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Posted Feb 21, 2012, 8:10 am
Tucson's annual Fiesta de los Vaqueros Parade brings as much joy as it does pain for motorists traveling along South Sixth Avenue for the rodeo event.
The Tucson Police Department is reminding motorists to be aware of road closures, expect delays and drive with caution around pedestrians Thursday morning.
From 6 a.m to about 12:30 p.m. major roads along the parade route will be closed and neighborhoods can expect congestion on side streets.
The parade begins at Ajo Way and Park Avenue, travels south on Park to Irvington, west on Irvington to Sixth, then north on Sixth to the Rodeo Grounds entrance.
The following streets will be closed:
- South Sixth Avenue between East Irvington Road and East Ajo Way
- East Ajo Way between South Sixth Avenue and South Park Avenue
- East Irvington Road between South Sixth Avenue and South Park Avenue
- South Park Avenue between East Ajo Way and East Irvington Road
TPD reminds drivers to use particular caution in the area due to the large number of pedestrians who will turn out to watch the parade.
The parade is scheduled to begin at 9 and motorists should arrive early to find parking. Paid parking is available at the Rodeo Grounds, by traveling west on East Irvington from South Campbell Avenue and entering the parking area at South Third Avenue.