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FDOT Treasure Coast Traffic Report  thru  Sept 17

FDOT Treasure Coast Traffic Report

FDOT Treasure Coast Traffic Report  thru  Sept 17

MARTIN, ST. LUCIE & INDIAN RIVER COUNTIES, Fla. – Treasure Coast traffic will be affected this week by ongoing construction projects and maintenance work in Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River counties, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) officials report. Please note, any full road, ramp or bridge closures have been highlighted below.

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CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

 

MARTIN COUNTY

 

  1. I-95 Lighting and Roadway Improvements Project from South of the State Road 706 / Indiantown Road Interchange to the County Road 708 / SE Bridge Road Interchange

Description: This 11.59-mile I-95 improvements project started September 9, 2020 in Jupiter and Hobe Sound. Work includes installing new roadway lighting with LED luminaires, replacing the high mast lighting system with a conventional LED roadway lighting system, extending the northbound I-95 merge lane just north of Indiantown Road, extending the deceleration distances for the I-95 northbound to westbound Indiantown Road exit ramp and the I-95 southbound to eastbound Indiantown Road exit ramp, and installing wrong way vehicle detection systems at the Indiantown Road and SE Bridge Road I-95 interchanges and new advanced warning signage.

Cost/Completion: $12.3 million. Completion is expected in spring 2022.

Traffic Impact:

  • The shoulder in both directions of I-95 will be intermittently closed Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. through November 2021 for temporary asphalt placement, and conduit and light pole foundations. During this time the exit ramp will still be open as motorists can use the inside left lane.
  • One lane in either direction of I-95 at the Indiantown Road interchange may be closed Sunday through Thursday night from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. for roadway work.
  • The outside ramp lane of the northbound I-95 to eastbound Indiantown Road exit ramp will be closed Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to install light pole foundations.
  • One lane in each direction of Indiantown Road from the Turnpike entrance/exit to Island Way will be closed Monday, Sept. 13 through Friday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to install light pole foundations. During this time, shoulder closures along I-95 ramps to and from Indiantown Road may occur. For more information, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Samantha Kayser at 772-579-5479.

 

  1. State Road 714/SW Martin Highway Widening Project

Description: This 1.127-mile widening project began on Aug. 6, 2021. Project improvements include widening SR 714/SW Martin Highway from a two-lane undivided rural roadway to a four-lane divided urban roadway, widening the bridge over Florida’s Turnpike, constructing seven-foot buffered bike lanes and six-foot sidewalks on both sides of the roadway, and installing signing, signalization, and lighting upgrades.

Cost/Completion: $21.3 million. Completion is expected in fall 2024.

Traffic Impact:

  • All lanes are open. The westbound bike lanes are closed. Cyclist and motorists should share the road.  For more information, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Samantha Kayser at 772-579-5479.

 

  1. LUCIE COUNTY

 

  1. Midway Road Widening Project, from S. 25th Street to U.S. 1

Description: This 1.8-mile project includes: reconstructing the existing two-lane Midway Road to a four-lane, divided highway with a raised median; installing a new signal at Sunrise Boulevard; constructing a new bridge over the North Fork St. Lucie River; constructing a 6-foot sidewalk on the north side and a 12-foot multi-purpose trail on the south side Midway Road; constructing 4-foot bike lanes on both sides of the roadway; reconstruction of S. 25th Street approximately 1000’ to the south & north of Midway Road; reconstruction of Sunrise Boulevard from W. 1st Street to Charlotta Street; reconstruction of Oleander Avenue from W. 2nd Street to Merritt’s Ditch; drainage improvements, including constructing 6 retention ponds at 5 locations; and signage, signalization, and lighting improvements.

Cost/Completion: $26.8 million. Completion is expected in fall 2021.

Traffic Impact:

  • Nighttime lane closures will occur along the project Friday, Sept. 10 through Thursday, Sept. 16 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. for paving at the following locations:
      • One lane in either direction of U.S. 1 at Midway Road
      • One lane in either direction of Midway Road between U.S. 1 and 2nd Street
      • One eastbound lane of Midway Road between Jorgensen Road and 25th Street
      • One lane in each direction of 25th Street from River Hammock Lane to Divine Road

Turning lanes may be intermittently closed, and motorists will still be able to make the turn using the through lane. While paving through the intersections, short-term intermittent closures may occur, and motorists will be temporarily diverted to side streets.

