Weekend events will detour some downtown Fort Lauderdale traffic

You may need to have the luck of the Irish to navigate downtown Fort Lauderdale this weekend.

Street barricades will start popping up at 9 a.m. Friday along East Las Olas Boulevard to begin preparations for the city’s St. Patrick’s Day parade and related events taking place on Saturday. They won’t come down until midnight Saturday, officials said.

Among the Friday road closures:

  • Southeast First Avenue from E. Las Olas Boulevard to the south side of the FAU/BC Tower parking lot driveway will be closed from 9 a.m. Friday to midnight Saturday.
  • E. Las Olas Boulevard from Andrews Avenue to Southeast First Avenue will be closed from 10:30 a.m. Friday to midnight Saturday.

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