City of Sacramento Police Department

SAMUEL D. SOMERS JR.
Chief of Police
5770 Freeport Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA  95822-3516

(916) 808-0800
Fax : (916) 808-0818
www.sacpd.org

MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20110113-012
Thursday, January 13, 2011

Martin Luther King Jr. Community March Traffic Alert

The Sacramento Police Department is proud to be a part of this year's Martin Luther King Jr. march and celebration on January 17, 2011.  The celebration will begin with a community march which starts at two separate locations before converging and ending at the Sacramento Convention Center.  The Police Department would like to inform the public of rolling street closures and traffic impacts as a result of the march.

The south area march will depart from the Oak Park community Center, 3425 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, at 8:30 a.m. and travel to a second meeting point at Sacramento City College, 3835 Freeport Boulevard. Marchers will travel the following route:

south of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard                                                                                     

turning west on 14th Avenue continuing where the street becomes Sutterville Road

and enter the south side of Sacramento City College where they will meet additional marchers

they will then continue west on 13th Avenue                                                                                     

north on Land Park Drive

westbound on Broadway

north on 10th Street

east on K Street to 13th Street (vehicles and marching bands will turn east on J Street)

The north area march is scheduled to leave from Grant High School, 1400 Grand Avenue, at 8:30 a.m.  The marchers will travel the following route:

east on South Ave

south on Marysville Boulevard continuing where the street becomes Del Paso Boulevard   

marchers will continue south on Del Paso Blvd until they reach Northgate Boulevard

marchers will then go south onto Highway 160 where the street becomes 12th Street

 east on K Street (vehicle and bands following will turn east on J Street)

The march will conclude at J and 13th Street with an outdoor rally.  The intersection of J at 13th Street will be closed from approximately 10:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  Drivers should expect delays on J Street due to the closure at 13th Street.            

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