On Sunday, Aug. 30, CT United Ride, the state’s largest 9/11 tribute, will take place in town as more than 2,500 motorcycles will roar through town in a motorcade to commemorate those lost during the terrorist attacks. It’s definitely worth watching along the parade route at least once, as a very unique way to remember and honor those who perished that day.
Wilton CERT, along with CERT members from adjacent towns, will be assisting with traffic flow from approximately 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., along the route, which follows northbound Routes 33 and 7, from Westport to Redding. Northbound lanes will be closed to through and crossing traffic. No traffic will be permitted to interrupt the motorcycle parade until it is completed.
Southbound traffic will be allowed to flow through; however left turns will not be permitted from the southbound lanes. CERT is requesting motorists to identify alternate times to travel through the area, or alternate routes around the motorcycle parade. All roads leading to Rt33 and Rt7 are expected to be impacted with major delays during this time.
Wilton CERT has put together a map (pictured below) of the motorcycle parade route and suggested alternative routes through town to avoid it; the map can be found here. Red indicates the parade route, green indicates suggested alternative routes, and yellow indicated expected delays. Even though southbound lanes will be open, motorists can expect delays and back-ups.