Security will be tight at the 3rd of July Firework Celebration


Everyone has different traditions for the Fourth of July, but for the 3rd of July many flock to the Burlington Waterfront to enjoy Fireworks Celebration.

For the Burlington Police Department, there biggest concern is the safety of those viewing the fireworks.

Lt. Jonathan Young is leading the effort to keep the Waterfront safe, during the celebration and says it’s nearly all hands on deck at One North Ave.

“We’ve hired overtime details have special assignments in place with agencies to help us just assist with the numbers,” said Lt. Young.

He says it’s up to the public to be mindful of their surroundings and report anything suspicious to police.

“If something seems weird chances are it probably is so give us a call and we’ll certainly respond and do something about it,” said Lt. Young.

The other headache that comes along with the fireworks spectacular is the parking.

“Downtown there’s not a lot of parking available so the parking that is available is off site at UVM and there are busses available provide by GMT,” said Lt. Young.

The busses will cost a dollar round trip and will leave from the Gutterson parking garage and head back and forth to the waterfront starting at 3:45 P.M.

But Lt. Young says parts of Main Street will be shut down to accommodate the busses.

“Main streets going to be kind of a struggle because it will be shut down to westbound traffic eastbound only one lane from the waterfront east reserved for GMT buses”

So that everyone can enjoy the firework show and get home safely.

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