News release - 5/14/2014
Published 5/14/2014 (all press releases for this day)
OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT
DETAILS: The 31st annual California Strawberry Festival will be held this weekend, May 17th and 18th, at College Park. Over the past several years, the festival has experienced crowds totaling 70,000 over the two day event.
In an attempt to accommodate the anticipated heavy attendance at this year’s Strawberry Festival, the Oxnard Police Traffic Unit will have officers and additional traffic control personnel assigned to several intersections surrounding the festival site. There will be road closures and detours to allow for safe and efficient vehicular and pedestrian travel to and from the festival.
The recommended method of transportation to the Strawberry Festival is via the free shuttle bus service. Shuttle buses will be picking up festival goers at the following locations between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The following roadways will be affected by this weekend’s festival:
Rose Avenue between Channel Islands Boulevard and Gary Drive will close on Friday, May 16th at 5:00 a.m. and will remain closed until Monday, May 19th at noon.
Pleasant Valley Road between Butler Road and Bard Road
Pleasant Valley Road, between Butler Road and Bard Road will be affected by heavy traffic from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on both festival days.
Bard Road between Pleasant Valley Road and Rose Avenue
Bard Road, between Pleasant Valley Road and Rose Avenue, will be affected by heavy traffic from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on both festival days.
Gary Drive, between Boston Way and Rose Avenue, will be closed to all traffic from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM on both festival days.
In addition to these closures, traffic near the festival site will be heavy. Local residents are encouraged to use alternate routes for trips in and out of the city.
For Further Information regarding road closures contact Senior Officer Jamie Brown at 385-7749 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information regarding the festival go to: www.strawberry-fest.org
DATE / TIME PREPARED:
5-14-14 / 1400 hours
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