  • Nighttime lane closure will occur along the project Friday, Sept. 10 through Thursday, Sept. 16 from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. for paving at the following locations:
      • One lane in either direction of Sunrise Boulevard between Midway Road and just north of Charlotta Street
      • One lane in either direction of Oleander Avenue between West 2nd Street and Midway Road

Two-way traffic will be maintained with a flag crew. Turning lanes may be intermittently closed, and motorists will still be able to make the turn using the through lane. While paving through the intersection, short-term intermittent closures may occur, and motorists will be temporarily diverted to side streets.

  • Northbound and southbound traffic on Sunrise Boulevard from 1st Street to Charlotta Street is shifted to the west on the newly constructed roadway to facilitate roadway construction to the east. For more information, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Samantha Kayser at 772-579-5479.

 

  1. Kings Highway Widening Project, from South of State Road 70 to North of the I-95 Overpass

Description: Kings Highway / State Road 713 is being widened from south of State Road 70 to north of the I-95 overpass in the City of Ft. Pierce and unincorporated St. Lucie County. The improvements on this 3.417-mile project include: reconstructing the existing two-lane undivided Kings Highway with a newly constructed four‐lane divided roadway, relocating Canal No. 40 and Canal No. 32E to accommodate widening to the west, realigning Kings Highway at the intersection with Okeechobee Road which will improve the existing connection with the Turnpike, replacing existing culverts/swales and installing a closed drainage system and retention ponds, installing a new highway lighting system, and upgrading signalization with vehicle detection devices and ITS cameras.

Cost/Completion: $45.2 million. Completion is expected in fall 2022.

Traffic Impact:

  • The speed limit on Kings Highway from south of Okeechobee Road / State Road 70 to north of the I-95 overpass has been temporarily reduced from 50 MPH to 40 MPH. This speed limit reduction will be in place through the end of the project.
  • One lane in either direction of Kings Highway may be intermittently closed Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through fall 2022 for roadway work. Two-way traffic will be maintained by a flag crew. During this time, intermittent side street closures may occur, maintaining two-way traffic at all times.
  • Southbound Kings Highway just north of Okeechobee Road is shifted to the east through winter 2021 to facilitate roadway reconstruction. During this time, the southbound to eastbound turning lanes is reduced to one lane.
  • Southbound and northbound Kings Highway at the Orange Avenue intersection is reduced to one lane in each direction through winter 2021, temporarily removing the designated turning lanes, to facilitate roadway reconstruction.
  • Eastbound Orange Avenue just west of Kings Highway is reduced to one through lane through winter 2021 to facilitate roadway reconstruction.
  • Northbound and southbound traffic on Kings Highway from just north of Crossroads Parkway to south of Orange Avenue is shifted to the east on the newly constructed road to facilitate reconstruction of Kings Highway. Please note, westbound traffic on Graham Road will not need to pull forward as far when coming to a complete stop before turning north or south onto Kings Highway.
  • The southbound left turn lane on State Road 70/Okeechobee Road at the Kings Highway intersection will be closed Tuesday, Sept. 14 through Thursday, Sept. 16 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for drainage work. Two-way traffic will be maintained by a flag crew.
  • Beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, Kings Highway between Pruitt Research Road and Crossroads Parkway, will be closed around-the-clock through approximately 6 a.m. Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, for drainage installation across the roadway. Detour routes will be marked along Graham Road, Jenkins Road, Okeechobee Road, and Crossroads Parkway, as noted on the detour map provided. For more information, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Samantha Kayser at 772-579-5479.

 

  1. “Jobs Express Terminal” Gatlin Boulevard Park and Ride Lot Project

Description: The “Jobs Express Terminal” Gatlin Boulevard park and ride lot project started August 23, 2020. The future location of this park and ride lot is just east of the I-95 interchange, between Brescia Street and Edgarce Street. The purpose of the project is to support regional commuter trips to and from the greater St. Lucie County area by constructing a park and ride lot with the capacity to hold 162 vehicles and installing bus shelters for drop-off or pick-up.

Cost/Completion: $2 million. This project was final accepted on September 1, 2021.

Traffic Impact:

  • All lanes are open. For more information, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Samantha Kayser at 772-579-5479.

