Mystic - Several roads will be closed and cars will not be allowed to park in parts of downtown Mystic Saturday and Sunday during the Mystic Art Festival.
The no-parking order will be in effect from 4 a.m. Saturday to 8 p.m. Sunday.
On the Groton side of the river, the parking ban will apply to the following streets: West Main Street from the drawbridge to Bank Street; Water Street from West Main Street to New London Road; High Street between New London Road and West Main Street; New London Road between West Main Street and Latham Street; Cliff Street west of Pearl Street; and Edgecomb Street from Burrows Street.
The following roads will be closed to vehicular traffic during the festival: Water Street from West Main Street to the Steamboat Wharf parking lot; Pearl Street will open to northbound traffic only; and Gravel Street will be open to southbound traffic only.
Sections of Cottrell, Holmes and Willow streets also will be closed to traffic. No parking signs will be posted on the three streets as well as Route 1 and Jackson Avenue.
Stonington police are cautioning motorists to expect traffic congestion and enforcement of no parking zones in the downtown area all weekend.