BANGOR - The Bangor Police Department is setting up specific parking restrictions to help alleviate traffic congestion and potential parking issues during the candle-light vigil scheduled for Friday evening at 8 p.m. at the Thomas Hill Stand Pipe. The following parking restrictions and traffic flow modifications will be put in place on Friday evening in advance of the vigil.
1) Police will post Thomas Hill Road (from Ohio Street) as one-way and post the left side of the street "no parking" and allow vehicles to park on the right hand side of this street only. A barricade will be placed at the top of the hill, near the standpipe lot, which will prohibit vehicles from exiting this area onto Ohio Street.
2) Police will allow traffic to move in both directions on Thomas Hill Road (off of Union St), Highland Avenue and the other adjoining Streets. At the intersection of Thomas Hill Road and Highland Avenue, officers will put a barricade and a "no traffic beyond this point" sign and
not allow traffic to move into the standpipe parking area from this direction. It appears that there is ample on-street parking in this area and police will not need to restrict parking on either side of the street.
3) Police will also post no parking signs along the curve in the road on Ohio Street (in-bound), near the entrance to Hilltop Daycare in order to prevent any potential hazards from cars having to go into the other lane on this blind curve in order to get around parked cars.