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July 4th event to close Cape Coral Bridge

By Staff | Jun 27, 2017

The Lee County Department of Transportation is asking motorists to be aware the Cape Coral Bridge will close for the “Red, White and Boom” celebration from 3 a.m., Tuesday, July 4, through 3 a.m., Wednesday, July 5.

In addition, Cape Coral Parkway from Del Prado Boulevard to the bridge will be closed at that time.

Motorists are encouraged to use the Midpoint Memorial Bridge or the U.S. 41 and Business 41 bridges as alternate routes. Lee DOT has placed message boards for motorists, and will keep them in place through the holiday and the closing. Motorists should plan for an alternate route.

The Freedom 5K is run on Independence Day. Onsite registration begins at 6 a.m. The race start is 7:30 a.m. The city celebration begins at 5 p.m. with music at the foot of the Cape Coral Bridge followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

For race information, contact the Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral at 239-549-6900, extension 111. For information about Red, White and BOOM, call Cape Coral Parks and Recreation at 239-573-3128.

For more information about DOT, visit www.leegov.com/dot.