I don’t think they actually did it last year, but they have taken it out of the temporary traffic order for this year. They left a note saying the police have the option to close it if conditions warrant, but they seem confident those days are over. The new little roundabout at the junction of Route 3 and 11b is completed, so that should help things flow.
First signs are already popping up and some vendor tents are already being laid out. The typical buzz is starting in the media and the accuweather.com monthly forecast shows the opening weekend to be 70 degrees and cloudy. That’s right… they’re really trying to forecast for that far out. I’ll remain skeptical.