On Saturday, Feb. 18, the Fort Myers Police Department will close the following roads beginning at 5 p.m. for the Edison Grand Parade, unless otherwise noted:
Cleveland Avenue between Hanson Street and Main Street
Edwards Drive, closed from Friday at 7 p.m.
The Edison Grand Parade route.
Bay Street between Heitman Street and Lee Street
First Street between Fowler Street and Lee Street
Main Street between Cleveland Avenue and Jackson Street
Monroe Street between Main Street and Edwards Drive closed at 7 a.m.
Heitman Street from Bay Street to Edwards Drive closed at 7 a.m.
Broadway Avenue between Second Street and Bay Street
Hendry Street between Main Street and Edwards Drive, closed from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Jackson Street between Edwards Drive and Edison Avenue
Cortez Avenue between Del Rio Drive and Llewellyn Drive closes at 4 p.m.
Llewellyn Drive between Cortez Avenue and Cleveland Avenue
Union Street from Hendry Street to Central Avenue
Liberty Street from Hendry Street to Central Avenue
Widman Way from Broadway Avenue to Jackson Street
Hoople Street between Jackson Street and Central Avenue
Crawford Street between Jackson Street and Central Avenue
Lafayette Street between Jackson Street and Central Avenue
Royal Palm Avenue between Bay Street and Thompson
Lee Street between Edwards Drive and Thompson/Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard between Fowler Street and Heitman Street
The ramp off of the Caloosahatchee Bridge into downtown Fort Myers and the southbound lanes of traffic will be diverted onto McGregor Boulevard.
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 that is not attending the parade should seek alternate routes. Alternate routes include the Edison Bridge, Fowler Street, Evans Avenue and Veronica Shoemaker Boulevard.
Roads for the event will close at 5 p.m.
The 5K Run starts at 5:45 p.m.
The parade starts at 7 p.m.
Fireworks run from 7:10 to 7:15 p.m.
Source: Fort Myers Police Department