The two-year-plus Alton Road reconstruction project, which began April 1 between 17th Street and Michigan Avenue, gets a little more inconvenient next week.
Northbound traffic on Alton Road will be detoured at 17 Street east to Meridian Avenue, north to Dade Boulevard and then north on Michigan Avenue before continuing north on Alton.
Southbound traffic on Alton between Michigan and Dade Boulevard will remain open, although one southbound lane may be closed daily, and left turns may be restricted.
The northbound detour is expected to last through September 2013.
According to the Florida Department of Transportation, which is running the project, the detour will enable the contractor to begin excavating the roadway to prepare for the new water main installation.