Parade, commissioning to close down streets

Posted at 2:56 PM, Nov 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-20 15:56:27-05
MILWAUKEE -- With the city of Milwaukee Holiday Parade and the USS Milwaukee Commissioning Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 21, downtown will be packed.
The Holiday Parade will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday. Find a full route here.
The Commissioning Ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at Veterans Park and tickets are sold out.
There will be several street closures depending on the time of day, they are as follows:

Starting at 6:00 a.m. the following streets will be closed:

  • Prospect Avenue from State Street to Wisconsin Avenue
  • Wisconsin Avenue from Van Buren Street to Prospect Avenue
  • Mason Street from Van Buren Street to Prospect Avenue
  • Wells Street from Van Buren Street to Prospect Avenue
  • War Memorial Bridge from Prospect Avenue to Lincoln Memorial Drive
  • These areas will reopen by 11:00 a.m. 

At 8:30 a.m. the following streets will be closed due to the parade route:

  • Kilbourn Avenue from Prospect Avenue to 4th Street
  • Old World Third Street from Kilbourn Avenue to Wisconsin Avenue
  • 2nd Street from Wells Street to Michigan Street
  • 4th Street from Kilbourn Avenue to Michigan Street
  • Wells Street from 6th to 3rd Street
  • Wisconsin from 6th Street to Plankinton Avenue
  • This area will open by noon but may open earlier as the last unit in the parade passes by

Starting at 10 a.m.

  • There will traffic congestion on Lincoln Memorial Drive from Lagoon Drive to Michigan Street