 

  1. US 1/State Road 5 and State Road 70 Advanced Transportation Management Center (ATMS) Improvements Design-Build Project

Description: Construction on the U.S. 1/State Road (SR) 5 and SR 70 (Okeechobee Road/Virginia Avenue) ATMS improvements design-build project started September 29, 2020. The improvements to this project include installing closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras and Bluetooth detection devices that will transmit to the Traffic Management Center at the following locations: U.S. 1 from Savanna Club Boulevard to Kings Highway/SR 713, and SR 70 from Kings Highway/SR 713 to U.S. 1.

Cost/Completion: $6.4 million. Completion is expected in fall 2021.

Traffic Impact:

  • The northbound and southbound shoulders of U.S. 1 from North 3rd Street to Kings Highway will be intermittently closed Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sept. 30 for utility work.
  • One northbound lane of U.S. 1 from Orange Avenue to Causeway Drive will be intermittently closed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Sept. 30 for conduit and pull box installation. During this time, intermittent sidewalk closures will occur, detouring pedestrians to the nearest signalized intersection.
  • One southbound lane of U.S. 1 from Avenue C to Avenue M will be intermittently closed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Sept. 30 for conduit and pull box installation. During this time, intermittent sidewalk closures will occur, detouring pedestrians to the nearest signalized intersection.
  • The southbound shoulder of U.S. 1 from Savanna Club Boulevard to Rio Mar Drive will be closed intermittently Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Sept. 30 for conduit and pull box installation. During this time, intermittent sidewalk closures will occur, detouring pedestrians to the nearest signalized intersection.
  • One northbound lane of U.S. 1 from Rio Mar Drive to Orange Avenue will be intermittently closed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Sept. 30 for conduit and pull box installation. During this time, intermittent northbound turn lane and sidewalk closures will occur. Pedestrians will be detoured to the nearest signalized intersection.
  • One eastbound lane of State Road 70 from South 41st Street to U.S. 1 will be closed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Sept. 30 for conduit and pull box installation.
  • One lane in each direction of State Road 70 from Kings Highway to South 41st Street will be closed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Sept. 30 for conduit and pull box installation.
  • One lane in each direction of State Road 70 from Kings Highway to South 41st Street will be closed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Sept. 30 for conduit and pull box installation.
  • The left westbound lane of Okeechobee Road at the State Road 70/Virginia Avenue intersection will be closed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Sept. 30 for traffic controller work. For more information, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Samantha Kayser at 772-579-5479.

 

  1. U.S. 1/State Road (SR) 5 Improvement Projects

Description: Construction on the U.S. 1 improvement projects from south of Port St. Lucie Boulevard/SR 716 to Rio Mar Drive and at Virginia Avenue/SR 70 started November 19, 2020. The improvements under this contract consist of milling and resurfacing the existing roadway and restriping to provide 6‐foot buffered bicycle lanes on U.S. 1 from south of SR 716 to Rio Mar Drive, and widening the existing roadway in the NW corner of the U.S. 1 and SR 70 intersection to accommodate a southbound right-turn lane.

Cost/Completion: $7,223,963. Completion is expected in spring 2022.

Traffic Impact:

  • One lane in each direction of U.S. 1 from Port St. Lucie Boulevard to Rio Mar Drive will be intermittently closed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and nightly Monday through Friday from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. During this time, sections of the sidewalk will be closed. Detour signage will be in place, directing pedestrians to the nearest signalized intersection.
  • One southbound lane of U.S. 1 at Virginia Avenue will be closed Monday, Sept. 13 through Friday, Sept. 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. for sidewalk repair work. During this time, sections of the sidewalk will be closed. Detour signage will be in place, directing pedestrians to the nearest signalized intersection. For more information, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Samantha Kayser at 772-579-5479.

 

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY

 

  1. 17th Street Bridge Project

Description: The 17th Street Bridge repair project from Indian River Boulevard to State Road A1A started May 4, 2020. Work on this project includes replacing all 35 light poles along the 17th Street Bridge and replacing concrete traffic railing along the median at the light pole locations. Associated work remaining includes repairing spalls in the concrete beams in spans 58 and 59 of the 62-span bridge which began October 26, 2020.

Cost/Completion: $1.1 million. Completion is expected in early 2022.

Traffic Impact:

  • Eastbound and westbound traffic on the 17th Street Bridge is down to one lane in each direction around the clock through fall 2021 for bridge beam repairs. Currently, eastbound traffic on 17th Street Bridge is diverted to the westbound travel lane. For more information, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Samantha Kayser at 772-579-5479.

