Local parades to shift traffic in Colonie

The Shaker Road/Loudonville Fire Department (SRLFD) has announced it will host the 118th Hudson Valley Volunteer Fireman's Association Convention June 20 to 23.

Businesses along the parade routes will be remain open; however, expect some delays in these locations:

Friday, June 22: The Mardi Gras Parade route will run from Albany Shaker Road at Williams Park Road (in front of the SRLFD) into The Crossings and will step off at approximately 7 p.m. As a result, Albany Shaker Road will be closed from Osborne Road to Maxwell Road from approximately 6:30 to 8 p.m. The recommended detour route will be Osborne Road to Old Niskayuna Road to Maxwell Road.

Saturday, June 23: The Dress Parade route will begin at Albany Shaker Road and Williams Park Road at approximately noon, and will march west to Wolf Road. It will continue south onto Wolf Road and turn east onto Metro Park Road. As a result, Albany Shaker Road from Osborne Road to Wolf Road will be closed and there will be one lane open in each direction on Wolf Road from Metro Park Drive north to Albany Shaker Road, from about 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Maps of the parade routes can be found on SRLFD's Web site at www.shakerroadfire.com; click on the Proud Sponsor: HVVFA 2007 Convention or call SRLFD at 458-1352, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday to Friday.


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