FORT MYERS, Fla.- Governor Scott will lead off the Edison Festival of Light Grand Parade alongside City of Fort Myers Mayor, Randal Henderson and the first ladies. The two leaders will be accompanied along the two mile route by young students who were recognized for their participation in the Thomas Alva Edison Regional Science and Inventors Fair.
On Saturday, February 15, 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 Avenue between Hanson Street and Main Street
Edwards Drive, closed from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.**
Bay Street between Heitman Street and Jackson Street
First Street between Fowler Street and Jackson Street
Main Street between Cleveland Avenue and Hendry Street
Monroe Street between Main Street and Edwards Drive closed at 7 a.m.**
Heitman Street from Bay Street to Edwards Drive closed at 7 a.m.**
Broadway Avenue between Second Street and Bay Street
Hendry Street between Main Street and Edwards Drive, closed from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m.**
Jackson Street between Edwards Drive and Edison Avenue
Cortez Avenue, between Del Rio Drive and Llewellyn Drive
Llewellyn Drive between Cortez Avenue and Cleveland Avenue
Hoople Street between Jackson Street and Central Avenue
Crawford Street between Jackson Street and Central Avenue
Lafayette Street between Jackson Street and Central Avenue
Royal Palm Avenue between Bay Street and Thompson
Lee Street between Edwards Drive and Thompson/Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard between Fowler Street and Heitman Street
The ramp off of the Caloosahatchee Bridge into downtown Fort Myers and the southbound lanes of traffic will be diverted onto McGregor Boulevard. The downtown boat ramp.
Those who 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.