The Keizer Police Department will close River Rd N on Saturday, August 12th, 2023, for the annual KeizerFest Parade.
Lockhaven Dr. N will be closed at 6:45 a.m. to all traffic between River Rd N and McClure St N to establish the parade staging area. Parade entries will not be allowed to travel westbound on Lockhaven Dr N. Those needing to get to the staging area must take Chemawa Rd N to Windsor Island Rd N, then proceed eastbound on Lockhaven Dr to their designated staging points.
River Rd N will be closed to all north and southbound traffic starting at 9:30 a.m. from Plymouth Dr NE to Lockhaven Dr N. Northbound River Rd traffic from Salem will be diverted to Cherry Ave NE via Plymouth Dr NE. This traffic will be routed back to the Salem Parkway, where they may continue northbound travel via Verda Ln NE. Southbound River Rd traffic from north Keizer will be diverted eastbound on Lockhaven Dr NE.
Before the parade and other events, traffic will be allowed to cross River Rd at Chemawa Rd periodically. Vehicles will not be permitted to travel north or south on River Rd during this time.
The KeizerFest Parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. and proceed southbound on River Rd N from Lockhaven Dr. N. The parade will end at the intersection of River Rd and Glynbrook St N. It is expected that River Rd will begin to re-open around 12.30 p.m. as the end of the parade proceeds southbound on River Rd.
Parade signs advising of the street closures have been posted along River Rd advising citizens of the forthcoming closure.
For folks preparing parade space ahead of time by placing chairs on the sidewalk, please remember to leave an adequate travel path of at least three feet for use by our citizens who use wheelchairs.