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Road Closures, Parking Restrictions For Idaho Falls Fourth Events

Memorial Drive, from Broadway to ?E? Street will be closed to all vehicle traffic beginning at 6 AM, Sunday, July 3rd. Memorial Drive will not be re-opened until Tuesday morning, July 5th.

There will be no parking permitted on Riverside Drive from ?E? Street to U.S. 20 on the day of the 4th.

Riverside Drive will be closed to all vehicle traffic on July 4th from 6 p.m. until the fireworks are over and pedestrian traffic has cleared out. Only pedestrian traffic will be allowed during this closure.

No parking will be allowed around Civitan Park, on Elva from Riverside to Jefferson Ave, Jefferson Ave. and ?I? Street from Elva to Temple Place, 48 hours prior to the fireworks and until after the fireworks. Vehicles and RV?s parked on these streets will be towed at owner?s expense.

Jefferson Ave. and ?I? Street will be closed from Elva to Temple Place, to all motorized vehicle traffic at 6 PM on July 4th until the fireworks are over and pedestrian traffic has cleared out.

River Parkway will again be closed July 1st through July 5th to vehicle traffic north of the Driftwood Hotel to U.S. 20.

No parking will be allowed on U.S. 20 on the grassy areas from Science Center Drive to Saturn Ave before, during or after the fireworks show. This ban includes the interstate exits and entrances. Vehicles parked in these areas will be towed at the owner?s expense.

After the fireworks, exits from U.S. 20 onto Lindsay Blvd, Riverside Drive and Science Center will be closed in an effort to break up traffic congestion. North bound traffic will have to travel to the Lewisville Highway before being allowed to turn back into Idaho Falls.

?E? Street traffic will be for eastbound only, both lanes, to provide egress for fireworks related traffic.

The ?island? on Riverside Drive next to Vissing Circle will be designated for handicapped parking only.

The parade route will remain the same this year. It will proceed west on 4th from Holmes, turn south on Boulevard and ends at Tautphaus Park. Drivers are urged to use caution in this area because of the high numbers of pedestrians in that area.

The intersection at 17th Street and Boulevard will be interrupted twice on the 4th, once for the 5K run and again for the parade.

Ash Street will be closed for vehicle traffic, after the parade ends and will remain closed, for all motorized vehicles until after the fireworks have ended and traffic has cleared.

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