(via Newport RI Police)
Traffic flow and parking in Newport will be affected by the 2017 Aquidneck Island National Police Parade, which kicks off at 11:50 AM on Sunday, May 7, 2017. Traffic will be congested in the Lower Broadway, Washington Square area from about 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Parking will be limited. The parade participants will begin staging on West Main Road at 9:00 AM so it is recommended that people coming to Newport approach from either Memorial Blvd or Connell Hwy to America’s Cup Ave.
The two best routes into the city with available public parking are:
- Westbound on Memorial Blvd, right onto Bellevue Ave (northbound), left on Church St and right into the Waterfront parking lot (situated between Church and Mary St).
- Farewell St south to America’s Cup Ave and right into the Gateway parking garage.
Parking is prohibited on the following streets from 5:00 AM to 3:00 PM. All vehicles parked in restricted areas will be towed:
- Broadway from Admiral Kalbfus to Washington Sq. south (both sides)
- Touro Street from Thames St to Spring Street
- Charles Street and Duke Street
City ordinances (open containers of alcohol in public, noise violations, etc.) will be strictly enforced along the parade route.