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St. Patrick’s Day parade traffic guide: Manhattan street closures

The St. Patrick's Day parade starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

The St. Patrick's Day parade will shut down

The St. Patrick's Day parade will shut down several streets in midtown on Saturday, March 17, 2018. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Jemal Countess

Midtown will be a sea of green on Saturday as about 2 million people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

The parade, held in honor of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, will step off on Fifth Avenue at 11 a.m.

But while many spectators cheer along to the bagpipes, motorists will be grumbling about the maze of street closures.

If you want to avoid the chaos of the parade route, check this list of street closures before you head out.

The following roads will be closed between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.:

Route

  • Fifth Avenue between 79th and 44th streets

Formation

  • Vanderbilt Avenue between 43rd and 46th streets
  • 43rd Street between Vanderbilt and Sixth avenues
  • 44th Street between Vanderbilt and Sixth avenues
  • 45th Street between Vanderbilt and Sixth avenues
  • 46th Street between Vanderbilt and Sixth avenues
  • 47th Street between Park and Sixth avenues
  • 48th Street between Park and Sixth avenues
  • Fifth Avenue between 42nd and 44th streets

Dispersal

  • Fifth Avenue between East 86th and 79th streets
  • 78th Street between Madison and Fifth avenues
  • 79th Street between Park and Fifth avenues
  • 80th Street between Park and Fifth avenues
  • 81st Street between Park and Fifth avenues
  • 82nd Street between Park and Fifth avenues
  • 83rd Street between Park and Fifth avenues
  • 84th Street between Madison and Fifth avenues
  • 85th Street between Madison and Fifth avenues
  • Madison Avenue between East 78th and East 86th streets

Miscellaneous

  • 62nd Street between Madison and Fifth avenues
  • 63rd Street between Madison and Fifth avenues
  • 64th Street between Park and Fifth avenues
  • 72nd Street between Madison and Fifth avenues
  • Madison Avenue between 63rd and 64th streets

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