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DOT advises motorists of double home games during spring training

February 20, 2019
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Spring training is back and Lee County's Traffic Operations Center reminds motorists to be prepared for increased traffic near the stadiums at game time, especially when the Minnesota Twins and the Boston Red Sox take to their respective fields at the same time, on the same day.

This year, DOT advises motorists to avoid the Daniels Parkway corridor on the afternoon of Sunday, March 3. This is the only double home game of the 2019 spring training season.

Games start at 1:05 p.m. The peak traffic congestion is anticipated between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., and then again between 3:45 and 4:30 p.m.

Also, motorists should be aware that on Saturday, Feb. 23, the Red Sox with host the Yankees at 1:05 p.m. and the Twins will host the Rays at 6:05 p.m., likely increasing traffic congestion.

The DOT operations center has special programming for traffic-signal timing to help keep vehicles moving. The county's traffic specialists also coordinate with the Lee County Sheriff's Office and the baseball teams.

The Boston Red Sox train at JetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway South Drive, Fort Myers, and the Minnesota Twins train about six miles away at the CenturyLink Sports Complex, 14100 Ben C. Pratt/Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers.

For emergency or non-emergency questions about the traffic signal operation, contact the TOC at LeeTrafficTOC@leegov.com or call 239-533-5762. For more information about the Lee County Department of Transportation, visit www.leegov.com/dot.

For more information about spring training in Lee County, visit www.leegov.com/parks/athletics/spring-training.

 
 
 

 

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