River Walk fireworks show expected to cause traffic delays

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Bakersfield Police Department will be closing roadways for the River Walk fireworks show on July 4.

Traffic delays are expected to begin around 6:00 p.m. as people start to arrive and the parking lots begin the fill up, according to police.

Expect closures at the following intersections:
-Westbound Stockdale Highway at Calloway Drive /Old River Road
-Eastbound Stockdale Highway at Jewetta Avenue
-Northbound River Park Way at Stockdale Highway
-Northbound River Run Boulevard at Stockdale Highway
-Eastbound and Westbound River Run Boulevard at Buena Vista Road
-Northbound Buena Vista Road at Deer Peak Drive

If attending the fireworks show, the public is encouraged to plan ahead and arrive early if they wish to secure a parking spot, Bakersfield PD announced.

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