 

  1. State Road A1A Shoulder Widening and Resurfacing Project

Description: The State Road (SR) A1A shoulder widening and resurfacing project from north of Tides Road to south of Coco Plum Lane started June 22, 2020. The improvements on this project include: resurfacing SR A1A from just north of Tides Road to just south of Coco Plum Lane; widening SR A1A to provide 7-foot shoulders in each direction to accommodate new buffered bikes lanes; installing signalization improvements; upgrading pedestrian signal features at the SR A1A / John’s Island Drive and SR A1A / Wabasso Beach Road intersections with LED countdowns; constructing drainage improvements; installing new signs and pavement markings; reconstructing pedestrian ramps to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements; installing Rapid Flashing Beacons at two (2) beach access pedestrian crossing locations; and making sidewalk repairs at various locations throughout the project limits.

Cost/Completion: $6.7 million. Completion is expected in fall 2021.

Traffic Impact:

  • Along State Road A1A from north of 46th Place to south of Coco Plum Lane the speed limit has been permanently reduced from 50 MPH to 45 MPH. During construction, the speed limit is temporarily reduced from 45 MPH to 35 MPH.
  • One lane in either direction of State Road A1A will be closed Monday through Friday night from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for paving. Two-way traffic will be maintained by a flag crew. For more information, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Samantha Kayser at 772-579-5479.

 

MAINTENANCE, UTILITY, PERMIT & ADDITIONAL AGENCY PROJECTS

 

Martin County

 

Traffic Impact: One lane in each direction of U.S. 1 from SE Highborne Way to just South of SE Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound will be intermittently closed Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Sept. 30 for fiber optic cable and mast arm installation. For more information, please contact Donald Altaffer at 772-281-2232.

 

Traffic Impact: One northbound U.S. 1 outside left turn lane to westbound SE Monterey Road is closed around-the-clock through Tuesday, Sept. 14 to facilitate road construction on SE Monterey Road. The sidewalk on the north side of Monterey Road is closed with a pedestrian detour in place. For more information, please contact Will Tindall at 772-519-6278.

 

Traffic Impact: One westbound lane of Monterey Road from U.S. 1 to Monterey Road Extension in Stuart is closed around-the-clock through Tuesday, Sept.14. for road work. For more information, please contact Will Tindall at 772-519-6278.

 

Traffic Impact: One northbound lane of U.S. 1 from SE Osprey Street to SE Heritage Boulevard in Stuart will be closed Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Sept. 30 for utility work. During this time, sections of the sidewalk will be closed. Detour signage will be in place, directing pedestrians to the nearest signalized intersection. For more information, please contact Rosendo Ryan at 305-248-9911.

 

Traffic Impact: One lane in each direction on NE Ocean Boulevard/State Road A1A from NE MacArthur Boulevard to the Stuart Causeway will be closed from Monday, Sept. 20 through Friday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for mast arm activities. For more information, please contact Zach Lawson at 772-201-3839.

 

Traffic Impact: One westbound lane on Kanner Highway from just west of Indian Street to just west of the entrance to Kipplinger Park will be closed from Monday, Sept. 20 through Friday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for pavement work. For more information, please contact Osiris Ramos at 772-463-8333.

 

Traffic Impact: The westbound right turn lane on State Road 714/Martin Highway at the intersection of 84th Avenue will be closed from Sunday, Sept. 12 through Monday, Sept. 13 from 8:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. for pavement work. For more information, please contact John Whitford at 772-349-8029.

 

Traffic Impact: Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 14, one lane in each direction on NE Dixie Highway from NE Kubin Avenue to NE Rio Pine Lane may be closed Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Oct. 1 for underground utility work. Motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists are encouraged to find detours, exercise caution, and expect delays. For more information, please contact Leo Repetti at (772) 320-3065.

 

Traffic Impact: One eastbound lane on Veterans Memorial Bridge will be closed on Saturday, Sept. 11 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. with police support for the United Way of Martin County’s 9/11 Walk & Remembrance Ceremony. For more information, please contact Kathleen Stacey at 772-283-4800 or Carlos Morales at 772-221-1430.

