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Niceville News Flash
Posted on: November 28, 2023
[ARCHIVED] Community Christmas Parade
The Annual Niceville-Valparaiso Community Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, December 2, 2023 beginning
at 10:00 a.m. The parade route (see map below) will cause several roadways to be closed and/or have an altered traffic pattern. Traffic cones will be in place to merge lanes of travel and Police Officers will be at intersections to maintain the flow of traffic. We urge all motorists to avoid the areas below from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Parade Route - South on Palm Boulevard from Old Coastal Highway to SR-20. West on SR-20 to SR-285. Northeast on SR-285 to Palm Boulevard.
The following roads will be affected:
John Sims Parkway (SR-20) - SR-20 will be changed to two-way travel (2 lanes) for east and westbound traffic between Partin Drive (SR-285) and Palm Boulevard. This will be achieved by merging eastbound SR-20 traffic to the right lane beginning east of the intersection with SR-285 and transgressing westbound SR-20 traffic over to the eastbound, center lane beginning at the intersection with Palm Boulevard. This will be accomplished by using traffic cones with police officers stationed at both of these intersections.
Partin Drive (SR-285) – SR-285 will be changed to two-way travel (2 lanes) for north and southbound traffic between SR-20 and Palm Boulevard. This will be achieved by merging southbound SR-285 traffic to the right lane starting just north of the intersection with Palm Boulevard and directing northbound SR-285 traffic from SR-20 into the southbound, inside lane. This will be accomplished by using traffic cones with police officers stationed at both of these intersections.
Road Closures - Elm Street, Juniper Street, Mayo Street, and Cedar Avenue to the East of SR-285 will be closed to through traffic. This will be conducted by traffic cones and police officers stationed at these connecting roadways.
*Elm Street, Cedar Avenue and Old Coastal Highway to the West of SR-285 will be manned by police officers with limited access by vehicular traffic (parade entries and officials)