Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Transportation

Part of King Street in Safety Harbor closed next week

SAFETY HARBOR — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Street N will be closed from Elm Street to Ninth Avenue N (local traffic only from 7 p.m.-7 a.m.) Monday through Wednesday. Sanitary sewer cleaning and videotaping will be performed by Florida Jetclean.

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