Downtown streets to close for UW Homecoming Parade Friday

Posted Friday, October 11, 2013 --- 10:00 a.m.

Some major downtown Madison streets will be closed Friday afternoon and evening for the annual UW Homecoming Parade.

The parade will begin at 6 p.m. Floats will make their way from the 600 block of Wisconsin Avenue to West Gilman Street to the 500 and 600 blocks of State Street. No traffic will be permitted to enter this route during the parade.

Langdon Street from Lake Street to Wisconsin Avenue will be blocked off with barricades from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The 600 block of Lake Street will be closed to traffic from 4 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. following a post-parade event.

The following streets and intersections will be blocked off with no traffic going through from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.:
600 block of Wisconsin Avenue
400 block of West Gilman Street
600 and 700 blocks of State Street
500 and 600 blocks of Lake Street
Langdon Street between Park Street and Wisconsin Avenue

The Madison Police Department and UW Homecoming Committee will be monitoring traffic and have the right to refuse entry to any streets during this time.

The UW Homecoming Parade presented by Lowe’s is free and open to the public. Viewers can watch from Gilman and State Streets.
A post-parade spirit stop near the Wisconsin Alumni Association, 650 N. Lake St., will feature family-friendly refreshments courtesy of Pepsi and Qdoba Mexican Grill.

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