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DRIVERS FISH FOR ALTERNATE ROUTES

Motorists in the Pompano Beach area this weekend will be angling for some new travel routes when the hugely popular Seafood Festival once again crowds the beach and closes several main streets.

The Broward Sheriff's Office will be on hand to help ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable time at the 18th annual Seafood Festival that runs from 5:00 pm on April 26th through 8:00 pm on April 28th.

To prepare for the big event, several roads will be closed at about 7:00 pm on Thursday, April 25th, 2002. The closures will affect Atlantic Boulevard between Pompano Beach Boulevard & A1A and Pompano Beach Boulevard between Atlantic Boulevard and NE 2nd Street. The roads will reopen to motorists at around 11:00 pm on Sunday, April 28th, 2002.

Alternate routes around the closed streets include Briney Avenue southbound from Atlantic Avenue and A1A northbound from Atlantic Avenue.

Traffic in the area will be quite heavy as nearly 100,000 people attend the Seafood Festival. To help alleviate some of the congestion throughout the festival, shuttle buses will run along Atlantic Boulevard from municipal parking lots. For more information on the Seafood Festival, log onto the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce website at www.pompanobeachchamber.com.

The Broward Sheriff's Office encourages everyone attending the Seafood Festival to have fun, stay safe, and never drink and drive.

This release by:

Hugh Graf / Media Relations

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