Carnival road closures
The City looks to welcome over 10,000 carnival revelers and spectators, including international visitors to the City over the Carnival Weekend next week. Those businesses that are capitalizing on the influx of foot traffic are encouraged to contact the City with any in-store promotions, special events or discounts they may be offering so that the City can cross-promote their events. Any information can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City advises the motoring public that there will be numerous road and car park closures in the lead-up and throughout the duration and break-down of this Friday night’s Five Star Friday event in City Hall Car Park as well as the Parade of the Bands event on Monday, June 17th.
The City Hall Car Park will be closed from 6:00pm on Wednesday, June 12th and will not reopen until 6:00am on Tuesday, June 18th. Dismont Drive will be closed to through-traffic from 6:00am on Thursday, June 13th and will reopen at 6:00am on Tuesday. Parking on Dismont Drive will be available at times but will be limited.
Parking will be prohibited all day on Wesley Street on Friday, June 14th and the street will be closed from 12:00pm until 6:00am on Saturday. Church Street will be closed between Par-la-Ville Road and Queen Street starting at 5:30pm on Friday and will reopen by 4:00am on Saturday morning. Victoria Street will be closed between Washington Street and Wesley Street starting at 12:00pm and will reopen at 4:00am on Saturday morning. Motorists exiting from the Washington Mall parking lot will have access to Church Street. Access to the walk-in health clinic on Victoria Street will be permitted.
On the public holiday, Monday, June 17th, the Parade of the Bands and Last Lap will incur numerous road closures in the City starting at 6:00am until 2:00am on Tuesday - Front Street, between Par-la-Ville Rd and Court Street, Court Street between Front and Reid Streets, Reid Street between Court and Queen Streets, Parliament Street between Front and Dundonald Streets, Dundonald Street between Parliament Street and Par-La-Ville Road at the Serpentine Road round-a-bout, Par-La-Ville Road between the Serpentine Road round-a-bout and Front Street and Church Street between Par-La-Ville Road and Parliament Street. City Hall Car Park will remain closed for the Parade of the Bands and Last Lap.
As a result of the road closures there will be no access or parking on the affected streets located within the perimeter of the parade route during the times noted. Motorists to the City are encouraged to park in Bull’s Head and Elliott Street Car Parks.
The City has engaged the Traffic Wardens as well as Traffic Enforcement to be extra vigilant in ticketing offending vehicles that violate parking regulations starting on Thursday. With the closure of City Hall Car Park, short-term parking on Thursday, Friday and Saturday will be limited to street parking, Par-La-Ville Car Park and No.1 Car Park. Bull’s Head, Elliott, Cavendish and King Street car parks will remain open at all times.
Police, emergency services, security personnel, diversion notices, signage and barricades will all be in place during the BHW events in Hamilton. The City apologizes for any inconvenience caused during these closures and restrictions and kindly askes the motoring public to exercise patience and understanding as the Bermuda Heroes Weekend celebrations get underway.
• Press release from the City of Hamilton