We have two events this weekend that will impact traffic around town. Please take a quick look at the information below and plan your routes accordingly to avoid traffic delays and headaches.
As always, thank you for your patience!
And in case this looks like a daunting read, here's the skinny: Plan to avoid SB lanes of U.S. 41 from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday for the parade.
On Sunday, avoid Immokalee road from Livingston to U.S. 41 from 9 a.m. to noon. State Road 82 and State Road 29 in Immokalee will be impacted later in the morning Sunday as well. The ride will take about three hours total.
On Saturday, Nov. 3, the annual Swamp Bugg Parade will kick off. The route begins at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Fleischmann Boulevard in the city of Naples.
The route then heads south on U.S. 41 all the way to Fifth Avenue South. This stretch will be closed from 9 a.m. to noon.
Southbound traffic on U.S. 41 will be detoured eastbound onto Golden Gate Parkway, then southbound onto Goodlette Road to 5th Avenue South.
Westbound traffic coming into the city of Naples along 5th Avenue South, wanting to go northbound on U.S. 41will be detoured onto Goodlette Road North and then west onto Golden Gate Parkway then north onto U.S. 41. However, 5th Avenue South (SR 90) will be open.
Deputies will be directing traffic and detours.
Sunday Nov. 4 is the Bikers for Babies ride. The ride begins at 9 a.m. Sunday at North Collier Regional Park. Motorcyclists will ride from the park to Seminole Casino in Immokalee. We estimate all roads will reopen by noon.
The main roads in the county impacted by this will be a small portion of west bound lanes of Immokalee Road and a stretch of U.S. 41 N. Bikers will head north through Bonita and Estero before heading east again, toward Immokalee, joining up at State Road 82 then State Road 29, before arriving at the casino.
The 50-mile journey will involve 1,500 bikers and roads will be closed until the bikes have passed through that portion of the route. The ride will take about three hours.
A map is attached for the Bikers for Babies ride.