Knight Parade will affect Ybor traffic on Saturday

1:57 PM, Feb 8, 2014   |    comments
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Tampa, Florida -- Traffic is expected to be heavier than normal on Saturday, February 8 in and around Ybor City due to the Krewe of Sant' Yago Knight Parade.  

Drivers and pedestrians alike are advised to allow for extra travel time and to travel through the area with caution. 

See also: Get ready for Gasparilla Knight Parade

The parade begins at 7 p.m. Street closures around Ybor City begin at 2 p.m.  and the following roads will be affected:

  • Nuccio Parkway (from Nebraska Ave to Palm Ave)
  • Seventh Ave (from Nebraska Ave to Nuccio Parkway)
  • Seventh Ave (from Nuccio Parkway St to 21st St)
  • Seventh Ave (from 22nd St to 34th St)
  • Seventh Ave (from 21st St to 22nd St)
  • 21st St (from Palm Ave to Adamo Dr)
  • 22nd St (from Adamo Dr to 8th Ave)
Parking garages will also be affected and rates will change:
  • Centro Ybor Garage (1500 E 5th Ave) Beginning at 2 p.m. the rate will be a flat rate of $10.00 paid on entry.
  • Palm Ave Garage (2010 N 13th St) Beginning at 2 p.m. the rate will be a flat rate of $10.00 paid on entry.
  • Lots 3, 5, and 6 (19th St between 8th Ave and 6th Ave), will be an hourly rate of $0.75 per hour.

Drivers heading to the Sant'Yago Knight Parade may also opt to park in Downtown Tampa or the Channel District and take the TECO Line Streetcar System to Ybor City. Streetcar service north of 7th Avenue will cease beginning at 6:30 p.m., until after parade ends.

Traffic and parking on the south end of downtown will also be impacted by fans arriving at the Tampa Bay Times Forum between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. for Tampa Bay Lighting hockey game.

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