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Downtown streets to be closed Friday for UW Homecoming Parade

Parade starts at 6 p.m.; closures start as early as 4 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. - Some major downtown streets will be closed Friday night for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Homecoming Parade, according to a release.

The parade routes starts in the 600 block of Wisconsin Avenue, continues to West Gilman Street and concludes with parade participants going down the 500 and 600 blocks of State Street, officials said. Absolutely no traffic will be allowed on those streets during the parade.

The parade starts at 6 p.m. but closures in the area will start as early as 4 p.m., according to the release.

Langdon Street from Lake Street to Wisconsin Avenue will be closed from 4-8 p.m. and the 600 block of Lake Street will be closed from 4-8:30 p.m., and will reopen after a post-parade event, according to the release.

A number of streets and intersections will be closed from 5:30-7:30 p.m. They include:

  • 600 block of Wisconsin Avenue
  • 400 block of West Gilman Street
  • 600 and 700 blocks of State Street
  • 500 and 600 blocks of Lake Street
  • Langdon Street between Park Street and Wisconsin Avenue

Madison police and the UW Homecoming committee will be monitoring traffic and street entry during the closures, organizers said.

A post-parade spirit stop near the Wisconsin Alumni Association at 650 N. Lake St. will feature refreshments and a 20-foot inflatable Bucky Badger, according to the release.

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