Springfield Police Chief Ralph A. Caldwell Jr. today urged motorists to exercise caution this Friday night if traveling in or near the parade route area in connection with the International Route 66 Mother Road Festival.
“SPD officers will be stationed along the parade route to help motorists as well as parade participants,” Caldwell said.
The festival parade will begin at 6 p.m. from the Capital City Shopping Center. The parade will travel south to Stevenson Drive and then west to South Sixth Street then it will go north on South Sixth Street to the festival’s entrance which is near the Cook Street area.
The parade is expected to last about two hours.