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Current Construction Lane Closures in St. Lucie County

September 16 - Sept 23, 2021

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

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.

  • Northbound Kings Highway at the Orange Avenue intersection is reduced to one lane in each direction through fall 2022, temporarily removing the designated turning lanes, 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.

  • Traffic on Kings Highway between the State Road 70/Okeechobee Road intersection and Pruitt Research Center Road was shifted to the newly constructed southbound lanes, to allow for widening operations and new northbound lane construction through fall 2022. One lane of traffic will remain open in each direction, separated by double yellow lines (no passing zone).

  • Northbound and southbound traffic on Kings Highway between north of Picos Road and Orange Avenue was shifted to the new northbound pavement, to allow for widening operations and southbound lane construction through fall 2022. One lane of traffic will be open in each direction separated by double yellow lines (no passing zone).

  • Northbound and southbound traffic on Kings Highway just south of Orange Avenue was shifted to the new southbound pavement until Access Road, where northbound traffic will shift back onto the existing northbound pavement to allow for widening operations and lane construction through fall 2022. One lane of traffic will remain open in each direction, separated by double yellow lines (no passing zone.

  • One lane in either direction of Kings Highway from Okeechobee Road to north of the I-95 bridge will be closed intermittently Monday, Sept. 26 through Thursday, Sept. 29 from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. for roadway work. Traffic will be maintained by a flag crew.

  • One lane in either direction of Kings Highway from Okeechobee Road to north of the I-95 bridge will be closed Sunday, Sept. 25 through Thursday, Sept. 29 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for maintenance of traffic control work.

  • One lane in either direction of Orange Avenue from just west of Kings Highway to just east of Kings Highway will be closed Sunday, Sept. 25 through Thursday, Sept. 29 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for drainage work. Traffic will be maintained by a flag crew.

  • Kings Highway between Pruitt Research Road and Crossroads Parkway, will be closed around-the-clock on the following dates and times for drainage installation across the roadway:

  • Friday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. through Monday, Sept. 26 at 6 a.m.

  • Friday, Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. through Monday, Oct. 3 at 6 a.m.

  • Oct. 7-10 and Oct. 14-17 will be used as contingency nights as needed.

  • Detour routes will be marked along Graham Road, Jenkins Road, Okeechobee Road, and Crossroads Parkway. Please see flyer attached. For more information, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Samantha Kayser at 772-579-5479.

SW Port St. Lucie Boulevard Widening Project, from South of SW Alcantarra Boulevard to South of SW Darwin Boulevard

Traffic Impact:

  • One lane in each direction of SW Port St. Lucie Boulevard between SW Squirrel Avenue and SW Darwin Boulevard will be closed Monday, Sept. 26 through Friday, Sept. 30, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to install line stops and final connections, and for chlorination and pressure testing. Flagging operations will be in place to direct traffic. For more information, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Samantha Kayser at 772-579-5479.

City of Port St. Lucie project/adjacent to project corridor:

The Port St. Lucie Boulevard South Project Segment 3, managed by the City of Port St. Lucie, is reconstructing approximately 0.7 miles of the existing four-lane roadway from SW Gatlin Boulevard to SW Darwin Boulevard and a portion of SW Darwin Boulevard through Winter 2023.

Traffic Impact:

  • Speed limit lowered to 30 mph for the duration of the construction project.

  • Closure of existing median openings at both SW Yale Street and SW Cairo Avenue.

  • One northbound through lane will be eliminated on SW Port St. Lucie Boulevard north of SW Aurelia Avenue to Gatlin Boulevard, leaving one through lane and one dedicated left turn lane onto westbound Gatlin Boulevard. For more information about the City of Port St. Lucie’s Segment 3 Project, please contact Beth Zsoka, Project Public Information Specialist at 772-871-5176.

St. Lucie West Boulevard Widening Project, from Commerce Center Drive to Peacock Boulevard

Traffic Impact:

  • Eastbound St. Lucie West Boulevard to southbound I-95 traffic is shifted to the newly paved temporary on-ramp through Nov. 2022 to facilitate roadway construction.

  • Eastbound and westbound traffic on St. Lucie West Boulevard just west of I-95 near the southbound on and off-ramps is shifted to the north through Sept. 2022.

  • The eastbound lane of St. Lucie West Boulevard just west of the I-95 northbound on and off-ramps will be shifted to the south through Sept. 2022.

  • The bike lane and shoulder along eastbound St. Lucie West Boulevard are closed through Sept. 2022. The asphalt pathway along westbound St. Lucie West Boulevard will be open and can be used by bicycles.

  • Traffic on the northbound I-95 on-ramp is shifted to the outside (right) lane through February 2023 to facilitate roadway construction operations.

  • Traffic on the northbound I-95 off-ramp is shifted to the inside (left) lane to facilitate roadway construction operations through Nov.2022. The dedicated right turn lane is still in place and operational.

  • Traffic on the southbound I-95 off-ramp is shifted to the inside (left) lane eliminating the dedicated right turn lane onto westbound St. Lucie West Boulevard to facilitate roadway construction operations through Nov. 2022.

  • Intermittent shoulder closures may occur Monday through Friday, through Friday, Sept. 30, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for road work at the following locations:

  • Northbound and southbound I-95 mainline from just north and south of the St. Lucie West Boulevard overpass

  • All I-95 on and off-ramps at St. Lucie West Boulevard

  • Eastbound and westbound St. Lucie West Boulevard from Champions Way to SW Peacock Boulevard

  • One lane in either direction of St. Lucie West Boulevard between Champions Way and SW Peacock Boulevard may be intermittently closed Monday through Friday through Friday, Sept. 30, from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. for roadway work. A flagging operation will be in place to help direct traffic.

