Downtown Street Alert

This Monday, January 16th, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, thousands will come Downtown for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance March and Commemoration. Several Downtown streets will be impacted, take note below and plan ahead for an alternative route or added travel time.

Activities begin at 9:00am in the rotunda of the Old Courthouse at 4th Street and Market Street with the civic ceremony starting at 10:00am.  At 11:00am the March of Celebration will travel through the streets of Downtown and conclude at the Washington Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church (3200 Washington Avenue) with an interfaith ceremony at 12:30pm.

mlk march route

March Route: The march will begin at 4th Street and Market Street, head west on Market Street, north on Tucker Boulevard, west on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, south on Compton Avenue, and finish at the Washington Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church (3200 Washington Avenue).

Schedule of Street Closings and Openings for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day March
Monday, January 16th
9:00am

  • Activities begin at the Old Courthouse

10:00am

  • Civic ceremony begins

11:00am

  • March of Celebration begins
  • Streets will close and reopen on a rolling basis once all participants have cleared that portion of the route

12:30pm

  • Interfaith ceremony begins at the Washington Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church