Areas of downtown Duluth will be closed to traffic on Friday for the Juneteenth march starting at 3 p.m.

According to a news release from the Duluth Police Department, the marchers will gather at Bayfront Festival Park and the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial at 4 p.m. and march to Duluth City Hall from both locations.

Crowds are expected to disperse at 7 p.m. from City Hall. Traffic will be closed at various intersections along the designated march routes starting at 3 p.m. and will reopen as soon as feasible.

Bayfront Festival Park route closures

Marchers will walk from Bayfront Festival Park and up Harbor Drive, across the Fifth Avenue West overpass, up Fifth Avenue West, and end in Priley Drive at City Hall. The following intersections will be closed to traffic:

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  • Harbor Drive, below the Bayfront entrance.

  • Harbor Drive from westbound Railroad Street.

  • The entrance onto Harbor Drive from eastbound Railroad Street.

  • Both overpass entrances from Interstate 35 onto Harbor Drive.

  • Harbor Drive and Michigan Street.

  • Fifth Avenue West and Superior Street.

  • Fifth Avenue West and First alley both sides.

  • Sixth Avenue West and First Street.

Clayton Jackson McGhie Route closures

Marchers will walk from the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial, west on First Street and into Priley Drive ending at City Hall. First Street at Third Avenue East will be closed to traffic starting at 3 p.m. and will reopen as soon as feasible. The following intersections along First Street will be closed to traffic and have barricades at both north and south alleys in the following locations:

  • Second Avenue East.

  • First Avenue East.

  • Lake Avenue.

  • First Avenue West.

  • Second Avenue West.

  • Third Avenue West.

  • Fourth Avenue West.