Sonora, CA — Several streets will be closed for today’s Mother Lode Roundup parade, and Tuolumne County Transit will offer free rides to transport visitors downtown.
The 10am parade annually draws thousands to the community, so it is important to plan ahead.
The Sonora Police Department is planning the following road closures:
• South Washington Street at State Highway 108 will be closed at 8:00 am.
• North and South Washington Street (State Highway 49) will be closed at 9:30 am.
• Stockton Road (State Highway 49) at Green Street will be closed at 9:30 am.
• Snell Street at Bonanza Street will be closed at 9:30 am.
• School Street between Washington Street (State Highway 49) and Snell Street will be closed at 9:00 am.
“No parking” will be allowed on Washington Street from Elkin Street to Toby Street, between 5 am and the end of the parade. “No parking” will be allowed on Stockton Road between Washington Street and 70 Stockton Road, between 5 am and the end of the parade. Special signs will be posted for these “No parking” zones. If you park in these areas your vehicle will be towed.
There will be “No Parking” allowed on the side streets between Washington Street and Green Street and between Washington Street and Stewart Street. This will include Elkin Street, Dodge Street, Jackson Street, Yaney Street, Bradford Street, Theall Street, Linoberg Street, Church Street, June Street, Gold Street, Williams Street, and Lytton Street. These restrictions will start at 5:00 am and will conclude at the end of the parade. Vehicles parked in these areas will be towed as well.
Following the parade, the parade route will remain closed for approx. 10-15 minutes to allow spectators to leave the area.
Before today’s parade, the Tuolumne County Transit Trolley will run continuous loops from The Junction (near TJ Maxx) to Stewart Street downtown from 8 until 10 a.m. There will be no service during the parade. Service will then pick back up immediately following the parade with return service to The Junction. It will then run until 6:30 in support of the Mother Lode Roundup Rodeo; departing The Junction on the hour and leaving from the Mother Lode fairgrounds on the half-hour. All of the vehicles are ADA.
Click here to find the Mother Lode Roundup section.