Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Residents and drivers in Fort Lauderdale need to be aware of a significant closure that will impact travel this week. The Henry E. Kinney Tunnel, located under the New River and Las Olas Boulevard, is set to be closed for several days. The closure of this tunnel is scheduled to start on Tuesday at 7 a.m. and is expected to last until Saturday at 5 p.m.
This will affect a substantial stretch of Federal Highway US1, specifically between Southeast Second Street and Seventh Street. The closure is in both directions, indicating a complete shutdown of this section.
During this period, drivers who regularly use the tunnel will need to find alternative routes, as detours will be set up to redirect traffic. Commuters should plan for extra travel time and consider using alternative transportation modes if possible.
During the closure period, crews will be engaged in a series of significant projects aimed at enhancing the safety of the tunnel.