DARIEN, Conn. -- Darien Police are earning residents to expect traffic detours and restrictions on Monday, May 26, because of Memorial Day events.
The Town of Darien Memorial Day Parade will kick off at 10 a.m. at the Goodwives Shopping Center. The police will start road closures and detours at 8 a.m. As a safety precaution, spectators are asked to avoid bringing backpacks or large bags to the event, according to police.
The parade will step off from Goodwives Shopping Center on Old Kings Highway North, proceeding up Brookside Road and turning left onto the Post Road. The parade will proceed westbound on the Post Road and end in the area of Spring Grove Cemetery.
To provide a safe environment and to accommodate parade participants and spectators, Darien Police advise the following:
- There will be no on-street parking on Sedgwick Avenue, Mechanic Street or Old Kings Highway North near the entrance to Goodwives Shopping Center.
- The Brookside Road and Old Kings Highway North approaches to Goodwives Shopping Center will be closed to all vehicular traffic at 8 a.m.
- All vehicles participating in the parade should enter Goodwives Shopping Center via Sedgwick Avenue or Mechanic Street.
- Persons dropping off parade participants should use Sedgwick Avenue or Mechanic Street.
- No vehicles will be allowed to travel on the Post Road from the Interstate 95 entrance at Exit 13 westbound to Old Kings Highway South during the parade.
- Old Kings Highway South from Goodwives River Road to the Post Road will be posted as a "no parking" area.
- Spectators are reminded to remain on sidewalks, curbsides, or as close as practical to the roadway edge throughout the parade. This is necessary to ensure the safety of viewers and marchers alike.
- Motorists are advised to avoid the downtown area during the parade.
- A large contingent of Darien police officers will be assigned to traffic posts before and during the parade.