Several St. Louis roads closed for Soulard Mardi Gras festivities


by staff

Posted on February 28, 2014 at 6:24 AM

Updated Friday, Feb 28 at 8:11 AM

(KMOV) – Several roads will be closed in St. Louis on Saturday for the second biggest Mardi Gras party in the nation.

Parade organizers will close the ramp between northbound I-55 and 3200 Broadway, and northbound and southbound I-55 at 7th Street from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. The ramps from eastbound I-64 to 6th St. will also be closed during that timeframe.

Officials will close the ramps between northbound and southbound I-55 and Arsenal from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The ramp between northbound I-55 and Gravois will be closed from 1 to 8 p.m.

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Vehicles will also not be allowed inside the Soulard Red Zone, which is defined by the following areas: Marion on the north, Broadway on the east, I-55 on the west and Shenandoah from Broadway to 11th and Ann from 11th to I-55 on the south.

Anyone with a permit will be allowed to park in the Yellow Zone, however. That zone is marked by the following streets: Ann from I-55 to 11th and Shendandoah from 11th to Broadway on the north, 7th on the east, Lynch on the south and I-55 on the west.

These streets will be completely or partially closed on Saturday: Clark from 8th to Broadway and 6th from Gratiot, as well as the entire Red Zone as mentioned above.

Metro if offering a Mardi Gras shuttle from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday for those who do not want to drive. The shuttle pass costs $5 per person and can be bought at the Civic Center MetroBus Center beginning at 9 a.m.

The whole parade route will shut down until Sunday.