Gainesville Police closing part of SW 34th Street during Richard Spencer speech Thursday

Gainesville Police.

Gainesville Police are closing part of SW 34th Street to traffic Thursday during white nationalist Richard Spencer's speech on the University of Florida campus.

Police say the street will be closed between SW 2nd Avenue and SW 20th Avenue from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Other north and south corridors will be available during those times, including SW 62nd Blvd and SW 13th Street.

Residents of the apartment complexes south of SW 2nd Avenue will be allowed access from SW 34th Street.

People traveling to and from the UF Orthopaedics Institute, Museum Walk Apartments and the Hilton UF Conference Center can use Hull Road to SW 38th Terrace to SW 20th Avenue.

Others are asked to avoid the area.

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