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Ocala Christmas Parade to bring road closures

The Ocala Christmas Parade will create a variety of road closures when it comes to the city on Saturday, December 14.

The city has provided the following list of detour routes and closures that will be in effect:

Road closures effective from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m:

  • SE 25th Avenue from E Fort King Street to SE 14th Street

Detour routes:

  • NE 25th Avenue (southbound) – E Fort King Street to SE 22nd Avenue to SE 14th Street, back to SE 25th Avenue
  • SE 25th Avenue (northbound) – SE 14th Street to SE 30th Avenue to E Fort King Street to NE 36th Avenue to State Road 492, back to NE 25th Avenue

Road closures effective from 3 p.m. to 12 a.m.:

  • State Road 40 from NE Third Street to N Pine Avenue/US 441
  • SE/NE 25th Avenue from SE 14th Street to State Road 492
  • E Fort King Street from SE 30th Avenue to SE 22nd Avenue
  • NE 8th Avenue from State Road 40 to NE 14th Street/State Road 492

Detour routes:

  • State Road 40 (eastbound) – US 441 to NW/NE 14th Street/State Road 492, back to State Road 40
  • State Road 40 (westbound) – NE 3rd Street to NE 25th Avenue to State Road 492 to US 441, back to State Road 40
  • SE/NE 25th Avenue (northbound) – SE 14th Street to SE 30th Avenue to E Fort King Street to NE 36th Avenue to State Road 492, back to NE 25th Avenue
  • NE/SE 25th Avenue (southbound) – State Road 492 to NE 36th Avenue to E Fort King Street to SE 30th Avenue to SE 14th Street, back to SE 25th Avenue
  • E Fort King Street (westbound) – SE 30th Avenue to SE 14th Street to SE 22nd Avenue, back to E Fort King Street
  • E Fort King Street (eastbound) – SE 22nd Avenue to SE 14th Street to SE 30th Avenue, back to E Fort King Street
  • NE 8th Avenue (southbound) – State Road 492 to US 441 to State Road 40 (westbound) or State Road 492 to State Road 40 (eastbound)

There may be other minor road closures as determined by the Ocala Police Department.

Any chairs placed along the parade route prior to Wednesday, December 11 will be removed by the City of Ocala Public Works Department. This policy is in place as a precaution to prevent chairs from interfering with vehicular and pedestrian traffic. To retrieve chairs that have been removed, please contact the City of Ocala Public Works Department at 352-351-6733.

For more information regarding these road closures, please contact the City of Ocala Public Works Department at 352-351-6733. For more information about the Ocala Christmas Parade, please call 352-624-2022.

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