The City of Rockford has announced the route and start time for the annual Labor Day parade Sept. 1 through downtown.

The parade will step off 10 a.m. from Seventh and Railroad streets. The parade will proceed north on Seventh to E. State St., west on State to Wyman St. and south on Wyman St. before ending at the Cedar Street entrance to Davis Park.

Street closures will be in effect an hour before the start of the parade. Less traveled streets that intersect the parade route also will be closed during that time.

Police will be available to control traffic at Second, Third, Sixth and Seventh streets, allowing traffic to periodically cross the route. Organizers are still urging drivers to find alternate routes.