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Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Meridian Dairy Days events planned; expect road closures and impacts this Friday and Saturday

Meridian- Meridian Dairy Days kicks off this week, celebrating its 82nd year. Two events, the "Real Dairy" parade and the 5k Milk Run will both bring traffic impacts and road closures starting this Friday (June 17).

Parade: Friday, June 17
Roads will be closed from approximately 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The parade gets underway at 7 p.m. at the corner of Franklin Road and Main Street and will head west on Franklin Road, north on Main Street, east on Fairview Avenue, south on 2 ½ Street, east on Carlton Street, south on 3rd Street, east on Franklin Road and will end on Stratford Drive. Roads along the route will be closed between the hours of 6 and 9 p.m. Once the parade is complete, roads along the route will reopen to traffic.

Event volunteers and Meridian Police will be present to help with traffic control before and after the parade.

5K Run: Saturday, June 18
Roads will be impacted from approximately 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The fun run will begin at the Meridian Speedway and will take runners north on Main Street, east on Franklin Road, south on Locust Grove Road, west on Central Drive and will finish at the Meridian Speedway.
Rolling road closures will be in place along the course, meaning a road will be temporarily closed to traffic when runners are present, but will reopen once all of the runners have completed that portion of the race. Drivers may experience short delays. Meridian Police will escort runners on both ends of the race and a volunteer will be stationed at Stratford Drive and Franklin Road to assist runners with crossing Franklin. Motorists in the area should use extra caution.
Additional Dairy Days events are planned throughout the week, many which will take place at Storey Park, located off of Franklin and Main. For a detailed schedule of events, visit http://www.dairydays.org/.

As a public service, ACHD provides information about lane restrictions and closures for both ACHD and non-ACHD projects and events. A map of all road work taking place in Ada County can be found at www.achdidaho.org.

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