Now’s the time.
City officials in Key West decided to take advantage of a largely deserted Duval Street and this week launched a repaving project to make the Southernmost City’s most iconic commercial corridor a smoother ride for all.
The months-long project will stretch from Wall Street to Truman Avenue, but crews began work Wednesday in the 200 block between Greene and Caroline streets, which was closed to vehicular traffic.
The project includes upgrading curb ramps and driveway cuts to ADA standards, milling, paving, repairing trench failures and redoing pavement markings, city spokeswoman Alyson Crean said in a press release.
“Taking advantage of decreased traffic in Key West, city crews plan to tackle some projects while the streets are quiet, including some paving work,” the release states. Road closures in the work area should be expected and detours will be in place.
“The preliminary schedule indicates all work will be completed by early July,” the release states.