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Police patrolling roads, waters on Canada Day

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Jun 30, 2014 - 10:31 AM |
Greater Sudbury police will be patrolling roads and waterways on Canada Day. File photo.

Greater Sudbury police will be patrolling roads and waterways on Canada Day. File photo.

Greater Sudbury police will be on patrol Canada Day regulating the traffic flow of pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

Roadways around Bell Park, Science North, Health Sciences North and several intersecting streets will be monitored for prohibited parking.

Vehicles parked in prohibited areas, grassed areas, sidewalks or obstructing driveways and/or intersections will be ticketed and/or towed. The boat launch and access roads to the beach areas off Ramsey Lake Road will be monitored to ensure vehicles are not blocking access routes. The boat launch parking lot is for vehicles with boats only and not for general parking and will be monitored for prohibited parking.

Access to Health Sciences North for emergency vehicles will be monitored and maintained. Prohibited parkers will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense.

The Greater Sudbury Police Marine Unit assisted by the OPP will be patrolling Lake Ramsey checking for boaters that may be drinking, and ensuring boaters do not operate their vessels within the drop zone during the fireworks.

Marine officers will be also be on shore to ensure that boaters have all the required safety equipment on hand before going on the lake. Ensure that you check your equipment before leaving home. Refer to www.boatingsafety.gc.ca for further information.

Sudbury Transit will be providing shuttle rides to and from Science North from the Southridge Mall and the Downtown Bus Depot from 11:45 a.m. until after the fireworks. The cost is $1 round trip. This means of transportation is encouraged due to the limited parking available and to discourage prohibited parking.

Temporary road closures: The following intersections will be closed starting at 10 p.m. until after the fireworks:

-Paris Street closed at Ramsey Lake Road: Northbound traffic on Paris Street will be directed to take Centennial Drive. Only local traffic on Ramsey Lake Road will be permitted. After the fireworks all traffic from Science North will be directed southbound (left) onto Paris Street.

-Paris Street closed at Boland Avenue: Southbound traffic on Paris Street will be directed westbound (right) onto Boland Avenue.

-Paris St. closed at York Street: Traffic from Ripple Street at York will be directed to Regent Street. Paris Street traffic will not be able to turn onto York Street after the fireworks, all traffic from the York Street parking lots will be directed toward Regent Street.

Ensure you take your time leaving the Canada Day celebrations. Be patient and abide by the rules and regulations of the road. The Traffic Management Unit is advising pedestrians to use crosswalks to avoid unnecessary risk to themselves and others. Also consider carpooling and using Sudbury Transit to help alleviate traffic congestion.

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