Football Game, Parade to Impact Saturday Traffic

Blue Devil fans are asked to detour around East Campus

Motorists traveling on-and-around Duke on Saturday should allow for extra time due to multiple events taking place at Duke and in Durham. 

Pride Parade 

Beginning at 1 p.m., roads around East Campus will be closed to motorists as part of the annual N.C. Pride Parade and Festival. Organizers of the event are expecting thousands of spectators and about 150 vendors and organizations for the festival on East Campus. 

Vehicle and float lineup will begin at 11:30 a.m., which may slow traffic. Roads will close as marchers begin the parade at 1 p.m. The route will move west on West Main Street, then north along Broad Street to Green Street and loop back around the Ninth Street business area to Main Street. 

Roads will reopen after marchers complete the parade. All roads are expected to be open by 2:30 p.m. Durham Police officers will be on-site to provide traffic control. 

Duke Football Game 

As parade participants organize for the afternoon’s event, Blue Devil fans will be en route to West Campus in time for a noon kickoff against Georgia Tech. For the easiest commute, fans are asked to avoid driving near East Campus, which will be impacted by parade preparations throughout the morning.

Instead, motorists headed to the game who normally travel NC 147 to campus are encouraged to use Exit 15B for Hillandale Road/Fulton Street or take Exit 16B to US 15/US 501 South and then Exit 108A for Morreene Road.

For a full rundown of game day tips – including traffic and parking information – see Duke Athletics’ “A-Z Game Day Guide.” Duke Athletics has also issued a traffic advisory specific to this weekend's game.

Duke employees coming to campus for the football game can park for free with a valid parking permit. All other motorists must pay $10 cash to park on campus.