Fourth of July event to close Cape Coral Bridge

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Cape Coral-Fort Myers motorists should use alternate routes

The Lee County Department of Transportation is asking motorists to be aware the Cape Coral Bridge will close for the Red, White and Boom celebration from 3 a.m. Wednesday, July 4, through 3 a.m. Thursday, July 5. Also, Cape Coral Parkway from Del Prado Boulevard to the bridge will be closed at that time.

Motorists are encouraged to use the Midpoint Memorial Bridge or the U.S. 41 and Business 41 bridges as alternate routes. Lee DOT will place message boards for motorists by Tuesday, June 26, and will keep them in place through the holiday and the closing. Motorists should plan for an alternate route.

The Freedom 5K race happens on Independence Day. Race start is at 7 a.m. The city celebration begins at 5 p.m. with music at the foot of the Cape Coral Bridge, followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

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For race information, contact the Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral at 239-549-6900 ext. 111. For information about Red, White and Boom, call Cape Coral Parks and Recreation at 239-573-3128. 

For more information about DOT, visit www.leegov.com/dot.