State Road 70 will be partially closed for nearly two weeks in June as work crews upgrade the Seminole Gulf Railway crossing. The rail crossing is located between 18th Street Boulevard East and 17th Street Court East, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.
Weather permitting, construction is scheduled to begin on Saturday, June 8 and wrap up on June 21, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.
SR 70 will be closed to thru traffic at the rail crossing until construction is complete," officials explained. "FDOT and Seminole Gulf Railway will make every attempt to complete the work as quickly as possible.
The road will be open only to local traffic east of the rail crossing from US 301 to 18th St Boulevard E. and west of the rail crossing from US 41/14th Street W to 17th Street Court E.
FDOT urge motorists to follow the posted detour or identify alternate routes..
For SR 70 westbound traffic, take SR 70 to US 301 to 63rd Avenue E to 14th Street W to SR 70.
For SR 70 eastbound traffic, follow SR 70 to 14th Street W to 63rd Avenue E to US 301 to SR 70 eastbound.