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Barricade placement along Lafayette parade route begins Thursday

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The City of Lafayette barricade placement and parade scheduled for Feb. 1-3 is as follows:

·         Thursday, Feb. 1, 8 a.m. - Public Works crews will commence placing barricades at the start of the parade route beginning at the intersection of Jefferson and Simcoe Streets, then along the parade route to the intersection of Johnston and Vermilion Streets.

·         Friday, Feb. 2, 8 a.m. - Public Works crews will resume placing barricades from the intersection of Johnston and Vermilion Streets along the parade route to the intersection of Johnston St. and N. College Rd., near the Albertson's shopping center, then along N. College Rd. to Cajun Field at Gate 1 at Reinhardt Dr., headed towards Congress St. 


·         Saturday, Feb. 3, 6:30 p.m. - The Krewe of Carnival en Rio Parade is scheduled to roll beginning at the intersection of Jefferson and Simcoe Streets, then along the parade route before turning into Cajun Field at Gate 1. Public Works crews will immediately follow the last float, moving barricades to the sides of the roads and cleaning up litter and debris along the entire parade route.

The Lafayette Police Department will close all streets on and around the parade route one hour before the parades begin. All streets will remain closed until the completion of the last parade. No streets will be open until all citizens have been removed from the area and vehicles are able to travel safely. Public Works crews will follow the last float of the parade, cleaning up litter and debris along the entire parade route.

Other information about the parade route and Public Works operations during the Mardi Gras season:

·         The parade route is 3.9 miles in length

·         Public Works places approximately 5,500 barricades along the parade route and adjacent areas for crowd control and safety reasons

·         Public Works utilizes eight 30-yard roll-off dumpsters for trash and debris disposal

·         Public Works utilizes 122 portable toilets that are placed along the parade route

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