Thoroughfare Becomes One-Way Street Monday

By  //  October 7, 2012

Change Offers Melbourne Road Improvements

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BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – A big change is looming for motorists in Melbourne.

Starting Thursday, Oct. 4, the eastern section of New Haven Avenue will become a one-way street through next August. (Shutterstock image)

The Florida Department of Transportation has announced that the eastern section of New Haven Avenue in Melbourne is to become a one-way street starting Monday.

The change and other traffic adjustments are required as part of a major roadway project that includes reconstruction of New Haven Avenue between U.S. Highway 1 and the Melbourne Causeway.

Orginially planned to place Thursday, the change was delayed to Monday because of the Melbourne Main Street Fall Festival 2012, which is being held in the historic downtown area this weekend.

Also beginning Monday, Front Street in Melbourne will be closed at the intersection with New Haven Avenue for about a month. Access to Front Street is to be available from Melbourne Avenue.

Access to businesses, public areas and residences on Front Street will be maintained as drainage structures are put in place.

The FDOT roadway project is undertaking $6.2-million in improvements to U.S. Highway 1 for most of its length through Melbourne. In addition to the reconstruction of New Haven Avenue, the project also includes resurfacing of U.S. Highway 1 from Law Street southward toward the Crane Creek Bridge and terminating at Roosevelt Avenue, a distance of approximately five miles.

Other improvements include ADA-compliant curb ramps along the entire corridor, a southbound U.S. Highway 1 turn lane at Babcock Street, a traffic signal mast arm conversion at Line Street, installation of drainage structures and other associated signage and striping upgrades.

All work is expected to be completed by the fall of 2013.