NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

SAVANNAH, GA (January 14, 2011): In a working partnership with the community, Savannah-Chatham Metro Police are alerting the public of road closures and towing zones in support of the Martin Luther King Day Parade on January 17, 2011. 

 Starting at 6:00 a.m. Monday morning, the parade route will be blocked off to vehicle traffic. The three main affected street closures will be parts of Martin Luther King Boulevard., East Broughton Street and East Broad Street.

The parade’s staging area and beginning area will be located at West Gwinnett Street at MLK Boulevard.  The parade will end at East Broad Street at East Liberty Street. 

 MLK Blvd. will be closed North of Gwinnett Street to East Broughton Street.

 East Broughton Street will be closed between MLK Boulevard. and East Broad Street. 

 East Broad Street will be closed between East Broughton Street and East Liberty Street. 

 The parade begins at 10:00 a.m. and is expected to be completed between 1: 00 and 2:00 p.m.

Any vehicles parked on the street in the affected areas will be towed at the owner’s expense.  Police are advising no one should park their vehicles in the above mentioned areas. 

In addition to the street closures, Metro Police will be setting up barricades in certain areas of the parade route starting at 6:00 a.m. Monday morning.  The barricades have been used locally in the past and have proven to help

reduce foot traffic across the parade route thus increasing pedestrian safety. The above mentioned street closures areas will reopen as the parade passes. Attached is a copy of the parade route to include the Staging Area, Beginning Area and ending area.

MLK Parade Route