Here’s What You Need To Know If You’re Traveling From Boca Raton To The Winterfest Parade Tonight.
BY: TRAFFIC CENTER | BocaNewsNow.com
BROWARD COUNTY, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The annual Winterfest Boat Parade is tonight in Fort Lauderdale — a huge event that attracts mass crowds. While the Boca Raton parade is next weekend, we are providing traffic and viewing information for the many area residents will brave the crowds to see floats, well, floating.
The map, above, is the official closure and detour map issued by the City of Fort Lauderdale. While I-95 should be unaffected, feeder roads and roads along the Intracoastal will be impacted from the City of Fort Lauderdale all the way to Pompano Beach.
WATERWAY CLOSINGS and BRIDGE CLOSURES to STREET TRAFFIC for the SEMINOLE HARD ROCK WINTERFEST BOAT PARADE
2:30 PM New River closure to non-parade vessels from the fork near Little Florida, west of Cooley’s Landing and east to Marker 9.
5:20 PM Intracoastal Waterway closure from Port Everglades to Oakland Park Bridge South
6:20 PM Intracoastal Waterway closure from North of Oakland Park Bridge to Lake Santa Barbara.
BRIDGE CLOSURES (You can’t cross from one side to the other between the following times):
|7th Avenue Bridge||6:00 PM||8:30 PM|
|FEC Railroad Bridge||6:00 PM*||8:00* PM|
|Andrews Avenue||6:00 PM||8:30 PM|
|Third Avenue Bridge||6:00 PM||8:30 PM|
|Las Olas Boulevard||7:00 PM||9:00 PM|
|Sunrise Boulevard||7:30 PM||9:30 PM|
|Oakland Park Boulevard||8:00 PM||10:00 PM|
|Commercial Boulevard||8:30 PM||11:00 PM|
Learn more about the parade — which stretches for 12 miles — here. Parade organizers say it has a positive financial impact, to the tune of $50M, for Broward County and its communities. We will provide traffic information for the Boca Raton Boat Parade — as it gets closer — next weekend.
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