Chief Terrence Green would like to notify the Town of Lexington community of several road closures in downtown Lexington on Saturday, March 11, 2022, for the 8th Annual Shamrock Parade.
The road closures and detours will begin at 12:30 p.m. with the closure of West Butler Street, from Columbia Avenue to North Church Street, along with Haygood Street and part of Meetze Street, to allow those involved in the Shamrock Parade to stage and prepare their floats. Please plan on arriving early if you are participating in the parade.
The Shamrock Parade will use the route of Haygood Street to West Main Street to North Lake Drive to West Butler Street. The best viewing of this parade will be along West Main Street throughout downtown Lexington.
To prepare for the 2:00 p.m. start of the Shamrock Parade, West Main Street, from Columbia Avenue to North Lake Drive, will close at 1:45 p.m. All traffic will be detoured around the parade route until the event is complete. The detour routes will be signed to assist motorists around the downtown area, and officers will direct traffic at some intersections.
West Main Street is expected to be completely reopened by approximately 4:30 p.m.
West Butler Street, from Columbia Avenue to South Church Street, will stay closed until all parade floats and participants are clear from the roadway.
It is advised that attendees please arrive early to find a parking space and seating along the parade route, as this event is expected to be well-attended. Please find parking in public lots near the event, as those who park in private business parking risk being towed at the owner’s expense.
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