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Delays likely along truck parade route

What GM officials hope will be a record-breaking motorcade of trucks winding through Fort Wayne on Saturday could possibly cause brief delays at various intersections.

In a celebration dubbed the GM Truck Homecoming, the company has planned a 500-pick-up-truck parade through parts of Fort Wayne’s north side, beginning at Memorial Coliseum.

The parade will be escorted by Fort Wayne police, and at some intersections drivers might have to wait five or 10 minutes for the trucks to clear the road.

“It’ll be the same as waiting for a train,” said Deputy Chief Marty Bender of the Fort Wayne Police Department.

The trucks will pull out of the Coliseum parking lot at 1 p.m. and head south on Parnell Avenue to St. Joseph Boulevard, cross the Columbia Street Bridge into downtown and take Clay Street to East Jefferson Boulevard.

The trucks will follow that until it turns into Indiana 930 into New Haven, then take Maplecrest Road north to St. Joe Center Road. The parade will turn south onto St. Joe Road and end at IPFW.