SAVANNAH, GA (January 12, 2015): Monday, Jan. 19, downtown traffic will be rerouted for several hours as Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police close streets and intersections for the Martin Luther King Day Parade, scheduled for 10 a.m.

Road closures throughout the staging area will begin promptly at 6:30 a.m. The staging area runs from East Broad Street to Price Street and Liberty Street to Gwinnett Street.

The parade route begins at East Broad and Liberty streets then travels north on East Broad to Broughton Street, west on Broughton to MLK Boulevard, and south on MLK to Anderson Street to disband. Roads along the staging area and parade route will close at 9:45 a.m. and remain closed throughout the parade’s duration.

Posting of “No Parking Zone” notices along the parade route will begin Sunday at about 1 p.m. Vehicles remaining in the no parking zone after 7 a.m. Monday will be towed at the owners expense.

Delivery vehicles with Bay Street destinations should take Interstate 516 at DeRenne Avenue to northbound Truman Parkway at Presidents Street to access Bay Street.

Traffic will be impacted until approximately 3 p.m. on the day of the event.

On parade day, visit http://savannahpd.org/mlkday/ for Metro’s real time parade route road closure map.