2013 City of Melbourne Traffic Advisories
PRINCE AVENUE: The City of Melbourne Public Works & Utilities Department will be closing Prince Avenue, between Duke Street and Crown Boulevard, in order to complete a storm pipe replacement project. The road closure will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 13 and extend until 3:30 p.m. on Friday, June 7. Detour signs will be provided to route traffic around the work area. For additional information please contact Joe Gervais at (321) 288-2150.
WICKHAM ROAD: Wickham Road, between US 192 (New Haven Avenue) and NASA Boulevard, will be reconfigured to two-way traffic, one lane in each direction with a center turn lane, beginning April 9 through November 2013. This traffic modification is required to facilitate the reconstruction of Wickham Road which includes utility relocations and replacement, installation of a drainage system, and roadway reconstruction work during phase 1 of this project. For additional information contact Brevard County Public Works Engineering Program Office at (321) 637-5437, option #6.
JOHN RODES BOULEVARD: Brevard County Public Works Engineering will be closing John Rodes Boulevard at approximately ½ mile north of Eau Gallie Boulevard (at the canal between Mandy's Court and Pinewood Road) for the replacement of drainage culverts. The road closure will begin January 9, 2013 until approximately May 17, 2013. For additional information please call Brevard County Public Works Engineering Program Office at (321) 637-5437, option #3.
U.S. 1: The eastern section of New Haven Avenue is temporarily a one-way street, it was announced by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). The change and other traffic adjustments announced by the state agency are required as part of a major roadway project that includes reconstruction of New Haven Avenue between U.S. 1 and the Melbourne Causeway. As of Oct. 8, 2012, only eastbound traffic is allowed on the section of New Haven Avenue between U.S. 1 and the Melbourne Causeway. FDOT said the change will continue into August of 2013.
FDOT is undertaking $6.2-million in improvements to Highway U.S. 1 for most of its length through Melbourne. In addition to the reconstruction of New Haven Avenue, the project also includes resurfacing of U.S. 1 from Law Street southward toward the Crane Creek Bridge and terminating at Roosevelt Avenue, a distance of approximately five miles.
Other improvements include ADA-compliant curb ramps along the entire corridor, a southbound U.S. 1 turn lane at Babcock Street, a traffic signal mast arm conversion at Line Street, installation of drainage structures, and other associated signage and striping upgrades. The work is expected to be completed by the fall of 2013. Project information is available online from FDOT at www.cflroads.com