According to the City Island Civic Association, NYPD 45th precinct will be routing traffic for those of us planning to return to City Island the afternoon of the concert on June 4th.
All cars will be moved out of the Orchard Beach parking lot at 3 p.m. The gates will be opened at 5 p.m. for ticketed concertgoers only.There will be a dance program at 6 p.m. and Jennifer Lopez will be on stage from 8:30 to 10 p.m.
Exits off the Hutchinson River Parkway will be a directed route for ticketed concertgoers; All traffic traveling south on Shore Road from Pelham / New Rochelle will be directed to the Hutchinson River Parkway.
The only access for those headed for City Island will be via Pelham Parkway or Route 95 to Shore Road (Pelham Bridge Road), over the Pelham bridge. Along this route will run shuttle buses from the subway station and cars with event parking tickets to Orchard Beach via Shore Road past the stable. Those without tickets will be directed into outbound traffic lanes. Cars going to City Island will be allowed to proceed in a bus lane marked by traffic cones to City Island Road toward the City Island circle. Anyone trying to access Orchard Beach from the City Island Circle will be sent back to Shore Road northbound. .
There will be many police officers on the ground who will prevent cars from parking on the grass and give tickets to anyone who doesn’t follow instructions. There are temporary fences to prevent people from accessing the concert on foot, and the Harbor Patrol and officers on the beach will prevent people from coming by sea. There will be tow trucks patrolling and removing abandoned or illegally parked cars via fire lanes if necessary. .
After reviewing parts of the plan with the 45th precinct, we advise that anyone who must leave the Island that day and return in the afternoon try to get back between 2 and 3 p.m., after which time they estimate the traffic will start to back up. Those who must return to City Island later should plan to do so between 8:30 and 10 p.m., when J-Lo is on stage.
It is expected that traffic out of the area and on to City Island will be bad again after 10 p.m. but there will still be many police officers on duty. Officers will be on patrol on City Island itself during the entire event.
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