SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Traffic in downtown Savannah will be rerouted for several hours on Monday, Jan. 21 as Savannah Police close streets for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade.
The parade begins at 10 a.m. from the intersection of East Broad and Liberty streets.
According to the Savannah Police Department, the staging area for the parade is located between East Broad and Price streets, from Liberty to Gwinnett streets. Staging area streets will close to vehicular traffic at 6 a.m. on parade day.
The parade travels north on East Broad Street to Broughton Street, west on Broughton Street to MLK Jr. Boulevard and then south on MLK Jr. Boulevard to Anderson Street where it will begin to disband. The disband area is located along Anderson and May streets.
Parade route streets will close to vehicular traffic around 9:45 a.m. Streets may close earlier for public safety reasons. Impacted streets will remain closed until the parade has cleared the area.
The following streets have been designated as a “No Parking Zone” beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Monday.
Savannah Police say traffic is expected to be impacted until approximately 3 p.m. on parade day.
“There will be a police presence throughout the City to include the MLK Jr. Day celebration in the downtown area,” said Special Events Sgt. Dana Purvis. “We want everyone to stay safe and enjoy the festivities this holiday.”
After the parade, a concert is being held to honor the legacy of Dr. King.
A Jazz Concert will begin at 2 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church aT 311 East Harris Street in Savannah.
The concert will feature Savannah born Huxsie Scott and the Savannah State Concert Choir.