Holiday events likely to impact traffic
JANESVILLE Janesville Police are reminding motorists there might be traffic delays because of this week's special events.
Wednesday, July 4
The Rock Aqua Jays will be hosting the Independence Day on the Rock.
Starting at 8 p.m., several areas will be closed to traffic because of the fireworks display.
-- Veterans Memorial Bridge on Memorial Drive, including all ramps leading to the bridge.
-- North Franklin Street between Mineral Point and Highland avenues.
-- The bicycle trail from Mineral Point Avenue/Franklin Street to the area just north of Veterans Memorial Bridge.
The fireworks start at 9:30 p.m.
After the fireworks, motorists should expect delays when leaving Traxler Park. To keep traffic flowing smoothly, motorists heading south on North Main Street will not be allowed to turn left onto Centerway. Motorists heading south on North Parker Drive will not be allowed to turn right onto Centerway.
Saturday, July 7
From 7 to 11 a.m. the "Rock, Roll and Run Triathlon" will be held at Traxler Park. All roads will remain open, but traffic will be stopped at points along the route to protect participants.
The bicycle portion of the event will start at Traxler Park and follow Main Street, Centerway, Franklin Street and Mineral Point Road before heading onto rural roads. Riders will return to Traxler Park on the same route.
The run portion will leave Traxler Park and will follow Main Street, Holmes Street, Sinclair Street, Van Buren Street, Wisconsin Street, Prospect Avenue, Cornelia Street, Pease Court, Main Street and then back to the park.