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Seminole Blvd. Closed Beginning Friday for Railroad Crossing Repairs

The roadwork on the CSX rail crossing will last about a week, according to a state news release.

Seminole Boulevard will be closed in both directions beginning Friday, Aug. 10 just south of the West Bay Drive CSX railroad crossing, according to a state map.  

CSX and Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) crews plan to repair the rail crossing, according to a city news release.

The state expects the work to last one week. The closure could change due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances, according to a state news release.

Detours details:

  • Use Clearwater-Largo Road
  • From the south Seminole Blvd through traffic will be detoured at Ulmerton Road.
  • From the north Missouri Ave/Seminole Blvd traffic will be detoured at West/East Bay Drive
  • Access to businesses will be maintained, according to the state.
  • Local northbound traffic will be detoured to 8th Avenue.
  • Local southbound traffic will be detoured to West Bay Drive.
  • Motorists are advised to expect congestion and delays around this area for the duration of the repair work, according to a city news release.


For more information, please contact the Florida Department of Transportation at 813-975-6060.

J Jensen August 09, 2012 at 05:18 AM
Why isn' work finished in one area --Ulmerton Road--before starting a new project. Do you really think that the thousands of cars going South on Seminole are going to be able to all go down Central Park Drive? I have to take that route to home and already have to endure the gawkers and idiots using Central Park as a shortcut that think the speed limit is 10 MPH instead of 30. How much more are us residents supposed to endure? Try finishing one project before starting another!!!
janel August 09, 2012 at 12:23 PM
8th ave is already closed where it meets seminole blvd.
Melissa Lattman August 09, 2012 at 12:35 PM
Just called the state with your questions and will provide an update.
Melissa Lattman August 09, 2012 at 01:05 PM
The story is updated with additional detour information from the state.
Melissa Lattman August 09, 2012 at 08:21 PM
We heard back in answer to one of the questions. The work on 8th Avenue is going to be complete by today (8/9) according to the state.


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