Road closures in downtown Montgomery Tuesday for Lester Holt’s visit

NBC’s Lester Holt discusses upcoming Montgomery visit

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt will broadcast live on Dexter Avenue in downtown Montgomery Tuesday.

Holt will anchor the show in front of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church at 5:30 p.m.

The public is invited to be part of the event and show support for the city, according to the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce. There will be designated viewing areas and road closures for the live broadcast, but the city and NBC News are asking that viewers not bring signs to the area. They will not be allowed.

The viewing areas will be on the sidewalks lining Dexter Avenue between Bainbridge and Decatur streets - from the Alabama Capitol to the church. The areas will be marked off and police will direct the crowds. Viewers should be in place by 5 p.m.

There will be no designated parking for the event. There are city parking decks available throughout downtown.

The following roads will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday:

  • Hull Street from Monroe Street to Washington Avenue
  • Decatur Street from Monroe Street to Washington Avenue
  • Bainbridge Street from Monroe Street to Washington Avenue
  • Dexter Avenue from Bainbridge Street to Hull Street

Holt’s visit to Montgomery is part of the Across America tour. He spoke live with WSFA 12 News Anchor Sally Pitts Thursday to preview his visit.

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