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Charlie Crist   Governor
 555 Camp Rd
Cocoa, FL 32927

Stephanie C. Kopelousos
Secretary
 
July 21, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
  
 Contact:  Mary Brooks
Public Involvement Coordinator
(321) 228-1088
Mary.Brooks@dot.state.fl.us 
 
CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

 
U.S. Highway 1 Widening Project from Pine Street to Park Avenue
 
Pipe Work Continues to Require Nighttime Lane Closures at S.R. 520  
  
COCOA / ROCKLEDGE Motorists should be alert this week for intermittent, nighttime lane closures in all directions of the intersection of U.S. Highway 1 and State Road (S.R.) 520. The lane closures, needed for pipe work and other activities, are scheduled through Friday from 7 p.m. 6 a.m. as part of this Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) widening project. 

 Also this week, the contractor will close the U.S. 1 entrances to the following streets on various nights and days:                       

Factory Street                                        Main Street 

St. Johns Street                                      Orange Street 

Main Street                                            Azalea Street 

Stone Street 

 
Nighttime work at the following roads is also scheduled, but detours will be provided: 
 

Dixie Lane                                             Coral Sands Avenue 

Pine Street

 Through Thursday night, between Park Avenue and Coral Sands Avenue, there will be a southbound traffic diversion into the northbound lanes and a northbound traffic diversion into the southbound lanes in various locations. Uniformed police will direct traffic. 

The contractor continues work on the road base, as well as installing driveways, curb and sidewalk in Cocoa. Crews in Rockledge continue working on drainage and next week will begin embankment and curb work in the median. 

The $27.5 million project to widen U.S. 1 from Pine Street in Cocoa to Park Avenue in Rockledge began October 6, 2008, and is scheduled to finish in summer 2010. Work also includes installing sidewalk, traffic signals, lighting and landscaping. Construction schedules are subject to change based on weather, and other unforeseen circumstances.

FDOT would like to remind drivers that wearing a safety belt is the single most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes. Please drive cautiously in work zones. For more information, contact Mary Brooks, Public Involvement Coordinator, at (321) 228-1088 or by email at Mary.Brooks@dot.state.fl.us or log onto www.cflroads.com.

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