The city of Woodstock is set to host its annual FeedomFest race, parade, and fireworks display on Friday, July 4, so the Woodstock Police Department is reminding motorists of the road closures and traffic control plan in preparation for these events.
Beginning at 7:15 a.m., Main Street and Rope Mill Road will be closed from Highway 92 to Woodstock Elementary School for the Freedom Run Race, which will start at 7:30 a.m.
At 8:30 a.m., Main Street/Rope Mill Road from Highway 92 to Woodstock Elementary School will reopen briefly prior to the start of the parade. However, both streets will close again at 9:45 a.m. for the parade, which starts at 10 a.m. They will reopen at around 11:30 a.m.
Other road closures scheduled during the downtown events include: Main Street at Old Wal-Mart, Main Street at Serenade Drive, Main Street at Bowles Drive, Main Street at Ingram Street, Main Street at Barnesdale Terrace, Main Street at Dupree Road, Main Street at Noonday Street, Main Street at Oak Street, Main Street at Mill Street, Main Street at Rope Mill Road and Main Street at Dobbs Road.
At sunset, the annual fireworks display will kick off in the area of Woodstock Square Avenue. Woodstock Police anticipates a high volume of vehicular traffic on the roadways associated with this event. At the conclusion of the display, the Police Department will direct motorists to comply with the following:
- All traffic parked south of Highway 92 (including Super Target, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Lowe’s, Molly Lane and Woodstock Square Avenue) will be directed to turn right onto Highway 92 and travel east.
- All traffic parked north of Highway 92 (including The Home Depot, Big Lots, Hennessey Honda, and IHOP) will be directed to turn right onto Highway 92 and travel west.
- No left turns or U-turns will be permitted on Highway 92 during or after the scheduled event until the streets and parking lots are clear.
Sign boards will be present at exits to assist motorists with direction of travel.
The city of Woodstock Police Department wants to remind motorists to drive with caution around pedestrians, comply with uniformed police officers directing traffic, and allow for extra travel time to and from the events.