Biden event Wednesday causes road, park closures in Ocala
A scheduled visit by Vice President Joe Biden to Ocala on Wednesday has prompted officials to announce some closures of parks, venues and roads in preparation of his 3 p.m. visit. The vice president is scheduled to speak at an outdoor event at Tuscawilla Park.
The Discovery Science Center and 8th Avenue Senior Center will be closed Wednesday and will reopen on Thursday.
Officials are also expecting road closures between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on NE Sanchez Ave. between NE 4th and NE 9th streets, according to an Ocala Business District Program release. Similar closures will be expected on NE Watula Ave. between NE 5th and NE 9th streets.
Additional closures will occur at Ocala Police Department discretion at approximately 2 p.m. on NE 9th St. between NE 8th Ave. and NE Osceola Ave. Only local traffic will be permitted.
Officials have announced that the Boo Bash at the American Legion Building and Tuscawilla Park will proceed as scheduled from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. that day.
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