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

>> 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.

>> Sunrise Boulevard Bridge over the Middle River

  • The sidewalk along both sides of the Sunrise Boulevard Middle River Bridge from NE 20th Avenue to Middle River Drive is closed through summer 2015. Pedestrians can use the sidewalk along the north side of the temporary bridge.
  • One of the two left turn lanes from northbound Middle River Drive to westbound Sunrise Boulevard is 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 on the temporary bridge for the duration of the construction project.
  • Left turns from westbound Sunrise Boulevard to southbound NE 20th Avenue are permitted from the left westbound through lane through early 2015.
  • 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 on the north side of the existing bridge through spring 2015.

>> 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

>> 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.
  • One westbound lane of Broward Boulevard at NW 3rd Avenue will be closed Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. beginning Monday, October 13 through Friday, December 31.
  • One southbound lane of A1A at Castillo Street will be closed Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. beginning Monday, October 13 through Friday, December 31.
  • One westbound lane of Broward Boulevard at NW 11th Avenue will be closed Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. beginning Monday, October 13 through Friday, December 31.
  • One eastbound lane of Broward Boulevard at NW 11 Avenue will be closed Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. beginning Monday, October 20 through Friday, December 31.
  • For more information about this work, please contact Broward County Transit Representative Arethia Douglas at (954) 357-8375 or acdouglas@broward.org.

>> Las Olas Boulevard Bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway in Fort Lauderdale

  • Eastbound right lane will be closed Saturday between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for bridge inspection.
  • Westbound right lane will be closed Sunday between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for bridge inspection.

>> 17th Street Causeway Bridge over the Mercedes River in Fort Lauderdale

  • Right lane closures in both directions Monday between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for inspection.

>> State Road 84 Bridge over the South Fork New River in Fort Lauderdale

  • Right lane closures in both directions Tuesday through Thursday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. for inspection.

>> U.S. 1 at I-595 in Fort Lauderdale

  • Advance notice: The ramp from southbound U.S. 1 to westbound I-595 will be completely closed from 10 p.m. Sunday, October 26 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 27 for deck joint repair

>> The City of Fort Lauderdale is scheduled to start the Victoria Park Storm Drainage Project (project
#11780B) on Monday, October 13, 2014. Construction will take place along 6th Court between NE 18th Avenue & 19th Avenue, and on NE 20th Avenue from NE 7th Court to Sunrise Boulevard. The project will include the installation of new catch basins, manholes, tidal and inline check valves, along with the cleaning of existing basins and outfalls.

Temporary lane closures will be in effect and no parking will be allowed in the construction zones for the duration of the project. Local access will be maintained while construction is taking place; however, motorists should expect delays. The project is scheduled to be completed by January 5, 2015.


>> The City of Fort Lauderdale is scheduled to start the Flagler Drive Greenway & Bicycle Enhancement
Project
(project #11818) on Monday, October 13, 2014. Construction will take place along Flagler Drive between Andrews Avenue and Sunrise Boulevard. The project will include the installation of new pedestrian solar lighting, curbing, lane modifications, landscaping, minor resurfacing and restriping, and
the addition of a bioswale to enhance drainage.

Temporary lane closures will be in effect in the construction zone and there will be no parking along south side of Flagler Drive for the duration of the project. Local access will be maintained while construction is taking place; however, motorists should expect delays. The project is scheduled to be completed in approximately 150 days.


>> The City of Fort Lauderdale Public Works Department will be replacing the City Hall roof (project #11982). The project is scheduled to begin on Monday, October 13 and last for approximately 90 days. Construction work will take place Monday - Friday, from 7:00 am - 6:00 pm. Crews will suspend work at 1:00 pm on the first and third Tuesdays of each month in consideration of the City Commission meetings. Please be aware that crews will be accessing the roof primarily via the 8th floor lobby.

While the work is taking place, the City Hall north entrance and adjacent north parking lot will be closed to allow for construction equipment and staging. Employees and neighbors should access City Hall via the south entrance located off N.E. 1st Street. The City Hall loading dock and utility billing drive through will remain open.

To accommodate our neighbors, new short term public parking meters have been installed in the City Hall Orchid Lot, located on the northeast side of City Hall off N.E. 2 Street. City vehicles that previously parked in this area are being relocated to the Jasmine Lot (J Lot) on the west side of Andrews Avenue across the street from City Hall. Additional metered parking for the public is also available in the J Lot.

Signage will be posted in and around the City Hall parking and entrance areas to alert employees and neighbors of the changes.

For more information, contact: Jane Snell, Project Manager, 954-828-6720.


>> NE 2nd Street Improvement Project 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 Street between 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.


>> 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.


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

During the course of maintenance repairs on the NE 55th Street Bridge, the City’s contractor uncovered unforeseen conditions on the bridge’s substructure (piles).

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 is continuing work on the project and progressing as planned; however, during the repair efforts additional damage has been uncovered that will require some added work. Based on these additional repair requirements, it is estimated that the work will be completed by the end of October 2014, depending upon the weather and the seasonal tides.

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.


>> 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.