Press release from Newark Police Department:
On Saturday (July 27, 2013) and Sunday (July 28, 2013), 91st annual Newark Holy Ghost Festa will be occurring. Parades will be held on both days causing several road closures within the City of Newark. Residents and visitors are advised to use alternate routes (including trucks) to prevent delays to their destinations.
The following roads will be closed on Saturday, July 27, 2013 between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Thornton Avenue (all eastbound lanes) between Cherry Street and Arden Street, Arden Street, Plummer Avenue, Galletta Drive, and Cherry Street (all northbound lanes) between Plummer Avenue and Thornton Avenue.
The following roads will be closed on Sunday, July 28, 2013 between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Thornton Avenue (all eastbound lanes) between Cherry Street and Saint Edwards Street. The following intersections that intersect with Thornton Avenue will be closed to thru-traffic at Arden Street (southbound), Newark Blvd (north and southbound), and Birch Street (southbound).
All trucks that normally travel on northbound Cherry Street to Thornton Avenue are advised to use Central Avenue to northbound Cedar Boulevard to return to eastbound Thornton Ave. Westbound Thornton Ave. traffic is advised to use Central Avenue to Willow Street. All motorists are advised to follow all detours and exercise caution while driving through the area.