UHS homecoming parade will affect traffic on Friday

UHS homecoming parade will affect traffic on Friday

URBANA — The Urbana High School homecoming parade is scheduled for Friday and will have a slightly different route this year because of road construction.

It's scheduled from 3 to 4 p.m.

The parade route will begin at the high school on Race Street at Iowa Street. The parade will continue north on Race Street to Elm Street, east on Elm Street to Vine Street, south on Vine Street to Washington Street, west on Washington Street to Broadway Avenue and finish in the high school parking lot.

Race Street will be closed to through traffic between Iowa Street and Indiana Avenue beginning at 1 p.m. through the start of the parade. Once the parade starts, traffic along the parade route will only be obstructed for the time it takes for the parade to clear the area. The school district estimated that time at about 15 minutes on each leg of the parade.

Drivers in the downtown and high school area might want to avoid the area that afternoon.

The parade will include the homecoming king and queen and their court, the UHS marching band, floats created by student committees representing student groups and grade levels, student athletic teams and a variety of special guests and Urbana school district administrators.

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