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Public notice of traffic change

(Seminole Tribe of Florida)

Notice is hereby given that new truck travel restrictions will be implemented on the Seminole Tribe of Florida Big Cypress Reservation in accordance with Tribal Ordinance No. C-01-22, adopted April 14, 2022.  

Effective May 19, 2022, the following vehicles shall be restricted from using Josie Billie Highway (also known as Snake Road or BIA Road 1281) between 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. daily:

  • Vehicles classified as Class 5 or higher under the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Vehicle Category Classification System; and
  • Vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) greater than twenty-six thousand (26,000) pounds including the load being carried.

Drivers of such vehicles must avoid Josie Billie Highway during the restricted times and to use alternate routes in the area. Certain exemptions may apply.  Failure to comply with these road restrictions may result in trespassing charges, fines, or other penalties including arrest.

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