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Traffic tie ups expected after La Porte Jaycees fireworks show

LAPORTE COUNTY - La Porte Jaycees July 4th Fireworks Show is set.. and so are the traffic tie ups.

Road closures include:
- all of Hoelocker Dr. and Clear Lake Blvd.
- McClung Road from Park St to Seymour will not be accessible (also closed due to construction).
- Furnace St. from Park St. to Clear Lake Blvd.
- West St. from Park St. to Clear Lake Blvd.
- Detroit St. from Washington St. to Clear Lake Blvd.
- Truesdell Avenue will be closed east of Marquette Street with no vehicle traffic allowed into Fox Park.

People living within the area of road closures will be issued passes by the La Porte Jaycees to access their residences. All other vehicles will be prohibited.

General Parking for the fireworks will be accessed only from Truesdell Ave., off of Pine Lake Ave., on the former Allis Chalmers property near the intersections of Truesdell Avenue and Marquette Street. Handicapped persons will be parked in the grass lot across from the entrance to the Allis Chalmers parking area. Shuttles will be provided by the LaPorte Jaycees.

After the fireworks, vehicles will exit onto Truesdell Avenue and go west toward Pine Lake Avenue. Due to the congestion that is expected both before and after fireworks, we ask that everyone attending to please exercise extreme patience. Officers will be directing traffic before and after the fireworks and the LaPorte Police Department is asking for everyone’s cooperation in getting in and out of the event safely.

For people going ot the show, gates open at 7 p.m. at Fox Park, with the Melrose Pyrotechnics show beginning at about 9:30 p.m. over Clear Lake. Entry fee is $5 per car or $1 per pedestrian. Enter on Truesdell Avenue off Pine Lake Avenue; all other roads around Clear Lake will be closed.

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