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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, seen here on

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

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

The parade, held in honor of 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 43rd 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 43rd streets

Dispersal

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

Miscellaneous

  • 49th Street between Madison Avenue and Rockefeller Plaza
  • 50th Street between Madison Avenue and Rockefeller Plaza
  • 51st Street between Madison Avenue and Rockefeller Plaza
  • 58th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues
  • 60th Street between Madison and Fifth avenues
  • 62nd Street between Madison and Fifth avenues
  • 63rd Street between Madison and Fifth avenues
  • 64th Street between Park and Fifth avenues
  • 65th Street between Madison and Fifth avenues
  • 71st Street between Madison and Fifth avenues
  • 72nd Street between Madison and Fifth avenues
  • 78th Street between Madison and Fifth avenues
  • Madison Avenue between 42nd and 86th streets

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