Street Closures In Effect For Scottish-Irish Festival Parade
The annual Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival Parade will travel through downtown Estes Park beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 7. On-street parking spaces on Elkhorn Avenue will be closed around midnight the night before the parade. At 8:30 a.m., the Estes Park Police Department will close the parade route along Elkhorn Avenue from West Park Center west to U.S. 34/Wonderview Avenue. At 8:50 a.m. the remainder of Elkhorn Avenue will be closed east to the U.S. 36/U.S. 34 intersection. Portions of Elkhorn Avenue will reopen to vehicles after the parade passes and pedestrians are clear of the roadway. The parade will continue east through the U.S. 36/U.S. 34 intersection, ending in the Estes Park Visitor Center north parking lot.
Side streets along the parade route remain open during the parade, but access to the parade route will be prohibited until the parade passes and pedestrians are clear of the roadway. Motorists will not be able to leave parking lots along the parade route until the parade has passed. To avoid the parade route and bypass the downtown area, motorists may use alternate routes including the Moccasin bypass, Graves Avenue, Community Drive, U.S. 36 to Mall Road, U.S. 34 and Wonderview Avenue. Westbound traffic on Hwy 34 will be diverted onto Steamer Drive to Steamer Parkway and then onto Wonderview Avenue. All eastbound traffic on Wonderview Avenue will be diverted to Steamer Parkway, then to Steamer Drive and onto to U.S. 34.
The Town’s free shuttle service will be altered the morning of September 7 during street closures. The Gold Route will not operate from 9:30 a.m. until the parade ends and the roadways clear. The Brown Route will not stop at Piccadilly Square, Barlow Plaza or the Estes Park Visitor Center from 9 a.m. until the roads clear after the parade. During the parade, the Silver Route from the Fairgrounds Park-n-Ride to the Estes Park Visitor Center will serve all stops, but may experience delays up to 20 minutes. All routes will resume normal stops after the parade, but may experience delays due to continued heavy traffic. Route information and schedules are available at www.estes.org/shuttles.
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