Florida Gas Transmission 16-Inch St. Petersburg Lateral Hydrostatic Test
Road/Lane Closures

For this Florida Gas Transmission St. Petersburg Lateral 16-Inch Section #1 Hydrostatic Test, there were a number of road and lane closures. Click here for a graphic.



ROAD CLOSURE (See graphic)

SR 33/Commonwealth Avenue N

SR 33/Commonwealth Avenue N was closed from Voyles Loop S to Voyles Loop N.


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Detour route was along Voyles Loop S/Voyles Loop N.





ROAD CLOSURE (See graphic)

CR 582/Old Polk City Road

CR 582/Old Polk City Road was closed from Epicenter Boulevard to Walt Loop Road.




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South side of CR 582/Old Polk City Road, detour route included:
  • SR 33/Commonwealth Avenue N
  • Old Combee Road
  • CR 582/N Socrum Loop Road
  • Walt Loop Road
  • Walt Williams Road
  • Daughtery Road


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North side of CR 582/Old Polk City Road, detour route included:
  • Moore Road
  • Tom Costine Road
  • CR 582/N Socrum Loop Road
  • US-98





ROAD CLOSURE (See graphic)

CR 582/N Socrum Loop Road/Marcum Road

CR 582/N Socrum Loop Road/Marcum Road was closed from Walt Loop Road to US-98.


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Detour routes included the following open north-south crossings:
  • CR 582/N Socrum Loop Road
  • Pearce Avenue/N Socrum Loop Road



TRAIL CLOSURE

General James A. Van Fleet State Trail between Fussell Road W and SR 33/Commonwealth Avenue N was closed.


LANE CLOSURE (See graphic)

  • The southbound lane of SR 33/Commonwealth Avenue N from Tavares Road to Voyles Loop Road N was closed flaggers were used to control two-way traffic within this roadway segment.
  • Two southbound lanes on US-98 were closed from Marcum Road to Princeton Street.



During the hydrotest, additional closures (See graphic) occurred:

  • Steven Drive at SR 33/Commonwealth Avenue N
  • Jason Lane at SR 33/Commonwealth Avenue N
  • Shepard Lane at SR 33/Commonwealth Avenue N
  • Grimes Road at SR 33/Commonwealth Avenue N
  • Duey Road at SR 33/Commonwealth Avenue N
  • Epicenter Boulevard at CR 582/Old Polk City Road
  • Tomkow Road at CR 582/Old Polk City Road
  • Bryant Road at CR 582/Old Polk City Road
  • Cypress Trace Boulevard at CR 582/Old Polk City Road
  • Trail West at CR 582/Old Polk City Road
  • Moore Road at CR 582/Old Polk City Road
  • Walt Williams Road at CR 582/Old Polk City Road
  • Sunnydell Farm Lane at CR 582/Old Polk City Road
  • Spruce Road W at CR 582/Old Polk City Road
  • Timberidge Drive at CR 582/Old Polk City Road
  • Ridgegreen Drive at CR 582/Old Polk City Road
  • Hammock Shade Drive at CR 582/Old Polk City Road
  • McCraine Road at CR 582/Old Polk City Road
  • Haynes Road at CR 582/Old Polk City Road
  • Meadowood Drive at CR 582/Old Polk City Road
  • Hunters Run Boulevard at CR 582/Old Polk City Road
  • Haymarket Drive at CR 582/Old Polk City Road
  • Bryson Loop at CR 582/Old Polk City Road
  • Lamp Post Lane at CR 582/Old Polk City Road
  • Cedar Knoll Drive N at CR 582/Old Polk City Road
  • Odoniel Drive at CR 582/Old Polk City Road
  • Walt Loop Road at CR 582/N Socrum Loop Road/Marcum Road
  • Marlyn Drive at CR 582/N Socrum Loop Road/Marcum Road
  • Egret Drive at CR 582/N Socrum Loop Road/Marcum Road
  • Heatherbrook Drive at CR 582/N Socrum Loop Road/Marcum Road
  • Odom Road at CR 582/N Socrum Loop Road/Marcum Road
  • Odom Lane at CR 582/N Socrum Loop Road/Marcum Road
  • Marcum Trace Drive at CR 582/N Socrum Loop Road/Marcum Road
  • East Road at CR 582/N Socrum Loop Road/Marcum Road
  • Tula Lane at CR 582/N Socrum Loop Road/Marcum Road
  • Estate Road at CR 582/N Socrum Loop Road/Marcum Road
  • Ranch Road at CR 582/N Socrum Loop Road/Marcum Road
  • Rolling Meadow Drive
  • Rollinglen Loop W
  • Flanders Station Drive


During the hydrotest, the following intersecting roadways continued to remain open (See graphic) to traffic crossing the pipeline:

  • SR 33/Commonwealth Avenue N at Flanders Station Drive
  • Tavares Road
  • Voyles Loop N
  • Voyles Loop S
  • Woodview Drive
  • Portage Drive
  • Big Bend Trail
  • Grady Mock Road
  • Pearce Avenue/N Socrum Loop Road
  • CR 582/N Socrum Loop Road/Marcum Road at US-98
  • US-98 at CR 582/N Socrum Loop Road/Marcum Road
  • Daughtery Road
  • Sawyer Road
  • Gibsonia-Galloway Road
  • Galloway Road
  • Shadyglen Drive
  • CR 35A/Kathleen Road


For the duration of the high pressure portion of the hydrotest, as a safety consideration, the Florida Gas Transmission Company isolated the 16-inch diameter pipeline from vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The test started at midnight so the road and lane closures (noted above) along the 15.8-mile pipeline alignment were closed until approximately 4:00 a.m. A Traffic Control Plan for the night of the hydrotest was approved, and the associated General Utility Permit was issued by the Florida Department of Transportation.

Law enforcement personnel were stationed at the intersections along the hydrotest alignment for the duration of the hydrotest. Side streets were closed with barricades; however, emergency responders were always able to cross as needed.