City of Fort Lauderdale - Traffic Information Update
City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Venice of America
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Traffic Information Updates


Please be advised that this report is compiled from multiple sources and agencies that, at times, provide conflicting information. Every effort is made to ensure accuracy; however, due to the fluid nature of road closures, this information is subject to change.

Information Regarding Street Closures in the City of Fort Lauderdale

>> NE 2nd Street Improvement Project Began on September 15 PDF File

The City of Fort Lauderdale started the NE 2nd Street Improvement Project on Monday,September 15, 2014. The project includes the construction of new parking spaces, along with the installation of pervious pavers, sidewalks, curbs, swales, sod, and other enhancements on NE 2nd Streetbetween NE 15th and NE 16th Avenues.

Temporary lane closures will be in effect in the construction zone and there will be no parking along NE 2nd Street for the duration of the project. Please note that local access will be maintained; however, motorists should expect delays. The project is expected to be completed in approximately 90 days.


>> Eller Drive east of the I-595/US 1 interchange at Port Everglades

  • Intermittent lanes may be closed in either direction within the project limits Monday through Friday at all times.
  • One eastbound lane of I-595 entering Port Everglades will be closed as needed Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
  • Northbound access to the intersection of Eller Drive and NE 7th Avenue will be closed as needed overnight Monday through Friday between 6:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. for overhead bridge work. During the closure, northbound motorists on NE 7th Avenue will be detoured east to McIntosh Road where they can make a U-turn to westbound Eller Drive toward westbound I-595, U.S. 1, or Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

>> Bridges of the Isles and Sunrise Key Bridges Replacement in Fort Lauderdale

  • One westbound lane of Las Olas Boulevard from Nurmi Drive to Fiesta Way is closed through late October.
  • One lane of the Fiesta Way Bridge is closed through late 2014. A traffic signal and flaggers will direct motorists through the work zone.
  • One lane of the Nurmi Drive Bridge is closed through late 2014. A traffic signal and flaggers will direct motorists through the work zone.

>> I-95 Bridge Painting and Rehabilitation over the South Fork of the New River in Fort Lauderdale

  • All lanes are open through October 3.

>> Sunrise Boulevard Bridge over the Middle River

  • The north sidewalk along Sunrise Boulevard from NE 20th Avenue to Middle River Drive is closed through May 2015. Pedestrians should use the NE 20th Avenue crosswalk to access the south sidewalk.
  • One of the two left turn lanes from northbound Middle River Drive to westbound Sunrise Boulevard will be closed through early 2016.
  • One westbound lane of Sunrise Boulevard from Middle River Drive to NE 20th Avenue is closed through early 2016. Two lanes are open for westbound traffic.
  • One eastbound lane of Sunrise Boulevard from U.S. 1 to Middle River Drive is closed through early 2016. Two lanes are open for eastbound traffic.
  • One westbound lane of Sunrise Boulevard from Middle River Drive to NE 20th Avenue will be closed from 10 p.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday. During the closure, motorists traveling westbound on Sunrise Boulevard will be permitted to turn left to southbound NE 20thAvenue from the remaining westbound through lane. Left turns from northbound NE 20th Avenue to westbound Sunrise Boulevard will be restricted. Motorists will be detoured to turn right to eastbound Sunrise Boulevard and make a U-turn at NE 26th Avenue to go west on Sunrise Boulevard.

>> Dixie Highway Roadway Improvements Project from McNab Road to NE 26 Street in Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Oakland Park, and Wilton Manors

  • One southbound lane of Dixie Highway on the bridge over the North Fork Middle River Canal is closed for the duration of the project. This closure is necessary to remove and reconstruct the bridge concrete barrier wall and install the new pedestrian/bicycle railing.
  • One lane in each direction of Dixie Highway from NE 43rd Court to Oakland Park Boulevard will be closed Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • One lane in each direction of Dixie Highway from Commercial Boulevard to McNab Road will be closed intermittently overnight Sunday through Friday between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.

