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Current Construction Lane Closures in St. Lucie County

January 27 - February 03, 2023

ST. LUCIE COUNTY (City of Port St. Lucie, Port St. Lucie, White City, City of Fort Pierce, Fort Pierce, Okeechobee, St. Lucie West, Tradition)

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 spring 2023 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 spring 2023, 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 the 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 spring 2023. 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 spring 2023. 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 spring 2023. 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 may be closed intermittently Monday, Jan. 23 through Thursday, Jan. 26, 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 may be closed nightly Sunday, Jan. 22 through Thursday, Jan. 26, 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 may be closed nightly Sunday, Jan. 22 through Thursday, Jan. 26 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, may be closed nightly, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 22, through Thursday, Jan. 26, for traffic shift operations.

Detour Information:

Traffic will be detoured via Graham Road, Jenkins Road, Okeechobee Road, and Crossroads Parkway.

Once the traffic shift is completed, one outside lane in each direction of Kings Highway will be open on the new roadway. Please see flyer attached.

Orange Avenue at Kings Highway and the northbound and southbound off-ramps to westbound Orange Avenue, may be closed nightly, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 22, through Thursday, Jan. 26, for traffic shift operations.

Detour Information:

Westbound Orange Avenue traffic will be detoured via S Jenkins Road, Graham Road, Kings Highway, Picos Road, and S Rock Road to Orange Avenue.

Eastbound Orange Avenue traffic will be detoured via Rock Road, Picos Road, Kings Highway, Graham Road, and S Jenkins Road to Orange Avenue.

I-95 to westbound Orange Avenue traffic will be detoured to the eastbound Orange Avenue off-ramps and directed to follow detour signage.

Once the traffic shift is completed, one outside lane of traffic in each direction of Kings Highway will be open on the new roadway. 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, Jan. 23 through Friday, Jan. 27, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to install drainage structures, storm pipe, line stops and final connections, and perform pressure testing and chlorination work. Flagging operations will be in place to direct traffic.

Advanced Notice: Beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23, SW Tunis Avenue at SW Port St. Lucie Boulevard, will be closed around-the-clock through approximately 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, for watermain utility work across the roadway. Monday, Jan. 30 through Friday, Feb. 3 will be used as contingency dates if needed. Northbound and southbound SW Port St. Lucie Boulevard to eastbound SW Tunis Avenue will be detoured to eastbound SW Rice Avenue/SW Chartwell Steet to westbound SW Tunis Avenue. Westbound SW Tunis Avenue motorists will be detoured to southbound SW Chartwell Street/SW Rice Avenue to SW Port St. Lucie Boulevard. Please note, the entrance on SW Tunis Avenue to Darwin Square will remain open. Please see flyer attached. 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 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:

    The eastbound lane of St. Lucie West Boulevard from the I-95 northbound off-ramp intersection to Peacock Boulevard was shifted 3-feet to the north to facilitate roadway construction through spring 2023.

    Eastbound St. Lucie West Boulevard to southbound I-95 traffic is shifted to the newly paved temporary on-ramp through June 2023 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 June 2023.

    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 June 2023.

    The bike lane and shoulder along eastbound St. Lucie West Boulevard are closed through March 2023. 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 February 2023. 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 April 2023.

    Intermittent shoulder closures may occur Monday through Friday, through February 2023, 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 nightly Monday through Friday, through February 2023, 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 February 2023, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., for bridge work and deliveries.

    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 February 2023, 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 February 2023, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., for bridge work. For more information, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Samantha Kayser at 772-579-5479. 8. State Road 716/Port St. Lucie Boulevard Over Long Creek & N. Fork of the St. Lucie River Bridge Rehabilitation Project

    Traffic Impact:

    All lanes are open. 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 ramps may be closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, through February 2023, for roadway work.

    The outside or inside ramp lane of the northbound I-95 to eastbound and westbound Gatlin Boulevard exit ramps may be closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, through February 2023, for roadway work.

    The outside shoulder of the southbound I-95 to eastbound and westbound Gatlin Boulevard exit ramp is closed around-the-clock through March 2023 to facilitate roadway work.

