Tuesday, November 6, 2012

2012 Santa Claus Parade Detours

This Saturday afternoon the Santa Claus Parade will take place in downtown Hamilton.

The parade will begin at Queen Street North and York Blvd. The parade will travel south on Queen to Main Street, continue eastbound on Main Street, north on John Street, west on King Street and then north on Bay Street, ending at York.

During the hours of 1:30pm and 4:00pm road closures for the parade will result in significant detours in most routes that pass through the downtown, including the full closure of MacNab Transit Terminal during parade hours.

As a result of the parade, the following road closures and times will be in effect:

- Cannon Street between Bay and Queen between 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM
- Queen Street between York and King between 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM.
- Queen Street between King and Main between 1:30 PM and 4:00 PM.
- Main Street between Queen and John between 1:45 PM and 4:00 PM.
- John Street between Main and King between 1:45 PM and 4:00 PM.
- King Street between Queen and John between 1:30 PM and 4:00 PM.

'1 KING'
EASTBOUND
Detour from King and Catharine
- Left (south) on Catharine Street
- Right (west) on Hunter Street
- Left (south) on James Street and resume regular routing.

WESTBOUND
Detour from John at Jackson
- Right (east) on Jackson Street
- Left (north) on Bowen Street
- Right (north) on Main Street and resume regular routing.

'2 BARTON'
EASTBOUND
Detour from James and King William
- Left (east) on King William Street
- Left (north) on John Street and resume regular routing.

'3 CANNON'
EASTBOUND
Detour from James and King William
- Left (east) on King William Street
- Left (north) on John Street and resume regular routing.

'4 BAYFRONT'
EASTBOUND
Detour from James and King William
- Left (east) on King William Street
- Left (north) on John Street
- Left (west) on Wilson Street
- Right (north) on MacNab Street and resume regular routing.

'5 DELAWARE'
EASTBOUND
Detour from Main and Locke
- Right (south) on Locke Street
- Left (east) on Canada Street
- Right (south) on Queen Street
- Left (east) on Bold Street
- Right (south) on James Street
- Left (east) on Augusta Street
- Left (north) on John Street
- Right (east) on Jakson Street
- Left (north) on Bowen Street
- Right (north) on Main Street and resume regular routing.

WESTBOUND (via King)
Detour from King and Catharine
- Left (south) on Catharine Street
- Right (west) on Hunter Street
- Left (south) on Queen Street
- Right (west) on Hunter Street
- Right (north) on Locke Street
- Left (west) on King Street and resume regular routing.

WESTBOUND (via Delaware)
Detour from Hunter and John
- Continue (west) on Hunter Street
- Left (south) on Queen Street
- Right (west) on Hunter Street
- Right (north) on Locke Street
- Left (west) on King Street and resume regular routing.

'6 ABERDEEN'
INBOUND
Detour from John at Hunter
- Left (west) on Hunter Street and terminate at Hunter west of James

'7 LOCKE'
INBOUND
Detour from Locke at Bold
- Right (east) on Canada Street
- Right (south) on Quen Street
- Left (east) on Bold Street
- Right (south) on James Street
- Left (east) on Augusta Street
- Left (north) on John Street
- Left (west) on Hunter Street and terminate at Hunter west of James

'8 YORK'
OUTBOUND
From Hunter at James
- Continue (west) on Hunter Street
- Left (south) on Queen Street
- Right (west) on Hunter Street
- Right (north) on Locke Street
- Left (west) on York Blvd and resume regular routing.

OUTBOUND from (from 12pm - 1:30pm when only Cannon St closed)
From Hunter at James
- Continue (west) on Hunter Street
- Right (north) on Bay Street
- Left (west) on King Street
- Right (north) on Locke Street
- Left (west) on York Blvd and resume regular routing.

INBOUND
From York at Locke
- Left (north) on Locke Street
- Right (east) on Barton Street
- Right (south) on Catharine Street
- Right (west) on Hunter Street
- Left (south) on James Street and continue as an outbound '6 Aberdeen.'

'UPPER ROUTES'
'21 UPPER KENILWORTH,' '22 UPPER OTTAWA,' '23 UPPER GAGE,' '24 UPPER SHERMAN,' '25 UPPER WENTWORTH,' '26 UPPER WELLINGTON' and '27 UPPER JAMES'
NORTHBOUND
Detour from John at Hunter
- Left (west) on Hunter Street and terminate on Hunter opposite Hamilton GO Centre

SOUTHBOUND
From Hunter opposite Hamilton GO Centre
- Left (south) on James Street and resume regular routing.

'34 UPPER PARADISE'
NORTHBOUND
Detour from Hess at Bold
- Right (east) on Bold Street
- Right (south) on James Street
- Left (east) on Augusta Street
- Left (north) on John Street
- Left (west) on Hunter Street and terminate at Hunter west of James

SOUTHBOUND
From Hunter at James
- Continue (west) on Hunter Street
- Left (south) on Queen Street and resume regular routing.

'51 UNIVERSITY'
EASTBOUND
Detour from Main at Locke
- Right (south) on Locke Street
- Left (east) on Canada Street
- Right (south) on Queen Street
- Left (east) on Bold Street
- Left (north) on James Street
- Right (east) into the Hamilton GO Centre

WESTBOUND
From John at Hunter
- Left (west) on Hunter Street
- Left (south) on Queen Street
- Right (west) on Hunter Street
- Right (north) on Locke Street
- Left (west) on King Street and resume regular routing.

Burlington Transit '1 Plains-East' will also be detoured during the parade times. 

BURLINGTON TRANSIT
'1 PLAINS'
OUTBOUND
Detour from King and Bay
- Continue (west) on King Street
- Right (north) on Locke Street
- Left (west) on York Blvd and continue regular routing.

INBOUND (1:30pm - 4pm)
From York and Locke
- Right (south) on Locke Street
- Right (west) on King Street
- Right (north) on Dundurn Street
- Left (west) on York Blvd and resume regular routing.


* Special Thanks to the HSR for expanded detour information

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