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Watch for traffic near Batavia Fourth of July celebration

Published: Thursday, July 4, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

BATAVIA – Batavia will have its annual fireworks Sky Concert tonight. Observation areas for the show will be at Engstrom Park on Main Street and Millview Drive and the Batavia High School athletic fields.

There will be food vendors and live bands that will start at 5 p.m. and will be located on Millview Drive near Main Street. The Sky Concert begins at 9:30 p.m. and should be done around 10 p.m.

“After the show, motorists leaving the event area or just driving through Batavia on the West Side of the city will experience heavy traffic delays,” according to a news release from the Batavia Police Department.

The roads that will be the most affected will be Randall Road from Main Street to Fabyan Parkway, West Wilson Street and Main Street by Batavia High School and Route 31 downtown after the fireworks show is over, police said.

All of those routes will have barricades and detours around the event site, the news release said. The police department recommended that motorists allow plenty of time to get into and out of the area.

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