Starting Sept. 25 and continuing through to the evening of Sept. 28, residents will notice an absence of vehicle traffic along Yarmouth’s Main Street during which 15 street hockey rinks will be set up to accommodate players and spectators for the Play On! national street hockey championships.
The local Play On! host committee is advising businesses along Main Street or in the area to make plans for the street closure.
“The plans are quickly coming together and I cannot wait to see thousands of people enjoying themselves in the downtown,” said Yarmouth Mayor Pam Mood.
Residents, shop owners and spectators are reminded that public parking is available in town parking lots and along side streets. Crowds are expected along Main Street nearing 1,000 people daily, tournament organizers say.
With such high spectator volume, parking will be at a premium in the downtown area, says a news release about the upcoming tournament.
Says Mayor Mood, “I’m more than thrilled to walk a couple blocks to make room for thousands of visitors. And I know there will be no complaints from our residents or businesses – this event is something we will celebrate together; it’s an event that puts us on a national stage, and will do great things for the community.”
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Employees of businesses are encouraged to car pool in order to reduce congestion and parking spaces used. Residents are advised they may have to park and walk several blocks in order to reach the downtown.
Roads to be closed or have limited accessibility include:
• Main Street – Grand Street to Forest Street (no vehicle access)
• Parade Street and Collins Street to 1st Street (no vehicle access)
• John Street and Cliff Street to Kirk Street (no vehicle access)
• Public, Glebe, Lovitt, Jenkins, Central and Brown streets (limited access)
Closures will go into effect Sept 25 at 6 a.m. and continue until Sept 28 at 10 p.m.