In advance of the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, traffic increased along southbound routes in the wiregrass en route to Florida’s Northern Gulf of Mexico.

WDHN’S Mike Gurspan says Enterprise along State Highway 167 will see thousands of additional vehicles as families head to beach destinations for the weekend.

Early Thursday morning, near “gridlock” conditions at the intersection of State Highway 167 and the Boll Weevil Circle.

A commonly used route to Northwest, Florida beaches. With the additional vehicles in the wiregrass, Enterprise police say drivers need to use common sense. “Slow it down,” “Don’t drink and drive”, but if you do have a sober driver available, and “buckle up”.

Enterprise Police Captain Billy Haglund says typically on a holiday weekend we will have increased traffic safety officers working. “Just remember when your traveling is vigilant stay alert on the road and again wear your seatbelt,” according to Haglund.

(nat.sound) Reporting in Enterprise, Mike Gurspan WDHN News.