Traffic disruptions anticipated in connection to today’s protests

The Borough of Conshohocken sent out a notice this morning about the two protests planned for the Conshohockens this afternoon. The announcement states that traffic disruptions are expected and that there will be road closures and detours. The road closures don’t go into effect until 4:00 p.m., so it sounds like traffic disruptions are only expected for the second protest.

The protests, which both are being promoted as peaceful, are in response to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis while being arrested by police.

Below is the information from the Borough’s announcement:

The first peaceful protest is scheduled to begin at 1:00 PM. The gathering will begin at 11th Avenue and travel southbound down Fayette Street to 1st Avenue. The group will stop at Conshohocken Fire Company No. 2, followed by a stop at our Police Station to have a moment of silence. They will then proceed down to our lower end restaurants to show patronage to our small businesses.

The second peaceful protest is scheduled to begin at 5:00 PM. The gathering will begin in West Conshohocken and travel northbound over the Matsonford Bridge into Conshohocken along Fayette Street. They will walk to 9th Avenue and then travel back into West Conshohocken.

Traffic disruptions are anticipated. Road closures and traffic detours will be in effect beginning at 4:00 PM. The following roads will be closed and will reopen upon completion of the protest.

* All lanes of the Matsonford Bridge beginning in West Conshohocken
* Fayette Street from the Matsonford Bridge to 9th Avenue 
* The 000 blocks of all cross streets from Fayette Street to the Elm Street

Thank you for your cooperation during this time. 

We plan to cover each protest. So look for a wrap-up later tonight.