Police parade

Expect Detours for Aquidneck Island National Police Parade

Motorists should expect detours and parking restrictions along Lower Broadway and Washington Square as the Aquidneck Island National Police Parade returns on Sunday, May 7, 2023.

Traffic flow and parking in Newport will be affected by in the Lower Broadway and Washington Square area from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and parking will be limited. The parade is scheduled to step off at 11:50 a.m. however participants will begin staging on West Main Road in Middletown at 10 a.m.

As a result, it is recommended that people coming into Newport approach from either Memorial Boulevard or JT Connell Highway to America’s Cup Avenue.

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 a.m. to 3 p.m. All vehicles parked in restricted areas will be towed:
      • Broadway from Admiral Kalbfus to Washington Square south (both sides)
      • Touro Street from Thames Street to Spring Street
      • Charles Street and Duke Street




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