Shrimpfest traffic closures/changes, no ferry service

Posted on October 8, 2014

The National Gulf Coast Shrimp Festival is this weekend in Gulf Shores: Shrimpfest traffic closures and other key information for those of you in our vacation homes

Hey folks. So its that time of year again… Shrimpfest!

Road Closings for the Shrimp Festival!

Already closed for Shrimpfest traffic:

Hwy 182 between W. 2nd Street and E. 1st Street.

Hwy 59 south of 1st Avenue.

East Gulf Place.

Closing Thursday for Shrimpfest traffic

Hwy 182 will be closed from E. 2nd Street the rest of the way to W. 3rd Street.

Other Changes for Shrimpfest traffic

Traffic flow east of Hwy 59 will convert to one-way-only on Thursday.

For more information regarding detours or closures, contact the Alabama Gulf Coast Area Chamber of Commerce at 251-968-6904 or visit the Shrimp Festival website at

Ferry news. Currently no ferry service for Shrimpfest:

Also of note, Shrimpfest traffic will have to find other routes than the Mobile Bay Ferry, which remains closed through at least Friday. Check the Mobile Bay Ferry site for updates.

Have fun, eat shrimp, rock on!