COLUMBIA (WACH) - St. Pat's in Five Points is set for Saturday in downtown Columbia. The Columbia Police Department has released information on road closures and check points related to the event.
The festival, which includes a 10K, 5K, 1 mile walk, and parade, will be held from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.
The 700 block of Santee Ave. and the 600 block of Harden St. will be closed at 5 p.m. Friday to allow for festival set-up.
Those areas will remain closed until 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 16. The following roads will be closed beginning at 2 a.m. on Friday, March 15 until 8 p.m. Saturday, March 16 in order to prepare for the event:
Harden & GervaisHarden & BlossomSenate & WalnutPendleton & WalnutStark & WalnutCollege & Pavilion between College and Greene2100 Block of Santee2100 Devine700 Saluda2000 block of Greene
The 10K begins at 7:30 a.m. while the 5K Run/Walk begins at 8 a.m. The races are expected to be completed by approximately 9:30 a.m.
Blossom and Pickens Streets will be closed at 5 a.m. Saturday, March 16 to allow for race set-up.
The following roads will be closed for the races:
Blossom & PickensBlossom & SaludaHarden & BlossomBlossom & KingKing & WheatKing & MonroeMonroe & WoodrowMonroe & SimsMonroe & QueenQueen & HeywardHeyward & KingHeyward & WoodrowHeyward & MapleHeyward & SimsHeyward & RavenelRavenel & MonroeRavenel & DuncanRavenel & WilmotRavenel & WheatWheat & SimsSims & BlossomSims & DevineDevine & HollyDevine & MapleDevine & WoodrowDevine & KingDevine & QueenDevine & Meadow
The Parade begins at 10 a.m. on Devine Street.
The following roads will be closed for the parade: Blossom & OttDevine & ChathamOtt & DevineAmherst & DevineSims & DevineHolly & DevineMaple & DevineWoodrow & DevineKing & DevineQueen & DevineMeadow & DevineHeidt & DevineSantee & DevineDevine & Harden Devine & SaludaSaluda & GreeneGreene & HardenCollege & HardenPendleton & HardenSenate & HardenGervais & HardenHeidt & Santee
The parade will disperse on 1000 Harden Street. Neighborhood barricades will be in set up from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 16 in the following areas:
Devine & HeidtLee & HeidtWaccamaw & HeywardLaurens & GreeneLaurens & BlossomPickens & GreeneGregg & SenatePendleton & BarnwellWheat & PickensRice & PickensCatawba & PickensEnoree & PickensSaluda & HeywardEdisto & HeywardWaccamaw & MonroeWheat & HardenBlossom & WoodrowHarden & BlossomWaccamaw & SaludaLowndes & BlossomTerrace Way & WheatEdgerton & Wheat
Members of Columbia Police Department??s Traffic Safety Unit are planning to conduct a public safety checkpoint at various times this weekend.
The checkpoint will be in the area of Harden and Gervais Streets.
Police say the areas were selected based on traffic collisions and DUI violations that have occurred. This checkpoint is being conducted to reduce those violations. Officers will also check to make sure drivers are not intoxicated and have a proper driver??s license. Other violations of the law may also be observed. Every vehicle that enters the checkpoint will be stopped.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP) and other law enforcement agencies will assist CPD in this effort.