Traffic Impacts For The Upcoming MLK Day Parade

The Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade is expected to take place on Monday, Jan. 16 at 11 a.m. and will have some impact on traffic in downtown Wilmington.

Third Street between Brunswick Street and Market Street will close for the parade.

The parade route (see map below) will start at North Third Street & Brunswick/Hanover streets, and proceed southbound on North Third Street to Princess Street, then eastbound on Princess Street to Fourth Street, northbound on Fourth Street to Red Cross Street, westbound on Red Cross Street to North Third Street, and northbound on North Third Street, finishing at Brunswick Street.

A number of intersections along the parade route will be blocked or closed, beginning at 7 a.m. and lasting until approximately 3:30 p.m.

The following detours will be in place:

  • Northbound Third Street through traffic to be detoured to Fifth Avenue/Sixth Street
  • Southbound Third Street through traffic to be detoured to Fourth Street/Fifth Avenue

Note that northbound Front Street will be open to traffic. Market street will remain open to east and westbound traffic.

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