9th Street to 3rd Street

ROADWATCH (9th Street to 3rd Street)

June 23, 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.


  • 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 6th Street/SR 66 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.
  • Night work will be taking place this week to prepare for the upcoming traffic shift. Crews will be paving, placing temporary striping and installing detour signage.
  • Motorists should anticipate a new traffic pattern on SR 66 and US 17 starting on Monday, June 26, 2017; weather permitting. Watch for signs directing traffic in a new direction through the work zone.
    • Traffic traveling westbound on 6th Street/SR 66 will be shifted to the northbound lane of new US 17. Motorists will travel on the northbound lane of new US 17 until this detours ends at the existing 3rd Street East where they will then be able to turn on to existing US 17 to travel north or south.
    • Traffic traveling southbound or northbound on existing US 17 will be shifted to turn east on to existing 3rd Street East which will be known as SR 66 eastbound.


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

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