Improvements Ahead for Edgewood Avenue South

Improvements Ahead for Edgewood Avenue South
Construction along Edgewood Avenue began earlier this summer by Superior Construction.

Phase one construction has begun for the Edgewood Avenue South from Roosevelt Boulevard to Cassat Avenue Roadway Improvements project.

The project began earlier this summer and is expected to wrap summer 2024 at an estimated cost of $7.66 million with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). The contractor for this project is Superior Construction.

Currently underway in this first phase is construction on sidewalks, driveways and decorative lighting at the Roosevelt overpass.

“Phase 2 will include new raised median construction, new median parking and pedestrian crosswalk island construction,” said FDOT Community Outreach Specialist Nathan Pick.

The Project Details page for this project (available at outlines additional improvements and enhancements for this project, including:

  • Milling and resurfacing of Edgewood Avenue from U.S. 17 to Lenox Avenue and Lenox Avenue from Edgewood Avenue to Cassat Avenue;
  • Construction of a roundabout-style traffic configuration at the intersection of Edgewood Avenue and Plymouth Street for improved traffic flow;
  • Installation of bike lanes, shared use lane markings, mid-block crossings and traffic signal, sidewalk and signage upgrades;
  • Lighting upgrades including new luminaires for streetlights and under-deck lighting at the U.S. 17 overpass.

Drivers saw “continuous lane closures” along Edgewood Avenue from College Street to Lenox Avenue during the first week of October to allow for construction work. According to FDOT, no lane closures will be permitted from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. along Edgewood Avenue between Roosevelt Boulevard to Mayflower Street. One lane in each direction will remain open on Edgewood from Mayflower Street to Cassat Avenue for the duration of this project.

By Michele Leivas
Resident Community News

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