Because of the new roadway configuration around the Four States Fairgrounds, The Texarkana, Ark., Police Department wants to inform all patrons of the upcoming traffic plans for the annual Sparks in the Park on Saturday at the Four States Fairgrounds.
More than 30,000 people are expected to attend the event, according to a TAPD news release. Police officers will be working traffic on city streets and highways so drivers should be attentive to their instructions. Speed limits on Four States Parkway have been reduced. No firearms will be permitted on the premises.
Vehicles may enter the fairgrounds parking area in the following ways:
n From the north: Four States Parkway and on East 50th St.
n From the south: Arkansas Boulevard to Frontage Road /Parkway Dr. north, then onto East 50th Street.
n All vehicles dropping off passengers or otherwise leaving will be directed onto Clay Pit Road and exit from East 46th St. onto Four States Parkway, south or directly across the parkway.
The Four States Fair will provide personnel to direct vehicles on where to park once they have entered the parking areas around the fairgrounds.
Additionally, it is recommended for all patrons to arrive as early as possible to ensure that you will arrive in time to see the display. Traffic exiting from Interstate 30 will be given priority to avoid traffic congestion on the interstate. Again, all drivers need to be attentive to officers working on the roadway directing traffic and expect delays due to excessive amounts of vehicle traffic after 8:30 pm.
All traffic laws and parking will be strictly enforced. No one will be allowed to illegally park vehicles on city streets and roadways. Illegally parked vehicles will be towed at the owner's expense. Any vehicle parked improperly inside the park area may be blocked in by other vehicles and will not be able to exit until the end of the event. TAPD encourages everyone not to park in the park area and to use the designated parking areas only.
—From TAPD news release