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Posted on: July 1, 2021

[ARCHIVED] July 4, 2021 Fireworks at Empire State Plaza Road Closures and Parking Restrictions

Parking Restrictions:

Sunday, July 4th from 5:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. 

  • State Street, both sides from S. Swan Street to Eagle Street

Sunday, July 4th beginning at 5:00 a.m. until Monday, July 5th at 6:00 a.m. 

  • Upper Lincoln Park all roadways between Delaware Avenue and Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard.  This includes the roadway adjacent to TOAST School and near the tennis courts, basketball courts and spray pool (Sunshine School)

Sunday, July 4th from 5:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. 

  • Madison Place, North Side from Eagle Street to Philip Street
  • Elm Street, north side from Eagle Street to Grand Street
  • Philip Street, east side from Madison Ave to Warren Street
  • Bleecker Street, south side from Philip Place to Eagle Street

Sunday, July 4th from 5:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. 

  • Madison Avenue, both sides from S. Swan Street to Eagle Street

Sunday, July 4th from 5:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

  • Washington Avenue, north side from Eagle Street to S. Swan Street
  • Washington Avenue, south side from S. Swan Street east to opposite N. Hawk Street 
  • Washington Avenue, north side from S. Swan Street west to 111 Washington Avenue
  • N. Hawk Street, east & West sides from Washington Avenue to Elk Street

Free parking will be available starting at 5:30 p.m. in the visitor and “P” lots under the Empire State Plaza, the East Garage, and the Grand Street and Elk Street lots.

Buses:

CDTA will also have several buses available for use for those individuals who choose not to bring their vehicle to the event.  Busses will be staged on Washington Avenue in the area of the NYS Capitol.  CDTA will have staff on site to assist selecting the correct bus. 

Road Closures:

 Sunday, July 4th beginning at 5:00 a.m. until Monday, July 5th at 9:00 a.m. 

 Closed to ALL traffic

  • Upper Lincoln Park roadways between Delaware Avenue and Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard.  (TOAST School roadway, roadway to tennis courts, basketball courts , spray pool, and sunshine school building)

Sunday, July 4th from 5:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. 

Closed for all except local and emergency traffic

  • Madison Place between Eagle Street and Philip Street
  • Philip Street between Madison Avenue and Myrtle Avenue
  • Elm Street between Eagle Street and Grand Street
  • Wilbur Street between Philip Street and Grand Street
  • Bleecker Place between Philip Street and Eagle Street
  • Myrtle Avenue between Eagle Street and Grand Street

Sunday, July 4th from 4:00 p.m. until 11:59 p.m. 

Closed to all but event and emergency vehicles

  • Madison Avenue between S. Swan Street and Eagle Street

Sunday, July 4th from 5:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

  • State Street between S. Swan Street and Eagle Street
  • Park Street between Lancaster Street and State Street

Please note that additional closures may be necessary based upon traffic volumes and delays. Albany Police Department personnel will be on hand to assist with traffic control and ensuring that motorists are aware of recommended egress routes. Several message boards will also contain information to help direct motorists.  

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