Prepare for street closures in Pismo Beach for Fourth of July celebration Sunday

Several streets in Pismo Beach will be closed Sunday prior to the city’s fireworks show off the end of the pier.

Westbound Pomeroy Avenue will be closed starting at 1 p.m. until about midnight. Only emergency vehicles will have access to the pier area, Pismo Beach police Cmdr. Mark Miller said in a news release.

Westbound Hinds Avenue at Cypress Street will be closed at noon, though vehicles will be permitted to exit.

The entire pier will be closed at noon; the pier parking lot will close at 4 p.m. Drivers must remove their vehicles from the lot before 4 p.m.

The fireworks show will start about 9:15 p.m. and end at 9:45 p.m. After that, police will assist in helping drivers exit the downtown area, using street closures to direct traffic southbound onto Highway 101 from Price Street, Miller said. Vehicles traveling north on Price Street will be directed east on Wadsworth Avenue and north on Bello Street to northbound Highway 101.

All fireworks, including those labeled “safe and sane,” are illegal in the city, Miller said.

-- Cynthia Lambert