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Spiedie Fest 2014 Parking and Traffic Information

Traci Taylor

If you’re planning to join 98.1 The Hawk Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Spiedie Fest at Otsiningo Park, there are some things you need to know about parking and local traffic conditions.  Here’s the scoop:

Spiedie Fest Parking
Parking is NOT available at Otsiningo Park. Parking for Spiedie Fest is at Broome Community College (BCC) located on Front Street just north of Exit 5 off I-81.  You can also access BCC from Exit 6 off I-81.

The cost to park your car at BCC is $5 per vehicle and includes continual shuttle bus service from BCC to Otsiningo Park throughout the weekend on this schedule

Friday- 2pm-10:30pm
Saturday-8am-10:30 pm
Sunday- 8am- 10:30 pm

Handicapped parking is available at BCC.

If you’re not parking your car, you can still take the bus from BCC to the park.  That cost is $5 per group.

Parking is NOT included in your admission fee for Spiedie Fest and is an additional $5 charge.

Parking for morning balloon launches is available free of charge at Roosevelt School across the bridge within walking distance to the park.  There are no shuttle buses from this location.

Local Traffic Issues
Several local roads will encounter traffic delays due to Spiedie Fest including US Route 11 (Front Street) near Otsiningo Park.

The right lane of 81 northbound will be closed before the Front Street exit on ramp (exit 5) at 12pm Friday August 1st and will remain closed until 11am Monday August 4th. Traffic on 81 northbound will be shifted to the left of the lane closure. I-81 at this location will maintain two lanes of through traffic.

The on-ramp to 81 northbound at Front Street (exit 5) will remain open to traffic. There will be no continuous police traffic control at the Front Street exit and you’ll share the ramp with shuttle buses. Cones and/or barrels will be used to separate shuttle buses which will travel on the shoulder to enter Otsiningo park for Spiedie Fest.

The state route 17 eastbound ramp to 81 northbound will remain closed, State Route 17 eastbound traffic traveling to 81 northbound will continue to use the State Route 17 Front Street exit as a detour to exit 5.  When exiting State Route 17 eastbound onto Front Street, you will need to use the center and left lanes to turn left doe travel northbound. Two lanes of travel are open for Front Street northbound traffic.

Please remember that fines are doubles for work zone infractions. If you get two or more work zone violations your driver’s license could be suspended.

How to Get to Otsiningo Park
Click on the blue text that says “Directions” in the map below and follow the instructions,

Additional Info
Message boards will be placed on the major roads leading to Ostiningo Park on I-81 advising that no stopping or parking will be allowed along the shoulders of these roads just in case you forget.

Also keep in mind, no parking will be available along Front and Bevier Streets. Parked vehicles within these areas will be towed.

Please keep an eye out and use extreme caution while traveling along Bevier Street due to pedestrian traffic.

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