815 Wheeler Avenue      Huntsville, Alabama  35801

Mark Hudson
Interim Chief of Police
(256) 427-7001
Harry Hobbs
Communications Relations Officer
(256) 427-7043


Fourth of July Festivities May Impact Traffic


Huntsville, Alabama (June 29, 2011):  Bridge Street Town Centre and the United States Space and Rocket Center plan to launch their July 4th fireworks simultaneously at this year’s festivities.  Fireworks will begin at 9 PM and conclude at 9:30 PM.  Motorist should expect heavy turnout and traffic congestion in and around these areas.

Monday July 4, 2011

Festivities will take place from 5:00 PM until 10:00 PM at Bridge Street Town Centre on Old Madison Pike/ Research Park Boulevard and the United States Space and Rocket Center on One Tranquility Base.  The majority of the traffic congestion will take place at the conclusion of the fireworks shows. The Huntsville Police Department will have officers on hand throughout the event to monitor and direct traffic.


        No drivers will be permitted to stop or park on roadways, or highway shoulders or medians to view fireworks displays.

        Huntsville Police Department warns drivers to be very attentive and patient of slow moving, and standing traffic in and around these areas.

        Drivers should be aware of pedestrians and children in these congested areas.

        Officers will be strictly enforcing laws pertaining to driving around barricades or cones.


HPD Officers will be aggressively enforcing all State DUI laws at this event and throughout the city for the 4th of July weekend with both heavy patrols and DUI Checkpoints.