listed streets will be posted with “No Parking” signs in effect from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vehicles will be impounded and will not be available for pickup until Thursday, July 5.

    Due to the large volume of foot traffic, the streets surrounding the parade route become very congested. For the safety of those participating and watching the parade, all traffic will be held until the parade is complete and has passed the 10th Street and Egan Drive intersection. The road closure is expected to last until approximately 1:30 p.m. All streets and parking lots within the parade route boundary will also be closed to vehicular traffic during this time.

    Douglas Soap Box Challenge

    The Douglas Fourth of July Soap Box Challenge will take place on both the July 3 and 4. The location of the race is on St. Ann’s Avenue from Summers Street down to 3rd Street. Practice races will take place on July 3 starting at 6 p.m. The race finals will start on July 4 immediately after the Douglas Parade. The finals will continue until finished at approximately 6:00 p.m.

    Starting July 3 at 5 p.m., St. Ann’s Avenue from Summers Street to 3rd Street will be closed to vehicular traffic. The road will remain closed to traffic until approximately 6 p.m. on July 4. During this time, the road will be barricaded, and both edges of St. Ann’s Avenue will be lined with tires.

    Any vehicles parked on St. Ann’s Avenue from Summers Street to 3rd Street will be impounded at the owner’s expense. Impounded vehicles will not be available for pickup until Friday, July 5.

    Douglas Fourth of July Parade

    The Douglas Fourth of July parade will begin at 2 p.m. The route is from 3rd Street at I Street to Savikko Park Road. Third Street will be posted “No Parking” from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    During this period of time, traffic will be routed into Douglas on 4th Street and out of Douglas on 2nd Street. To accommodate this, 2nd Street will be posted as “One Way” Northbound, and 4th Street will be posted as “One Way” southbound. 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Streets will be posted as “No Parking”.

    Any vehicle parked on the above-listed streets will be cited and impounded at the owner’s expense. Impounded vehicles will not be available for pickup until Friday, July 5. The Douglas Boat Harbor parking lot will be available for parking.

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