Temporary nighttime closures of Floresta Drive
required for paving project
PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – Two sections of Floresta Drive, from the Southbend roundabout to Port St. Lucie Boulevard and from Port St. Lucie Boulevard to the Elkcam Waterway, will experience nightly road closures beginning Sunday, May 15, excluding Memorial Day, Monday 30.
The improvement projects are expected to take three weeks, through Saturday, June 4, with crews working six days a week. The road closures, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., enable the contractor to pave the road, reducing traffic congestion and delays. Motorists are asked to use appropriate detours.
North of Port St. Lucie Boulevard on Floresta Drive will require a full nighttime closure of the northbound and southbound lanes. Access into and out of the neighborhood will be permitted for local traffic only, as needed. Residents east of Floresta Drive traveling south can use Thanksgiving Avenue to access Port St. Lucie Boulevard. Thornhill Drive to Airoso Boulevard will be used as a detour for motorists north of the Elkcam Waterway.
South of Port St. Lucie Boulevard, the northbound and southbound lanes of Floresta Drive will be paved at different times to help accommodate local traffic. Motorists can access Port St. Lucie Boulevard by using Oakridge Drive and Bayshore Boulevard. Local traffic can utilize Wald Street, located off Port St. Lucie Boulevard, to Essex Drive.
The City urges drivers to be vigilant and patient while using the detours. Look for signs and other indicators of construction, such as cones or barrels, and slow down or come to a complete stop, if required. Motorists can expect delays. Before making travel plans, research alternate routes when possible.
Detailed paving information is available at www.cityofpsl.com/floresta. Weather and other unforeseen circumstances could impact construction schedules and activities.
About the Floresta Drive Corridor Improvement Project:
The Floresta Drive Corridor Improvement Project provides a two-lane roadway with landscaping, lighting, sidewalks and bicycle lanes. Improvements to the corridor will help with future projected traffic volumes, while helping preserve the local neighborhood. The project will improve safety, enhance pedestrian and bicycle movements, alleviate congestion and provide more efficient traffic flow. This project is possible thanks to the voters of St. Lucie County and the City of Port St. Lucie for approving a Half-Cent Sales Tax referendum in November 2018. For more information, visit www.cityofpsl.com/floresta.