Thursday, March 10, 2011

Roads Closed For Parade Saturday

The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is this Saturday, March 12 at noon, so there will be some closed roads downtown. Here's the route:

- Floats starts at the Spokane Arena, heading south along Washington St. to the parade’s start at Spokane Falls Blvd.
- From there, the parade moves east on Spokane Falls Blvd. to Bernard St.,
- South on Bernard St. to Main Ave.,
- East on Main Ave. to Stevens St.,
- North on Stevens St. to Spokane Falls Blvd.,
- Down Spokane Falls Blvd. to Post St.,
- Across the Post St. Bridge, and back to the Arena.

Washington St., from the Arena to Spokane Falls Blvd., will close at 10 a.m., with the rest of the route closing at 11 a.m. Streets should be reopened by 2 p.m.

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