On Saturday, May 5, the Lexington Park Business and Community Association will sponsor a parade and ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the Great Mills Streetscape Project. The parade will start at 10 a.m. from the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department parking lot, 46900 South Shangri-La Drive, Lexington Park, and is expected to last approximately two hours. The official state ribbon cutting ceremony will be performed at the intersection of South Essex and Great Mills Road.
The parade will leave Bay District's parking lot and travel west on South Shangri-La Drive; turn right on South Essex Drive; turn right on Great Mills Road and turn right into the alley between Raley's Home Furnishings and Endless Tanning, where the parade will end in the Bay District parking lot.
TRAFFIC DETOUR ROUTE
Traffic will be rerouted around the parade. Electronic signs will provide motorists with alternative routes.
Motorists traveling from Three Notch Road (Maryland Route 235) onto Great Mills Road (Maryland Route 246) westbound will encounter the parade route. Motorists will have the option to bypass the parade by making a right turn onto North Shangri-La Drive to travel back to Three Notch Road or make a left turn on Willows Road and travel to Point Lookout Road (Maryland Route 5).
Motorists traveling from Point Lookout Road onto Great Mills Road eastbound will also encounter the parade route. These motorists have the option to bypass the parade by making a left turn onto Chancellors Run Road (Maryland Route 237) and then turning right onto Pegg Road to travel to Three Notch Road. Motorists may also travel on Great Mills Road as far as Pacific Drive and make a left turn. Pacific Drive connects to Pegg Road. At the intersection of Pacific Drive and Pegg Road motorists can turn right on Pegg Road and travel to Three Notch Road.
Please plan ahead and expect delays during the parade. For further information or questions please contact Sgt. Michael W. Butler, St. Mary's County Sheriff Office Special Operations Division, Traffic Safety Unit at 301-475-4200 ext. 9006.