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Fourth of July fireworks schedule for 2008

Yo Venice reader Steve wrote to us inquiring about what would be happening with the 4th of July Fireworks around Venice. From the LA County Department of Beaches:

4th of July 2008 fireworks Marina Del Rey

The traditional fireworks extravaganza over the main channel in Marina del Rey will be presented on Friday, July 4th, starting promptly at 9pm. This event is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors. The fireworks are choreographed to patriotic music, which will be broadcast in sync with the pyrotechnic display over FM radio KXLU, 88.9 on the dial. The music will be relayed over loudspeakers in Chace Park for those watching there. Call 310-305-9545 for more information.

The street closures around Venice (which everyone should be aware of) are after the jump!

“Soft closure” at 1 p.m., open to local access only:
southbound Strongs Drive at Washington Boulevard;
southbound Pacific Avenue at Washington Boulevard;
southbound Via Dolce at Washington Boulevard;
westbound Washington Boulevard at Pacific Avenue
northbound Pacific Avenue at Convoy Street.

Closed at 6 p.m.:
connector from northbound Lincoln Boulevard to Culver Boulevard;
connector from southbound Culver Boulevard to Lincoln Boulevard;
southbound Culver Boulevard at Route 90 (Marina Freeway)
northbound Culver Boulevard at Jefferson Boulevard.

Closed at 7:30 p.m.:
westbound Jefferson Boulevard at Lincoln Boulevard.
Closed when Marina parking lots are filled (at approximately 8:30 p.m.)
southbound Via Marina at Washington Boulevard
southbound Palawan Way at Washington Boulevard
westbound Bali Way at Lincoln Boulevard
westbound Mindanao Way at Lincoln Boulevard
westbound Fiji Way at Lincoln Boulevard
southbound Alla Road at Short Avenue, Bonaparte Avenue, Panama Street and Route 90 (Marina Freeway).

Closed at 8:50 p.m.:
southbound Mindanao Way at Glencoe Avenue
southbound Lincoln Boulevard at Venice Boulevard
southbound Culver Boulevard at Centinela Avenue
northbound Lincoln Boulevard at Jefferson Boulevard.

Closed at 9 p.m.:
northbound La Villa Marina at Mindanao Way
southbound Mindanao Way at Route 90 (Marina Freeway)
southbound Lincoln Boulevard at Route 90
southbound Lincoln Boulevard at Washington Boulevard
southbound Culver Boulevard at Route 90
northbound Vista del Mar at Imperial Highway
northbound Pershing Drive at Imperial Highway

Restrictions in effect from approximately 9:15 p.m. to 11 p.m.:

Traffic northbound on Via Marina will not be allowed to turn right (eastbound) onto Admiralty Way. Traffic will be directed to Washington Boulevard.

Traffic northbound on Palawan Way will not be allowed to turn left (westbound) or right (eastbound) onto Admiralty Way. Traffic will be directed to Washington Boulevard.

Traffic eastbound on Bali Way will not be allowed to turn left (northbound) or right (southbound) onto Admiralty Way. Traffic will be directed to Lincoln Boulevard and then allowed to turn south or north.

Traffic eastbound on Mindanao Way will not be allowed to turn left (northbound) or right (southbound) onto Admiralty Way. Traffic will be directed to Lincoln Boulevard and allowed to turn right (southbound) onto Lincoln Boulevard or continue east on Mindanao Way to Route 90 (Marina Freeway).

Traffic eastbound on Fiji Way will not be allowed to turn left and will not be open to through traffic, must turn right.

Bike path closure:
from 8:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m., the bike path from the UCLA boat ramp to the east side of the La Ballona Creek bridge will be closed.

Parking restriction:
On Vista del Mar, between Culver Boulevard and Imperial Highway, there will be “No Stopping Anytime” signs posted all day.

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