The purpose of this project is to improve the roadway surface and enhance mobility and safety along State Road (S.R.) 520 from Aurora Street to the Hubert Humphrey Causeway in Cocoa. S.R. 520 splits east of U.S. 1, with eastbound traffic on King Street and westbound traffic on Willard Street.
In addition to repaving the roadway, the project calls for widening bicycle lanes where possible and removing the auxiliary lane to accommodate a new 7-foot-wide parking lane on eastbound S.R. 520 east of U.S. 1, as well as improved right turn lanes. The free-flow eastbound right turn lane at the S.R. 520 intersection with U.S. 1 will also be brought under signal control.
Pedestrian safety enhancements include reconstructing and extending curbs to shorten pedestrian crossing distance, improved crosswalks, and upgraded pedestrian signals. Sidewalk will be constructed to close gaps, and sidewalk curb ramps will be reconstructed to comply with current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. The project will also upgrade existing traffic signals and modify existing medians and traffic separators.
Other improvements include removing obsolete driveways and driveway reconstruction, and drainage adjustments.
A public meeting about this project was held on 10/14/2021. Please see the public meeting information in the files below.
P&S Paving, Inc.
Saturday, March 3, at 10:00 p.m. to Monday, March 11 at 5:00 a.m.,
Motorists can expect a continuous single outside lane closure eastbound along S.R. 520/King St from to Aurora Street to Varr Avenue.
Closures are needed for drainage work.
Please proceed with caution in construction zones.