SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2019 @ 6PM LINEUP: 4:30PM – 5:30PM / CLINTON STREET, AT HIGH CLOSES AT 4:30PM
PARADE ROUTE: HIGH STREET, WEST MAIN STREET, AND CAPITAL AVENUE WILL CLOSE AT 5:30PM –NO PARKING ON ROUTE STEP-OFF: 6PM
LINEUP/CHECK-IN: • Lineup is first come, first serve from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Clinton Street behind the old state office building. Must be Pre-Registered • Parade entries will check-in on Holmes Street at Regan Street. No public vehicles will be admitted. • Public parking is available in old state office building parking lot (entrance at corner of Holmes/Mero). ROUTE: Parade will step off onto High Street to Main to Capital Avenue and end at the Capitol building. • Entries will disband at West State Street toward Shelby Street. Vehicles may return downtown via the Singing Bridge (MAX 3 ton limit) and floats/large trucks may use Taylor Avenue.
STATE CAPITOL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING: AT APPROXIMATELY 7:30PM (END OF PARADE)
This year Passport Radio and the Commonwealth are teaming up together to bring back a loved and missed tradition! We will be joining forces with the Annual Frankfort Christmas Parade; we will be ending the parade with the lighting of the Governor’s Christmas Tree. The parade will step-off at 6 p.m. The route will be High Street to Main to Capital Avenue; where it will at the Capitol Circle. The tree lighting will immediately follow the parade.
Governor Bevin and Governor Elect Beshear will both be in attendance to light the tree.
Come light up the night and usher in the holiday season on the front steps of the Kentucky State Capitol with a timeless Kentucky Christmas tradition: the Governor’s Christmas Tree Lighting!
Enjoy complimentary hot chocolate and cookies provided by the Kentucky Department of Parks.
Following the tree lighting ceremony, everyone is invited to walk over to the Governor’s Mansion to see the beautiful holiday decorations and meet Santa Claus!
Inauguration Day events & Street Closures – Tuesday Dec 10th
Expect business closures & disruptions to normal activities and traffic flow
All City and all County offices are closed
No Frankfort Transit Services
All CCU Frankfort branches will be closed, for example. Check with other banks and businesses before traveling — call, check websites & facebook.
Street & traffic information from the City: Below is a map of the parade route and events taking place during the day. Roads will be closed from 7AM-1PM on the parade route and there will also be no parking until after that time period. There are also several South Frankfort streets not directly on the route that will be closed and marked no parking, due to bus parking and emergency access for the parade. The streets in South Frankfort that are directly impacted include: All of Capital Avenue, including Capitol Loop Shelby Street, Second to Tanglewood Logan Street, Battle Alley to State Battle Alley, Logan to Shelby Second Street, Logan to Shelby Third Street, Logan to Shelby Un-Named Alley off East Capital Fourth Street, Logan to Shelby Campbell Street, Murray to Shelby Todd Street, Logan to Shelby State Street, Logan to Shelby Ford Street, Second to Fourth Felmer Court, Third to Fourth Mink’s Way, Logan to Capital Ave Tanglewood Drive, at Louisville Road (Restricted) to Shelby Lafayette Drive, at Louisville Road (Restricted) to Shelby Old Lawrenceburg Road, from Capitol Parking Garage (Restricted) to ToddSteele Street, Second to CampbellMurray Street, Todd to Campbell Lafayette Drive, Louisville to ShelbyState Street, Logan to Shelby (Monday, Dec 9th 8am- Wednesday, Dec 11 1230am) Todd Street, Capital to Shelby (Monday, Dec 9th 5pm- Wednesday, Dec 11 1230am) Please note, this list is just streets in South Frankfort, several downtown areas will be impacted as well and that full listing is available on the City’s Facebook and website. The City will be posting orange No Parking signs on all streets that will be impacted, so residents can watch out for those and the signs will indicate the timing of no parking.
PET OWNERS NOTE: Additionally, we’d like South Frankfort residents to be aware that the parade will be kicking off at 10AM with a cannon shot from the Capitol Overlook. We thank everyone for their patience during this event, further questions should be directed to the City.
This year, all of the inaugural events are free to the public, with an RSVP. Full information on that can be found at kentucky.gov/Inauguration.
This is to inform you that a Special Call City Commission meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, August 29th at 5:00 p.m. in City Commission Chambers at City Hall.
As previously stated, the purpose of this Special Call City Commission meeting will be to provide an opportunity for public comments, present the recommended preliminary roadway and streetscape plans to the City Commission, and address City Commission questions and comments. No action is necessary.
As a reminder, the recommended preliminary roadway and streetscape plans have been posted for public viewing to the project website. For those interested in viewing a larger version hard copy, you may visit City Hall and come to my office during the following time periods: Monday, August 26 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday, August 27 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.; and Wednesday, August 28 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. These plans will also be displayed along the back hallway of City Hall prior to the Special Call City Commission Meeting from 3:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 29th. The project engineer from Strand Associates will also be at City Hall from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 29th.
Please contact me by e-mail or phone if you have any questions. Thank you for your interest in this project.
Chuck Knowles TIGER Grant Project Manager 502-352-2072 (office) 502-682-5590 (cell)
SFNA has again secured the top level of the garage for public fireworks viewing.
In light of the notice below please plan accordingly:
Pedestrians – walk up from South Frankfort as usual
Vehicles: follow Capital Ave past the floral clock and around the back of the Annex building OR come up Shelby to the furthest entry lane (behind the Annex) as both roads at that point have parking spots.
Capitol Annex Garage Update – Monday, July 1 – Thursday, July 11. The up ramp will be closed with no access from Old Lawrenceburg Road or any level. To enter the garage, please go to the top level and use the down ramp. You will be able to exit the garage from any level via the down ramp to Old Lawrenceburg Road.
The public informational meeting was conducted on Thursday, May 30th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the River Room of the Paul Sawyier Public Library. Those who were able to attend were provided a trifold with general information about the project, a feedback questionnaire for roadway design options, and colored stickers for indicating streetscape preferences.
For those of you who were not able to attend, we have posted the trifold, feedback questionnaire, project goals and objectives, parking utilization study report, roadway plots, and streetscape boards to the project website. These can be accessed directly with the following link www.frankfort.ky.gov/602/Public-Meeting-Documents-Exhibits-and-Fe
If you would like, the feedback questionnaire may be completed and submitted online. All feedback questionnaires must be received at City Hall by close of business on Friday, June 14th. Follow the link above for the questionnaire.