Food For Florida Event – Traffic Pattern Changes/Frequent Stops

October 18, 2017
The Food for Florida Disaster Assistance Program will begin
Thursday October 19, 2017 at 6:30 am until 6 pm at the Suwannee River
Fairgrounds located at the intersection at US Hwy 19/98 and NW 90th
Avenue in Fanning Springs. This event is expected to continue until Monday,
October 23, 2017.
Major traffic congestion and frequent stops are expected on
NW Hwy 19 in both north and south bound traffic lanes; and SR 26 in both east
and west bound directions. Message boards will inform of lane or road closures
and route information. If you are a participant in this event please follow ALL
Law Enforcement directions.
The north bound outside (slow) lane of US Hwy 19/98 will be
designated at the event line for participants. Participants coming west from Gilchrist
County will be routed onto CR 341 south to NW 160 Street, then onto US 19/98
north.
Participants coming south from Dixie County will be routed
into the outside (slow) lane of US Hwy 19/98 then south onto Old Fanning Road
to NW 147 Place to merge back onto US Hwy 19/98 north event lane.
If you are not a participant of the Food for Florida
Disaster Food Assistant program please avoid US Hwy 19, SR 26 and Old Fanning
Road. Through traffic north will be designated to the inside (fast) lane but frequent
stops should be expected. Please drive safely and be prepared for unusually
long traffic delays.
Business owners and residents should expect HEAVY traffic
congestion in the above described areas and should be extremely cautious.