What Roads Are Closed for Chelmsford's Fourth of July Festivities?

Several streets are closed on July 3 and July 4 as the town celebrates Independence Day.

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Chelmsford is celebrating the Fourth of July on Thursday and Friday with a variety of activities. And as a result, there will be several street closures to close out the week in Chelmsford.

The following road closures are set for the next two days, according to the Chelmsford Police Department.
  • Westford Street from North Road to Academy Street closed Thursday, July 3, 10 a.m. through Friday, July 4, until approximately 7 p.m.
  • Academy Street will be closed to all traffic and and there will be no parking signs on both sides of the street from 12 p.m. Thursday, July 3, through Friday, July 4, until approximately 7 p.m.
  • Westford Street at Dalton Road will be closed to all southbound traffic, detoured south down Dalton Road toward North Road from 12 p.m. on Thursday, July 3, until approximately 7 p.m. on Friday, July 4. Upper and lower Dalton Road will be closed at North Road to all traffic for the parade at 9 a.m. on Friday, July 4.
  • Posting of no parking signs will take place on, Thursday, July 3, on one side of Dalton Road from North Road to Westford Street. (Increased detour of traffic north and south).
  • North Road will be closed to all traffic from Chelmsford Center to Fletcher Street Thursday, July 3, from approximately 6:00 p.m. or sooner if necessary to 11:00 p.m. (Pedestrian Safety for Common Activities).
  • Posting of no parking signs is scheduled for Friday, July 4, along Road Races and Parade Route from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • North Road from Drum Hill to Chelmsford Center, Central Square, Littleton Road at Chelmsford Center, Chelmsford Street from Central Square to Fletcher Street are closed for the annual Road Races and Parade at approximately 9 a.m. on Friday, July 4.
  • Parkhurst Road will be closed at Drum Hill Road, North Road and Smith Street at approximately 9:00 a.m. on Friday, July 4, for annual Road Race. Parkhurst Road will reopen from Drum Hill Road to Smith Street at 9:30 a.m.
  • Wilson Street at Chelmsford Street and Billerica Road will be closed at approximately 9:00 a.m. on Friday, July 4, for the Parade.
In addition, police posted that there will be several restricted vendor areas that will be strictly enforced by officers on the beat.

Below is a look at the restricted vendor areas for this week's Fourth of July festivities.
  • North Road at Route 495 Bridge
  • South along a line to Fletcher Street at Meeting House Road
  • South along a line to Chelmsford Street
  • South on Wilson Street
  • Across Billerica Road
  • South along Summer Street to Boston Road
  • West across Acton Road
  • North, a line across Littleton Road at the Ginger Ale Plaza
  • Line North parallel with Westford Street to Route 495 Bridge
  • East along a line of Route 495 to North Road


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