If you’re planning on taking public transportation in Denver this weekend, make sure to check on detours and disruptions.
The Regional Transportation District is planning service adjustments to several bus routes and rail lines this weekend to make way for the 44th annual 9News Parade of Lights. The free event features marching bands, ornate floats and special appearances by Major Waddles the Penguin and Santa.
The parade, which takes place Friday night at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 6 p.m., will travel through downtown along Tremont Street, 17th Street, Arapahoe Street and 15th Street.
Impacts to bus service
Bus detours Friday are expected to last from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bus detours on Saturday are expected to last from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Impacted bus routes include: 0, 1, 6, 8, 9, 10, 15, 15L, 16, 16L, 19, 20, 28, 32, 38, 43, 44, 48, 52 and the Free MallRide.
Impacts to train service:
Trains traveling to downtown Denver will end service at the Convention Center two hours before the start of the parade both nights. Normal service will resume as crowds clear. The light rail stations at 16th and Stout Street and 16th and California Street will be closed during that time. The L Line service will operate between 20th and Welton Street and 30th and Downing Street, but will not be available at the 16th and Stout Street, 16th and California Street, 18th Street and Stout Street and 18th Street and California Street stations during this time.
Impacted rail lines: D, F, H, L
Folks can visit the RTD rider alerts webpage for more information on detours or adjustments or call 303-299-6000
Impacts to downtown traffic
Bannock Street between Colfax Avenue and 14th Street will remain closed through 5 p.m. Sunday.
Drivers should experience additional road closures near the parade’s staging area in the Golden Triangle, Civic Center Park and the City and County Building.
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