OpSail/Sailfest parking, shuttle bus schedules and weekend roadway disruptions

Free parking for OpSail2012 Connecticut and Sailfest is available in satellite lots, with shuttle service to Fort Trumbull, City Pier and State Pier. The lots and drop off/pickup points are:

• New London High School, 490 Jefferson Ave.; Destination: Fort Trumbull

• Waterford High School, 20 Rope Ferry Road; Destination: Fort Trumbull

• Crystal Mall, 850 Hartford Turnpike, Waterford; Destination: Fort Trumbull

• Ocean State Job Lot, 128 Boston Post Road, Waterford; Destination: Fort Trumbull

• Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London; Destination: Union Station, City Pier, Waterfront Park

Yellow school buses will take visitors to and from the lots from 8 a.m.-11 p.m.today and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Blue SEAT buses will loop between Waterfront Park/Union Station, Fort Trumbull, State Pier and the courthouse on the corner of Huntington and State.

Street closings in New London

Today, 6 a.m., through Sunday, 7 p.m.

State Street between Eugene O'Neill Drive and Bank Street

Bank Street between Tilley and State streets

South Water Street: Traffic flow on South Water Street will be reversed (northbound). Only emergency vehicles, delivery vehicles, business owners (east side of Bank Street), Amtrak and Fishers Island traffic will be allowed to use this street.

Fort Trumbull

This location will have control-access points at Trumbull Street at Nameaug Street and East Street at Walbach Street. Only authorized vehicles going to Fort Trumbull will be allowed past these points.

Walbach Street will be limited to parking on the south side of the street only. Signs will be posted.

State Pier

State police troopers will be at the intersection of State Pier Road and Crystal Avenue. Only authorized vehicles will be allowed access to the State Pier and state boat launch.

Eugene O'Neill Drive between Gov. Winthrop Boulevard and Tilley Street will be closed tonight between 6 and 11.

Eugene O'Neill Drive will be closed from Gov. Winthrop Boulevard to State Street Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. for a road race.


Starting at 8 a.m. today, Shore Avenue will become a pedestrian mall. Streets intersecting Shore Avenue will be barricaded at both ends.

Also, officers will be stationed on Meech Avenue, Central Avenue and Tyler Avenue where each intersects with Eastern Point Road. There will be barricades on Shore Avenue where it intersects with Tyler, Hillside and Central avenues. Those intersections will not be manned by police.

Parking on these barricaded streets will be limited to residents and their guests. Special guest passes can be obtained at the City of Groton Police Department or by contacting Sgt. Scott Sanford at (860) 445-2451.

Thames Street will become a pedestrian mall at 6 tonight, with no vehicular traffic allowed until the conclusion of the fireworks.

There will be no parking allowed on Thames Street from Bridge Street to Allen Street during that time frame.

Posted parking restrictions will go into effect at 8 a.m. today on Thames Street and at 3 p.m. on surrounding streets. All intersections at Thames Street between Bridge and Allen streets will be barricaded at 6 p.m.


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