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Be patient in fireworks traffic Friday or ride the shuttle bus

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Chesterton Police Chief Dave Cincoski is urging folks planning to attend the fireworks extravaganza at Indiana Dunes State Park on Friday—and folks just planning to be in the vicinity of Ind. 49—to expect traffic congestion and long waits.

“Have patience getting in and getting out,” Cincoski said. “People will show up at different times but everybody wants to get out at the same time.”

Those who don’t want to drive themselves can avail themselves of a shuttle service arranged by the Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce.

Between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Friday, six buses will run continuously from Chesterton Middle School and drop riders off at Porter Beach. There’s no cost for the service but riders are being urged not to bring large coolers or other items onto the buses. “Just knapsacks and packs that will fit in the lap,” Chamber Executive Director Heather Ennis said.

Ennis noted that there will be 10 food vendors at Indiana Dunes State Park and that a band will play both before and after the fireworks.

But she reiterated Cincoski’s advice: “It will be crowded,” Ennis said. “Traffic will be long. Be patient.”

Posted 6/29/2011




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