Published: Feb 19, 2011 11:04 PM EST
Updated: Feb 17, 2011 7:14 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- On Saturday, February 19th the Fort Myers Police Department will close the following roads beginning at 5:00 p.m. for the Edison Grand Parade, unless otherwise noted: 

  • Cleveland Ave between Hanson St and Main St
  • Edwards Drive, closed from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.**
  • Bay St between Heitman St and Jackson St
  • First St between Fowler St and Jackson St
  • Main St between Cleveland Ave and Hendry St
  • Monroe St between Main St and Edwards Dr
  • Broadway Ave between Second St and Bay St
  • Hendry Street between Main St and Edwards Dr, closed from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m.**
  • Jackson St between Edwards Dr and Edison Ave
  • Cortez Ave, between Del Rio and Llewellyn
  • Llewellyn between Cortez Ave and Cleveland Ave
  • Hoople St between Jackson St and Central Ave
  • Crawford St between Jackson St and Central Ave
  • Lafayette St between Jackson St and Central Ave
  • Royal Palm Ave between Bay St and Thompson
  • Lee St between Edwards Dr and Thompson/Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd between Fowler St and Heitman St
  • The ramp off of the Caloosahatchee Bridge into downtown Fort Myers and the southbound lanes of traffic will be diverted onto McGregor Blvd
  • The downtown boat ramp

Those that wish to attend the parade are encouraged to arrive in the downtown area prior to 5:00 p.m.  The parking garages will be open before the parade starts and access will be very limited to vehicles entering and exiting during the parade.   Anyone that is not attending the parade should seek alternate routes.  Alternate routes include the Edison Bridge, Fowler Street and Veronica Shoemaker Boulevard. The following link provides a detailed route map of the parade: http://www.edisonfestival.org/RouteMap.pdf