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Work at Roosevelt and Ulmerton part of road widening

Do you have any news on the work being done at Roosevelt Boulevard and Ulmerton Road? The overpass looks to be changing or added to.

Elaine Pettit

Here are the details: Work to widen Ulmerton Road between 38th Street and Interstate 275 to three through-lanes in each direction will include widening of Roosevelt Boulevard between 28th Avenue and Ulmerton Road, expanding it to three lanes in each direction as well.

Project plans call for the removal and replacement of the Roosevelt Bridge over Ulmerton Road, but the existing bridge will remain open to traffic while the new one is being constructed. Once the replacement bridge is complete, traffic will be shifted onto the new structure and the vintage bridge will be demolished.

In addition, new sidewalks will be built on the north side of Ulmerton Road and along the south side of the road between 38th and 34th streets as well as between Egret Boulevard and Mercury Insurance.

The median opening at 35th Street will be closed and median openings at the east end of the project will be changed to directional openings as work progresses. Much of the construction work and lane closures will take place at night, but per usual, motorists should be prepared for detours and traffic delays. This one's going to require patience. The $20 million project that began in April is expected to wrap up in spring of 2016.

 

The intersection at Harn Boulevard and U.S. 19 in Clearwater is currently open for use in all directions. Is there a projected date for it to be closed for U-turns and cross traffic?

Carl Hardy

The state Department of Transportation doesn't have an exact date at this point but a spokesperson gave a ballpark estimate of sometime in the fall of 2014.

Barricade watch

Sunshine Skyway: One lane of both the northbound and southbound sides near the top of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge will be closed beginning today at 7:30 p.m. until 6 a.m. Thursday.

Traffic will be slowed intermittently to about 10 mph by law enforcement officers on southbound I-275 along the Sunshine Skyway bridge during early morning hours between 12:01 a.m. and 5 a.m. Monday and Tuesday. Drivers should be prepared for delays of up to 30 minutes.

Pinellas Bayway: If you plan to use the Pinellas Bayway today, consider using the Pasadena Avenue or Central Avenue/Treasure Island bridges as alternate routes to get to and from Fort De Soto and the beaches. Eckerd College holds its commencement and related festivities this morning, with traffic flowing into the campus entrance beginning at 7 a.m. Expect higher than usual traffic volume along 54th Avenue S and southbound I-275 most of the day. Congratulations to the 500 graduates!

Email Dr. Delay at docdelay@gmail.com to share your traffic concerns or follow Dr. Delay on Twitter @AskDrDelay.

Work at Roosevelt and Ulmerton part of road widening 04/19/13 [Last modified: Friday, May 17, 2013 5:08pm]
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