HUNTSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
815 Wheeler Avenue Huntsville, Alabama 35801
Interim Chief of Police
Communications Relations Officer
Alabama A&M Homecoming Parade –
Huntsville, Alabama (October 4, 2011): The annual Alabama A&M University Homecoming Parade will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2011. Several roads in downtown Huntsville will be closed for this parade beginning at 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Citizens traveling in the downtown area on Saturday morning should expect detours, traffic delays and large amounts of pedestrian traffic. The Huntsville Police Department will be posting officers throughout the affected intersections to keep businesses open and traffic flowing in the downtown area.
The parade will gather in Lot K on Clinton Avenue and exit the parking lot to travel north on Woodson Street, turn right to travel east on Holmes Avenue, turn left to travel north then east on Monroe Street, turn right to travel south on Washington Street, turn right to travel west on Clinton Avenue and turn right to enter Lot K to end the parade. See attached map.
The following businesses will remain open during the parade using these directions:
Lewter Hardware can be reached from Five Points on Holmes Avenue, north on Lincoln Street to store at Monroe Street at Washington Street. The store may also be accessed from traveling south on Meridian Street from Pratt. Exit north on Meridian Street or south on Green Street and east on Holmes Avenue.
Halsey Grocery access from Five Points on Holmes Avenue, north on Jefferson Street (wrong way) and return back south on Jefferson Street, west on Holmes Avenue and south on Church Street.
Greyhound Bus Station- access will be from Governors Drive to Gallatin Street, proceed left (west) on Williams Avenue to Monroe Street, continue north on Monroe Street across Clinton Avenue to the bus station. To exit the bus station, proceed right (east) on Holmes Avenue to Church Street, turn right (south) on Church Street, crossing over Clinton Avenue The Buses are scheduled to arrive at 9:35 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. They will leave 10 to 15 minutes later.