NEWS IN BRIEF FOR ST. JOHNS COUNTY, ST. AUGUSTINE & SURROUNDING AREAS

Weekend events will affect traffic

 

Two events scheduled for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend will likely affect traffic for brief periods. The first, today’s Right to Life March, kicks off at 11:20 a.m. The walking procession begins from the Mission Nombre de Dios on San Marco Avenue before ending at the Plaza de la Constitucion for an event lasting until 2 p.m. During the procession, which lasts less than 30 minutes, vehicular traffic along San Marco Avenue south of Mission Avenue will be interrupted.

To avoid delays during the event, motorists may wish to use Ponce de Leon Boulevard (U.S. 1), and are urged to use caution in the vicinity of the Plaza from noon until approximately 2 p.m. because of the increased number of pedestrians in the area.

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance returns Monday starting at 11:30 a.m. The procession will depart St. Paul’s AME Church, 85 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., moving to the Plaza for an event lasting until 2 p.m. The procession will necessitate brief interruption of vehicular traffic along ML King Jr. Avenue and King Street during the procession lasting for approximately 15 minutes. Motorists may wish to use alternative routes to avoid delays.

MLK holiday hours

St. Johns County: All departments of the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners, St. Johns County Administrative offices, St. Johns County libraries, and the Pet Center will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. All offices will resume standard business hours on Tuesday.

Garbage, recycling, and yard debris collection will be not be affected. The Tillman Ridge and Stratton Road solid waste scale houses will remain open during standard business hours.

City of St. Augustine: All offices will be closed Monday, but solid waste collections will remain on their regular schedule.

City Commission sets special meeting

The St. Augustine City Commission will hold a special meeting on Wednesday starting at 8 a.m. for a discussion regarding the annual evaluation of the city manager.

The meeting will be held in The Alcazar Conference Room, City Hall, 75 King St. The meeting’s agenda is available at www.CityStAug.com under the Government tab.

 

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