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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2017 1:30 am | Updated: 9:35 am, Fri Jun 30, 2017.

There will be a parade in Key Largo on July 4th that is expected to cause traffic congestion.

Northbound traffic will be closed at the 97 mile marker from 9:30 – 9:45 a.m. All traffic will then be diverted into southbound lanes starting at 9:45 a.m. The parade starts at 10 a.m. and will last for about two hours. The highway will return to normal traffic patterns by 1 p.m. at the latest.

Those who can should avoid traveling through that area between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. If you have to travel through that area during those times, plan extra time and expect slowdowns.

Traffic Enforcement deputies will be watching for impatient, intoxicated and unsafe drivers. Don’t pass in no passing zones or in center turn lanes or you are likely to get a ticket. And choose a

designated driver.

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