The Sheriff’s Office Traffic Enforcement Unit is anticipating traffic slowdowns next week in the vicinity of Stock Island due to the start of school and road construction currently underway at the entrance to the city of Key West.
The start of school will mean an increase in morning traffic from the Key Haven neighborhood through Stock Island and into the city of Key West. Road construction currently has one left turn lane closed at the entrance to the city, and one inbound lane on South Roosevelt Boulevard between the triangle and Flagler Avenue. These closed lanes are already causing traffic slowdowns inbound into the city and the increase in morning traffic next week will just exacerbate that situation.
Anyone traveling into the city of Key West Monday morning should expect a delay of up to 30 minutes, with traffic backing up possibly as far as Key Haven. The Sheriff’s Office Traffic Enforcement Unit will have deputies in that area doing what they can to keep traffic moving, but the sheer volume of cars will make it difficult to alleviate the delay. Anyone who can avoid traveling that direction between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. should do so. Others should adjust schedules and plan for extra drive time.