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Here are the Miami streets that will be closed off for the MLK Day parade

Children blow bubbles on the parade route on Jan. 18, 2016, in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. parade.
Children blow bubbles on the parade route on Jan. 18, 2016, in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. parade. cjuste@miamiherald.com

Monday’s clear and cool forecast suggests that thousands will find a comfy spot to watch the 41st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Miami.

The three-hour parade of high school marching bands, cheerleaders, athletes, floats and Carnival dancers begins at 11 a.m. along Northwest 54th Street, from Northwest 10th to 32nd avenues. The parade ends with a celebration at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, 6000 NW 32nd Ct., Miami.

NWHS marching
Northwestern High School Marching Bull Dominique Hightower enjoys herself while performing in the annual MLK Day parade along Northwest 54th Street in Miami on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. PATRICK FARRELL pfarrell@miamiherald.com

If you plan to drive in the area Monday, here’s what the Miami Police Department says you need to know about street closures and detours:

▪ The street closures will begin at 7:30 a.m., however, Northwest 12th Avenue and Northwest 17th Avenue will remain open northbound and southbound until 9 a.m. The entire route will be closed to vehicular traffic at 9 a.m.

▪ Northwest 54th Street will be closed from Northwest Seventh Avenue to Northwest 19th Avenue. Motorists can use Northwest 53rd Street to travel on the south side of Northwest 54th Street, and Northwest 55th Street to travel on the north side.

▪ The staging set-up area is from Northwest Seventh Avenue to Northwest 12th Avenue on Northwest 54th Street. The staging area overflow will utilize the north side of Northwest 53rd Street and the south side of Northwest 55th Street to allow entrance into the parade route between Northwest Seventh Avenue and Northwest 11th Avenue. Residents that live in the area will be allowed access.

▪ Miami-Dade Transit buses that normally travel along Northwest 54th Street will be rerouted. Check with the Miami-Dade Transit Agency for changes in schedule.

▪ The streets are scheduled to begin reopening in phases at 2 p.m. The streets will reopen for vehicular traffic at approximately 5 p.m.

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