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Gnarly Traffic Weekend Expected

Police advise of road closures near Heckscher Park Saturday as Paramount Theater opens to sold out shows.

Motorists are being advised of road closures in the vicinity of Heckscher Park for the Huntington Fall Festival this weekend as the Paramount Theater welcomes Elvis Costello for its highly-publicized opening night.

According to police, Prime Avenue, Madison Street and Sabbath Day Path in Huntington will be closed on Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to approximately 7:30 p.m.

The Paramount Theater will welcome Costello to town Friday night for its sold out opening night concert at the newly-remodeled live entertainment venue. Third Eye Blind plays Saturday.

Main Street in Huntington will be closed from Park Avenue to West Neck Road on October 2 for a Columbus Day Parade, which begins at 12:30 p.m.

Motorists are advised to find alternate routes.

Andrea September 29, 2011 at 06:57 PM
Love this town! Traffic is awful even without all this - but I take it as a sign that Huntington is still attracting lots of people! I'm just glad I live within walking distance and can avoid some of the traffic/ parking nightmares. At the end of the day, I couldn't imagine living anywhere else <3
jane September 29, 2011 at 10:41 PM
what's with the aggressive driving & tailgating? especially with women in an SUV & 2-3 kids in the back.
jane September 29, 2011 at 10:44 PM
I have had many a confrontation on Huntington Village roads over the years. Usually tailgating me. That's a no-no with me. It's called "no respect" people have no respect for themselves or others. I've had to mobilize the SCPD several times.
Jim R. September 30, 2011 at 04:08 PM
@Jane - are you one of those people who drives 10mph in the left lane? If so, you deserve to be tailgated because you are not following traffic laws.
Andrea September 30, 2011 at 05:15 PM
Wow - rude and unnecessary! No one deserves to be tailgated - it's dangerous and causes a whole lot more accidents than someone who just drives slowly. Plus, what left lane are you talking about and what traffic laws? Virtually all of Huntington village is one lane except for certain portions of Main Street - where half the time people are double parked so it's like a one lane road anyway - or areas with turning lanes . The maximum speed limit in Huntington, according to town code, is 30 MPH unless otherwise marked - there is no minimum cited insofar as I've known. And finally, it's impossible to go even close to 30 MPH through town most of the time - between lights and traffic you're crawling anyway - not to mention watching out for all the pedestrian crosswalks (which I like but I really wish people would stop practically jumping into them as if cars just stopped on a dime).
JSC September 30, 2011 at 09:15 PM
A little courtesy goes a long way when we are stuck in traffic and moving along slowly. If someone lets you into the traffic from a parking lot or bank drive-thru or side street, please acknowledge it by waving "thank you". After all, they didn't have to let you in. Stop and wave people across the crosswalks so they know you've seen them standing there waiting!
Kelly Anne October 06, 2011 at 06:06 PM
I totally agree with Andrea! I couldn't live anywhere else. Recently bought a home in the maplewood section of South Hunt. I dread the village traffic; especially suing rush hour when I'm just passing through, but I (like Andrea) take it as a sign of people enjoying our town; The main reason I moved here. Hopefully the mayor utilizes some of the influx to improve the areas surrounding the village to be just as marketable! :-). I am very excited about the new venue and the fall fest was awesome! If we could only add left turn lanes down 25a!! Haha. Someway to filter those left turners. Hahah I can't stand when people don't drive up to the light with the actual left turn lane...you all know it's there! Hahaha

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