SOMERSET — Chief Todd Costa reports that in observation of the Town’s annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30, the Somerset Police Department will enact a series of parking and traffic restrictions around the town center and Town Hall in order to facilitate the safe and orderly flow of vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
The parade will begin at the Somerset Berkley Regional High School, 625 County St., and head east on Luther Avenue, north on County Street (Rt. 138) and east on Centre Street to the World War I Memorial on Riverside Avenue.
A ceremony will be held at the WWI Memorial to honor military members who have died in the defense of freedom all over the world. After the ceremony, the parade will resume south on Riverside Avenue, west on Wood Street and south on County Street (Rt. 138), ending at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall at the intersection of County Street and Washington Avenue.
Unauthorized vehicles parked in posted areas will be tagged and towed if necessary. All parking restrictions will be in place on Monday, May 30, between the hours of 8 a.m. through 1 p.m.
Parking will be restricted on both sides of the street as indicated below:
- Centre Street; and,
- Wood Street
Police Officers will be deployed in the area to service the event until its completion. Traffic will be diverted away from the parade route for approximately two hours. In order to facilitate the safe passage of the parade, motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic in the area are asked to employ due caution and to standby for lawful direction from officers when appropriate.
The Somerset Police Department appreciates the public’s cooperation and apologizes for any inconvenience.