Rockford’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins at 3 p.m., Saturday, March 15

Online Staff Report

The Irish Marching Society’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will step off at 3 p.m., Saturday, March 15. This year, the end of the parade route will change from years past. Traffic will be impacted as follows:

The parade will form at Seventh Street and Fourth Avenue, proceed north on Seventh to State, west to Main Street, and then north on Main Street to Memorial Hall, north of Mulberry Street, where the parade will disband. Street closures will begin one hour before the parade and smaller streets that intersect the route will also be closed during that time period.

Police traffic control on arterials such as Second, Third, Sixth and Seventh and Wyman streets will allow traffic to cross periodically, but traffic is urged to find alternate routes.

For detailed information regarding the parade, contact parade organizer Joseph Goral at (815) 543-7612.

For specific street closure information, contact Kelly Nokes, assistant operations manager, at (815) 967-6915.

Posted March 14, 2014

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