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Street Closures for Armed Forces Day Parade Saturday May 17.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

Street Closures for Armed Forces Day Parade, Saturday May 17

Parade Route Street Closures May 17, 2014:


7 a.m. - Arlington Ave between Marcelina Ave. and Post Ave., El Prado Ave. between Carson St. and Cravens Ave. and Cravens Ave. between Torrance Blvd and Marcelina Ave. 

9 a.m. - All entry ways into Civic Center complex off Torrance Blvd.: Madrona Ave., Maple Ave. and Civic Center Drive. 

10 am.. - Fashion Way between Madrona Ave. and the four-way stop on the west side of the Marriott Hotel. 

11 a.m. - Torrance Blvd. between Western and Crenshaw Blvd. (including all North and South side streets between Van Ness Ave. and Crenshaw Blvd.).  Maricopa Street between Crenshaw Blvd. and Maple Ave.

12 noon - Torrance Blvd. between Crenshaw Blvd. and Madrona Ave. (including all north and south side streets between Crenshaw Blvd. and Madrona Ave.).

Northbound Madrona Ave. between Carson Street and Emerald Ave.

Southbound Madrona Ave. between Del Amo Blvd. and Carson Street

12:30 p.m. - Southbound Madrona/Prairie Ave. between 190th Street and Del Amo Blvd.


Suggested Routes: Crenshaw Blvd. alternate north and south routes use Hawthorne Blvd. or Western Ave. Torrance Blvd. alternate east and west routes use Artesia Blvd., 182nd Street, 190th Street, Sepulveda Blvd., or Carson Street.

Torrance Transit Bus Lines: Lines #1, #2, #5, #7, and #8 will be affected on May 17, 2014, starting at 11 am. Affected streets include: Torrance Blvd., Madrona Ave., Crenshaw Blvd., and Fashion Way.

The City encourages the Torrance community and visitors to use alternate routes. For more information on the Armed Forces Day Parade & Celebration, please visit: www.TorranceCA.Gov/ArmedForcesDay.htm

The community is invited to gather along the parade route and cheer for our sons, daughters, friends, husbands and wives who have been called to duty in defense of our nation’s beliefs and principles and to secure a more peaceful world.




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