Downtown Tucson will be the host of the annual All Souls Procession this weekend.
The Procession will stage on Broadway Boulevard/Toole Avenue at 4th Avenue beginning at 5:00 p.m. The Procession begins at 6:00 p.m., proceeds west on Toole Avenue to Alameda Street, follows Alameda Street to Manning House Way where it turns south to Congress, turns west and crosses under I-10 to the grand finale site on Linda Avenue south of Congress Street. Anticipated attendance for this event is 50,000-60,000 people. Attendees of the Procession are encouraged to arrive early in order to avoid traffic detours necessary for the event. Below are the vehicular travel restrictions associated with this event. Please note that pedestrian and bicycle access is being maintained in and around road closures. Businesses, parking garages and parking lots are open and accessible. There are over 15,000 available parking spaces in the Downtown Tucson. The City State Garage at 498 W. Congress will be open for this event and is conveniently located on the procession route and in close proximity to the grand finale site.
All Souls Procession - Beginning Sunday November 4, 2012, from 4 p.m. until approximately 7 p.m., Broadway Boulevard will be closed at Euclid Avenue; all traffic will be detoured either north or south on Euclid Avenue. Aviation Parkway will remain open; however, all traffic headed into downtown will be required to turn right at Broadway Boulevard and will be detoured to Euclid Avenue.
Additionally, beginning at approximately 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 5, 2012, northbound Fifth, Scott, Stone, Church and Granada Avenues will be closed at Broadway and all traffic must turn east until the Procession has cleared these streets. Southbound Granada Avenue will be closed at Paseo Redondo. Southbound Church and Stone Avenues will be closed at Franklin Street, and southbound Sixth and Seventh Avenues will be closed at Seventh Street. These streets will reopen once the Procession has cleared the vicinity. Westbound Congress Street will be closed at Grande Avenue.
There will also be a short term closure of both eastbound and westbound I-10 Frontage roads between St Mary’s Road and 22nd Street, as well as the Congress Street off ramps while the procession is passing underneath I-10.
Motorists driving in the downtown area may experience traffic delays associated with these events and several road improvement projects, including the Sun Link Tucson Streetcar project, so please plan accordingly. Attendees of the Procession are encouraged to arrive early in order to avoid traffic detours necessary for the event. The traveling public should use caution when driving, bicycling or walking in these areas. Please watch for event participants, obey all traffic control, and watch for detour signs and personnel providing traffic control. Further information about ongoing Sun Link Tucson Streetcar construction can be found at www.tucsonstreetcar.com.