Jan. 4, 2002 – Following are traffic changes to be implemented by the Police Department on Monday to accommodate the schedule of activities on St. Thomas relating to the inauguration of Gov. Charles W. Turnbull and Lt. Gov.-elect Vargrave Richards:
– Strand Gade and all roads intersecting Rothschild Francis "Market" Square will be closed until the 8 a.m. service at Christ Church Methodist is finished.
– Veterans Drive will be closed from Addelita Cancryn Junior High School to Fort Strade alongside Emancipation Garden for the parade, which is to begin at 10 a.m.
– All roads and crossroads around Emancipation Garden and between Norre Gade and Fort Christian will be closed for the inaugural program in the park, which is to begin at 11:30 a.m.
– Tolbod Gade and Fort Strade will have restricted parking for government and other official inaugural vehicles. Public parking will be prohibited in and around the streets of inaugural activity, and vehicles parked "on the primary and side streets of the inaugural church services and ceremony will be towed at the owners' expense," a Police Department release stated.
Deputy Police Chief Theodore Carty said motorists should use the Hospital Line road to get to Main Street via Norre Gade. He also advised that those attending inaugural events in town park in the Fort Christian lot.
Vendors with permits for the sale of food, drinks and alcoholic beverages will be able to set up along the sidewalks and other designated areas along the parade route, the police release said.
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