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Homecoming Parade to Affect Downtown Traffic

by on November 10, 2017 11:29 AM

Penn State’s annual Homecoming parade — the largest student-run Homecoming parade in the country — will be held today (Nov. 10) and will affect traffic through campus and in downtown State College. The parade route will be closed from approximately 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Forming in the parking lots on Porter and Curtin Roads, the parade will travel the following route:

South on Bigler Road to Pollock Road
West on Pollock Road to Shortlidge Road
South on Shortlidge Road to College Avenue
West on College Avenue to Burrowes Road
North on Burrowes Road
Parade will disperse north of Pollock Road

Parking along College Avenue between Garner Street and Atherton Street will be closed beginning at 4 p.m. Parking along the rest parade route will be “restricted” according to a release from the State College Police Department. Vehicles parked along the route will be towed at the owner’s expense.

Those traveling in on Route 26 (East College Avenue) when the parade route is closed will be detoured onto University Drive. Drivers can expect delays on University Drive, College Avenue, and Park Avenue.

The parade also will affect multiple campus parking lots, public transit routes and roads. Full details can be found here.

Elissa Hill is managing editor for Onward State.
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