Image courtesy of the Central Connecticut Celtic Cultural Committee
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is Saturday. Besides the influx of pipes and thick wool sweaters, this means a change in how to get from here-to-there.
The map (left) shows the streets directly impacted. It’s safe to assume that those nearby and within that route will also be temporarily closed.
CTTransit says that there will be temporary bus service disruptions on Saturday between 11-2. The parade begins at 11, so it’s safe to expect those disruptions to begin a bit before. The downtown Hartford bus stop for all routes will be on Market Street between Kinsley and Talcott Streets.
The 5, 31, 32, 33, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 46, 47, 50, 52, 53, 56, 58 and 59 buses will not be running on Main Street between Charter Oak Ave and Trumbull Street. The 30, 60, 62, 64, 66, 74 and 76 buses will not be running on Asylum Street between Main and Broad. The 61, 63 and 69 buses will not be running on Capitol Avenue between Broad and Main.
Route map courtesy of the Hartford Marathon Foundation
Then, on Sunday, there will be more disruptions due to the O’Hartford 5K and Wee Mile.
This means that Trumbull Street (between Asylum and Jewell) and Pearl Street (between Ann and Trumbull) will be closed from 10-3.
From 10-1:30, Trumbull Street between Church and Asylum will be closed.
From 12:30-2, the following streets will be closed to motor vehicle traffic:
- Pearl Street
- Jewell Street
- Main Street (between Pearl and Park)
- Park Street (between Main and Park Terrace)
- Park Terrace
- Capitol Avenue (between Park Terrace and Trinity Street)
- Trinity Street (between Capitol Avenue and Ford Street)
Bus service changes include moving the downtown Hartford stop for all routes to Market Street between Kinsley and Talcott Streets between 10-3 on Sunday.
If you lack the patience for delays, this might be a good weekend to leave the car in the driveway and walk or ride a bicycle instead.