Don’t get towed: Where not to park before and during Aug. 15 Trump rally

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MANCHESTER, NH — Police have issued the following parking/traffic alert in advance of a Trump campaign rally at the SNHU Arena on Aug. 15.

In coordination with Federal, State and other local assets, there are going to be street closures throughout most of Thursday afternoon and evening in the areas immediately surrounding the SNHU Arena. Those closures at this time are as follows;

Beginning at 2 p.m.

  • Elm Street closed from Central to Auburn streets. Limited access to Elm Street from Auburn Street to Valley Street will be for local business traffic only.
  • Lake Avenue closed from Elm to Pine Street
  • Chestnut Street closed from Central to Auburn streets
  • Granite Street closed from Elm to Canal streets with Parking Garage access at the Doubletree Hotel coming from Granite Street Eastbound.
  • Old Granite Street, which can be accessed from Granite Street eastbound just after the
    intersection of Canal Street, will be posted for handicapped parking and access only. This parking will be on-street only. There is no overflow location at this time. Old Granite Street is directly across the street from the SNHU Arena.

“NO PARKING” will be enforced on all closed roads after the times specified. If you leave a vehicle parked in any of these areas your vehicle may be towed. 

There may be additional closures as the day progresses and as the needs of the Secret Service dictate. There will be intermittent closures for the Presidential Motorcade as the beginning and closing of the event. Barricades will be utilized in and around the SNHU Arena to cordon off areas that will be restricted to Law Enforcement personnel only.

Parking on city streets, with the exception of those closed as a result of this event, will be open to the public. Most of the downtown parking is metered parking. There are no designated lots or specified parking areas for this event. The local parking garages are expected to be operating as they normally do.

At this time there is NO shuttle service for this event. Manchester Transit Authority (MTA) will continue to operate their service while working around the road closures for the event. Please be cognizant of this as you travel to the area.

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Carol Robidoux

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