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Sound on Sound music festival: What residents and attendees need to know when it comes to Bridgeport traffic

The festival will feature many musical acts, including the Red Hot Chili Peppers, John Mayer and Alanis Morissette.

Sandrina Rodrigues

Sep 29, 2023, 10:00 AM

Updated 296 days ago

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This weekend, the city of Bridgeport will welcome thousands of visitors to the Sound on Sound music festival held at Seaside Park.
The festival will feature many musical acts, including the Red Hot Chili Peppers, John Mayer and Alanis Morissette.
If you're planning on attending, or live in the area, the Bridgeport Police Department has a warning about traffic.
Heavy traffic is expected in the city's downtown and south end areas. Residents who live near Seaside Park and the festival access points are encouraged to plan accordingly, police say in a Facebook post.
Below is everything you need to know when it comes to traffic, road closures and parking in the area from the Bridgeport Police Department.

Routes Open to Local Traffic:

  • Park Avenue will be open for local traffic from Railroad Avenue to Perry Memorial Archway; traffic will be regulated but expect delays.
  • Lafavette Street from Railroad Avenue to Gregory Street
  • Cole Street (entrance on Iranistan Avenue)
  • Alsace Street (entrance on South Avenue)

No Parking Areas:

  • South Avenue from Iranistan Avenue to Barnum Dyke on both sides
  • Iranistan Avenue from South Avenue (south) to Atlantic Street on both sides
  • Park Avenue from Gregory Street (south) to the Arches on both sides
  • Lafayette Street at Railroad Avenue (south) to University Avenue on both sides
  • Main Street at Ferry Access Road (south) to University Avenue on both sides
  • Broad Street from Allen Street (south) to University Avenue

Residential Parking

  • Residential Parking Only areas will be in Seaside Village and along Soundview Drive from Main Street. All others will be towed at the owner's expense.

Road Closures

  • Main Street and Broad Street will be closed to all traffic from Total Mortgage Arena to Soundview Drive. Soundview Drive will be closed and open only for emergency access.
  • The beach will remain open to residents.

Below are some tips from police:

  • Allow extra time for travel.
  • Avoid driving in the downtown and South End areas if possible.
  • If you must drive, be prepared for delays and detours.
  • Use public transportation or ride-sharing services if possible.
  • Park your car in a designated parking area and walk to the festival.
For more information on the festival, visit soundonsoundct.com.


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