Saturday, January 28, 2023

City’s MLK Parade route, expect traffic delays Monday

WILMINGTON — As the community prepares to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King on Monday with the annual parade, it also means road closures and traffic delays can be expected downtown.

The parade is scheduled for Jan. 16, 11 a.m., starting at North Third Street at Brunswick and Hanover streets. It will proceed southbound to Princess Street, then move eastbound on Princess Street to Fourth Street, making a northbound turn on Fourth Street, beofre going westbound on Red Cross Street to North Third Street, and finishing at Brunswick.

A number of intersections along the parade route will be blocked or closed, beginning at 7 a.m. and lasting until approximately 3:30 p.m. Detours will include:

  • Northbound Third Street through traffic to be detoured to Fifth Avenue/Sixth Street
  • Southbound Third Street through traffic to be detoured to Fourth Street/Fifth Avenue

Northbound Front Street will be open to traffic and Market will remain open to east and westbound traffic.

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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