Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Independence Day Celebration 2012 Traffic Information

The Warner Robins Police Department will be providing site security and traffic management for the Independence Day Celebration at McConnell-Talbert Stadium on Monday, July 2, 2012.  In efforts to provide a safe, secure, and enjoyable atmosphere we would like to distribute the following information:

Gates open at 6:00PM.

Road Closures:

12:00 P.M. - 3rd Avenue from Davis Drive to Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard will be closed to ALL vehicular traffic.  This includes parking.  

4:00 P.M. - Demon Valley Drive will be closed to ALL vehicular traffic.  This includes parking.

6:00 P.M. - Martin Luther King. Jr. Boulevard from 3rd Avenue to the Huntington Village entrance will be closed to ALL southbound vehicular traffic.

General Parking & Entry/Exit Points:

Designated parking for the event include:

(1) McConnell-Talbert Stadium
(2) Rumble Academy
(3) Linwood Drive area 
(4) Sacred Heart Catholic Church
(5) Robins Federal Credit Union
(6) City of Warner Robins Municipal Complex
(7) Warner Robins High School  

Macon State College is NOT open to venue parking due to the summer classes that are in session.  There will be NO PARKING allowed along city streets, shoulders, rights of way, sidewalks or ANY of the improved grass areas of Sacred Heart Church or Macon State College property.  Improperly parked vehicles will be immediately towed at the owner’s expense.

There are (2) Entry/Exit points designated for pedestrian traffic attending the venue.  They are the Main Gate of the Stadium along with the Demon Valley/Davis Dr. Gate.  Pedestrian traffic coming from the West side of Davis Dr. is asked to cross Davis Dr. using the Demon Valley crosswalk or the pedestrian bridge at Warner Robins High School.

Handicap Parking:
An area directly adjacent to the stadium's main gate has been reserved for properly permitted and displayed handicap vehicles.  Please plan to arrive early as these spaces are limited.

Public Safety Operations Center:
A public safety operations center will be located just outside the stadium's main gate.  This area will provide access to Police, Fire, and EMS services during the event.  In case of emergency, please contact the nearest public safety officer or the operations center.

Prohibited Items:
Alcoholic beverages, glass containers of ANY type*, pets (except for service animals), weapons of ANY type, fireworks, bicycles or any skateboard type of transportation.   

*Glass containers include bottles that contain beverages such as Starbucks, soda pop, etc.

Coolers, all types of bags, etc. will be searched at every gate.  Prohibited items will be confiscated.