Traffic disruptions expected downtown

Historic City News reporters were advised that the reenactment of the 17th century raid on St. Augustine by Searle’s Buccaneers will necessitate intermittent disruptions of traffic in parts of downtown St. Augustine on Saturday, March 5th.

Vehicular traffic may want to avoid these areas during these times:

• St. George Street between Cathedral Place and King Street will be closed to all traffic between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
• Traffic on King Street and Cathedral Place in the vicinity of the Plaza will be halted for brief periods between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
• Orange Street between South Castillo Drive and Cordova Street will be closed between 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

The reenactment of Searle’s 1668 Sack of St. Augustine will begin south of the Plaza de la Constitución at 5:00 p.m. along Aviles Street and will continue through the Plaza and north on St. George Street. The action concludes near the City Gates and Santo Domingo Redoubt at the corner of Orange Street and Cordova Street at about 6:00 p.m.

Photo credits: © 2011 Historic City News contributed photograph by Searle’s Buccaneers

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