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Treasure Island Will Be Poor Choice To View Fireworks, Officials Warn

Scott Lettieri
July 03, 2019 - 9:39 am
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TREASURE ISLAND — Visitors are discouraged from heading to Treasure Island to view fireworks on Thursday, because of a large construction project. 

Officials on Treasure Island are worried that the ongoing work, which has closed roads, could create major traffic problems if large numbers of people head here to watch fireworks on the Fourth of July. 

The island, with its unparalleled view of the San Francisco skyline, has historically been a popular vantage point to watch Independence Day festivities.

But an ongoing 405-acre redevelopment project has led the Treasure Island Development Authority to urge potential visitors to stay away. 

"It's a bit of a challenge right now," said Jack Nathanson, the special events manager for the development authority. "We lack the space to accommodate the public that has historically come out." 

Several roads are closed and parking is limited, according to Nathanson. 

Other popular spots for watching the fireworks on Thursday night will include Coit Tower, the top of Hyde Street and Aquatic Park.