January 9, 2013

Bone Island Triathlon may cause minor traffic delays

The Bone Island Triathlon, scheduled for Saturday January 12th in the Lower Florida Keys, may cause slight delays when it comes to traffic. The Sheriff’s Office wants to let the public know about the event so they can plan a little extra time for their travels, and so people will know to keep an eye out for the athletes participating.

The bicycle portion of the event will travel from Stock Island to the 28.5 mile marker between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. For the most part, the bicyclists should be spread out over a distance, and traveling outside of the lanes of traffic. Motorists should take care, however, when passing bicyclists in the interests of safety.

The only real delays expected will be at the 28.5 mile marker, on Middle Torch Key, where cyclists will be crossing the highway. Sheriff’s deputies will be stationed at this location, and at other intersections along the course to help increase the safety factor.

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