Appleton Flag Day Parade to impact traffic on Saturday

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APPLETON – The annual Flag Day Parade will affect traffic in the downtown area and north side of the city on Saturday.

Police say several streets will be closing at noon to allow for staging. The parade itself begins at 2 p.m. at the intersection of Wisconsin Ave. and N. Oneida St. It then proceeds west on Wisconsin Ave. to N. State St., then south to W. College Ave. and east to Drew St.

The following streets around the Erb Park staging area will be closed to traffic starting at noon:

  • E. Wisconsin Avenue (between N. Oneida Street and N. Drew Street)
  • E. Glendale Avenue (between N. Oneida Street and N. Drew Street)
  • N. Morrison Street (between E. Wisconsin Avenue and N. Drew Street)
  • N. Drew Street (between E. Wisconsin Avenue and E. Glendale Avenue)
  • E. Parkway Boulevard (between N. Oneida Street and N. Morrison Street)
  • E. Roosevelt Street (between N. Oneida Street and N. Morrison Street)
  • E. Circle Street (between N. Morrison Street and N. Durkee Street)
  • E. Brewster Street (between N. Oneida Street and N. Drew Street)
  • E. Randall Street (between N. Oneida Street and N. Drew Street)

At 1:30 p.m. the following streets are closed to traffic (both on the roadway and cross traffic):

  • W. Wisconsin Avenue (between N. Richmond Street and N. Drew Street)
  • N. State Street (between W. Wisconsin Avenue and W. College Avenue)
  • College Avenue (between Richmond/Memorial and Lawe Street)

During the parade the following streets will be closed to traffic:

  • Wisconsin Avenue (between N. Erb Street and N. Drew Street)
  • N. State Street (between W. Wisconsin Avenue and W. College Avenue)
  • College Ave (between Richmond/Memorial and Lawe Street)

After the parade, participants use the area around City Park for pick-up and tear-down. Police say these streets will likely have a higher-than-normal amount of traffic:

  • E. Franklin Street
  • N. Union Street
  • E. North Street
  • E. Eldorado Street
  • N. Bateman Street
  • E. Pacific Street

Drivers coming from the south can get around the parade area by taking S. Oneida St., crossing the Oneida Skyline Bridge and taking W. Prospect Ave. to S. Memorial Dr. Drivers can get to the parking ramps on the south side of College Ave.

Meanwhile, police remind parade-goers of the following safety information:

  • No alcoholic beverage carry-ins allowed at the events
  • No glass containers
  • No animals are allowed at special events
  • Pedestrians must obey all traffic laws at intersections around the event
  • Individuals drinking alcoholic beverages should plan a safe ride home.
  • Extra patrols will be out during and after the events.    
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