NEWS RELEASE

 

HUNTSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

815 Wheeler Avenue      Huntsville, Alabama  35801
 

Mark Hudson
Interim Chief of Police
(256) 427-7001
Harry Hobbs
Communications Relations Officer
(256) 427-7043


 

Veteranís Day Parade 2011 Ė Downtown Huntsville

 

 

Huntsville, Alabama (November 09, 2011) Huntsvilleís annual Celebration of Veteranís Day will be on Friday, November 11, 2011. The roads in downtown Huntsville will be closed in stages for the parade beginning at 8:00 a.m.  All of the roadways for the parade will be closed by 10:45 a.m. and the parade will begin at 11:00 a.m.  The parade should be finished and all roads, except Monroe Street between Washington Street and Jefferson Street, will be open by 1:15 p.m. Citizens traveling in the downtown area on Friday should expect two hours of slow moving detours in the area and drive with extreme caution due to the large number of children and pedestrians crossing the roads to view the parade. The Huntsville Police Department will be posting officers at all affected intersections to keep traffic flowing and business open in the area.

 

The parade will assemble and begin in parking Lot K at Clinton and Woodson Avenue and follow the same route as last year, but in the opposite direction.  The units in the parade will leave Lot K and 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 Green Street, turn right to travel west on Williams Avenue, turn right to travel north on Monroe Street, turn left to travel west on Clinton Avenue and end at lot K. 

 

Monroe Street between Washington Street and Jefferson Street will be closed on Thursday, November 10 at 6:00 p.m. to set up for the Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial dedication prior to the parade.  The dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting will begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 11:00 a.m. as the parade approaches Veterans Park.  After the parade passes Veterans Park Monroe Street will again be closed between Washington Street and Jefferson Street for a continuation of the dedication activities. 

 

Washington Street southbound from Pratt Avenue/I-565 into the downtown will be closed at 8:00 a.m. on Friday morning for public assembly for the memorial dedication and parade line up of vehicles that will be in the parade.

 

The following information is included to help assist motorists in navigating the downtown area during the parade.

 

 


DESTINATION ROUTES - EXITS

 

Lewter's Hardware, Halsey's Grocery

West on Holmes Avenue from Five Points

North on Washington Street

West on Meridian Street

South on Jefferson Street

West on Holmes Avenue

South on Church Street toward Governors Drive to exit

 

Greyhound Bus Station

West on Holmes Avenue from Five Points to the bus station at Monroe Street

Exit east on Holmes Avenue

South on Church Street toward Governors Drive

 

Goodyear Tire Store

West on Holmes Avenue from Five Points

South on Jefferson Street

East on Clinton Avenue

Exit through gaps in parade on Clinton Avenue at Green Street

 

VBC Garage

Exit onto Church Street.  Travel south on Church Street or east on Clinton Avenue and ext the area through gaps in the parade.

 

General exits from the downtown area

South on Church Street through gaps at Williams Avenue

South on Madison Street through gaps at Williams Avenue

East on Clinton Avenue through gaps at Green Street

 

Map of Parade Route