Charleston to close streets for parades

Destiny Bell, Contributing Writer

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Various streets will be closed for different celebrations after being approved at the Charleston City Council meeting Tuesday evening.

Eastern’s Homecoming Parade will take place from 3 p.m. until 12 p.m. on October 22. Council members approved the closing of 9th Street from Lincoln Avenue to Roosevelt Avenue; Johnson Avenue from 7th to 9th Street; Grant Avenue between 7th Street and 9th Street; and 7th Street from Grant Avenue to Lincoln Avenue.

Closed to southbound traffic will be 7th Street from Madison Avenue to Monroe Avenue. Closed to parking and traffic on parade day will be 7th Street from Lincoln Avenue to Monroe Avenue; Monroe Avenue from 7th Street to 6th Street; Jackson Avenue from 6th Street to 7th Street; 6th Street from Monroe Avenue to Polk Avenue; Polk Avenue from 6th Street to Division Street; and Division Street from Polk Avenue to Grant Avenue.

Members also voted to approve the closing of several roads for Jefferson Elementary Grade School’s annual Halloween parade.

The parade will take place on Wednesday Oct. 28. The following roads are set to be closed: 8th Street from Jefferson Avenue to Monroe Avenue; Monroe Avenue from 8th Street to 6th Street; 6th Street from Monroe Avenue to Jackson Avenue; Jackson Avenue from 6th Street to 7th Street; and 7th Street from Jackson Avenue to Monroe Avenue.

At the meeting, Mayor Combs also announced trick-or-treat hours from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31.

Another street closure is for the city’s annual “Christmas in the Heart of Charleston” celebration, which will take place Saturday, Dec. 3 from 4:45 p.m. until 7 p.m.

According to the agenda, the streets that need to be closed for this are Monroe Avenue from 6th Street to 7th Street; 6th Street from Monroe Avenue to Van Buren Avenue; Jackson Avenue from 5th Street to 8th Street; Van Buren Avenue from 6th to 7th Street; and 7th Street from Van Buren Avenue to Madison Avenue.

The streets would be closed to traffic from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Council members also approved the renewal of a license agreement with the Charleston Water Fowl Association to regulate hunting activities at Lake Charleston.

This allows the Charleston Water Fowl Association to have an exclusive license for waterfowl hunting on the Lake Charleston Reservoir and the Embarras River Impoundment for a period of one year from Thursday, Sept. 1 until Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017.

 

Destiny Bell can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]