Detours, parking bans put in place for Obama’s Newport visit

(AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

NEWPORT, R.I. (WPRI) — The city of Newport is getting ready for Rhode Island’s second presidential visit this week.

President Barack Obama is expected to arrive in Newport Friday, just two days after former President Bill Clinton was in Providence to stump for general treasurer candidate Seth Magaziner.

Obama will headline a private fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and as a result – Newport police are warning drivers to be ready for delays, road closures, and detours.

The following parking restrictions go into effect from 12 p.m. until 10 p.m. Friday:newport parking restrictions

  • No parking on Memorial Boulevard, from Thames Street to Bellevue Avenue
  • No parking on Bellevue Avenue, from Memorial Boulevard to East Bowery Street
  • No parking on Ocean Avenue between Carroll Avenue and Winans Avenue

Police said the restrictions will be strictly enforced, and all vehicles parked in those areas will be towed. Officers will be posted in the Ocean Avenue area to assist any residents needing to get in and out of the area.

Any questions can be directed to Newport Police Sgt. Christopher Hayes at (401) 845-5717.

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