Bangor road closures planned for Friday, Saturday

Posted Sept. 27, 2012, at 3:48 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — With Journey performing at the Bangor Waterfront Pavillion on Friday and the Fireball Run set to arrive in town Saturday, police have announced numerous road closures.

Railroad Street from Summer Street to Front Street will close at 4 p.m. Thursday, with the remainder of Railroad Street closing at 3 p.m. Friday, along with Front Street, according to Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards.

Handicap parking for the Journey concert will be provided along Front Street. All on-street parking spaces from the Sea Dog restaurant to Railroad Street will be temporarily posted for handicap parking, which consists of 20 spaces. Event staff will be on-site assisting those in need of handicap parking.

The large parking lot on Front Street (near the boat dock) will be used by concert staff for guest parking. Owners of boats who rent space at the city dock will be provided space to park in this lot.

General parking is available in the Pickering Square parking garage, Bass Park and in various parking lots and on-street parking areas in the downtown area. Gates for the show open at 5 p.m. Friday.

Meanwhile on Saturday, the Fireball Run, a “motoring event” that began in Independence, Ohio, and ends in Bangor, will come to town.

A movie is being filmed along with the event, which is a scavenger hunt for the participants with stops in several communities. Money raised supports organizations that participate in locating missing children. One of the participant vehicles is carrying the photo of missing Waterville toddler Ayla Reynolds.

Main Street from Cedar Street to Union Street will be closed at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and remain closed until approximately 5 p.m. for parade set up, while Central Street will close from 2-4 p.m.

The parade begins at 5 p.m. and travels along Main Street. The participant vehicles will be led from Bass Park to the parade staging area by police and fire vehicles shortly before the parade.

All roads are expected to reopen to traffic by 6:30 p.m.

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