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Posted on: March 9, 2012


Florida Department of Transportation

For Immediate Release
March 9, 2012 Maribel Lena, (305) 470-5349;

Public Information Open House
Roadway Project on State Road 5/N. Roosevelt Boulevard in Key West

Key West – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Six will hold a public information open house for the upcoming State Road (SR) 5/N. Roosevelt Boulevard Roadway Project, between Eisenhower Drive and US 1, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 13, at the Grand Key DoubleTree Resort located at 3990 S. Roosevelt Boulevard, in Key West. The open house will follow an informal format, allowing the public to arrive at any time between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Graphic displays will be available and project team members will be on hand to answer questions regarding the project.

The SR 5/N. Roosevelt Boulevard Roadway Project is expected to begin on Monday, April 16. Construction will last about two years and cost about $41.5 million. Scheduled work includes: reconstructing N. Roosevelt Boulevard; replacing the existing seawall and promenade; installing a new storm water drainage system; replacing traffic signals with a hurricane-resistant system; installing new street lights; installing new landscaping; and replacing existing water and sewer lines in coordination with the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority and the City of Key West.

Attendance at this open house is encouraged. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion or family status. Anyone needing special assistance under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 should contact Brian Rick by telephone at (305) 470-5349 or by writing to him at the FDOT Public Information Office, 1000 NW 111 Ave., Miami, FL, 33172 or via e-mail at For more information, you may contact Public Information Specialist Will Thompson at (305) 797-0962 or email him at Visit for project information.

Drivers are encouraged to call 511 before they drive or log on to to get real-time traffic and lane closure information. FDOT would like to remind drivers that wearing a safety belt is the single most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes. Please drive cautiously in construction zones.
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