Vero Beach roads have become essentially a labyrinthine mess. Construction and seemingly randomly blocked off roads have only frustrated drivers and made them dread their usual commutes. However, some good news emerging should put Vero Beach drivers at ease: All three northbound lanes of U.S. 1 are slated to open Saturday morning.
Still, work will begin on the paving of the other southbound lanes, which should make some of those congestion headaches reappear, just in a different direction. Paving reduces lanes to one, which obviously makes things harder to navigate and slower.
Most drivers’ escape from the mess, Old Dixie Highway, has also been roped off due to work on the old, degraded bridge over the South Relief Canal. This should take three months to complete.
Overall, problems such as colder weather, wrong sod mixtures and beach erosion emergencies using up available dump trucks have caused the painstaking delays in work on the southbound lanes. Work is scheduled to end by the finish of this week.
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