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Costa Mesa Police Department
Wednesday July 3rd, 2013 :: 09:36 a.m. PDT


2013 Orange County Fair Traffic Advisory

It's OC Fair time! This year's theme is "Come and Get It!" - and it's right here in our own backyards! The OC Fair will be in town from July 12th - August 11th, and is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

We all know that along with the fair comes a large increase in traffic volume on streets adjacent to the fairgrounds. This year, the OC Fair has several promotions that will certainly have an impact on attendance and traffic.

Officer Chris Brunt, who oversees traffic control for the streets during the fair, offers these suggestions:

• Avoid Fairview Rd., Newport Blvd., and Fair Dr. if possible during peak hours of the fair, which are typically between 5pm-8pm daily. This is during the evening rush hour, and people are coming to the fair for the concerts and activities in the arenas.
• If you have to drive on Newport Blvd. or Fair Dr., stay in the left lane to avoid the traffic trying to enter the Fair.
• The Police Explorers will be manning the parking lot on the east side of City Hall on Saturdays and Sundays. Park in the lot to help support this great youth program.

A common question is “how do I get to TeWinkle Park and the Bark Park?” During peak times, Arlington Dr. may be closed at Fairview Rd. If you are trying to get to TeWinkle Park, the Bark Park or Volcom Skate Park, you will need to enter Arlington from the east side at Newport Blvd. The adjacent map shows some streets that you can take without impacting the neighborhoods.

The easiest route will be to travel north on Fairview Rd. from Fair Dr., continuing to Baker St., then turn right and go to Bristol St. Turn right on Bristol St., and then turn right onto Newport Blvd.

Costa Mesa Police Department
99 Fair Dr
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 714-754-5252

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