|Daytona Beach Real Estate & Community Events blog. By Lisa C. Hill, "THE SMART CHOICE!"|
As I was driving around the Daytona Beachside showing condos today and wondering why traffic was so heavy (I found out on the way home), I got to thinking that I should post this blog. Over the next couple of months, we will have Bike Week, Race Weeks, Spring Break, Black College Reunion, Canadian Spring Break, and other events in addition to the traditional, annual events.
As a result of these special events, the city will be blocking roads and re-routing traffic for each and every event. You can count on the fact that there will be something scheduled, somewhere in the area, at least every weekend and sometimes during the week as well, which brings me to the point of this post.
Until we're past all the special events you should check to see if the traffic patterns have been changed. One time, many years ago, I got stuck for 2 hours, in the same spot because I didn't know that the road ahead had been closed.
Here are some places where you can check the local traffic reports.
- The Daytona Beach News Journal
- WESH Channel 2 Traffic
- My Florida 511 - Personalized Traffic Reports
- Florida Department of Transportation
If you're planning to attend any special events in Daytona Beach, or if you're a local resident, save yourself a lot of headaches by checking the traffic patterns and any potential road blocks.
As for the heavy traffic I experienced today while showing condos to potential buyer? Well it got worse on my way home. As a matter of fact, I found myself having to drive way around the route I would have chosen. Why? Apparently Daytona Beach decided to have their own Mardi Gras today.
You never know what you're going to encounter in Daytona Beach. Do yourself a favor and check the traffic reports.
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