 

St. Lucie County

 

Traffic Impact: One lane in each direction of Port St. Lucie Boulevard from SE Floresta Drive to SE Wald Street in Port St. Lucie may be closed around-the-clock through Sept. 26 for drainage and mast arm activities. For more information, please contact Beth Zoska at 772-834-1298.

 

Traffic Impact: One lane in either direction on US Highway 1 from Banyan Drive to La Buona Vita Drive in Port St. Lucie will be closed Friday, Sept. 10 through Friday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. for utility work. For more information, please contact Rafael Ureña at 772-882-5084.

 

Traffic Impact: One lane in each direction of Orange Avenue from Lamont Road to Angle Road will be closed from Tuesday, Sept. 7 through Tuesday, Sept. 14 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for median work. For more information, contact John Candelaria at 570-998-7842.

 

Traffic Impact: The one lane may be closed on Kings Highway/State Road 713 from St. Lucie Boulevard to Indrio Road from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for utility work. For more information, please contact Rafael Ureña at 772-882-5084.

 

Traffic Impact: One lane in either direction on State Road 70/Okeechobee Road at the Header Canal Bridge will be closed from Monday, Sept. 13 to Tuesday, Sept. 14 from 8:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. for pavement work. For more information, please contact John Whitford at 772-349-8029.

 

Traffic Impact: One lane in each direction of U.S. Highway 1 at 9905 South US Highway 1 in Port St. Lucie, will be closed Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. through Friday, Nov.12 for road work. For more information, please contact Marcio Amaya 561-335-8316.

 

Traffic Impact: Southbound Florida’s Turnpike/SR 91 Entrance Ramp from Becker Road

Overnight full ramp closure, 10 p.m. Sunday, September 12, to 6 a.m. Monday, September 13. Overnight full ramp closures, 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday, September 13, and nightly through Thursday, September 16.

Detour information:

  • Becker Road traffic wishing to access southbound Florida’s Turnpike/SR 91 will be directed to Port St. Lucie Boulevard/Citrus Boulevard, travel south on Citrus Boulevard to Martin Highway/SR 714 and travel east on Martin Highway to access southbound Florida’s Turnpike.

 

Traffic Impact: Southbound Florida’s Turnpike Entrance Ramp from Okeechobee Road/SR 70

Overnight full ramp closure, 10 p.m. Sunday, September 12, to 6 a.m. Monday, September 13. Overnight full ramp closures, 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday, September 13, and nightly through Thursday, September 16.

Detour information:

  • Okeechobee Road/SR 70 traffic wishing to access southbound Florida’s Turnpike will be directed to travel east on Okeechobee Road to I-95, travel south on I-95 and exit at Crosstown Parkway (Exit 120), travel east on Crosstown Parkway to Bayshore Boulevard and travel south on Bayshore Boulevard to access southbound Florida’s Turnpike. 

Indian River County

 

Traffic Impact: One eastbound lane of State Road 60 from just west of 44th Avenue to 43rd Avenue in Vero Beach is closed around the clock through Sept. 30 for drainage work. For more information, please contact Matthew Kirkland at 813-716-6339.

 

Traffic Impact: One westbound lane of State Road 60 from just west of 44th Avenue to 43rd Avenue in Vero Beach will be closed around the clock through Sept. 30 for drainage work. For more information, please contact Matthew Kirkland at 813-716-6339.

 

Traffic Impact: One lane in either direction on State Road A1A from Gracewood Lane to Periwinkle Drive in Vero Beach will be closed Friday, Sept. 10 through Friday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. for FPL pole replacement operations. For more information, please contact Rafael Ureña at 772-882-5084.

 

Traffic Impact: One lane in either direction on State Road A1A from Periwinkle Drive to Ocean Trail Lane will be closed from Friday, Sept. 10 through Friday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for FPL pole replacement operations. For more information, please contact Rafael Ureña at 772-882-5084.

 

Traffic Impact: One lane in either direction on State Road A1A from Periwinkle Drive to Ocean Trail Lane will be closed nightly from Friday, Sept. 10 through Friday, Sept. 17 from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. for FPL pole replacement operations. For more information, please contact Rafael Ureña at 772-882-5084.

 

Traffic Impact: One westbound lane of State Road 60 just west of 74th Avenue to the turn lane on State Road 60 just west of Indian Creek Boulevard will be closed from Tuesday, Sept. 7 through Tuesday, Sept. 11 for AT&T work. For more information, please contact Pete Rolan at 772-318-9560.

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