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Friday, March 31, 2023

US 19 lanes to close this weekend for Gateway Expressway project

This weekend, US 19 will have diversions due to lane closures as workers on the Gateway Expressway project.

Weather permitting, from 9 p.m. on Friday until 9 p.m. on Sunday, all northbound and southbound traffic on US 19 and the northbound US 19 Frontage Road will detour at Ulmerton Road and Bryan Dairy Road.

Drivers will be able to traverse the region with the aid of signage and electronic message boards.

The following detour directions are being sent by FDOT to drivers:

Ulmerton Road detour for southbound US 19

All traffic traveling south on US 19 will be diverted to use the Ulmerton Road (SR 688) exit, then turn south onto 66th Street. As traffic enters the southbound US 19 Frontage Road, it will turn east onto Bryan Dairy Road after continuing south on 66th Street.

Bryan Dairy Road detour on US 19 heading north

The Bryan Dairy Road exit, which is close to 110th Avenue North, will be the only one open to motorists traveling north on US 19. Bryan Dairy Road will be traveled farther north before turning east onto 118th Avenue, then turning north onto 49th Street in the direction of Ulmerton Road. The flow of traffic will re-enter US 19 northbound via turning west on Ulmerton Road.

US 19 Frontage Road Detour in the north

To get back on the northbound US 19 Frontage Road, traffic will use a diversion that goes east onto Bryan Dairy Road/118th Avenue, then north onto 49th Street, and finally west on Ulmerton Road.

Frontage of US 19 going south Road traffic will continue to flow in the same way.

Cedric Blackwater
Cedric Blackwater
Cedric is a journalist with over a decade of experience reporting on local US news, and touching on many global topics. He is currently the lead writer for Bulletin News.

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