Expect road closures for Marine Festival

Street closures are part of every Marine Festival to help maximize the fun space.

Street closures are part of every Marine Festival to help maximize the fun space.

For the Bathtub Days Street Fair, Commercial Street, from Terminal Avenue to Bastion Street, as well as connecting lanes Skinner Street, Museum Way and Wharf Street, will be closed Friday and Saturday (July 22-23) from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Vehicles must be moved prior to street closure in the morning.

The Sail Past on Wheels Fun Parade on Saturday will see closure of the parade route – Fitzwilliam Street, Bastion Street, Front Street and Comox Road – plus feeder streets from 6 a.m. to noon.

During the fireworks, Newcastle Avenue will be closed, as will Dawes, Bryden, Mount Benson and Rosehill streets between Newcastle and Steward avenues. Sections of Cliff, Skinner, Wallace and Front streets and Comox Road will also be closed from 7 p.m. to midnight.

Unlike previous years, Departure Bay Road will not be closed but traffic control will be in effect. Nanaimo Transit will offer shuttle services to some events. For full road closure information, please visit www.nanaimo.ca.