>> Signalization Installation Project on State Road 84 at I-95 in Fort Lauderdale

  • One lane and the shoulder of the exit ramp from northbound I-95 to westbound SR 84 will be closed Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

>> State Road A1A Reconstruction Project from Sunrise Boulevard to NE 18th Street in Fort Lauderdale

  • One lane in each direction of A1A from Sunrise Boulevard to NE 14th Street is closed through late 2014. One lane in each direction will remain open.
  • Both lanes of traffic along A1A from NE 14th Street to NE 18th Street are shifted east through late 2014 as crews work on the west side of the road. One lane in each direction will remain open.
  • On-street parking along A1A within the project limits has been eliminated during construction.
  • The speed limit is reduced to 25 MPH through this construction zone.
  • One right turn lane from eastbound Sunrise Boulevard to southbound A1A will be closed Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

>> Davie Boulevard Roadway Improvements Project in Fort Lauderdale

  • One lane in each direction of Davie Boulevard from SR 7 to SW 38th Avenue will be closed Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  • One lane in each direction of Davie Boulevard from SW 17th Avenue to the south fork of the New River Bridge will be closed Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  • One lane in each direction of Davie Boulevard from SR 7 to SW 38th Avenue will be closed overnight Monday through Friday between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m.
  • One lane in each direction of Davie Boulevard from SW 17th Avenue to the south fork of the New River Bridge will be closed overnight Monday through Friday between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m.

>> Drainage Improvements Project in Fort Lauderdale and Lauderhill

Project Areas

  • NE 15 Ave from Commercial Boulevard to 50th Court in Fort Lauderdale
  • Parking lot between US 1 and Port Royale Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale (see map)
  • Commercial Boulevard from US 1 to the Intracoastal Waterway in Fort Lauderdale
  • Atlantic Boulevard east of Banks Road in Lauderhill

Traffic Impact

Daytime lane closures are expected Mondays through Fridays within the project limits. Lane closures will not occur between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. or between 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Overnight closures between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. are expected in order to allow crews to perform paving operations.

  • One lane in each direction of Commercial Boulevard from U.S. 1 to the Intracoastal Waterway will be closed Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Construction is expected to be completed by Summer 2015.


>> US 1 near Port Everglades & Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport

  • All northbound and southbound lanes of U.S. 1 are shifted to the east from Griffin Road to the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport interchange for construction of the new runway through late 2014.
  • One northbound and one southbound lane of U.S. 1 are closed at the I-595 interchange for construction at the airport through late 2014.

>> Broward County Transit Improvements in Fort Lauderdale

  • One eastbound lane of SE 17th Street at U.S. 1 / Federal Highway will be closed Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. beginning Tuesday, September 23 through Tuesday, October 21.
  • One eastbound lane of Commercial Boulevard at NE 20th Avenue will be closed Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. beginning Friday, September 26 through Thursday, October 23.
  • One eastbound lane of NE 33rd Court at U.S. 1 / Federal Highway will be closed Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. beginning Wednesday, October 1 through Monday, October 27 .

>> I-95 Bridge Repair at Northwest 38th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale

  • Two right lanes of northbound I-95 north of Oakland Park Boulevard will be closed overnight Sunday between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.
  • Two left lanes of northbound I-95 north of Oakland Park Boulevard will be closed overnight Monday between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.
  • Two right lanes of southbound I-95 north of Oakland Park Boulevard will be closed overnight Tuesday between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.
  • Two left lanes of southbound I-95 north of Oakland Park Boulevard will be closed overnight Wednesday between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m

>> The NE 55th Street Bridge between Bayview Drive and Federal Highway (U.S. 1) remains closed for emergency repairs.

During the course of repairs on the NE 55th Street Bridge, City engineers discovered greater than expected deterioration of some of the support structures. To prevent further damage and as a public safety precaution, the bridge was closed for emergency repairs.

Since the closure, assessments have been completed and plans have been developed to make the needed repairs. The contractor ordered materials and started repairs on the project this week.

If weather conditions remain favorable and materials are delivered on schedule, the project is expected to be completed in about five weeks.

In the meantime, motorists may access Federal Highway by way of NE 51st Street, Bayview Drive or Commercial Boulevard. The waterway under the bridge remains open to boat traffic.

For regular updates, visit www.fortlauderdale.gov or call 954-828-8000.


>> A1A In Action - Enhancing a Piece of Fort Lauderdale's Future PDF File (Project construction is expected to last until approximately summer 2016.)


Please remember to slow down in construction areas and always buckle up, drive carefully and arrive safely. Share the road.