Source: Key West Citizen | Published: August 22, 2023
The Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority will suspend the southbound U.S. 1 rolling lane closure from 4 p.m. on Aug. 31 through 10 p.m. on Sept. 5 for the Labor Day weekend.
A rolling lane closure means that sections of US 1 are closed in 1,000 to 1,500 feet increments while crews install the new transmission main, however, a northbound and southbound lane will always remain open. While traveling through the work zone, motorists should stay vigilant and abide by the 35 MPH speed limit.
As of August 10, 2023, 12,500 feet of the new main has been installed. The Islamorada Transmission Main Replacement Project is estimated to be completed by February 2025, however, traffic impacts will lessen by March 2024. Work will halt for major holidays and events.