“SR A1A / South Central Avenue Detour”
The road collapse on SRA1A (Oceanshore Boulevard) as a result of Hurricane Matthew forced the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to close a 1.4 mile stretch of this scenic highway. Traffic is being detoured one (1) block west to South Central Avenue between South 9th Street and South 22nd Street.
South Central Avenue is a residential street where children, dog walkers, pets, and bicyclists are accustomed to very light traffic and much slower speeds. The speed limit on South Central Avenue is 25 mph.
The goal of this Public Service Announcement is two-fold:
1) to educate travelers that the speed limit is 25 mph and to obey the multiple stop signs along the detour route; and
2) that Police Officers will actively patrol the detour area and enforce compliance with the posted speed limit and stop signs.
Many businesses that were previously accessed from SR A1A have set up secondary access points off South Central Avenue. It’s important to be especially cautious when pulling in and out of these temporary “driveways.”
Police Chief Matt Doughney advises that “the detour was created out of necessity, and we’re asking visitors and residents alike to exercise patience and courtesy while the detour is in effect.”
Hurricane Matthew has created many unique challenges for our community, some of which will have long term lingering effects for residents, business owners and visitors. During the next few weeks, and possibly months, the City will continue to dedicate its resources toward recovery efforts from this overwhelming storm.
If you have any questions regarding the South Central Avenue detour route, please feel free to contact Chief Doughney at (386) 517-2024.