By Melanie Yingst
June 3, 2014
Festival officials will begin setting up for this year’s festival downtown today and want to remind all strawberry lovers to leave Fido at home.
This year, as part of the ordinance passed by Troy City Council, no dogs will be allowed in the downtown festival areas throughout the weekend. The only exception is for certified service animals.
The 2014 Troy Strawberry Festival committees begin set-up today so downtown residents and business employees may need to walk a little farther to get home or to work for the weekend.
Street closures will begin at 6 a.m. today for the downtown Square’s quadrants.
The set-up and actual festival will necessitate some street closures and the use of select parking spaces for the festival, said Troy Strawberry Festival chairman Kathi Roetter.
Please take note the following details regarding downtown public spaces for the Troy Strawberry Festival.
Street closures will begin at 9 p.m. on Thursday unless otherwise noted.
The following is the planned street closures beginning Thursday:
* Main St. from Mulberry to Plum St. (note-the north lanes will be open to the Safety Building parking lot entrance.) Plum and Mulberry streets will be open.
* Market St. from Franklin to Water St. (Both Water and Franklin streets will be open.)
* Walnut St.-1/2 block, both north and south of E. Main St.
* Cherry St- 1/2 block, both north (closes at noon on Wednesday) and south of W. Main St.
PUBLIC PARKING LOTS
*The four parking quadrants in the square will close beginning at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, for set-up.
*The City of Troy parking lot on N. Cherry St. (north of the Mayflower) will close beginning today at 6 a.m. for set-up
*The City of Troy parking lot at S. Cherry St. and W. Franklin St. will have limited availability on Friday, June 6 and will be closed for public parking on Saturday and Sunday.
STREET PARKING SPACES
*The on-street parking spaces (located on both sides of Main St.) between Walnut and Cherry Streets will be closed to the public beginning at 6 a.m. Thursday.
*The on-street parking spaces (located on both sides of Market St.) between Water and Franklin Streets will be closed to the public beginning at 6 a.m. Thursday.
*There will be no on-street parking on both sides of Water St. on Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8 from Short St. to Mulberry Street.
If you require additional information or have any questions, contact the Troy Strawberry Festival office at (937) 339-7714.