If you want to escape to the Florida Keys this Memorial Day weekend, paradise will come free: a stay in the Overseas is a possible way.
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Vehicles travel across the Seven Mile Bridge on Overseas Highway, near Little Duck Key and Bahia Honda Park, Monday, Oct. 11.
need: In addition to the additional traffic on U.S. 1, Monroe County Police say there will be more officers over the three-day long weekend “to make sure people are safe.”
“All Traffic Enforcement Officers will be deployed to work over the holiday weekend and will be working throughout the county to assist with highway patrols, particularly on US 1,” the agency said in a statement.
traffic flow; Delays are expected on the Overseas Highway from Friday as commuters pack the road AND expect heavy traffic flowing north on Monday as the holiday weekend ends.
“Anyone who thinks they’re on the road over the weekend will be thinking overtime,” say police.
Leaders must also be prepared for extra scrutiny from the Florida Keys and the Florida Girl Patrol (FHP).
What the police are looking for:
to achieve without crossing any zones
Illegal crossing the streets again
travel at a safe speed
What you need to know about traveling overseas
A Florida Keys deer on the shoulder of the overseas road.
No taxes: Overseas travel is completely free.
In length; The route runs 113 miles through the Keys through the Atlantic Ocean, Florida, and the Gulf of Mexico.
Marketing Milestone: Milestones are green on the side of the road and are used for markings and markings. The road begins and ends in Key West, where there are no mile markers on Whitehead and Fleming roads.
Bridges: The longest span is the seven-mile bridge, which will actually span 6.79 miles in length. The second longest is the Key Bridge, at 2.3 miles.
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Card Sound Road toll sign.
Alternative route: Card Sound Road, considered an alternative highway, has a $1.74 toll that is collected electronically through SunPass at the north end of the 65-foot-tall, 2,800-foot-long Card Sound Bridge. The toll per plate is $2.62. To enter the Keys via Card Sound Road, or County Road 905A, drivers must take the road east, cross the bridge, and come to a three-way stop sign. If you turn left, you’re headed to the exclusive Ocean Reef community. Turn right onto County Road 905 (without the “A”) and you’re on the road to Key Largo.
Speed limits: The speed limit on the maximum Card Sound Road is 55 mph. The speed limit changes on US 1, and you can only go 155 mph in certain areas. Until the weekend of Key West, the maximum speed limit is 50 mph on most roads. But you’ll have to slow down when you start seeing the chains of businesses and homes, because the Transmarathon road cuts through small communities. Most of the vehicles are patrolled by the Monroe County Police and Florida Patrol.
business apps: There are two free mobile maps that can help you navigate your way overseas. One is of commerce, the other is the leader of the Keys.
The Monroe County Police Department has an app of the same name for people who have to drive to the road regularly. The app has a “mercy calls and information” tab that gives the location and times of accidents or other traffic disruptions, such as when a medical helicopter is on the road. You can also sign up for notifications, so you’ll know when you’ve opened a lane. Officials also publish information about accidents in real time on their Facebook profiles and Twitterwhich you can access through the app.
A mobile itinerary from the Monroe County Tourism Development Program – Florida Keys and Key West includes just about everything you want to know about exploring the islands. The app includes narrated tours—one for each direction of the road—with maps of hotels, restaurants, art galleries, water sports rentals, and fishing guides. Information is provided by location: Key West, Lower Keys, Marathon, Islamorada and Key West. The mobile app also includes keynote videos, maps, and weather forecasts.
Both apps are available on the Apple Store and Google Play.
Annotations on water keys
The Sandbar off Islamorada fills with dozens of boats on three-day weekends like Memorial Day and Labor Day in 2018.
hiding Visitors to the Keys also expect an increased need in the water from Police and FWC Officers.
First, these officers will wait under pressure to row, Police Chief Rick Ramsay said.
“Many people have a fine head to sea, but sailors must designate someone sober to drive the ship and its passengers safely to shore,” he said.