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Parking and Traffic Restrictions Set for Carnival Activities

April 16, 2009 – The Fort Christian Parking Lot will be closed from Sunday, April 19 to Tuesday, May 12 and motorists that use the parking are directed towards the downtown area for parking. The VIPD will be lenient with the parking of vehicles in the downtown and surrounding areas during the dates that the parking lot is closed. We are asking the public to adhere to the parking regulations and restrictions. All parking restrictions will be enforced and vehicles in violation will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense.
Daytime Parking
– the timed parking areas will not be enforced during the time that the Fort Christian Parking Lot is closed;
– parking is allowed along the southern side of Norre Gade from the former Wet Willy’s to the Professional Building;
– parking is allowed on the waterfront apron;
– parking is allowed in the usual parking areas.
Daytime Restrictions
– no parking, standing or stopping in disabled persons parking spaces;
– no blocking of sidewalk access ramps, fire hydrants, crosswalks, other vehicles, driveways, entrances of homes and businesses and public roads;
– no parking less than 15 feet from a corner;
– no parking in specifically designated spaces;
Nighttime Parking
– parking is allowed on the western side of Hospital Gade from Veterans Park to the former J. Antonio Jarvis School;
– parking is allowed along the southern side of Norre Gade from the former Wet Willy’s to the Professional Building;
– parking is allowed on the waterfront apron;
– parking is allowed in the usual parking areas.
Nighttime Restrictions
– no parking, standing or stopping in disabled persons parking spaces;
– no blocking of sidewalk access ramps, fire hydrants, crosswalks, other vehicles, driveways, entrances of homes and businesses and public roads;
– no parking less than 15 feet from a corner;
– no parking in specifically designated spaces;
– no parking on the southern side of Main Street;
– no parking on the eastern side of Hospital Gade from Veterans Park to the former J. Antonio Jarvis School;
– no parking in areas where the normal flow of traffic is restricted on that particular roadway;
– absolutely no parking in front of the senior citizens reviewing stand on Norre Gade;
Remember to lock and secure your homes and vehicles. also, do not leave any valuable items in your vehicles.
Lionel Roberts Stadium Events
– parking is allowed on the western side of Hospital Gade from Veterans Park to the former J. Antonio Jarvis School;
– parking is allowed along the southern side of Norre Gade from the former Wet Willy’s to the Professional Building;
– traffic on the roads surrounding the stadium will be reduced to one way traffic to facilitate the safe and expeditious movement of traffic and pedestrians.
J’ouvert
– no minors or individuals who do not possess a valid driver’s license are allowed to operate vehicles;
– no consumption of alcohol during the operation of a vehicle or within the last eight (8) hours that will impaired your ability to operate a vehicle safely;
– no one other than authorized personnel by the Chief of Police is allowed to sit on the speakers on the trucks;
– all vehicle operators will be properly seated behind the steering wheel of the truck with the driver’s door properly closed.
Parades
– no minors or individuals who do not possess a valid driver’s license are allowed to operate vehicles;
– no consumption of alcohol during the operation of a vehicle or within the last eight (8) hours that will impaired your ability to operate a vehicle safely;
– no one other than authorized personnel by the Chief of Police is allowed to sit on the speakers on the trucks;
– all vehicle operators will be properly seated behind the steering wheel of the truck with the driver’s door properly closed;
– no parking on any of the southern and northern roads that are connected to the parade route in such a manner that the roadway is blocked from emergency vehicles.
Horse Race Day
v Vehicles are not allowed to park on the main roadway, which are Nadir and Bovoni Roads from Nadir intersection to Bovoni Center.
The Virgin Islands Police Department is asking motorists to operate their vehicles in a safe and prudent manner with care, courtesy and consideration for life and property and at the posted speed limits. All motorists who utilize Veterans Drive, Kronprindsens Gade, Main Street, Norre Gade and Hospital Ground need to find an alternate route to their destinations during the Lionel Roberts Stadium Events, Jouvert and Parade days.
The month of April is Alcohol Awareness Month and the Police Department will be conducting driving under the influence of alcohol initiatives throughout the month and we urge motorists please do not drink and drive.
Remember:
– If you plan to consume alcohol, designate a sober driver and give them your keys.
– If you have consumed alcohol and you are impaired, call a taxi, friend or family member.
– Motorists please report drunk drivers on the roadway to law enforcement officers.
– Wear your seatbelt and place children under the age of five (5) years old in the recommended child restraint.

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