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Lakers Parade Will be on Monday, LAPD to Use New Text Messaging System to Update Public

Detail of the Laker Parade Map. Download the full PDF here
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Scheduled for 11 a.m. on Monday, the two-mile Lakers Championship Parade will head down Figueroa from Staples Center to Jefferson Boulevard near USC. All that means large celebratory crowds and many street closures.

“Congestion in the area is expected to be heavy during the morning commute hours," warned LADOT General Manager Rita Robinson. "We request the public’s patience in using alternative routes and allowing additional travel time during this period."

Additionally, the LAPD is widely publicizing their Nixle services, which is like a targeted Twitter for police. Anyone who texts "LAWINS" (no quotes) to 888777, will get text message updates sent to their phone for pertinent parade info like lost kids, dispersal orders, etc. To encourage sign ups, Nixle is giving away two iPads.

Street closures include Figueroa between Olympic and Jefferson beginning a 12 a.m. on Monday. Other closure details can be found on LADOT's Lakers parade traffic website.