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March 27, 2002 – The V.I. Police Department has issued detailed regulations for traffic and parking during Carnival activities.
Effective Sunday, April 21, 2002, any vehicle parked and obstructing either pedestrian or vehicular traffic in the vicinity of Carnival Village will be ticketed and towed at the owner's expense. The area includes but is not limited to parking on sidewalks in the area of the V.I. Legislature, Alvaro DeLugo Post Office, and Main Street.
Specially assigned wrecker operators will tow and store all vehicles removed from the areas indicated, said the release from the office of Deputy Chief of Police Theodore A. Carty. Towing fees are $70 and ticket fines are $25. To retrieve a towed vehicle, one should report to the front desk at Zone "A" located in the Justice Complex. The desk officer will contact the on-duty wrecker operator to relinquish the vehicle once the fines and fees have been paid.
"To avoid paying these fees, do not park on the sidewalks and in areas which block or obstruct vehicle and pedestrian traffic," said traffic commander Capt. Justin Lettsome.
Regulations and prohibitions during Carnival festivities
Parking less than 10 feet from a corner
Parking less than 10 feet from a fire hydrant
Improper parking or parking more than 12 inches from a curb
Parking in front of the Criminal Justice Complex on Hospital Gade
Parking where it interferes with the free and normal flow of traffic
Parking on taxi stands and in handicapped designated areas
Speeding and drag-racing on the public roads and highways
Driving drunk or impaired
Parking on Main Street from April 22 to April 28, between 6 p.m. and midnight
Parking in excess of posted signage time zones
Parking in police parking lot on Norre Gade
Carnival Village prohibited parking
The motoring public is informed from effective Saturday, April 13, at one minute after midnight through Saturday, May 4, at midnight, parking is prohibited in the Fort Christian parking lot. This is to allow construction and all entertainment functions of the Carnival Village.
Vehicles found parked in the lot or around the Village that obstruct the normal flow of pedestrians and vehicles will be ticketed and towed at the owner's expense. Provisions for loading and unloading of goods and supplies will be allowed; however, when loading or unloading is completed the vehicle must be removed from inside the Village.
Lionel Roberts Stadium activities
Effective at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 30, during activities at Lionel Roberts Stadium, traffic will be restricted to a "loop pattern."
Motor vehicles traveling west on Polyberg Hill will turn left at the signal light, then right on the Kongens Gade (Education Street) road, and right onto Hospital Gade to travel north toward the Knud Hansen Complex. Vehicles traveling north on Beltjen Road shall turn left onto Norre Gade adjacent to Wet Willy's bar, and right onto Hospital Gade.
Food Fair activities
On Wednesday, April 24, traffic flow around the Carnival Food Fair located in the Rothschild Francis (Market) Square will be as follows:
Fireburn Hill (Lettsome's Grocery) between 7 and 9 a.m., traffic will reverse to a northbound direction (uphill). Motorists traveling southbound will turn right at the top onto Inter Gade and into Savan.
Gamble Gade (Weekes Bakery) traffic will be reversed from westbound to eastbound. Motorists traveling east on Gamble Gade will be able to turn left onto Fireburn Hill or right onto Store Gade to exit via Wimmelskaft Gade (Back Street). Princesse Gade (Dober School road) will be closed to vehicular traffic.
J'ouvert on Veterans Drive
On Thursday, April 25, Veterans Drive will be closed to vehicular traffic from 4 a.m. until all J'ouvert activity has concluded.
Parade days
On Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27, no parking will be allowed on Main Street from 5 a.m. until the Carnival parades have concluded.
Race track activities
On Friday, April 26, during activities at the Clinton E. Phipps Race Track, parking will be allowed only on the westbound lane. Vehicles that park inside of the racetrack must exit by making a left turn and travel westward. Right turns will not be permitted until the activity is ended.
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