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Miss USA parade route and street closures

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  • Joel Rodgers

In Louisiana, it’s not a party unless there’s a parade.

Shreveport-Bossier is hosting the Miss USA Pageant and the Miss Teen USA pageant. Click here to see the contestants.

The Miss USA Pageant will air live from George’s Pond at Hirsch Coliseum on Monday, May 21, 2018. But on Monday, May 14 a parade will take place in downtown Shreveport.

Starting at approximately 10:30 am Monday, SPD and State Police will close the parade route to vehicular traffic. It will be the standard downtown parade route, starting in the 700 block of Texas Street- going EAST to Market Street- SOUTH to Milam- turning WEST on Milam and will end up back at Municipal Auditorium.

So, at 10:30a.m.- the 300-700 blocks of Texas and Milam, and Market Street from Texas to Milam will be CLOSED. These streets will stay closed until the parade is completely over, approx. 12:45.

ShrevePark has also been instructed to bag all street parking spaces in the 300-700 blocks of Texas and Milam as NO PARKING. One of the patrollers will come in Sunday to do this, so as not to create problems for Friday/Saturday parkers. These spaces will be bagged NO PARKING from 8 am until 12:45 Monday, May 14. Immediately as the parade is ending, the bags will be pulled and parking can commence.

SPD says they will try, when possible, to allow people to leave downtown, but you will not be allowed to cross Texas/Milam streets once the parade is underway.

A portion of Market Street and Common Street will close at approx. 11:45. Detour signs will be up to divert people.

How Can People Get Downtown to Watch the Parade?

They can come in all the familiar ways- Clyde Fant, Common, Hwy 1…but they will need to park outside the parade route. They can park in free spaces along the riverfront and on the far side of the Municipal Auditorium and walk to the route, or pick up the Downtown Circulator bus at the Intermodal facility on Murphy Street.

 

 

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Joel Rodgers

Joel Rodgers joined RSHV News 1 in January 2018 as a reporter/journalist. Prior to joining our team, Joel spent the previous 5 years as a morning show reporter, entertainment reporter, and sports reporter for a local television station. At 6’5”, he's the tallest reporter in the history of Shreveport, but it’s more than just his height that makes this Shreveport native stand out. His editing skills combined with his love for storytelling makes for a creative and talented addition to the RSHV News 1 team. After attending and graduating from Evangel Christian Academy, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern State University. Joel is very active in the Shreveport community having won several competitions in recent years. In 2017, he danced his way to victory in the annual Susan G. Komen event, “Dancing for the Cure." He’s also won the “Mudbug Madness” Crawfish eating contest in back-to-back years and was named the top celebrity chef at the “Louisiana Food Prize” cooking competition. If you have a story idea, news tip, or just want to say "hey" - you can do so by emailing Joel Rodgers at jrodgers@realshreveport.com

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