PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT October 11, 2016
“ 2016 Biketoberfest® – SRA1A Detour”
This year Biketoberfest® begins on Thursday, October 13th and runs through Sunday, October 16th and the following information is being provided in advance of the event to educate visitors about a traffic detour on SRA1A, which is different from previous years.
As this year’s event approaches, the after effects of Hurricane Matthew are still being felt by our residents and businesses. Many of our residents don’t have power, some buildings received significant damage and SRA1A for approximately ten (10) blocks was structurally affected beyond repair. The structural damage to SRA1A caused the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to close the roadway and enact a detour. The detour takes traffic from SRA1A on to South Central Avenue, a residential roadway, at the following locations;
8th Street South
22nd Street South
Police Chief Matt Doughney advised that “South Central Avenue is a quiet, quaint, two (2) lane roadway that runs through a residential neighborhood. We’re respectfully requesting Biketoberfest® visitors keep their speed at 25 mph in the detour location. 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”.
Chief Doughney continued by stating “this year’s Biketoberfest® can help 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 and we still have scenic portions of the Atlantic Ocean on SRA1A 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 and “Thank You” in advance for your patience, understanding and compliance on the detour route. If you have any questions regarding Biketoberfest®, please feel free to contact Chief Doughney at (386) 517-2024.