The City of Natchitoches would like to advise the public that on Saturday, Dec. 7 the following areas will be barricaded with various street closures:
The Church Street Bridge will close to vehicular traffic at 5:00am.
Jefferson Street from Amulet Street to Touline will close to vehicular traffic at 6:00am.
Washington Street from Texas Street to Lafayette Street will close to vehiclular traffic at 6:00am
Second Street from University Parkway to Lafayette Street will close to vehicular traffic at 11:00am.
University Parkway from Jefferson Street to Second Street will close for parade line up at 11:00am.
Pine Street/Keyser Avenue Bridge will close to vehicular traffic at 11:00am. At this time, all parade route barricades from University Parkway north to Lafayette Street will go up for the parade which begins at 1:00pm.
Eastbound traffic on University Parkway will be stopped at Boyd Street and westbound traffic on Mill Street will be stopped at Airport Road beginning at 11:00am.
The Church Street Bridge will close to foot traffic at 4:30pm in preparation for the fireworks.
Williams Avenue north of Henry Avenue to St. Maurice Lane and the intersections of East Second Street with Stephens Avenue, St. Clair Avenue, Whitfield Drive, Sirod Street, and Adelaide Street will close at 5:00pm.
Please Note: No public parking is allowed on the streets mentioned above beginning at 10:00am on Festival Day.
The following roads will be one way:
Third Street – from Church Street northbound to Texas Street
Church Street – from Third Street westbound to Fifth Street
Fourth Street – from Texas Street southbound to Church Street
Fairgrounds Road – from Rapides Drive westbound to Hwy 1 Bypass
After the parade has ended and foot traffic allows, Jefferson Street and Second Street will open from Amulet Street south to University Parkway.