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.