Holiday events may cause traffic troubles in Downtown Norfolk this weekend

Posted at 7:16 PM, Nov 21, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-21 19:18:05-05

Norfolk, Va. - It's starting to look a lot more like the holidays in Norfolk. And this weekend there are several events to kick off the holiday season. Unfortunately you can also expect a lot of closed roads, detours and traffic delays.

Here’s a rundown of what you may run in to:

Harbor Lights 5K / Grand Illumination Parade    

Starting at 5:30 tomorrow morning, Waterside Drive and Boush Street will be closed until mid-morning.

The race will begin at 8 am.

Then, starting at noon, parts of Park Avenue and Water Street will close in preparation for more than 100,000 people expected for the 30th annual Grand Illumination Parade, which begins at 7:00 p.m.

Several more streets will be closed to traffic along the parade route during the afternoon, including Waterside Drive, Main Street and parts of Granby Street downtown.

Click here to see the Grand Illumination Parade route

Harbor Lights Half Marathon 

On Sunday, it's the Harbor Lights Half Marathon. About 3,000 runners are expected to run from downtown through residential neighborhoods like Colonial Place.

Signs are posted along many streets warning that cars could be towed if parked from 3 am to noon on Sunday.

Residents were notified with flyers.