YUMA, AZ. - Marine Corps Air Station Yuma just released additional details about the 50th Annual Air show and Open House, scheduled for Saturday, March 17, which will commemorate 100 years of Marine Corps Aviation.
Air show Parking
For 2012, MCAS Yuma will offer FREE on and off station parking options for air show attendees on Saturday, March 17 to include:
On station General Parking will be available via County 14th Street and County 13th Street with designated signs providing guidance to the entrances to the air station. MCAS Yuma will provide free shuttle services for patrons from the parking lots to the entrance of the air show.
New for 2012, off station General Parking will be available at the North Yuma County Fairgrounds Parking Lot to include a free shuttle service to the entrance of the air show provided by YCAT.
Those with handicap accessible parking passes may arrive in the North Gate off of Avenue 3E and park in specially designated parking locations on station.
Air show Travel Planning Information
In order to accommodate the thousands of patrons expected to visit the air show for 2012, MCAS Yuma has additional traffic information that will help visitors when making travel plans.
On station General Parking off of County 13th and County 14th will only allow one-way traffic to flow on to the air station from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 17.
At 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, MCAS Yuma will reverse the course of traffic to expedite visitors leaving both on station General Parking lots by only allowing one-way traffic to flow off the air station. Keep this in mind when planning your arrival and departure.
Due to temporary road closures, please make every attempt to reduce traffic on Avenue 3E and 32nd. Please look out for additional detour information in the coming days from the City of Yuma and the Yuma Police Department to assist you with planning your travel arrangements.
Air show Road Closures
Due to updated Federal Aviation Administration guidelines and a need to support all the performers' acrobatic needs, this year there will be additional temporary road closures and restricted areas to include:
The Yuma County Fairgrounds main parking lot will be closed to the public on March 15, 16 and 17. MCAS Yuma understands that many patrons enjoying using this area for viewing the air show but due to FAA regulations, the parking lot will be closed to ensure the safety of both performers and spectators.
MCAS Yuma is working closely with the City of Yuma and the Yuma Police Department to provide details about road closures impacting travel to and from the air show. KSWT will update additional announcements from the City of Yuma and Yuma Police Department about specific road closures on March 15, 16 and 17 as they come in.
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