Overnight Closures Impact Orangewood Boulevard and Universal Boulevard
The Florida Department of Transportation announced the overnight closures of some of the entrance and exit ramps to Orangewood and Universal Boulevards. Both roads share the same exit, with Universal Boulevard running north from the Beachline Expressway, while Orangewood Boulevard runs to the south.
The road closures will impact the southbound lanes of Universal/Orangewood Boulevard at the Beachline Expressway interchange, where construction crews are setting beams as part of a road widening project. As a result, drivers traveling southbound on Universal Boulevard will not be able to take the eastbound entrance ramp for the Beachline, and drivers traveling westbound on the toll road will not be able to exit to the southbound lanes of Universal/Orangewood Boulevard.
The closures are scheduled to last overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning only.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has announced the Bayonne Bridge will be closing weekdays this week to accommodate continued construction, as part of the Navigational Clearance Project.
Bridge closures will affect all traffic across the bridge between the hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Friday this week, and overnight closures on the bridge will affect traffic from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. until Friday morning.
Officials with the PANYNJ plan to keep the Bayonne Bridge open through the Columbus Day weekend, beginning at 3 p.m. this Friday, October 7.
The Bayonne Bridge is currently undergoing a multi-year reconstruction that will raise the span to accommodate larger sea vessels. The Raise The Road Project, as it is dubbed by the port authority, is scheduled for completion in 2019.
Work on exit ramps at the Clifton, New Jersey exit off the Garden State Parkway will continue nightly, according to an official at the New Jersey Turnpike Authority. The night work will continue to result in overnight ramp closures, indefinitely, the official said.
Overnight closures began Tuesday night, September 21, at GSP Exit 154. The closures begin nightly at 8 p.m. and continue through 6 a.m. the following morning.
The alternate route to Clifton and surrounding communities is to take GSP Exit 153, to the south. If one is trying to get to U.S. 46 going eastbound, Exit 157, to the north, is an alternate option.