Lexington to close roads Saturday for St. Patrick’s Shamrock Parade

There will be several road closures in downtown Lexington on Saturday, for the St. Patrick’s Shamrock Parade, according to Police Chief Terrence Green.

The road closures and detours will begin at noon 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 St. Patrick’s Day Parade to stage and prepare their floats. Please arrive early if you are participating in the parade.

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade will use the route of Haywood Street to West Main Street to North Lake Drive to West Butler Street. Best viewing of this parade will be along West Main Street through downtown Lexington.

To prepare for the 2 p.m. start of the St. Patrick’s Day 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.

West Main Street is expected to be reopened by approximately 3:30 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 a well-attended.

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