Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Police to shut down roads for St. Patrick's Day parade


Several road closures will take place tomorrow to accommodate the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade that Kansas City drivers need to be aware of.

The actual parade will begin at Linwood and Broadway and go south on Broadway to 43rd Street. Police will block Broadway from 31st Street to 47th Street from 10 a.m. to approximately 2 p.m. Roads will reopen from north to south as the parade progresses.

Some roads will close earlier, however, to accommodate the parade’s staging area. Closures beginning at 8 a.m. include: Linwood between Main Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, and Broadway between 31st and 33rd streets. Police suggest Main Street and Southwest Trafficway as alternate routes.

Parking also will be prohibited on Broadway from 31st to 47th streets, and “Emergency No Parking” signs will be in place.

Information about parking and bus routes for the parade is available at