9th Street to 3rd Street

ROADWATCH (9th Street to 3rd Street)

August 11, 2017

US 17 from south of West 9th Street to north of West 3rd Street: Construction Project: Crews are constructing a new four-lane concrete roadway using the old railroad corridor along Oak Street to realign this 1-mile segment. The contractor is installing curb and gutter, 7-footbike lanes, sidewalks, and a 52-foot raised median to separate the northbound and southbound lanes of traffic. The project also includes installing a new underground drainage system and two storm water ponds to manage water running off of the roadway.

 

  • From August 14 to August 18, motorists should expect traffic flow to reduce to two lanes of traffic on US 17 throughout the day and night for construction operations.
  • Oak Street, 3rd Street East, 4th Street East, 5th Street East and 7th Street East are closed. Watch for signs and use the posted detour route utilizing the new SR 66 detour to travel around the work zone.
  • Motorists should expect periodic lane closures on US 17 in both directions for construction operations.
  • Expect lane closures on US 17 northbound and southbound from south of SR 64 to 5th Street for utility relocations. Follow flagger direction.
  • Motorists should follow the new traffic pattern on eastbound and westbound SR 66 and northbound and southbound US 17. Watch for signs directing traffic in a new direction through the work zone.
  • Crews are working to balance and prepare subgrade for the left roadway, installing structures, constructing the detour at the south end of the project, demolition of the intersection at SR 66 and relocation of utilities.

 

Estimated completion is fall 2018. The contractor is AJAX Paving Industries of Florida.

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