Sound Off: Will traffic be stopped on Wakarusa Drive for Free State’s Homecoming Parade this week?
Sgt. Trent McKinley, Lawrence police spokesman, provided this answer: “There are no plans for southbound traffic on Wakarusa being stopped during the full course of the parade. Brief intermittent road closures will be necessary to align the parade in the northbound lanes and to pass safely through intersections. Practices of distributing candy to spectators is also being examined, as this is often times the cause of conflicts with motorists, spectators and parade participants.”