What’s the best way around Asbury Park during Sunday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade?
Amid all the festive costumes, bands, floats and hoopla of Sunday's St. Patrick's Day in Asbury Park, there'll be lots of flashing lights - atop squad cars and maintenance vehicles as roadblocks rise around the route.
No-parking signs, applying to Sunday, were posted today on Press Plaza, from Cookman to Lake Avenues, along Cookman between Main Street and Grand AVenue, and on Ocean Avenue between 7th and Asbury Avenues.
The parade steps off at 1 PM. It originates on Ocean Avenue at 7th, and heads south on Ocean To Asbury Avenue. From there, marchers head west to Kingsley Street, south on Kingsley to Cookman Avenue, and west on Cookman to Main Street and the reviewing stnad at Press Plaza.
The parade continues north on Main to Bangs Avenue, where marchers will disband in the municipal parking lot. No unauthorized vehicles will be allowed on the route while the parade is in progress.
Roadblocks begin going up at 10:30 AM on Ocean Avenue, between 7th and 5th Avenues.
From 12 Noon on, Lake Avenue will be closed to traffic from Main Street, east, to Wesley Lake Drive. The corridor will be for emergency vehicle access. Only local traffic will be permitted to enter and exit Lake Avenue at Main.
Also at 12, the 800 block of Bangs Avenue, Memorial Drive to Main Street, will be closed to traffic. Bond Street will be closed as well, from Main Street to Lake Avenue. At 1:15, Main Street will be closed between Lake and Summerfield Avenues.