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Darien Police Issue Traffic Advisory For Tokeneke Pumpkin Fair

The Tokeneke Pumpkin Fair will draw lots of visitors, and Darien police are advising motorists of street closures Saturday.
The Tokeneke Pumpkin Fair will draw lots of visitors, and Darien police are advising motorists of street closures Saturday. Photo Credit: www.tokenekepto.com

DARIEN, Conn. -- The Darien Police Department has issued an advisory to alert motorists of a travel restrictions and partial road closures Saturday near Tokeneke School.

The school, at Tokeneke and Old Farm roads, will be holding its annual Pumpkin Fair on Saturday. Rain date is Sunday.

From 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Old Farm Road at Tokeneke Road will be closed to all incoming traffic. It will be open for outgoing traffic only.

All Tokeneke-area residents and guests of residents are advised to enter the Tokeneke area through the alternate entrances of Arrowhead Way, Driftway Lane or Five Mile River Road.

Ample off-street parking is available for those attending the fair at Colangelo Group, 120 Tokeneke Road, or Zoto’s International, 100 Tokeneke Road. Some on-street parking will also be permitted on Tokeneke Road as posted.

As in the past, no parking is allowed on Old Farm Road. Additionally, there is no parking at any time on any private road of the Tokeneke Association. The Tokeneke Park Police will patrol the private roads of the Tokeneke Association to deter violations.

The Darien Police Department will have officers assigned to the event to assist motorists and pedestrians.

Despite the delays and inconveniences, the Police Department has found that past parking and traffic conditions on Old Farm Road during this event were unacceptable from a traffic and safety standpoint. This traffic and parking pattern is designed to make travel through the area safer for all.

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