Holiday parade bus detours this weekend

Heads up, revelers! ‘Tis the weekend for holiday parades. That’s good news for celebrations but not great for related traffic, which of course includes Metro buses detouring around the parades.

If your Friday to Monday travel takes you near any of the following areas you might want to allow a little extra transit time or call 323-GOMETRO to make sure your bus stop is in the same spot as usual. Or just hop off the bus and enjoy the parade.

La Puente Holiday Parade today, Friday, Dec. 2 detour 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Affected line: 190 (Rte 194)

Location: Main St. between Old Valley Blvd. & 2nd St.

Eastbound: Regular route to Stafford St. and Old Valley Blvd., then continue via Old Valley Blvd. to Stimson Ave. and regular route. Westbound: Regular route to Old Valley Blvd. and Stimson Ave., then continue via Old Valley Blvd to (L) Stafford St. and regular route.

Annual Christmas Festival and Toy Giveaway detour 5 p.m. today, Friday, Dec. 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5

Affected line: 66

Location: 8th St. between Irolo St. & Vermont Ave.

Eastbound: Regular route to 8th St. and Harvard Blvd., then continue via 8th St. to (L) Irolo St., (R) Wilshire Blvd., (R) Vermont Ave., (L) 8th St. and regular route Westbound: Regular route to 8th St. and Hoover St., then continue via 8th St. to (R) Vermont Ave., (L) Wilshire Blvd., (L) Normandie Ave./Irolo St., (R) 8th St. and regular route

Montrose/Glendale Christmas Parade Saturday, Dec. 3, detour 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Affected line: 90 (Rte 91)

Location: Honolulu Ave. between Verdugo Rd. & La Crescenta Ave.

Northbound: Regular route toCanada Blvd.andSanta Maria Ave., then continue via Canada Blvd.-Verdugo Rd. to (L) La Crescenta Ave., (L) Montrose Ave.and regular route. Southbound: Regular route to Montrose Ave. and Ramsdell Ave., then continue via Montrose Ave.to (L) La Crescenta Ave. to Verdugo Rd. and regular route.

Watts/Willowbrook Christmas Parade Saturday, Dec. 3, detours 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Affected lines: 53, 55, 117, 120, 254, 305 & 612

Location: El Segundo Blvd. between Avalon Blvd. & Compton Ave.; Central Ave. between 135th St. & Century Blvd.; 103rd St. between Clovis Ave. & Graham Ave.

Line 53 Northbound: Regular route to Central Ave. and 148th St., then continue via Central Ave. to (L) Rosecrans Ave., (R) Avalon Blvd., (R) Century Blvd., (L) Central Ave. and regular route. Southbound: Regular route to Central Ave. and 96th St., then continue via Central Ave. to (R) Century Blvd., (L) Avalon Blvd., (L) Rosecrans Ave., (R) Central Ave. and regular route. Line 55 Northbound: Regular route to Compton Ave. and 111th St. then continue via Compton Ave. to (R) 108th St., (L) Graham Ave., (R) 103rd St., (L) Wilmington Ave., (L) Century Blvd., (R) Compton Ave. and regular route. Southbound: Regular route to Compton Ave. and 97th St. then continue via Compton Ave. to (L) Century Blvd., (R) Wilmington Ave., (R) 108th St., (L) Compton Ave. and regular route. Line 117 Eastbound: Regular route to Century Blvd. and Avalon Blvd., then continue via Century Blvd. to (R) Wilmington Ave., (L) 103rd St. and regular route. Westbound: Regular route to 103rd St. and Grape St., then continue via 103rd St. to (R) Wilmington Ave., (L) Century Blvd. to Avalon Blvd. and regular route. Line 120 Eastbound:     Regular route to Imperial Hwy and San Pedro St., then continue via Imperial Hwy to (L) Avalon Blvd., (R) Century Blvd., (R) Compton Ave. to Imperial Hwy and regular route. Westbound: Regular route to Compton Ave. and 103rd St., then continue via Compton Ave. to (L) Century Blvd.,  (L) Avalon Blvd., (R) Imperial Hwy and regular route. Line 254 Northbound: Depart via 102nd St. to (L) Grape Ave. and regular route. Southbound: Regular route to Grape Ave. and 97th St., then continue via Grape Ave. to (R) Century Blvd., (L) Wilmington Ave., (L) 102nd St to temporary layover. Line 305 Northbound: Regular route to Wilmington Ave. and 105th St., then continue via Wilmington Ave. to (L) Century Blvd., (R) Central Ave. and regular route.  Southbound: Regular route to Central Ave. and 92nd St., then continue via Central Ave. to  (L) Century Blvd., (R) Wilmington Ave. and regular route. Line 612 Clockwise: Regular route to Wilmington Ave. and 105th St., then continue via Wilmington Ave. to (L) Century Blvd., (R) Graham Ave. and regular route. Counter clockwise: Regular route to Graham Ave. and 97th St., then continue via Graham Ave. to (L) Century Blvd., (R) Wilmington Ave. and regular route.

West Covina Holiday Parade Saturday, Dec. 3, detour 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Affected line: Route 190

Location: Badillo St. between Barranca Ave. & Hollenbeck Ave.; Citrus Ave. between San Bernardino Rd. & Rowland Ave.

