Weekly Construction Update: July 21-25

Posted: July 18, 2014

Weekly construction updates include upcoming lane closures and traffic impacts related to the major Verona Road (US 18/151) reconstruction. Sign up for project updates via email.

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Note - All lane restrictions and work operations are weather dependent and subject to change.

Verona Road work

  • TRAFFIC SWITCH: All Verona Road traffic is shifted to the new northbound lanes, between the Beltline and Raymond Road.
  • Two lanes open to traffic on Verona Road (in each direction), between the Beltline and Raymond Road.
    • Work zone speed limit is 30 mph. Drive with caution through the work zones.
    • NOTE: Frontage road speed limits are typically 25 mph. Drive with caution on the frontage roads, especially Britta Parkway.
  • Access remains open to area businesses and neighborhoods.
    • Regardless of any roadwork inconvenience, please continue to patronize area businesses in the Verona Road work zone.
  • Daytime reconstruction work on Verona Road southbound and frontage roads.
    • Work to occur approximately 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. (July 21-25).
    • Work will continue on the existing southbound lanes with pavement removals, grading and preparing for bridge work.
    • East Frontage Road work includes storm sewer and sanitary sewer south of the Atticus Way intersection (traffic maintained on two lanes or with flagging operation).
    • West Frontage Road work, between Summit Road and Freeport Road, will continue with bridge crews working on the exterior pier of the bridge (excavation work and piling). Access to businesses is maintained and open to through traffic.
    • West Frontage Road by Goodwill – sanitary sewer work is ongoing. Two-way traffic is maintained.
  • Hammersley Road cul-du-sac (north of the Beltline) is CLOSED until August 1. No detour posted.
  • Freeport Connection is open to traffic (temporary roadway under Verona Road near Southwest Commuter Path).
    • The Southwest Commuter Path remains open in this area.

Westbound Beltline

  • Ramp CLOSED from Whitney Way to the westbound Beltline.
    • 8 p.m. - 5 a.m. (July 21-22)
  • Nightly lane closure on the westbound Beltline from Whitney Way to Gammon Road.
    • 8 p.m. - 5 a.m. (July 21-25)
  • Nighttime lane closures on the westbound Beltline, between Todd Drive and Seminole Highway.
    • 8 p.m. - 5 a.m. (July 21-22 and July 23-24)
  • Nightly slowdowns on the westbound Beltline, starting at Fish Hatchery Road to Gammon Road.
    • 11 p.m. - 5 a.m. (July 22-25)
  • Ramp CLOSED from the westbound Beltline to Gammon Road.
    • 8 p.m. - 5 a.m. (July 23-24)
  • Ramp CLOSED from the westbound Beltline to Whitney Way.
    • 10 p.m. - 5 a.m. (July 23-24)
  • Nighttime lane closures ("exit only" lane and right lane) on the westbound Beltline, between Verona Road and Whitney Way.
    • 10 p.m. - 5 a.m. (July 23-24)
    • One lane of traffic to remain open during this work.
  • Westbound Beltline "exit only" lane CLOSED to Gammon Road until July 25, 2014.
    • Motorists must exit just prior to Gammon Road, using other ramp lane.
    • Ramp to remain open, except overnight Wednesday (July 23-24).
  • Traffic shift toward the median, between Whitney Way and Gammon Road, until July 25, 2014.
    • Shift includes westbound Beltline ramp from Whitney Way.
  • Outside shoulders CLOSED at the following locations until July 25, 2014.
    • Westbound Beltline from Whitney Way to Gammon Road.
    • Whitney Way to the westbound Beltline.
  • Daytime work on the westbound Beltline between Todd Drive and Seminole Highway until July 24, 2014.
    • Lane shift within this work zone.

Eastbound Beltline

  • Nighttime lane closure on the eastbound Beltline from Gammon Road to Whitney Way.
    • 8 p.m. - 5 a.m. (July 21-22 and July 24-25)
  • Nighttime lane closures on the eastbound Beltline, between Seminole Highway and Todd Drive.
    • 8 p.m. - 5 a.m. (July 24-25)
    • Ramps to remain open.
  • Median shoulder CLOSED on the eastbound Beltline from Gammon Road to Whitney Way until July 25, 2014.

West Beltline Frontage Road (east of Verona Road)

  • CLOSED to through traffic, between Britta Parkway and Whenona Drive (south of the Beltline), until October 15, 2014.
    • Alternate routes are required. Access to area businesses to remain open.

Whitney Way and Gilbert Road intersection

  • Daytime work to to install an overhead sign for northbound Whitney Way at Gilbert Road. Single lane closure may occur along Whitney Way at the intersection.
    • 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.  (July 21-25)

Verona Road and County PD (Military Ridge path)

  • Daytime single lane closures may occur on westbound and eastbound County PD (McKee Road) at the Military Ridge overpass.
    • 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (July 21-25)
  • Work continues on bridge construction along the abandoned railroad line, just east of the Verona Road and County PD intersection.
    • This portion of the trail to be closed on north and south sides of County PD until summer 2014.
    • Military Ridge State Trail along Verona Road remains open.