Road closures announced for 2013 Air Show

Multiple closures in effect beginning Tuesday, April 16

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The Fort Lauderdale Police Department is advising drivers who commute along State Road A1A and East Las Olas Boulevard to seek alternate routes for the upcoming 2013 Air Show.

On Tuesday, April 16th at 5 a.m., the north and southbound lanes of State Road A1A, between Sunrise Boulevard and NE 14th Court, will be closed to all vehicular traffic.

This closure will remain in effect until 7 p.m. on Monday, April 22nd.

Police said no through traffic will be allowed south of NE 19th Street during this time. Only residents and residential service providers will be allowed south of NE 19th Street to NE 14th Court. All other vehicular traffic will be diverted back northbound on State Road A1A to Oakland Park Boulevard.

From Tuesday, April 16th to Thursday, April 18th, all vehicular traffic heading north on State Road A1A toward the intersection of East Sunrise Boulevard will be diverted to westbound lanes of Sunrise Boulevard.

Beginning Friday, April 19th at 5 a.m., the northbound lanes of State Road A1A will be closed from Vistamar Street to Sunrise Boulevard.

The southbound lanes only of State Road A1A from NE 9th Street to Vistamar Street will remain open on Friday. In addition, east and westbound lanes of Sunrise Boulevard, from Breakers Avenue to State Road A1A will be closed for through vehicular traffic, open to local traffic only.

These lane closures will be in effect through the late evening hours of Sunday, April 22nd, said police.

Beginning at 5 a.m. on Saturday, April 20th, State Road A1A will be completely shut down from Vistamar Street to NE 14th Court.

Additionally, the East Sunrise Boulevard closure will extend to the west side of the Sunrise Drawbridge, at NE 26th Avenue. On Saturday and Sunday, between 5 p.m. to 5 a.m., access to the eastbound lanes of Sunrise Boulevard and to the Sunrise Lane business district will be open for local traffic only.

Access to State Road A1A from Sunrise Boulevard will remain closed.

Police said all closures will end and traffic will resume normally on Monday, April 21st at 7 p.m.

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