Unlike previous golf tournaments at , the Village released plans this week to create a gated community effect for residents living near the golf course.
The Village Board said this plan was created in an effort to minimize traffic and parking impacts for the length of The Barclays Tournament, which is in effect now through Sunday.
Roads included in the gated community plan include: Thomas Powell, Hamilton, Holly, Roxbury, Cooper, Arthur, Hill, Soma, Tulane, Leonard, Jerome, Adrienne, Quaker and Puritan.
Residents and guests will be granted access to the area at Tulane Street and Thomas Powell Blvd. and Hill Road and Merritts Avenue. Drivers must provide a destination point to the code enforcers that will be guarding both entrances.
All other entrance points will be equiped with construction barrels and barricades with signage stating, “road closed, residents only."
“We’re going to make it unfriendly as possible to move those things around,” said Village Administrator Bryan Harty.
Mayor Ralph Ekstrand said the barrels planned to be used will not be easily penetrated by intruders.
“These are heavy duty barrels that would take two people to really move them around,” he said.
There will be no parking allowed on Thomas Powell Blvd. throughout the tournament from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with violations resulting in a $250 fine.
Round Swamp Road and Quaker Meeting House Road will be closed from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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