Downtown Shelton: Parking ban, street closures in effect Sunday for motorcycle ride

The city of Shelton will host the start of the Green Ribbon Ride, a motorcycle event on Sunday, May 5 being sponsored by the five volunteer fire departments in Newtown.

The ride will assemble and begin at the Riverwalk downtown in the morning, and there will be a parking ban and several street closures due to the event.

High turnout is expected for the motorcycle ride and Shelton police are warning drivers that there may be significant traffic delays in the area.

Any questions related to the parking ban and street closures should be directed to the Shelton Police Department’s Traffic Division at 203-924-1544.

Parking ban

On Sunday, a parking ban will be in effect from 6:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for posted streets; and from midnight-12:30 p.m. for the municipal parking lots at Cornell Street and Howe Avenue, and on Howe Avenue next to the Donut Stop.

Any vehicles parked within these areas during the stated hours will be towed at the owner’s expense.

Road closures

The road closures will begin at 7 a.m. and last until 12:30 p.m. The following streets will be affected by the road closure and parking ban:

Howe Avenue:

From Wharf Street to Center Street (both sides)

Howe Avenue:

From Center Street to Bridge Street (east side or northbound curb)

Canal Street:

From Wharf Street to Bridge Street (both sides)

Cornell Street:

From Howe Avenue to Canal Street (both sides)

Hill Street:

From Howe Avenue to Canal Street (both sides)

Wharf Street:

From Howe Avenue to Canal Street (both sides)

Charity ride information

For more information on the motorcycle ride, which will raise funds for Newtown charities, go to