Plan Ahead for 4th of July Streets Closures in Huntington Beach
For residents and visitors of Huntington Beach, the 4th of July Parade 2011 will require the closure of Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) from Goldenwest Street to Beach Boulevard starting at 5:00 AM on Monday, July 4. The parade will officially begin at PCH and 8th, going from 8th to Main Street where it will proceed up Main Street through the downtown and residential areas, ending just past Yorktown Avenue.
Prior to the parade is the Huntington Beach 5K Run/Walk. The first run starts at 7:00 AM at Main Street and Springfield Avenue and includes several staggered start times. The race route is south on Main Street to PCH, north on PCH to 8th Street, and back up 8th Street to Main Street. The race ends at 9:30 AM.
The parade begins at 10:00 AM and lasts approximately two hours. Staging areas will take place on PCH and portions of Walnut Avenue, Olive Avenue, 8th, and 9th.
Through traffic on PCH will be detoured at Goldenwest Street and Beach Boulevard up to Garfield Avenue. PCH will be completely open to traffic no later than 2:00 PM. Residents and guests coming into the downtown area off of Goldenwest Street should enter at Palm Avenue or Orange Avenue.
City beach parking is only accessible at Beach Boulevard and gates open at 5:00 AM. However, Pacific View Avenue will be open for access to the Hyatt and Hilton. Twin Dolphin Drive will be closed from 5:00 AM until no later than 2:00 PM. Following the parade, there will be additional activities in the downtown area on Main Street between PCH and Olive Avenue. For this reason, the first two blocks of Main will remain closed until after the fireworks have concluded.
The Pier will be partially closed to the public all day and completely closed at 5:00 PM. Fireworks will be launched from the end of the Pier. The fireworks will start at 9:00 PM. PCH will be closed from Goldenwest Street to Beach Boulevard from 7:00 PM. until traffic has dispersed, estimated to be around 11:00 PM. Huntington Street will be closed to through traffic between Atlanta Avenue and PCH.
Please remember to allow extra time for the congested traffic to clear. Have a safe and fun 4th of July weekend.