GENEVA – Geneva High School students will celebrate Homecoming this weekend with their traditional parade Friday, which will require several streets be closed for motorists.
McKinley Avenue near the school will be closed starting around 1 p.m. for the parade staging area. The following streets will be shut down at 2 p.m. as part of the homecoming parade route: McKinley Avenue south to Stevens Street; Stevens east to Anderson Boulevard; Anderson south to West State Street/Route 38; State east to Third Street; Third north to Peyton Street; and Peyton west to McKinley.
A detour route will direct motorists traveling east on State Street to turn south on Ninth Street, east on James Street, north on Third Street and back east on State Street. The directions will be reversed for westbound traffic.
Eastbound semitrailers will be “stacked” on State Street and will have to wait until Route 38 is reopened to traffic. Westbound semi trucks will be sent south on Third Street, west on Fabyan Parkway, north on Randall Road and back west on Route 38.
Motorists are encouraged to be patient and use caution if driving in the area during the parade.
Streets are expected to be reopened to drivers by 3 p.m.