Traffic Advisory for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade – Monday, January 19, 2015
The 26th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Parade will take place in East Tampa on Monday, January 19, 2015 from noon – 3 p.m. The parade celebrates the life and achievements of civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The parade is free to attend and all are welcome to come enjoy the new expanded route in 2015! This year’s parade will feature over 100 units including bands, floats, performance groups, City officials and dignitaries.
The MLK Parade steps off at noon at the intersection of 21st Avenue and 15th Street. It will proceed north on 15th St. until it reaches Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and will turn east; the parade will travel east on Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. until 22nd Street where it will turn north. The parade will continue north on 22nd St. until it reaches its end at the intersection of 22nd St. and East Osborne Ave, at approximately 3 p.m. For best viewing, parade goers are encouraged to go to 15th St.
The City of Tampa is alerting the public of road closures and towing zones in support of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade. Starting at 5 a.m., on Monday, January 19, 2015, the staging area will be blocked off to vehicle traffic. The staging area is located on 21st Avenue from 14th Street to Ybor Street, on 14th Street from 21st Avenue to Columbus Drive and on 15th Street from 21st Avenue to 17th Street (see attached map).
Road Closure Schedule for Monday, January 19, 2015
5 a.m. - 15th Street from Columbus Drive to MLK Blvd.
8 a.m. - MLK Blvd. from 15th Street to 22nd Avenue (26th Ave and East Lake Ave will remain open to east / west traffic until 1200 hrs the parade start)
8 a.m. - Staging area is closed. The staging area is located on 21st Avenue from 14th Street to Ybor Street, on 14th Street from 21st Avenue to Columbus Drive and on 15th Street from 21st Avenue to 17th Street.
10 a.m. - 22nd Ave from MLK Blvd. to Osborne Avenue (Osborne to remain open to east / west traffic until parade reaches intersection)
Noon - Parade begins at the intersection of 15th Street and 21st Avenue.
3 p.m. - Parade ends at the intersection of 22nd Street and East Osborne Avenue
3 – 4 p.m. - Parade disbands on 22nd Street between Osborne to Hillsborough Avenues
NO PARKING signs will be installed in the staging area and will be in effect from Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 8 p.m. through Monday, January 19, 2015 at 4 p.m. The impacted area is: 21st Avenue from 14th Street to Ybor Street, on 14th Street from 21st Avenue to Columbus Drive and on 15th Street from 21st Avenue to 17th St. or on 15th St. from 21st St. to E. Lake Ave. Any vehicles parked on the street in the affected areas will be cited and towed at the owner’s expense. Police are advising no one should park their vehicles in the above mentioned areas.
The MLK Parade is produced by the MLK Foundation and sponsored by the City of Tampa. For further event details please visit www.mlkjrparade.com.
MLK Parade Map