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Note These Street Closures for Downtown St. Patrick’s Parade

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Thousands are expected to flock to Des Moines for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Friday, March 18. The city announced street closures for the event that might delay your commute.

The following roads will be closed Friday, March 18 from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.:

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway from 16th Street to the East (westbound north lane for staging)
  • 15th Street from Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway to Grand Avenue
  • Grand Avenue from Seventh Street to 15th Street
  • Eighth Street from Mulberry Street to High Street

The following roads will be closed Friday, March 18 from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.:

  • Locust Street from 16th Street to 13th Street
  • Locust Street from Ninth Street to Eighth Street
  • Walnut Street from 16th Street to 13th Street
  • Walnut Street from Ninth Street to Eighth Street
  • 13th Street from Grand Avenue to Locust Street
  • 12th Street from Locust Street to Grand Avenue
  • 10th Street from Locust Street to High Street

The city says motorists should expect minor delays and to use caution while driving. You can call the Des Moines Traffic and Transportation Division at 283-4973 with any questions.