Everyone at the Village is keenly aware of the effect these closures will have on businesses, employees, transportation shuttles, truck drivers and others. We worked closely with the FDOT to have this scheduled when it would have the lowest impact and hope that the advanced notice will allow people time to adjust their schedules and plan ahead to avoid traveling during the hours the U.S. 1 will be closed.

For Immediate Release:
August 20, 2019 

Snake Creek Canal Bridge (Bridge Number 900077) Full Road Closures

Three-Week Nighttime Closures Starts Sunday, September 8

Islamorada, Village of Islands, Fla. – Beginning Sunday, September 8, the bridge located over the Snake Creek Canal at Mile Marker (MM) 85 in Monroe County will be closed Sunday through Thursday nights for up to three weeks, while the contractor cleans and paints under the bridge deck, as part of the ongoing bridge rehabilitation project.

Closures are planned to last for four (4) hours between 11:45 p.m. and 4 a.m. During that time, drivers will be required to wait on either side of the bridge approach until notified by the police officers that traffic may resume. In the case of actual emergencies, operations will pause to allow emergency response vehicles to pass.

High mast vessel marine traffic will be able to cross the Snake Creek Channel at 10 p.m. and at 4 a.m.

Please note that this schedule may change due to bad weather or other unforeseen conditions.

For more information, please call Construction Community Outreach Specialist Paulette Summers at (786) 510-3921, or FDOT’s Public Information Office at (305) 470-5349 or go to the website at www.fdotmonroe.com.

Drivers are encouraged to call 511 before they travel or log on to www.fl511.com 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.