Kick Off the Summer with Fireworks Tonight

Summer officially began last week, but things are really heating up in Somerville tonight with the city’s annual fireworks display in honor of the upcoming July 4 holiday.

The evening starts at 6 p.m. at Trum Field and will include live entertainment by the Somerville Sunsetters, the Somerville Moonlighters, Bova Productions, the USO Metropolitan New York Performers and local disco-funk band Booty Vortex. The event concludes with a 30-minute fireworks display. (Rain date: June 28)

To ensure public safety and pedestrian access to events, several road closures and bus detours will be in place. Traffic alterations will be as follows:

  • Broadway from Ball Square to Magoun Square: No parking on either side from noon to midnight. Street closed from 5 p.m. to midnight.
  • Cedar Street from Morrison Avenue to the Bridge: No parking on either side from 8 a.m. to midnight. Traffic restricted to residents only from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (from Morrison Avenue only). No access to street after 6 p.m.
  • Cedar Street from the Bridge to Broadway: No parking on either side from 8 a.m. to midnight. Street closed from 4 p.m. to midnight. Traffic restricted to residents only from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (from Morrison Avenue only). No access to street after 6 p.m.
  • Franey Road: No Parking on either side from 4 p.m. to midnight.  Street closed from 4 p.m. to midnight. Restricted area authorized personnel only.
  • Charles E. Ryan Road: No parking on street on either side from 8 a.m. to midnight. Access restricted to residents from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. No access to street from 6 p.m. to midnight.

Bus Schedule – Buses 80 and 89 will be rerouted from 5 p.m. to midnight.

  • Bus 80 from Lechmere will maintain regular route to Magoun Square; it will pass through Magoun Square and take a left onto Harvard Street to Warner Street until the Powderhouse Rotary where it will connect back to College Avenue and the regular route.
  • Bus 80 from Arlington Center will maintain regular route to Powderhouse Square rotary, take a right onto Harvard Street, right onto Main Street, cross Magoun Square and return to regular route.
  • Bus 89 from Sullivan Square will maintain regular route to Winter Hill at Broadway and Main Street right onto Main Street, Left onto Harvard Street to Warner Street, to the Powderhouse Rotary and return to the regular route.
  • Bus 89 from Clarendon Hill will maintain regular route to Powderhouse Rotary, around to Warner Street, to Harvard Street, right on Main Street, left Broadway at Winter Hill to regular route.

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