SUNRISE, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Just when you thought President Trump couldn’t possibly create more problems, get ready for traffic havoc Tuesday afternoon. Florida Highway Patrol just announced that the Sawgrass Expressway will effectively be shut down during the afternoon rush in the area of the BBT center while Trump holds a “campaign rally.”
Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) troopers will be assisting with lane closures and detours on the Sawgrass Expressway (SR-869) on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, from approximately 3:30 PM until approximately 9:00 PM. Due to an event at the BB&T Center, federal restrictions are being implemented to not allow semi-trucks, box trucks and panel vans to travel on SR-869 in the area of the BB&T Center. These vehicles are encouraged to minimize use of SR-869 and to use alternate routes for deliveries. All semi-trucks, box trucks and panel vans that must use SR-869 for deliveries should exit as soon as practicable, but will be required to exit the northbound SR-869 at Sunrise Boulevard (exit 1) and the southbound SR-869 at Oakland Park Boulevard (exit 3). All other vehicular traffic should also seek alternate routes, but may continue to travel on SR-869 between Oakland Park Boulevard and Sunrise Boulevard.
Northbound traffic exiting at Sunrise Boulevard should take Sunrise Boulevard east to Hiatus Road and then north to Oakland Park Boulevard. Continue Westbound on Oakland Park Boulevard back to Northbound SR-869. Southbound traffic exiting at Oakland Park Boulevard should take Oakland Park Boulevard east to Hiatus Road and then south to Sunrise Blvd. Continue Westbound on Sunrise Blvd to Southbound to SR-869.
All drivers should be prepared for substantial delays, as traffic will merge down to one lane of travel in the area. FHP and FDOT encourage everyone to seek an alternate route of travel during the aforementioned times. The Florida Turnpike Enterprise will assist FHP with monitoring traffic cameras along the roadway to assist with maintenance of traffic. Drivers can dial 511 for traffic updates during the detour and lane closure hours.