November 29, 2011

Weekend events expected to impact traffic


There are several events this weekend which are expected to have an impact on traffic in the Florida Keys. Those people planning to be on the roadways should be aware of the dates and times of these events.

Traffic in the vicinity of Founders Park in Islamorada may be slowed by the holiday event planned for that location Friday night. Sheriff’s deputies will be on hand between the hours of 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. to help make sure everyone attending the event, and those simply driving through the area, can do so safely and with as little delay as possible.

On Saturday morning, there will be a triathlon held in the lower Keys which is expected to have some impact on traffic between the Cow Key Bridge on Stock Island, north to the 8 mile marker of the highway. One lane of traffic flow will be maintained in each direction during the event, but plan some extra time to get through the area if you are planning to travel in that vicinity between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m.

A large group of motorcycles is expected to travel through the Upper Keys Saturday morning participating in a charity event. They should be crossing the county line southbound at about 11 a.m. headed for Islamorada’s Holiday Isle. Law Enforcement will escort the group, which will be kept together as they travel. Officers will block intersecting roads for a short time as the group of motorcycles passes. Traffic should only be impacted for short periods of time.

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