TRAFFIC ALERT – MLK PARADE
The MLK parade is scheduled for Saturday, January 16, 2016 beginning at 10:00am
Parade Route – Starts at the corner of Highland Ave. and Lavaca Street – Proceeds down Highland Ave. to Washington Blvd. – Turns left onto Washington Blvd. and proceeds to Orange Ave. – Turns right onto Orange Ave. and proceeds to Royal Street – Turns left onto Royal Street and proceeds to MLK Middle School. We anticipate the parade to end around 12:30pm.
We will secure the route and have those area closed to traffic at 9:30am.
We have been communicating with the contractor over the construction on Washington Blvd. and they will not be working Saturday. The contractor stated he will have the area cleaned and make it as safe as possible.
There will be one change to the parade this year. The route is the same, but we now have two separate staging locations. Both staging locations will be secured at 7:00am. The lineup is set to begin at 9:00am but we are prepared for participants that will arrive earlier.
Staging area 1. This location is for public participants only. This closure will be along E. Lavaca from Jimmy Simmons (University) to Highland Ave. Public participants may only enter onto the E. Lavaca staging area, westbound from a controlled access point at the intersection of Jimmy Simmons @ E. Lavaca. All entrances to Alice Keith Park will be barricaded during the event.
Staging area 2. This location is for BISD, parent drop-off and officials only. This closure will be on Highland Ave. from E. Virginia to Lavaca. They will line up along the southbound lanes (West side) of Highland Ave.