November 28, 2017
The City of Johns Creek is set to host its 11th annual Founders Day Parade set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. The parade will feature dozens of entries and thousands of participants and spectators.
The annual parade welcomes back some perennial favorites, including the Yaarab Shriners, Seed & Feed Marching Abominable, princesses from Olivia’s Dollhouse, the Gwinnett Braves mascot “Chopper” and so many more!
In preparation for the big event, bands, vehicles, and floats are bring assigned slots, volunteers organized and a traffic plan implemented.
A 1.4-mile section of State Bridge Road between Morton and Kimball Bridge roads will be closed on Saturday morning from about 8 a.m. until noon. Road closings include side streets. Traffic from Twingate Drive will be allowed to enter and exit State Bridge Road in the direction of Medlock Bridge Road. (See parade map.
• 8 a.m. – State Bridge blocked off between East and West Morton roads. Morton Road is shaped like a horseshoe with both sides crossing State Bridge Road. Motorists on State Bridge Road can use Morton Road as a detour to go around the closed segment and continue on State Bridge until 9:15 a.m.
• 9:15 a.m. – Next segment of State Bridge Road, from West Morton Road to Jones Bridge Road, will be closed off. Jones Bridge remains open until about 10 a.m.
• 10 a.m. – State Bridge Road will be closed from East Morton Road to Kimball Bridge Road. Roadblocks will be lifted by 1 p.m.