Evansville Police are advising motorist to plan ahead for heavy traffic during the riverfront fireworks show.
The fireworks are planned for Monday, July 4th. Should the date change due to weather, the increased traffic on the new date should still be considered by motorist in the downtown area.
The major intersections will be staffed by uniformed police officers who will be directing traffic. Please pay attention to their instructions. There will also be an increase in pedestrian traffic.
For the safety of everyone, please avoid using cellphones or other behavior that would distract you while driving.
The increase in traffic will impact the amount of time it takes to get out of the area, regardless of the route you are using. Please be patient and do your part to ensure everyone has a safe evening.