Friday, March 11, 2016

Expect Some Congestion If You Come Downtown Tomorrow

If you will be downtown for business or to shop tomorrow, remember that it could be a zoo with the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade happening. All parade route streets will be closed by 11 a.mAny vehicles parked along the parade route will be towed before 9 a.m., Saturday, March 12.   

No parking signs will be set up and meters will be bagged.  Any city block that has "No Parking" signs out will be strictly enforced; this includes parking between the signs. Cars parked at any parking meters bagged, Friday, March 11, will need to move their car by 8 a.m., Saturday, March 12. NOTE: This year's Parade Route has changed. Click the map below to view it full size.

o   Staging on Washington south of Boone
o   Entries move into downtown on Washington
o   South from Spokane Falls Blvd to Riverside on Washington
o   West on Riverside from Washington 
o   North on Stevens from Riverside 
o   North to Spokane Falls Blvd
o   West on Spokane Falls from Stevens
o   Finish in front of City Hall

Anticipated parade completion is between 2 and 3 p.m. 

Map courtesy the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick

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SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

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