CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The City of Charleston will continue regular trash pickup service on Thursday, July 4, and Friday, July 5. Collection will begin at 7 a.m.
All other city offices will be closed for the holiday, except the police and fire departments.
Mayor Danny Jones said that he will be taking Refuse Department employees out to lunch at Shoney's on Kanawha Boulevard on Thursday in recognition of those employees working on the holiday.
As for street closures, Kanawha Boulevard between Capitol Street and Court Street will be closed at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday for the city's Fourth of July celebration. Vendors will move onto the closed section of the Boulevard after 6 p.m., and the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will begin its performance at 8 p.m.
The city's fireworks celebration at 9:45 p.m. will cause road closures on the south bank of the Kanawha River as well.
MacCorkle Avenue will shut down between Porter Road and U.S. 119 (Corridor G) beginning at 6 p.m. However, eastbound traffic on MacCorkle Avenue to Ferry Street, allowing access to the South Side Bridge and the Amtrak station, will be allowed until 9 p.m.
At 9 p.m., Ferry Street and the South Side Bridge will close. Immediately prior to the fireworks show, Louden Heights Road will close from the South Side Bridge to Grosscup Road.
Streets will reopen once city crews have finished cleaning up the area after the fireworks.