A meeting will be held this afternoon to try one last time to make happen a national road rally event called Fireball Run in Watertown this September. The sticking point has been the request by organizers to close off a section of Washington Street on a Tuesday afternoon.
There are concerns over the traffic tie ups and effects on businesses near the Flower Statue.
On the other hand the event is a publicity coup for the City and a fun event for residents.
Other proposed sites were rejected by Universal Studios, organizer of the Run.
Many preparations have been made already, including the taping of welcoming videos.
The question is whether lawmakers will want to answer complaints about traffic issues in exchange for an interesting and fun event in the downtown that will give the City a national focus.
Watertown Daily Times | Fireball Run could be scrapped by city’s opposition to street closure