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Government offices closed for Fourth; green waste pickup to run day later and Utica to close some streets for parade

Posted 7/1/22

Independence Day, also called the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday which commemorates the Declaration of Independence, which was ratified by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.

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Government offices closed for Fourth; green waste pickup to run day later and Utica to close some streets for parade

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Independence Day, also called the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday which commemorates the Declaration of Independence, which was ratified by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.

The Second Continental Congress declared that the 13 Colonies were no longer subject King George III of England, and were now united, free, and independent states.

In observance of Independence Day on Monday, July 4, area government offices and businesses will be closed or operating on a modified schedule.

City, town and village offices and courts will be closed.

Although trash collection in Rome will operate on its normal Tuesday through Friday schedule the city’s containerized green waste collection will be a day behind with green waste collection to occur the same day as trash collection.

Monday’s normal green waste route will be picked on Tuesday; Tuesday’s regular green waste route will be picked up on Wednesday, Wednesday’s green waste route will be collected on Thursday and the normal Thursday green waste route will be picked up on Friday.

Centro bus services in Rome will not be available.

Fire and emergency services will operate as usual, and Rome Police Department will remain open.

Jervis Public Library and the Utica Public Library will both be closed for the holiday.

All Post Offices will be closed for the federal holiday, though the lobby in Rome will remain open for PO box holders and for use of the stamp kiosks.

All area banks will be closed for Independence Day, and will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, July 5.

The City of Utica will hold its annual Fourth of July parade, and the parade route itself will be closed to parking from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and closed to traffic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The parade will start at Genesee Street in front of Our Lady of Lourdes Church. The parade will move from Genesee Street to the Memorial Parkway, and it will end at the Parkway Recreation Center.

Utica will hold a party in Proctor Park, which will include fireworks in the evening. Parking restrictions and road closures will begin at 5 p.m., the party will begin at 7 p.m. and the fireworks are tentatively scheduled for 9:30 p.m.

The road closures and parking restrictions will lift at roughly 11 p.m., once all of the spectators have dispersed following the fireworks.

• Parking on the 1800 blocks of Girard Street, South Street, Gardner Street, and Guelich Street will be limited to parking on the north side of the street therefore you will park facing away from Culver Avenue towards Ontario Street

This will assist in clearing out post event traffic.

• Parking on the 1600 block of Lansing Street will be limited to parking on the north side of the street. This will assist in clearing out post event traffic.

• Parking on Ontario Street (from Blandina Street to Rutger Street) will be limited to parking on the west side of the street. Parking on Ontario Street (from Rutger Street to South Street) will be limited to parking on the east side of the street. This will assist in clearing out post event traffic.

• No parking will be allowed on the 1800 block of Rutger St.

• A traffic post will be set at the intersection of Rutger Street and Ontario Street diverting all eastbound traffic on Rutger Street north or south on Ontario Street.

• The 1900 block of Rutger Street will be barricaded and no traffic or parking will be allowed.

• Culver Avenue will be closed to traffic from Bleecker Street to Rutger Street.

• The 1800 blocks of Lansing Street, Blandina Street, and Culver Court will be barricaded and no parking will be allowed.

• Poe Street, Redfield Street, and Ward Street will be closed to local necessary traffic only.

VIP/vendor/handicap parking will be allowed by pass and/or handicap placard only. VIP/vendor/handicap parking will be directed to the grassy lots on Ludlow Avenue at Rutger Street.

You may access the designated VIP/vendor/handicap parking lot via the traffic posts at Culver Avenue and Rutger Street or Culver Avenue and Redfield Street.

When exiting this designated parking area, use Ludlow Avenue to Redfield Street to Culver Avenue.

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