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ROAD CLOSURE: Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard at U.S. 19

4/8/2013 2:31:34 PM

Contact: Florida Department of Transportation - (813) 975-6060

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 8, 2013

Contact:

Kristen Carson

Florida Department of Transportation

(813) 975-6060

ROAD CLOSURE: Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard at U.S. 19

Clearwater, Fla. -- Starting tonight, Monday, April 8 through Wednesday night the 10th, from 8:30 p.m. to 6 a.m., the Florida Department of Transportation's contractor will close eastbound and westbound traffic of Gulf-to-Bay at U.S. 19 to erect steel girders. These girders will hold the bridge deck in place, which will become the new bridge on U.S. 19 over State Route 60 (Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard).

This is part of the U.S. 19 interchanges project from north of Whitney Road to north of S.R. 60. This major construction project consists of removing the traffic signals on U.S. 19 between Whitney Road and S.R. 60 and constructing two new interchanges at Seville Boulevard and Belleair Road and rebuilding the S.R. 60 interchange.

The detour for the closure is as follows: westbound traffic turning north at the northbound Frontage Road to Drew Street, west to Belcher Road, south to Gulf-to-Bay, east/west at that point depending upon destination to either westbound on Gulf-to-Bay or eastbound back to southbound U.S. 19. For the eastbound traffic, motorists will need to turn south on Bypass, then east on Druid Road back to U.S. 19, then south to the U-turn added just south of Nursery and back north to S.R. 60.

Please call the Florida Department of Transportation's Public Information Office at (813) 975-6060 with any questions. For more information about City of Clearwater road closures, call the Engineering Department at (727) 562-4750 or visit myclearwater.com.

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