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Countdown to Pegasus Parade; Road closings announced

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Road closures have been scheduled for the parade. Road closures have been scheduled for the parade.
Bleachers are set up along Broadway. Bleachers are set up along Broadway.
Crews set up for the parade on Wednesday. Crews set up for the parade on Wednesday.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Thursday evening nearly 100 floats will parade down 17 blocks of Broadway in downtown Louisville.

This year marks the 58th year for the Republic Bank Pegasus Parade as it strolls down 17 blocks of Broadway.

"We always have a noticeable security presence at the event. It's one of our more high profile events and like all of our other events we have an emergency action plan in place," said Aimee Boyd with the Kentucky Derby Festival.

In the past, that's been used for severe weather, but it's looking more promising that it won't rain on anyone's parade.

"The weather has changed thankfully and it looks like we're going to have a dry parade and a sunny day," Boyd said.

Workers were putting the finishing touches on the route Thursday night, which nearly 100 units will march down.

A few $9 tickets remain for the bleachers that have been set up along Broadway. A ticket is required for those seats

A number of routes that involve Broadway will close at various times Thurday.

The following section of Broadway will be closed between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 2 for the Republic Bank Pegasus Parade:

  • Broadway from Floyd to Preston (for UL band rehearsal)

The following streets will be closed from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

  • Barret Avenue from Broadway to Baxter
  • Baxter from Lexington to Barret

The following street will be closed from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

  • Gray Street from Jackson Street to Hancock Street

The following streets will be closed from 12:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

  • Broadway from Baxter Avenue to Barret Avenue
  • Swan Street from Lampton Street to Vine Street
  • Vine Street from Breckinridge Street to Brent Street
  • Brent Street from Broadway to the dead end
  • Lampton Street from Vine Street to DuPuy Court
  • Stoneware Alley
  • Rubel from Broadway to Benton Avenue
  • Saint Anthony Place from Mercy to Broadway
  • Rubel Avenue from Broadway to alley just north of Broadway
  • Finzer Street from Logan Street to Campbell Street
  • Finzer Street from Preston Street to Hancock Street
  • Campbell Street from Broadway to Finzer Street
  • Hancock Street from Gray Street to Broadway
  • Jackson Street from Gray Street to Broadway
  • Gray Street from Preston Street to Jackson Street
  • Preston Street from Gray Street to Broadway

The following street will be closed from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

  • Broadway from Barret Avenue to Campbell Street

The following streets will be closed from 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

  • Broadway from Campbell Street to 12th Street
  • Barrett Avenue from Breckinridge Street to Broadway
  • Preston Street from Springer Alley to Broadway
  • Logan Street from Finzer Street to Broadway
  • Exit ramp northbound Interstate 65 to Broadway

The following streets will be closed to thru traffic from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

  • Logan Street from Breckinridge Street to Broadway
  • Shelby Street from Chestnut Street to Broadway
  • Clay Street from Broadway to Breckinridge Street
  • Hancock Street from Broadway to Breckinridge Street
  • Jackson Street from Breckinridge Street to Jacob Street
  • Preston Street from Gray Street to Broadway
  • Floyd Street from Gray Street to Breckinridge Street
  • Brook Street from Breckinridge Street to Broadway
  • First Street from Gray Street to Broadway
  • Second Street from Gray Street to Breckinridge Street
  • Third Street from Chestnut Street to Broadway
  • Fourth Street from Chestnut Street to Breckinridge Street
  • Fifth Street from Breckinridge Street to Broadway
  • Sixth Street from Chestnut Street to Broadway
  • Seventh Street from Broadway to Breckinridge Street
  • York Street from Seventh Street to Eighth Street
  • Cawthon Street from Seventh Street to Ninth Street
  • Breckinridge Street from Seventh Street to Ninth Street
  • Eighth Street from Chestnut Street to Cawthon Street
  • Roy Wilkins Blvd. from Chestnut Street to Kentucky Street
  • Baxter and Twelfth Street will remain open
  • Traffic crossing Broadway will be blocked one block away from Broadway starting at 4:30 p.m.

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