Eastbound: Buses departing Azusa Ave. and San Bernardino rd. after 5:00 p.m. continue via Azusa Ave. to (L) Rowland Ave., (R) Citrus Ave. and regular route. Westbound: Buses departing Citrus Ave. and Workman Ave. after 5:00 p.m., continue via Citrus Ave. to (L) Rowland Ave., (R) Azusa Ave. to Badillo St. and regular route.

44th Annual Pacoima Holiday Parade Saturday, Dec. 3, detours 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Affected lines: 224, 233, 233 (Shortline) & 761

Location: Van Nuys Blvd. between Laurel Canyon Blvd. & Glenoaks Blvd.; San Fernando Rd. between Pierce St. & Paxton St.

Line 224 Northbound: Regular route to San Fernando Rd. and Osborne St., then continue via San Fernando Rd. to (L) Terra Bella St., (R) Laurel Canyon Blvd., (R) Paxton St., (L) San Fernando Rd. and regular route. Southbound: Regular route to San Fernando Rd. and Desmond St., then continue via San Fernando Rd. to (R) Paxton St., (L) Laurel Canyon Blvd., (L) Terra Bella St., (R) San Fernando Rd. and regular route. Line 233 Northbound: Regular route to Van Nuys Blvd. and Arleta Ave., then continue via Van Nuys Blvd. to (L) Laurel Canyon Blvd., (R) Paxton St., (R) Glenoaks Blvd., (L) Van Nuys Blvd. and regular route. Southbound: Regular route to Van Nuys Blvd. and Borden Ave., then continue via Van Nuys Blvd. to (R) Glenoaks Blvd., (L) Paxton St., (L) Laurel Canyon Blvd., (R) Van Nuys Blvd. and regular route. Line (s) 233 (Shortline) & 761 Northbound: Regular route to Van Nuys Blvd. and Arleta Ave., then continue via Van Nuys Blvd. to (L) Laurel Canyon Blvd., (R) Paxton St., to Glenoaks Blvd., and regular route. Southbound: Depart layover via (R) Glenoaks Blvd., (L) Paxton St., (L) Laurel Canyon Blvd., (R) Van Nuys Blvd. and regular route.

Northeast Holiday Parade – Highland Park Sunday, Dec. 4 detours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Affected lines: 81, 83 & 256

Location: Figueroa St. between York Blvd. & Woodside Dr.; Ave. 60 between Figueroa St. & Benner St.; Ave. 61 between Figueroa St. & Piedmont Ave.

Line 81 Northbound: Regular route to Figueroa St. and Amabel St., then continue via Figueroa St. to (L) Marmion Way, (R) Monte Vista St., (L) Ave. 61, (R) Mesa Ave., (R) York Blvd., (L) Figueroa St. and regular route. Southbound: Regular route to Figueroa St. and Meridian St., then continue via Figueroa St. to (R) York Blvd., (L) Mesa Ave., (L) Ave. 61, (R) Monte Vista St., (L) Marmion Way, (R) Figueroa St. and regular route. Line 83 Northbound: Regular route to Monte Vista St. and Ave. 59, then continue via Monte Vista St. to (L) Ave. 61 (R) Mesa Ave., (L) York Blvd. and regular route. Southbound: Regular route to York Blvd. and Aldama St., then continue via York Blvd. to (R) Mesa Ave., (L) Ave. 61, (R) Monte Vista St. and regular route. Line 256 Northbound: Regular route to Ave. 60 and Pine Crest Dr., then continue via Ave. 60 to (R) Monterey Rd., (L) Pasadena Ave.-York Blvd., (R) Ave. 64 and regular route. Southbound: Regular route to Ave. 64 and Crescent St., then continue via Ave. 64 to (L) York Blvd.-Pasadena Ave., (R) Monterey Rd., (L) Ave. 60 and regular route.

Granada Hills Holiday Parade Sunday, Dec. 4 detour 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Affected line: 236

Location: Balboa Blvd. between Devonshire St. & San Fernando Mission Blvd.

Northbound: Regular route to Balboa Blvd. and Mayall St., then continue via Balboa Blvd., to (R) Devonshire St., (L) Hayvenhurst Ave., (L) San Fernando Mission Blvd. (R) Balboa Blvd. and regular route. Southbound: Regular route to Balboa Blvd. and Index St., then continue via Balboa Blvd. to (L) San Fernando Mission Blvd. (R) Hayvenhurst Ave., (R) Devonshire St., (L) Balboa Blvd. and regular route.

Spirit of San Pedro Holiday Parade Sunday, Dec. 4 detours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Affected lines: 246 & 450

Location: Pacific Ave. between 5th St. & 18th St.

Line 246 Northbound: Regular route to Pacific Ave. and 21st St. then continue via Pacific Ave. to (L) 19th St., (R) Gaffey St., (R) 5th St., (L) Grand Ave., (R) 4th St., (L) Pacific Ave. and regular route. Southbound: Regular route to Pacific Ave. and 3rd St. then continue via Pacific Ave. to (R) 4th St., (L) Grand Ave., (R) 5th St., (L) Gaffey St., (L) 19th St., (R) Pacific Ave. and regular route. Line 450 Northbound: Regular route to Gaffey St. and 20th St., then continue via Gaffey St. to (R) 5th St., (L) Grand Ave., (R) 4th St., (L) Pacific Ave. and regular route. Southbound: Regular route to Pacific Ave. and 3rd St. then continue via Pacific Ave. to (R) 4th St., (L) Grand Ave., (R) 5th St., (L) Gaffey St., (L) 19th St., (R) Pacific Ave. and regular route.

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