Traffic Changes on Ulmerton Road Start Today
Westbound traffic on a portion of Ulmerton Road will be rerouted to make way for – what else? – road construction.
PINELLAS COUNTY – Starting this morning (June 3), westbound traffic on Ulmerton Road will be temporarily rerouted south of the current westbound lane between 38th and 49th streets N, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.
This traffic shift will give the contractor the necessary space to remove the southbound Roosevelt bridge currently over Ulmerton, as well as to construct new westbound lanes and a new at-grade intersection of Ulmerton and southbound Roosevelt to the south of the St. Petersburg /Clearwater airport.
The current single lane southbound Roosevelt ramp will be replaced with a temporary single left turn lane at a new signalized at-grade intersection onto Ulmerton. Additionally, as part of the traffic shift, driveways on the north side of Ulmerton between southbound Roosevelt and Automobile Drive will have a shared temporary access point that will be marked with blue business signs.
When complete, the new at-grade intersection will include three left-turn lanes from southbound Roosevelt to eastbound Ulmerton. This reconfiguration is in preparation for the upcoming Gateway Expressway Project, which will build a new elevated controlled access roadway which connects U.S.19 and the Bayside Bridge to I-275 in central Pinellas County.
For information about the Florida Department of Transportation, go to dot.state.fl.us.
Photograph of roadwork in the area courtesy of the Florida Department of Transportation.
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