Celebrate the 46th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Downtown Delray Beach on Saturday, March 15, 2014. During the parade (2:00 pm – 4:30 pm), the following road/bridge closures, paid parking facilities and modified trolley service will be in effect: Road Closures – Atlantic Avenue (from A1A to SW 5th Avenue) and the Intersection of Atlantic Avenue & Northbound/Southbound US1 Federal Highway (NE/SE 5th & 6th Avenues) On Saturday, March 15th at 11:00 am, Atlantic Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic from Ocean Blvd/A1A to NW/SW 5th Avenue. Roads will reopen to vehicular traffic as the parade completes that section of the route; however, Atlantic Avenue between NE/SE 5th Avenue and Swinton Avenue will remain closed until 6:00 pm to allow for pedestrian traffic. Other sections of Atlantic Avenue will reopen beginning right after the parade. From 2:00 pm to approximately 4:30 pm, northbound and southbound US1 Federal Highway (NE/SE 5th & 6th Avenues) at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic for the duration of the parade. Alternative Routes During Road Closures
- For Eastbound/Westbound Travel – motorists are advised to use George Bush Blvd or Linton Blvd as alternative routes.
- For Northbound/Southbound Travel – motorists are advised to use Ocean Blvd/SRA1A or Congress Avenue as alternative routes.
Bridge Closure The Atlantic Avenue Bridge will be closed to boat traffic during the parade. NOTE: Parking spaces along Atlantic Avenue from NE/SE 5th Avenue to NW/SW 1st Avenue will be barricaded off for safety reasons starting at 7:00 am. Parking Facilities On Saturday, March 15th, paid parking ($5 per vehicle) will be in effect during the following hours:
- Old School Square Garage, 95 NE 1st Avenue, 10:00 am – 12:00 am midnight
- Robert Federspiel Garage, 22 SE 1st Avenue, 9:00 am – 12:00 am midnight
- South County Courthouse Garage, 65 SW 2nd Avenue, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
- City Hall North Lot, 100 NW 1st Avenue, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Parking attendants accept cash only, upon entry, and will monitor the parking facilities until the posted closing times. Downtown Roundabout Modified Trolley Service On Saturday, March 15th, the Downtown Roundabout will operate its regular weekend schedule, (Route 1, 8am – 6pm; Route 2, Noon – 11pm), providing free roundtrip service between the Tri-Rail Station on South Congress Avenue and Ocean Blvd/SR A1A. While road closures are in effect, trolley service will be suspended east of NE/SE 6th Avenue. In addition, trolleys will detour to NW/SW 2nd Streets to bypass West Atlantic Avenue and NE/SE 1st Streets between Swinton Avenue and Northbound Federal Highway, (NE/SE 6th Avenue), in the core area. Regular service will resume subsequent to roadways opening. Please expect delays due to additional traffic generated by this event. The Downtown Roundabout is sponsored by the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency. For information on the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, please call (561) 218-0250 or visit www.stpatrickparade.com. For information on road/bridge closures, contact the City of Delray Beach Public Information Office at (561) 243-7190 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.