Thursday, April 6

MEGAMARCH Route Details

This e-mail was forwarded to me by a friend who works in Thanksgiving Tower and verified by the daytime supervisor of the Downtown Safety Patrol.

An estimated 25,000 - 150,000 people will participate in a march on Sunday, April 9, 2006. As a result, movement in and around Downtown will be very difficult throughout the day. The march is expected to begin at approx. 1:00 p.m. at the corner of Ross Avenue and Pearl Street, proceed west on Ross Avenue, south on Griffin Street, east on Commerce Street, south on Ervay Street and conclude with a rally at City Hall Plaza.

Depending on the actual size of the crowd, the march could take considerable time to complete. It is anticipated that crowds will disperse from City Hall by 5:00 p.m. Please plan for disruption of vehicular and pedestrian traffic in these areas between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

DART service will be disrupted during the event and the West Transfer Center may be closed during the march. All streets along the march route will be closed until all participants have passed.

Other large events occurring Downtown at the same time include the Dallas Auto Show at the Convention Center and the Deep Ellum Arts Festival.

The Dallas Police Department, working with local government agencies and Downtown Safety Patrol, has allocated a large amount of resources for this event.

We will inform you if we receive any additional information regarding this event.

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