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Several downtown Louisville streets to close for Thursday's Pegasus Parade

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Several streets will close in downtown Louisville Thursday for this year's Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Parade.

The following streets will be closed from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.:

  • Barret Avenue from Broadway to Baxter Avenue
  • Lexington Road from Baxter Avenue to Barret Avenue

The following streets will be closed from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.:

  • Gray Street from Jackson Street to Hancock Street
  • Gray Street from Preston Street to Jackson Street
  • Broadway from Baxter Avenue to Barret Avenue 
  • Swan Street from Lampton Street to Vine Street
  • Vine Street from Breckinridge Street to Brent Street
  • Brent Street from Broadway to the dead end
  • Lampton Street from Vine Street to DuPuy Court
  • Stoneware Alley from Brent Street to Barret Avenue
  • Rubel Avenue from Broadway to E. Breckinridge Street
  • Saint Anthony Place from Mercy Way to Broadway
  • Rubel Avenue from Broadway to alley just north of Broadway
  • Finzer Street from Logan Street to Campbell Street
  • Finzer Street from Preston Street to Hancock Street
  • Campbell Street from Gray Street to Finzer Street
  • Barret Avenue from Saint Anthony Place to Broadway

The following streets will be closed from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.:

  • Broadway from Floyd Street to Preston Street

The following streets will be closed from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.:

  • Broadway from Barret Avenue to Campbell Street

The following streets will be closed from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.: (closed to thru traffic)

  • Shelby Street from Chestnut Street to Broadway
  • Clay Street from Broadway to Breckinridge Street
  • Hancock Street from Gray Street to Breckinridge Street
  • Jackson Street from Gray Street to Breckinridge Street
  • Preston Street from Gray Street to Broadway 
  • Floyd Street from Gray Street to Breckinridge Street
  • Brook Street from Breckinridge Street to Broadway
  • First Street from Gray Street to Broadway
  • Second Street from Chestnut Street to Breckinridge Street
  • Third Street from Chestnut Street to Broadway
  • Fourth Street from Chestnut Street to Breckinridge Street
  • Fifth Street from Breckinridge Street to Broadway
  • Sixth Street from Chestnut Street to Breckinridge Street
  • Seventh Street from Broadway to Breckinridge Street 
  • Cawthon Street from Eighth Street to Ninth Street
  • Breckinridge Street from Eighth Street to Ninth Street
  • Eighth Street from Chestnut Street to Broadway
  • Roy Wilkins Boulevard from Chestnut Street to Kentucky Street

The following streets will be closed from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.:

  • Broadway from Campbell Street to 12th Street
  • Preston Street from Springer Alley to Broadway
  • Logan Street from Finzer Street to Broadway
  • Exit ramp northbound Interstate 65 to Broadway

The following streets will have NO PARKING from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.:

  • Barret Avenue from Broadway to Lexington Road
  • Lexington Road from Barret Avenue to Baxter Avenue

The following streets will have NO PARKING from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.: 

  • Broadway from Baxter Avenue to 11th Street
  • Gray Street from Hancock Street to Preston Street

The following streets will have NO PARKING from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.:  

  • Floyd Street from Gray Street to Breckinridge Street
  • Jackson Street from Gray Street to Breckinridge Street
  • Rubel Avenue from Broadway to Breckinridge Street
  • Vine Street from Brent Street to Breckinridge Street
  • Swan Street from Breckinridge Street to Vine Street
  • Lampton Street from Swan Street to Vine Street
  • Breckinridge Street from Sixth Street to Ninth Street
  • Brent Street from Vine Street to Breckinridge Street
  • Hamilton Avenue from Lexington Road to end
  • Magazine Street from Eighth Street to Ninth Street
  • Ninth Street from Broadway to Kentucky Street
  • Roy Wilkins Boulevard from Chestnut Street to Broadway
  • Hancock Street from Gray Street to Broadway
  • Gray Street from Preston Street to Jackson Street
  • Finzer Street from Logan Street to Campbell Street
  • Campbell Street from Finzer Street to Broadway
  • Kentucky Street from Sixth Street to Ninth Street
  • Baxter Avenue (west side) from Broadway to East Chestnut Street split

The following streets will have NO PARKING from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.: 

  • Chestnut Street from Roy Wilkins Boulevard to Baxter Avenue
  • Brook Street from Gray Street to Broadway
  • Preston Street from Broadway to Springer Alley

Drivers are encouraged to use Breckinridge and Chestnut Streets to go east and west and Baxter Avenue and 11th Street to go north and south.

The Pegasus Parade is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.

Former coaching rivals Joe B. Hall and Denny Crum will be the grand marshals for this year's parade. The choice of the two coaching legends is to pay homage to the theme of the parade, "Throwback Thursday," which will allow fans and participants to remember some of their favorite parade themes of the past. Hall and Crum are responsible for nine Final Fours and three NCAA championships for the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville. The two also served as grand marshals in the 1975 parade.

The Pegasus Parade is the Kentucky Derby Festival’s founding event.

Tickets for the parade are available for purchase online. Ticket prices are $10 for bleacher seats, $12 for chair seating and $30 for VIP seats.

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