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These streets will be closed during the Krewe De Riviere Mardi Gras Parade



Monroe, LA- On Saturday, Feb,12, during the Kreve de Riviere Mardi Gras Parade, several streets will be closed.

Grand Marshal for the Krewe de Riviere Mardi Gras Parade is Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser. The parade is set to start at 5 p.m. from West Monroe High School.

The parade will travel south on N. 7th Street to Mill Street, where it will turn left. Then the parade will travel on Mill Street over the Lea Joyner Bridge into Monroe.

Beginning at 3:30 p.m., the West Monroe Police Department will close Travis Street and Rigg Street to N. 7th Street until the end of the parade has turned onto N. 7th Street.

At 4:30 p.m., N. 7th Street (south of Travis Street) to Mill Street will be closed, as well as Mill and N. 8th Street to the Lea Joyner Bridge. All side streets intersecting with N. 7th Street and Mill Street along the parade route will be closed. Streets will be reopened once the end of the parade crosses N. 7th and Stella Street.

The Lea Joyner Bridge will be closed to all traffic, including vehicular and pedestrian, at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.

The West Monroe and Monroe police department also asks citizens to please have the parade route free of parked vehicles or trailers on roadsides no later than 3:00pm the day of the parade. The vehicles that are parked improperly will be towed, and the parade route will be shut down to all traffic at approximately 4:30pm.

The Police Department reminds the public of parade safety tips such as not approaching floats to obtain throws, knowing where your children are at all times and do not let them out of your sight, putting the parents’ contact information in your children’s pocket in case they get separated, coming with a group of friends and know your surroundings, and not blocking the streets.