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Road closures and detours announced for Martin Luther King Jr. Day March

Several road closures and detours will be in place for the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Day March.

The event, which be held on Monday, Jan. 20, will start at 8 a.m. at the downtown Ocala square and will end at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Complex at 1510 NW Fourth St.
Road closures that will be in place on Jan. 20 from 6:30-10 a.m. include:

  • State Road 40 from NE 8th Avenue to NW Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
  • U.S. Hwy. 441 from State Road 200/SW 10th Street to U.S. 27/NW 10th Street
  • S/N Magnolia Avenue from SW Fort King Street to NW 1st Street
  • SW/NW 3rd Avenue from SW 3rd Street to NW 1st Street
  • SW/NW 2nd Avenue from SW 3rd Street to NW 1st Street
  • SW/NW 1st Avenue from SW Fort King Street to NW 1st Street
  • SW/SE Broadway Street from U.S. Hwy. 441 to SE 1st Avenue
  • SW/SE Fort King Street from U.S. Hwy. 441 to SW 1st Avenue
  • SW 2nd Street from U.S. Hwy. 441 to SW 1st Avenue

Main detour routes will include:

  • SR 40: NE 8th Avenue to State Road 492/NE/NW 14th Street to NW Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard back to SR 40.
  • US 441: State Road 200/SW 10th Street to SW/NW Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard ton U.S. Hwy. 27/NW 10th Street back to U.S. Hwy. 441.
  • S/N Magnolia Avenue (southbound): NE 1st Street to NE/SE Watula Avenue to SE Fort King Street back to S Magnolia Avenue.
  • SW/NW 1st Avenue: SW/SE Fort King Street to NE/SE Watula Avenue to NE/NW 1st Street back to NW 1st Avenue.

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