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 55th Street Bridge is Closed for Emergency Repairs; Boat Traffic Not Affected

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

Aerial view

>> Overnight Closure of Dixie Highway at Oakland Park Boulevard Rescheduled

The full closure of Dixie Highway at Oakland Park Boulevard previously scheduled for Monday, September 1 through Friday, September 5 has been rescheduled due to unforeseen conditions. Dixie Highway at Oakland Park Boulevard will be closed nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning Sunday, September 7 through Friday morning, September 12 for night time paving operations. There will be off duty police officers redirecting traffic. Traffic heading east on Oakland Park Boulevard will be detoured south along NE 6th Avenue to east on NE 26th Street. Traffic heading west on Oakland Park Boulevard will be detoured south on NE 16th Avenue to NE 26th Street. Traffic headed north and south on Dixie Highway will be safely directed by off-duty police officers through the intersection.

>> Dixie Highway Improvements - McNab Road to NE 26th Street - Paving Operations PDF File

>> South Andrews Avenue between SE 27th Street and SE 30th Street (Aug 4 - Sept 12) - The Broward County Highway and Bridge Maintenance Division will be upgrading the drainage system and repairing existing sidewalks and curb ramps along the southbound lanes of South Andrews Avenue, between SE 27th Street and SE 30th Street in Fort Lauderdale. Construction is expected to begin Monday, August 4, 2014 and will conclude on or before September 12, 2014, barring any unforeseen conditions or weather delays. During construction, traffic on the southbound lanes of South Andrews Avenue will be temporarily restricted to one lane, and driveway access to the properties on the west side of South Andrews Avenue may be restricted for very short periods of time. Northbound lanes will not be affected during construction. For more information, contact project Manager Rares Petrica at 954-577-4631 or 954-612-0857 or rpetrica@broward.org.

>> 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 Tuesday through Friday at all times.
  • One eastbound lane of I-595 entering Port Everglades will be closed as needed Tuesday 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 Tuesday 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 will be closed at 9 a.m. Tuesday, September 2, and will remain 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

  • The shoulder along northbound and southbound I-95 from SR 84/Marina Mile Boulevard to Davie Boulevard will be closed through September 30.

>> Sunrise Boulevard Bridge over the Middle River

  • The north sidewalk along Sunrise Boulevard from U.S. 1 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 between Middle River Drive and NE 20th Avenue is closed through early 2016. Two lanes are open for westbound traffic.
  • One eastbound lane of Sunrise Boulevard between U.S. 1 and Middle River Drive is closed through early 2016. Two lanes are open for eastbound traffic.

>> 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 Tuesday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • One lane in each direction of Dixie Highway from Commercial Boulevard to NE 38th Street will be closed Tuesday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.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 Tuesday 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.

>> 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 Tuesday 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 Tuesday 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 Tuesday through Thursday 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 Tuesday through Thursday between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m.

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

  • All northbound and southbound lanes of US 1 are shifted to the east from Griffin Road to the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport interchange for construction of the new runway through mid-2014.
  • One northbound and one southbound lane of US 1 are closed at the I-595 interchange for construction at the airport through mid-2014.
  • For more information on this work please visit http://www.broward.org/Airport/fllair/Pages/Default.aspx or contact the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport’s Public Information Officer Greg Meyer at (954) 359-6116 or email gmeyer@broward.org

>> Broward County Transit Improvements in Fort Lauderdale

  • One eastbound lane of Broward Boulevard at the Fort Lauderdale Police Department Police Station will be closed Monday, July 21 through Sunday, September 14 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • One westbound lane of Broward Boulevard at NW 14th Avenue will be closed Monday, July 21 through Sunday, September 14 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • One westbound lane of Broward Boulevard at NW 15th Avenue will be closed Monday, July 21 through Sunday, September 14 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • One westbound lane of Broward Boulevard at NW 24th Avenue will be closed Monday, July 21 through Sunday, September 14 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • One eastbound lane of Broward Boulevard at SW 27th Avenue will be closed Monday, July 21 through Sunday, September 14 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • One westbound lane of Broward Boulevard at NW 27th Avenue will be closed Monday, July 21 through Sunday, September 14 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • One eastbound lane of Broward Boulevard at SW 30th Avenue will be closed Monday, July 21 through Sunday, September 14 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • One westbound lane of Broward Boulevard at NW 31st Avenue will be closed Monday, July 21 through Sunday, September 14 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • One eastbound lane of Broward Boulevard at Kentucky Avenue will be closed Monday, July 21 through Sunday, September 14 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • For more information about this work, please contact Broward County Transit Representative Stu Terraza at (954) 357-4755 or sterraza@broward.org.

>> Broward County Transit Improvements in Fort Lauderdale

  • One westbound lane of Commercial Boulevard at NW 33rd Avenue will be closed Monday, August 25 through Monday, September 22 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • One westbound lane of Commercial Boulevard at NE 17th Avenue will be closed Tuesday, August 26 through Tuesday, September 23 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • For more information about this work, please contact Broward County Transit Representatives Arethia Douglas at (954) 357-8375 or acdouglas@broward.org.

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

>> Pearl Flagler Village, LLC is building a development along NE 5th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. They have received approval (Revocable License) from the City Commission to close the following roads (see the MOT Plan PDF File) for a period of 18-months starting on April 1, 2013.

  1. Northbound of NE 5th Avenue between NE 4th and NE 5th Streets,
  2. All lanes of NE 5th Terrace between NE 4th and NE 5th Streets, and
  3. All lanes of NE 5th Street between North Federal Highway and NE 5th Avenue.

>> I-595 Express Corridor Improvements Project: The Express News - Details at www.i-595.com

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