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Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Lane closures on SR 464/Maricamp Rd as crews improve safety for motorists, pedestrians

A series of shoulder and lane closures will be in place this week along a stretch of State Road 464/Maricamp Road as construction crews work to rehabilitate the roadway and improve its safety with new sidewalks, bicycle lanes, and bus stops.

The Florida Department of Transportation is advising motorists that through Saturday, June 29, a series of shoulder closures and lane closures will be in place on SR 464, between Southeast 36th Avenue and State Road 35/Baseline Road.

Each day from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., eastbound and westbound shoulders will be closed within the project area as crews work on drainage, sidewalks, and ditch grading.

From 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. each day, eastbound and westbound single-lane closures will be in place along the corridor for “signal work and light pole base installation,” according to a statement from FDOT.

The work is part of FDOT project 441141-1, which calls for the rehabilitation of SR 464/Maricamp Road from SW 2nd Avenue to SR 35/Baseline Road.

The state says the project will “enhance safety for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians,” through upgrades to pedestrian signals, lighting enhancements at intersections, and the construction of sidewalks, bicycle lanes, and bus stops along the corridor.

“Please reduce your speed, alertly merge into the open lane, and cautiously bypass the construction zone,” reads the statement from FDOT.

Records show that the 5.878-mile project is estimated to cost $26.1 million and should be completed next Spring.