Traffic moving better than expected amid Sebastian Blvd railroad closure

Detours in Sebastian, Florida.
Detours in Sebastian, Florida.

This week, Brightline shut down the two intersections at Sebastian Blvd (CR-512) to begin work on the railroad crossings. The project is expected to take two weeks to complete.

As Sebastian Daily reported last week, City Manager Paul Carlisle asked Brightline not to simultaneously shut down the east and westbound road lanes. 

However, those discussions didn’t go very well for Sebastian, so Carlisle worked with the county on signal timing at intersections to allow more time to get traffic off the small roads faster. 

The county has done a good job facilitating some congestion with light signaling. 

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So how’s the traffic been so far?

While it’s been an inconvenience for those traveling east and west to U.S. Highway 1, traffic has been moving better than expected. In addition, the signal changes in place at different intersections are also helping to alleviate some of the traffic congestion.

There has been some congestion on the roads, and traffic has increased on Main Street and other neighborhood roadways. It hasn’t been perfect, but better than we predicted.

Reopening Sebastian Blvd

Brightline said the railroad crossings will be shut down until Tuesday, March 15, 2022. 

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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland, and raised in Jupiter, Florida. He has been a radio and TV personality since the mid-1980s. He has worked for WFLX-TV (Fox 29), WIRK, WLIZ, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and others. In 1994, Andy took a break from broadcasting and was a software and systems engineer for various companies. In 2002, he permanently moved back to Sebastian, where Andy's family has lived for over 45 years. He returned to the broadcasting sector in 2005. Andy joined Sebastian Daily as our editor-in-chief in 2016.