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Posted on: April 25, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Officials Mark the Start of N. Roosevelt Roadway Project in Key West Kickoff Event

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Maribel Lena, (305) 470-5349;

Officials Mark the Start of N. Roosevelt Roadway Project
Kickoff Event Held in Key West

Key West – Local and state officials gathered this morning at Bayview Park in Key West for a Kickoff Event to mark the start of the State Road (SR) 5/N. Roosevelt Roadway Project, a $41.5 million dollar construction project that will ease traffic flow in and out of Key West.

“The Florida Department of Transportation is committed to providing a safe transportation system, first and foremost,” said District Six Secretary, Gus Pego. “We are deeply committed to preserving the quality of our environment and communities. These two commitments are the cornerstones of the FDOT mission, and are perfectly demonstrated through the SR 5/N. Roosevelt Project.”

Event guest speakers included: Monroe County Commissioner Heather Carruthers and Key West Mayor Craig Cates.

The project will be done in phases to minimize impacts to residents, businesses and visitors. The work includes reconstructing SR 5/N. Roosevelt Boulevard from Eisenhower Drive to US 1; replacing the seawall and promenade; installing a new storm water drainage system; and replacing the existing water and sewer lines in coordination with the City of Key West and the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority. Construction will last approximately two years.

For more information, please call FDOT’s Public Information Office at (305) 470-5349 or Construction Public Information Specialist Dean Walters at (305) 849-1474 or go to the website:

Drivers are encouraged to call 511 before they travel; 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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