The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston, following consultations with Chris Salada, chief of the Lewiston Police Department, has issued the following parking and traffic advisories for the annual Peach Festival.
•Handicapped accessible parking is available in the Tops Market parking lot. From Center Street turn left on South Ninth Street and enter the Tops parking lot on the left. Handicapped accessible parking is also located on Center Street along the north side of the festival grounds between Eighth and Ninth streets.
•General parking can be found on nearby village streets in the vicinity of Academy Park where the festival is held. New measures will be instituted this year to make street parking options more understandable for festival patrons.
•Parking is also available in the Messiah Lutheran Church parking lot on Oneida Street. From Center Street turn right on North Ninth Street. Take the second right onto Oneida Street and proceed to the end of the street to the parking lot. The lot is in reasonable walking distance to the festival, about 1/3 mile.
Festival visitors are advised to consider alternate routes into and out of the village to avoid the traffic on Center Street during peak times (Friday dinner hour, Saturday morning 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturday dinner time).
•From Lewiston Road half way down the hill take the exit for NY 18E Creek Road Extension. After traveling about 1/2 mile and traveling below the overpass take the second left onto Scovell Drive. Turn left onto Eddy Drive and right onto Mohawk Street. Turn left onto North Ninth Street. Locate street parking in this vicinity or turn left onto Oneida Street and park in the Messiah Lutheran Church parking lot. (Creek Road can also be reached from Route 104 and points north in Niagara County).
•From the northbound Robert Moses Parkway (can be accessed via I-190) travel past Lewiston to the next exit Pletcher Road. Turn left onto Pletcher Road and then left onto Lower River Road. In about one and 1/2 miles turn left onto Mohawk Street. Turn right onto Seventh, Eighth or Ninth streets to find street parking, or from any of these streets turn left onto Oneida Street and follow it to the end for parking at the Messiah Lutheran Church. (Pletcher Road can also be accessed from the southbound Robert Moses Parkway from points north of Pletcher Road)
•From Center Street take North Seventh, Eighth or Ninth streets to Mohawk Street. Turn left onto Mohawk Street and travel to North Second Street. Turn right; North Second Street becomes Lower River Road. Travel about one and 1/2 miles and turn right onto Pletcher Road. Travel one mile to the Robert Moses Parkway. Turn right to reach the I-190 Thruway, left for points north.
•From Center Street take North Seventh, Eighth or Ninth streets to Mohawk Street. Turn right onto Mohawk Street, left onto Eddy Drive, right onto Scovell Drive, and right onto Creek Road to return to Lewiston Road/190.