Brightline Railway Crossings Will Prompt Temporary Closures/Detours Across Brevard County

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Motorists will encounter various road closures and detours in the days and weeks ahead as a result of ongoing construction and railroad crossing upgrades for the Brightline rail line from Orlando to West Palm Beach.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Motorists will encounter various road closures and detours in the days and weeks ahead as a result of ongoing construction and railroad crossing upgrades for the Brightline rail line from Orlando to West Palm Beach.

Among those slated to begin as early as April 19 are:

A full road closure for the railroad Crossing at Suntree Boulevard from 7 a.m. Monday, April 19, through 5 p.m. Saturday, April 24.

An additional closing is planned for 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 8.

Detours are as follows:

– Eastbound Suntree Boulevard traffic will be directed to travel south on N. Wickham Road to Pineda Causeway, travel east on Pineda Causeway to U.S. 1 and travel north on U.S. 1 to access Suntree Boulevard.
– Westbound Suntree Boulevard traffic will be directed to travel south on U.S. 1 to Pineda Causeway, travel west on Pineda Causeway to N. Wickham Road and travel north on N. Wickham Road to Suntree Boulevard.

Also planned is a full road closure at the railroad crossing at Lincoln Avenue in Melbourne, beginning at 7 a.m. Thursday, April 22, through 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 28.

Detours are as follows:

– Eastbound Lincoln Avenue traffic will be directed to travel north or south on Waverly Place to access Fee Avenue or Palmetto Avenue. From Fee avenue then travel east to U.S. 1 and travel south on U.S. 1 to access Lincoln Avenue. From Palmetto Avenue travel east to U.S. 1 and travel north on U.S. 1 to access Lincoln Avenue.
– Westbound Lincoln Avenue traffic will be directed to travel north or south on U.S. 1 to access Fee Avenue or Palmetto Avenue. From Fee Avenue travel west to Waverly Place and travel south on Waverly Place to access Lincoln Avenue. From Palmetto Avenue travel west to Waverly Place and travel north on Waverly place to access Lincoln Avenue.

A long term closure through May 22 is planned at the railroad crossing at Prospect Avenue in Melbourne to allow for bridge work completion.

Detours are as follows:

– Eastbound Prospect Avenue traffic will be directed to Stone Street, travel south on Stone Street to WH Jackson Street, travel east on WH Jackson Street to U.S. 1 and travel north on U.S. 1 to access Prospect Avenue.
– Westbound Prospect Avenue traffic will be directed to U.S. 1, travel south on U.S. 1 to WH Jackson Street, travel west on WH Jackson Street to Stone Street and travel north on Stone Street to access Prospect Avenue.

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