New road closures, detours set for Zozobra

Posted at: 09/04/2013 1:46 PM
Updated at: 09/04/2013 2:29 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed,

SANTA FE -- Pedestrian and vehicle traffic will not be allowed on Artist Road for this year's Burning of Zozobra.

The closure starts at 5 p.m. from Fort Marcy Park East to Avenida Primera South. Pedestrians are also prohibited from camping out along the road to view the show.

Old Taos Highway will also close at 5 p.m. from Rosario Boulevard North to Loma Entrada. Detours will be set up along Paseo Corto and Paseo De La Cuma. Pedestrians are prohibited from camping out in this area as well.

Vehicles and pedestrians found in violation are subject to towing and tickets, according to Santa Fe police.

Just like last year, no motor vehicles will be allowed north of Paseo de Peralta or south of Murales Road on either Old Taos Highway or Bishops Lodge Road. Rosario Street between Griffin and Old Taos Highway will also be closed to motor vehicles.

Zozobra party hosts are encouraged to ask their guests to make every effort to arrive before 4:30 p.m., as passes will not be issued this year. After the roads north of Paseo de Peralta on Bishop's Lodge Road and Old Taos Highway are closed, the only way in will be on-foot.

Motorists driving south on Bishops Lodge Road from the Encantado area will be detoured at Valley Drive to Vallecita Drive to Gonzales Road to Hyde Park Road.

Motorists driving south on Old Taos Highway from the Encantado area will be detoured at Rendon Road to Paseo de la Cuma to Old Taos Highway to Paseo de Peralta.