  • One northbound and southbound lane of I-95 may be intermittently closed from just north and south of the St. Lucie West Boulevard overpass Monday through Friday through Friday, Sept. 30, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for bridge work.

  • One northbound and southbound lane of I-95 may be intermittently closed from just north and south of the St. Lucie West Boulevard overpass Monday through Friday, through Friday, Sept. 30, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for bridge work and material deliveries. No more than one lane will be closed at a time in either direction of I-95.

  • Two southbound and northbound lanes of I-95 from one mile south to one mile north of the St. Lucie West Boulevard overpass may be intermittently closed Monday through Friday, through Friday, Sept. 30, from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. for bridge work. For more information, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Samantha Kayser at 772-579-5479.

State Road (SR) 716/Port St. Lucie Boulevard Over Long Creek & N. Fork of the St. Lucie River Bridge Rehabilitation Project

Traffic Impact:

  • One westbound lane on SR 716/Port St. Lucie Boulevard from SE Veterans Memorial Parkway to SE Floresta Drive may be closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 23 through Friday, Sept. 30, for material removal.

  • Two westbound lanes on SR 716/Port St. Lucie Boulevard from Shelter Drive to SE Floresta Drive may be closed nightly from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., Friday, Sept. 23 through Friday, Sept. 30, for material removal and rock placement. For more information, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Samantha Kayser at 772-579-5479.

State Road 9/I-95 Northbound and Southbound Off-Ramps at Gatlin Boulevard Roadway Improvements Project

Traffic Impact:

  • The outside or inside ramp lane of the northbound I-95 to eastbound and westbound Gatlin Boulevard exit ramp may be closed Monday through Friday, through Friday, Sept. 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for roadway work.

  • One lane in each direction of Gatlin Boulevard from just east and west of the northbound and southbound I-95 off-ramps at Gatlin Boulevard may be closed Monday through Friday, through Friday Sept. 30, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for drilled shaft work. During this time, sections of the sidewalks will be closed, and pedestrian detours will be in place.

  • The northbound I-95 to eastbound and westbound Gatlin Boulevard off-ramp may be closed Sunday night, Sept. 25, Tuesday night, Sept. 27 and Thursday night, Sept. 29, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., weather permitting, for removal of the existing striping and to install new striping. If needed, this ramp closure may also occur nightly Sunday, Oct. 2, Tuesday, Oct. 4, and Thursday, Oct. 6, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Motorists heading north on I-95 to eastbound and westbound Gatlin Boulevard should take the Becker Road exit ramp (Exit 114), then turn right onto Becker Road, turn left onto SW Port St. Lucie Boulevard to Gatlin Boulevard.

  • The southbound I-95 to eastbound and westbound Gatlin Boulevard off-ramp may be closed nightly, Monday, Sept. 26 and Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., weather permitting, to install a barrier wall and restripe the roadway. If needed, this ramp closure may also occur nightly, Monday, Oct. 3 and Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Motorists heading south on I-95 to eastbound and westbound Gatlin Boulevard should take the Crosstown Parkway exit ramp (Exit 120), turn right onto Crosstown Parkway, turn left onto SW Village Parkway to Gatlin Boulevard. For more information, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Samantha Kayser at 772-579-5479.

MAINTENANCE, UTILITY, PERMIT & ADDITIONAL AGENCY PROJECTS

ST. LUCIE COUNTY

Traffic Impact:(City of Port St. Lucie, Port St. Lucie, White City, City of Fort Pierce, Fort Pierce, Okeechobee, St. Lucie West, Tradition)

FORT PIERCE:

Traffic Impact:Northbound and southbound SR 5 between Ulrich Road and W Weatherbee Road, in Fort Pierce, 9 p.m. to 4 a.m., Monday, Sept. 26 through Friday, Sept. 30, 2 of 3 lanes closed, for utility work. For more information, please contact Rafael Ureña at 772-882-5084.

Traffic Impact:Northbound and southbound SR 5 between Ulrich Road and W Weatherbee Road, in Fort Pierce, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26 through Friday, Sept. 30, 1 of 3 lanes closed, for utility work. For more information, please contact Rafael Ureña at 772-882-5084.

Traffic Impact:Northbound and southbound SR A1A between Breakers Landing and Round Island Place, in Fort Pierce, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26 through Friday, Sept. 30, 1 of 2 lanes closed intermittently for utility work. During this time, a flagging operation will be used to direct traffic. For more information, please contact Rafael Ureña at 772-882-5084.

Traffic Impact:Northbound and southbound SR A1A between Breakers Landing and Jack Island Access Road, in Fort Pierce, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 26 through Friday, Sept. 30, 1 of 2 lanes closed with possible lane shifts, for utility pole operations. For more information, please contact Rafael Ureña at 772-882-5084.

Traffic Impact:Southbound U.S. Highway 1 between Tropical Isle Way and Smallwood Avenue, in Fort Pierce, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 12 through Friday, Sept. 30, 1 of 6 lanes closed, for FP&L utility work. For more information, please contact Jeff Kirkpatrick at 321-229-4157.

Traffic Impact:Eastbound Orange Ave between South Header Canal Road and The Florida Turnpike, in Fort Pierce, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20 through Friday, Oct. 1, a rolling lane closure will occur, for utility work. A flagging operation will be in place to help direct traffic. For more information, please contact Pete Rolan at 772 318-9560.

Traffic Impact:Northbound Atlantic Beach Boulevard between Angelfish Drive to Ocean Trail Lane, in Fort Pierce, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26 through Friday, Oct. 7, 1 of 2 lanes closed, for utility work. Traffic to be maintained by flagging Operation. For more information, please contact Chase Rogers at 561-640-3503.

 


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