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