Milwaukee St. Patrick's Day Parade: Parking, traffic and transit changes

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- With St. Patrick's Day approaching, Milwaukee's Department of Public Works is advising the public to plan ahead for parking, traffic and transit changes during the upcoming parades. 

Street closures will be in place along the parade routes in downtown Milwaukee and on the west side Saturday, March 12. 

DPW says to look out for temporary parking restrictions along the route to avoid being ticketed or towed.

54th Shamrock Club of Wisconsin St. Patrick’s Day Parade 

Traffic: The parade will commence at noon from West Wisconsin Avenue and proceed east to North Plankinton Avenue, north on North Plankinton Avenue to West Kilbourn Avenue, west on West Kilbourn Avenue to North Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, north on North Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive to West Juneau Avenue, east on West Juneau Avenue to North Water Street and south on North Water Street to East Highland Avenue.

DPW says adjacent closures will be in effect near the beginning of the route for staging.

Transit: Multiple MCTS bus routes will be impacted by this parade: Routes 14-30-Gold, 15, 18, 19, 33, 57 and Green. Details are posted on

Bluemound Road Business Advancement Association St. Patrick’s Day

Traffic: The parade will begin at 6501 West Blue Mound Road (Balistreri's Blue Mound Inn) and proceed east on West Blue Mound Road to a point just east of North 51st Street - where the parade will disburse.

Portions of the parade route will be in the city of Wauwatosa.

Transit: MCTS Route 60 will be impacted by this parade. Details are posted on

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