For Immediate Release: 8/17/2017 11:38 am
Worcester, MA (August 15, 2017) – The Worcester Police Department today announced street closures and anticipated traffic delays for Saturday, August 19th due to CENTRO’s 27th Annual Latin American Festival. The event will be held on the Worcester Common Oval from noon until 9 p.m. Drivers can expect traffic restrictions and detours during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Franklin Street from Main Street to Portland Street; on Front Street from Main Street to Commercial Street and during the hours of 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Main Street from Pleasant Street to Chatham Street.
Due to heavy pedestrian crowds associated with the event, motorists are encouraged to exercise caution when traveling in these areas. The Worcester Police Department is advising drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians to take extra care to obey the rules of the road and to be considerate of others traveling on local streets.
Parking will be limited around the area of the event; the public is encouraged to utilize municipal garages and the Worcester Public Library.