The City of Newport will host three major events this coming Columbus Day Weekend, October 8th thru October 10th which may impact local roads and traffic.
Saturday, October 8, 2016 “Broadway Street Fair”
There will be NO PARKING on Broadway from Equality Park Place to Farewell Street on the west side diagonal parking spaces as well as east side parking spaces from Marlborough to Farewell Street from 7am-7pm. Any illegally parked vehicles will be ticketed and towed. Broadway from Marlborough to Farewell Street will be closed to all vehicular traffic from 9am-7pm.
Sunday, October 9, 2016 “Newport Marathon/Half Marathon”
The Newport Marathon/Half Marathon kicks off at 7:30 am on Memorial Blvd at Easton’s Beach Rotunda. There is NO PARKING available at the beach or along Memorial Blvd at the beach. Any illegally parked vehicles will be ticketed and towed. Memorial Blvd eastbound will be diverted at Eustis Ave at 6:45 am until approx. 8am, when all the runners pass by. Memorial Blvd westbound will be diverted onto Old Beach at approx. 7:25am until all the runners pass by. Runners will run from Easton’s beach along Memorial Blvd to Thames Street to Wellington Ave to Harrison Ave, along Ocean Drive to Bellevue to Ruggles Ave to Ochre Point Ave to Narragansett Ave to Annandale Rd and Memorial Blvd back to the beach. Motorist can expect short delays while runners pass by.
Monday, October 10, 2016 “Columbus Day Parade”
The Columbus Day Parade kicks off at 12 noon in front of Newport City Hall. There will be NO PARKING on Broadway both sides from Equality Park Place to Farewell Street beginning at 9am until the completion of the parade at approximately 2pm. There will be NO PARKING on Memorial Blvd westbound from Chapel Street to Bellevue Ave. Any illegally parked vehicles will be ticketed and towed. The parade will travel south on Broadway from City Hall to Washington Square to Thames Street to Americas Cup Ave to Memorial Blvd where it will end at the intersection of Memorial Blvd at Bellevue Ave. Motorist can expect delays while the parade passes by.