December 2, 2016

Triathlon race to affect traffic

Saturday traffic note:

A triathlon race that is taking place Saturday morning may cause some delays as bike riders travel between Rockland Key and the city of Key West. Between the hours of 6:45 and 10:45 a.m.

Northbound lanes of traffic between Key Haven and Rockland Key will be closed and will be utilized for the triathlon while vehicle traffic will be diverted into the two southbound lanes with one lane traveling in each direction.

According to the city of Key West, there may also be delays approaching the city and within the city limits. Both outbound lanes and one inbound lane of South Roosevelt Boulevard will be utilized for the triathlon.

People are advised to avoid the area or find alternative routes if possible.

A large number of law enforcement officers from Key West Police and from the Sheriff’s Office have been hired by race coordinators to help facilitate the race and to help minimize traffic issues.

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