    One westbound outside lane of Gatlin Boulevard from just west of the I-95 northbound on-ramp entrance to just east of the overpass is closed around-the-clock through February 2023, 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 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, through February 2023, for clearing and grubbing, and sidewalk work. During this time, sections of the sidewalks will be closed, and pedestrian detours will be in place. 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 Midway Road Improvements Project

    Traffic Impact:

    The left turn lane on the I-95 northbound off-ramp onto westbound Midway Road is closed around-the clock through March 2023 to facilitate roadway construction activities. During this closure, motorists will be detoured via the I-95 northbound off-ramp to eastbound Midway Road and make a U-Turn at LTC Parkway to head west on Midway Road.

    The left turn lane on the I-95 southbound off-ramp onto eastbound Midway Road is closed around-the-clock through March 2023 to facilitate roadway construction activities. During this closure, motorists will be detoured the I-95 southbound off-ramp to westbound Midway Road and make a U-Turn at Gordy Extended to head east on Midway Road.

    The inside shoulder on the I-95 northbound off-ramp to Midway Road is closed around-the-clock through March 2023 to facilitate roadway construction activities.

    The inside shoulder on the I-95 southbound off-ramp to Midway Road is closed around-the-clock through March 2023 to facilitate roadway construction activities.

    One inside lane in each direction of Midway Road from just east and west of the I-95 overpass will be closed Monday, Jan. 23 through Friday, Jan. 27, from 7 a.m. to 5 a.m. for median construction work. 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 A1A between Anglefish Drive and Compass Cove Place, in Fort Pierce, 9 p.m. to 4 a.m., Monday, Jan. 23 through Friday, Jan. 27, 2 of 3 lanes closed, for utility work. For more information, please contact Rafael Ureña at 772-882-5084.

    Traffic Impact: Northbound U.S. 1 between Goforth Boulevard and Tropical Isle Way, in Fort Pierce, 9 p.m. to 4 a.m., Monday, Jan. 23 through Friday, Jan. 27, 1 of 3 lanes closed, for installation and/or replacement of FPL poles. For more information, please contact Rafael Ureña at 772-882-5084.

    Traffic Impact: Northbound U.S. 1 between Goforth Boulevard and Tropical Isle Way, in Fort Pierce, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Jan. 23 through Friday, Jan. 27, 1 of 3 lanes closed, for installation and/or replacement of FPL poles. For more information, please contact Rafael Ureña at 772-882-5084.

    Traffic Impact: Northbound U.S. 1 between Avenue H and Avenue O, in Fort Pierce, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Jan. 23 through Friday, Jan. 27, 1 of 2 lanes closed, for water main replacement and directional boring work. The work being performed in sections through the project corridor. Only one section will be closed at a time. For more information, please contact John Biggs at 772-466-1600 ext. 3474.

    Traffic Impact: Northbound S 25th Street between Florida Avenue and Delaware Avenue, in Fort Pierce, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Jan. 23, 1 right lane of 2 lanes closed, for utility work. For more information, please contact Matthew Callahan at 301-481-9011.

    Traffic Impact: Eastbound Delaware Avenue between S 25th Street and S 24th Street, in Fort Pierce, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Jan. 23, 1 right lane of 2 lanes closed, for utility work. For more information, please contact Matthew Callahan at 301-481-9011.

    Traffic Impact: Eastbound SR 608 between SR 615 and Navajo Street, in Fort Pierce, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 18 through Friday, Jan. 27, the shoulder closed, for drainage repair work. For more information, please contact Jeff Tinney at 772-332-4801 or Will Tindall at 772-519-6278.

    Traffic Impact:

    PORT ST. LUCIE:

    Traffic Impact: Eastbound and westbound SE Port St. Lucie Boulevard between SE Morningside Boulevard and SE Corsica Road, in Port St. Lucie, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Jan. 23 through Friday, Jan. 27, 1 of 2 lanes may be closed, for FP&L utility pole installation and wiring operations. For more information, please contact Rafael Ureña at 772-882-5084.

    BRIGHTLINE:

    Traffic Impact: High Speed Testing up to speeds of 110 mph. Daytime testing, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., through Monday, Jan. 23.Flaggers and law enforcement will be present at the following railroad crossings where trains will operate at high speeds.

    Traffic Impact: St. Lucie County

    Traffic Impact: Walton Road

    Traffic Impact: Riverview Drive

    Traffic Impact: Martin County

    Traffic Impact: County Line Road

    Traffic Impact: Skyline Drive (CR 722)

    Traffic Impact: Pitchford Landing

    < class='textbodyright'>Traffic Impact: For more information, please contact Katie Mitzner at 407-502-3587.

     


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