Written by AARON CASTREJON
REGION - Residents will get a great preview of what’s to come January 1 on New Years Eve when 31 floats constructed in Irwindale and Azusa will slowly make their way to Pasadena.
The floats are scheduled to leave as early as 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and take the following route:
Limited portions of the escorts will also travel west in the 16100 block of Ornelas Street to Irwindale Avenue, according to the Irwindale Police Department.
Intermittent street closures began at 6 a.m. in the 16000 block of Avenida Padilla in Irwindale and the 1300 block of West Optical drive in Azusa for float judging and support vehicle staging, Irwindale Police said.
A full street closure is scheduled in Irwindale at 1 p.m. for float judging and support vehicle staging in the 16100 block of Ornelas Street in Irwindale.
Full street closures are scheduled to start at 2 p.m. for the caravan on the following streets:
Temporary “no parking” restrictions will affect portions of Irwindale Road, Ornelas Street and Adelante Street throughout the day.
Access to and from the Irwindale Gold Line Station, neighboring parking structure and nearby bus stop for Foothill Transit line 185 will be impacted.
The caravan is expected to last roughly 6 hours.
East and west traffic on Arrow Highway will be greatly impacted as floats travel south on Irwindale Avenue to westbound Arrow Highway.
The California Highway Patrol and local law enforcement will provide escorts for the floats on their journey to Pasadena.