Date: September 3, 2017
Location: Newport Riverfront
Times: Sunday Noon – 10 p.m.
Fireworks begin at 9:05 p.m.
Live entertainment on Riverboat Row from noon to 9 p.m., food, beverages and Rozzi’s largest and oldest fireworks display at dark. In past years there have been more than 250,000 visitors. For more information, please visit WEBN.com.
No beverages, no coolers, no tents, no umbrellas, no animals, no bikes, no roller skates, no drones, no laser pointers.
Do remember to dress appropriately for the weather. Do wear comfortable shoes that you can walk in. If you plan to bring a bag or backpack, select a clear bag to help things move smooth and quickly at the entrance. Plan which side of the river you want to be on before the Taylor Southgate Bridge closes to vehicles at 6 p.m. and closes to pedestrians at 7:30 p.m. Consider brining hearing protection for small children. Plan on long delays when leaving the event, be patient.
NEWPORT STREET CLOSINGS ON SUN. SEPT. 3
In the morning -
Closing at 8 a.m.:
- Riverboat Row;
- Columbia North of 4th St.
In the evening -
Closing at 7:30 p.m.:
- Cowans Drive;
- 10th Street between Saratoga and York;
- Monmouth Street from 3rd to 11th. From 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Monmouth will be for emergency vehicles only.
*NO PARKING ON MONMOUTH AFER 7 P.M.*
From 7 p.m. to Midnight there will be no parking on Monmouth.
AFTER THE FIREWORKS MONMOUTH WILL BE ONE-WAY SOUTH TO CLEAR THE RIVERFRONT*
Purple People Bridge closes to pedestrians at 5:30 p.m.
Taylor Southgate Bridge closes to vehicles at 6 p.m., closes to pedestrians at 7:30 p.m.
4th Street Bridge to Covington closes at 8:30 p.m.
I-471 Exit Ramps to Route 8 close at 7:30 p.m. (unless safety concerns dictate closing earlier)
DO NOT Park on bridges, ramps, or highways, you will be cited and your vehicle will be towed.
- Newport residents are encouraged to leave their cars at home and walk to their favorite viewing spot.
- Visitors are encouraged to utilize TANK's Park and Ride from NKU
AFTER THE FIREWORKS
After the fireworks all traffic will be routed to I-471 or I-275. Both of these routes will take you anywhere in the tri-state. PLEASE TAKE WHICHEVER ENTRANCE RAMP YOU ARE THE CLOSEST TO OR WHATEVER ENTRANCE RAMP YOU ARE DIRECTED TO BY EMERGENCY PERSONNEL. The Newport PD suggests you turn off or disregard your GPS until you are on the interstate; the reason for this suggestion is, after the event the direction is reversed on several one-way streets to clear the riverfront and emergency personell will direct you to the quickest path to the interstate and away from other traffic congestion so GPS will not help. Once you are on the interstate you can get off at the next exit to turn around if necessary. This will speed up the flow of traffic because access to all entrance ramps are one lane only.
ALL TRAFFIC LANES THAT ARE MANNED BY EMERGENCY PERSONNEL ARE DIRECT ROUTES TO THE INTERSTATE.
At approximately 9:15 p.m. Monmouth Street will reopen but the traffic pattern changes to being one-way south to send all traffic southward on US 27 to I-471 North and South.
All traffic west of York Street will be directed South to 12th Street. Note 12th St. will be one-way going west to send all traffic to 275.
All traffic using Route 8 after the event will be sent onto I-471 North or South.
After the fireworks the buses to NKU will stage at the Route 8 entrance ramp to I-471 southbound for everyone who arrived on those buses.