If the weather cooperates, the Alton Fireworks will hit the sky around 9:30pm over Riverfront Park and Alton Police remind you to be patient if driving in downtown Alton before or after the event. Many will be watching from the Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater, while others will watch from locations a few blocks from the river.
Alton Police Sergeant Mark Dorsey tells the Big Z if you plan to get there just before the fireworks, you should avoid try to drive into Riverfront Park:
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Officers will be stationed at all lighted intersections in downtown Alton following the fireworks to help with traffic flow and Dorsey believes they should be able to clear the traffic fairly quickly. Last year, the bulk of the traffic was out of downtown within 15 minutes of the end of the fireworks.