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Batavia prepares for Fourth of July celebration

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

There will be food vendors and live bands, which will start at 5 p.m. and will be on Millview Drive and Main Street. The Sky Concert is set to start at 9:30 p.m. and end at 10 p.m.

"After the show, motorists leaving the event area or just driving through Batavia on the city's west side will experience heavy traffic delays," according to a news release from the Batavia Police Department.

The roads that will be the most impacted will be Randall Road from Main Street to Fabyan Parkway, West Wilson Street and Main Street near Batavia High School and Route 31 in the downtown area 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.

Alcoholic beverages, sparklers and fireworks and dogs are prohibited from all of the event areas, police said.

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