Flagler Beach, FL-Flagler Beach officials are getting the word out about the detour along Hurricane Matthew damaged A1A south of the pier with Biketoberfest beginning Thursday. Police Chief Captain Matt Doughney says many residents still don’t have power, some buildings suffered significant damage and about 10 blocks of A1A was damaged beyond repair.
FDOT has closed the roadway. A detour is in place taking traffic from A1A to South Central Avenue, a residential roadway, at the following locations;
8th Street South
22nd Street South
The beach is closed as is the pier which Police Chief Matt Doughney says took “substantial” damage.
Doughney advised of the detour, “South Central Avenue is a quiet, quaint, two-lane roadway that runs through a residential neighborhood. We’re respectfully requesting Biketoberfest visitors keep their speed at 25 mph in the detour location. Our residents have endured trying times in the past few weeks and thoughtful consideration for speed and noise, especially in the evening hours, is greatly appreciated”.
Doughney says the event is a jumpstart to the local economy and asks for “compassion” during the detour.
Photo with this article is from FDOT District 5 Twitter account.
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