Because of a national gathering of motorcyclists and their families coming to St. Lucie County Aug. 1 – 6, Sheriff Ken J. Mascara is cautioning the public to recognize that unusually high traffic counts will lead to traffic delays during this event.
“Organizers of the event at the St. Lucie County fair grounds anticipate 30,000 – 40,000 people will visit our county,” Sheriff Mascara said. “This means lots of traffic on our roads at a time when we’re used to a drop in vehicle traffic.”
The Sheriff wants people to be especially aware of other motorists next Tuesday – Saturday and to avoid the area of the fairgrounds if possible. “People can anticipate delays driving in the area of the fair grounds including both Midway Road and Okeechobee Road west of the turnpike, and in areas where hotels and motels will be full including Okeechobee Road, U.S.1 and St. Lucie West near I-95,” Sheriff Mascara said.
“If you’re driving in those areas, please be patient and allow extra time to get to your designation,” said Sheriff Mascara.
There will be no vehicle traffic Aug. 1 – 6 on Midway Road between Shinn Road and Okeechobee Road. Westbound traffic will take Shinn Road north to Okeechobee Road, then west on Midway Road. Eastbound traffic on Midway Road will be diverted to Okeechobee Road, then south on Shinn Road and east on Midway Road.