DATE: September 28, 2012
MEDIA CONTACT: Greg Meyer, Public Information Officer
Broward County Aviation Department
U.S. Highway 1 (Federal Highway) northbound lanes north of Griffin Road will shift slightly to the east in early October. Shortly afterwards, U.S. 1 southbound lanes will also shift to the east. All three lanes in each direction will remain open. The speed limit will change from 50 miles-per-hour to 40 miles-per-hour.
The lane shift is due to the construction of the structures over U.S. 1 for the expanded South Runway at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport. Traffic is scheduled to shift back to the newly aligned U.S. 1 in June 2013.
In related traffic changes, 10th Street will also open to traffic in early October from U.S. 1 east to Southeast Seventh Avenue. Presently, 10th Street ends at Taylor Road. Taylor Road will close permanently. These traffic changes are also due to the construction of the South Runway.
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is a service of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners.
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