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Edison Grand Parade road closures announced

By Staff | Feb 17, 2011

On Saturday, Feb. 19, the Fort Myers Police Department will close the following roads beginning at 5 p.m. for the Edison Grand Parade, unless otherwise noted:

Cleveland Ave between Hanson St and Main St
Edwards Drive, closed from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.**
Bay St between Heitman St and Jackson St
First St between Fowler St and Jackson St
Main St between Cleveland Ave and Hendry St
Monroe St between Main St and Edwards Dr
Broadway Ave between Second St and Bay St
Hendry Street between Main St and Edwards Dr, closed from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m.**
Jackson St between Edwards Dr and Edison Ave
Cortez Ave, between Del Rio and Llewellyn
Llewellyn between Cortez Ave and Cleveland Ave
Hoople St between Jackson St and Central Ave
Crawford St between Jackson St and Central Ave
Lafayette St between Jackson St and Central Ave
Royal Palm Ave between Bay St and Thompson
Lee St between Edwards Dr and Thompson/Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd between Fowler St and Heitman St
The ramp off of the Caloosahatchee Bridge into downtown Fort Myers and the southbound lanes of traffic will be diverted onto McGregor Blvd
The downtown boat ramp

Those who wish to attend the parade are encouraged to arrive in the downtown area prior to 5 p.m. The parking garages will be open before the parade starts and access will be very limited to vehicles entering and exiting during the parade. Anyone who is not attending the parade should seek alternate routes. Alternate routes include the Edison Bridge, Fowler Street and Veronica Shoemaker Boulevard. The following link provides a detailed route map of the parade: www.edisonfestival.org/RouteMap.pdf