Road Closed Ahead sign
MyNewsLA photo by Clancy O'Dessky

The city of Palm Desert cautioned motorists Friday of its Independence Day road closures.

San Pablo Avenue will close Saturday at 6 p.m. between the College of the Desert roundabout and Magnesia Falls Drive to vehicles, bikes and pedestrians. It will extend to Fred Waring Drive on Monday at 4 p.m. Drivers can still access Civic Center Park, where the celebration will take place, from Fred Waring until the parking lot fills to capacity. The city expects a full parking lot as early as 5:30 p.m. Monday.

Both directions of Fred Waring will close between San Pablo and Portola Avenue at 7 p.m. Monday.

All closures will be lifted after the fireworks display concludes around 9:30 p.m. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes and drive with caution due to increased foot traffic.

Other parking will be available at The Gardens on El Paseo with a free shuttle service to the park in order to avoid overcrowding.

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