Main Street Will Be Blocked for Boyce Centennial Celebration

Clarke County motorists are advised to plan for the upcoming street closures associated with the Boyce Centennial Celebration.

The Virginia Department of Transportation will be CLOSING the eastbound and westbound lanes of Route 723 (East Main Street/Millwood Road/West Main Street/Old Winchester Road) from Route 655 (Ginns Road) to Route 255 (Bishop Meade Road) in the Boyce area of Clarke County, Virginia on Saturday, October 2, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., weather permitting.

The local Sheriff’s Department will control traffic and implement detours if needed.   Motorists should use caution in this area as well as on Route 340 thru Boyce due to congestion.

Comments

  1. Mayor Quinsby says:

    It would be nice if you posted a map.

    • Yes, a map would be nice for line-up and parade route, as well as neighborhoods affected (i.e. can we get in and out of our neighborhoods?).

      • Meadowview Subdivision says:

        Our subdivision is just past the post office on 723 [in Boyce] – we received a letter from the Town that we are supposed to carry with us and show the deputies along with our driver’s license to get into our neighborhoods. Now we just have to worry about dodging all of the people!

  2. John Q. Public says:

    Really? That many folks are expected? An earlier article mentioned a “2 hour parade” and “hundreds of volunteers and vendors”…numbers that would rival “The Bloom.” What is the expected timeframe for the detours and such?

    CDN Editor:

    According to the Town of Boyce website, http://townofboyceva.com/centennial_celebration/documents/Parade_WelcomeLetter.pdf:

    We are looking forward to a large turnout of spectators for this day long event and the Grand Feature Parade on Saturday. For this reason, we invite you to come and
    participate in our Grand Feature Parade starting at 1:30 p.n. in Boyce, VA. The parade will last two or so hours with and estimated crowd of 4,000 to 6,000 viewers. The Town
    of Boyce will be advertising the Centennial Celebration on TV, radio and in other forms of media. We plan on giving away 170 Trophies and $11,200.00 in cash at this special
    one time parade.

  3. thx for this post, we’re headed that way in the morning. Will be sure to avoid it and go via I-81 instead.

  4. Patsy Johnson says:

    Being the manager of Millwood Country Club, how are our golfers and tennis player suppose to get here?

    • Good question. The road closure announcement came from VDOT but it stated that the Clarke County Sheriff’s office would be handling traffic and implementing detours if needed. There is also contact information for event officials Here
      Hope this helps.

    • They can golf any day. They can’t celebrate Centennials any day.