A1A detours will take traffic through residential streets. Flagler Beach Police Chief Matt Doughney asks for your cooperation.
PALM COAST, FL – October 11, 2016 – This year’s Biketoberfest® begins on Thursday, October 13th and runs through Sunday, October 16th. The following information is being provided in advance of the event to educate visitors about a traffic detour on scenic Route A1A.
As this year’s event approaches, the aftereffects of Hurricane Matthew are still being felt by Flagler Beach residents and businesses. Many residents lack power. Some buildings received significant damage. Damage to Route A1A is extensive over a 10 block stretch, necessitating a detour between 8th Street South and 22nd Street South. The detour diverts traffic from A1A to South Central Avenue, a residential street.
Police Chief Matt Doughney advises that “Central Avenue is a quiet, quaint, two-lane roadway that runs through a residential neighborhood. We’re respectfully requesting Biketoberfest visitors to keep their speed at 25 mph through the detour. Our residents have endured trying times in the past few weeks and thoughtful consideration for speed and noise, especially in the evening hours, is greatly appreciated.”
Doughney further says, “This year’s Biketoberfest can help to jump start our economy after Hurricane Matthew and we’re glad bikers are returning to our great city. We appreciate everyone’s patience and compassion during the detour. We still have scenic portions of the Atlantic Ocean on A1A that are open and available for this year’s event.”
“We hope this year’s Biketoberfest provides our visitors, residents and businesses with many happy memories. Thank You in advance for your patience, understanding and compliance on the detour route.”
If you have questions regarding Biketoberfest, please contact Chief Doughney at (386) 517-2024.
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