Extended Detour of Long Bay Road to Begin Next Week
As part of the Blanding Boulevard (Long Bay Road to Allie Murray Road) widening project, a closure and detour will be in place on Long Bay Road starting Monday, September 9. The closure is expected to last approximately 90 days, weather and schedule permitting.
During the closure, motorists will be detoured using County Road 220 and Blanding Boulevard (see map below). Lazy Acres Road will remain open for use by local traffic.
Construction on the project began in January 2019. Project improvements include widening the road from four lanes to six lanes; full reconstruction of the roadway; adding four-foot wide bike lanes in both directions; adding six-foot wide sidewalks in both directions; replacement of traffic signals and street lights; construction of a new drainage system; and realignment of the intersections at Long Bay Road and County Road 220 Access Road.
Contractor R.B. Baker Construction Company is expected to complete the $19.1 million project in spring 2021, weather and schedule permitting.