Florida Gas Transmission 14-Inch St. Petersburg Lateral Hydrostatic Test
Road/Lane Closures

For this Florida Gas Transmission St. Petersburg Lateral Section #3 Hydrostatic Test, there were a number of road and lane closures. Click here for a graphic.


Veterans Expressway (SR 589) at Citrus Park Drive / Gunn Highway

Northbound Veterans Expressway off-ramp to westbound travel was closed

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Detour route included:
  • Linebaugh Avenue
  • Sheldon Road
  • Citrus Park Drive

Southbound Veterans Expressway off-ramp to eastbound travel was closed

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Detour route included:
  • Ehrlich Road
  • Gunn Highway
  • Citrus Park Drive

Eastbound Citrus Park Drive on-ramp to northbound Veterans Expressway was closed

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Detour route included:
  • Gunn Highway
  • Ehrlich Road


Westbound Gunn Highway between Normandie Road and Veterans Expressway was closed (eastbound Gunn Highway remained open)

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Detour route included:
  • Lynn Turner Road
  • Ehrlich Road
  • Gunn Highway
  • Citrus Park Drive


North Armenia Avenue between West Fletcher Avenue and Magdalene Shores Avenue was closed

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Detour route included:
  • West Fletcher Avenue
  • Magdalene Shores Avenue


Lowell Road between Dunhill Drive and Casey Road was closed, including the following side street closures (Click here for a graphic):

  • Dunhill Drive (both)
  • Hampton Park Boulevard
  • Coverdale Drive (both)
  • Millridge Forest Street
  • Worchester Avenue
  • Carrollwood Creek Drive
  • Four Oaks Road
  • Leverington Street
  • Cambridge Avenue

  • Pittsfield Avenue
  • Oak Shadow Place
  • Delwood Road
  • Cinnamon Place
  • Pepper Place
  • Foxshire Circle
  • Darby Ridge Road
  • Glenside Circle

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

  • Dupont Circle
  • McCormick Drive
  • Summerland Key Street
  • One of two northbound lanes on Sheldon Road from Fawn Ridge Boulevard to Citrus Park Drive
  • Two of three eastbound lanes on Citrus Park Drive from Sheldon Road to Veterans Expressway
  • Two of three westbound lanes on Citrus Park Drive from Veterans Expressway to Sheldon Road
  • Community Campus Drive
  • Landing Place
  • Savannah Breeze Court
  • Henderson Road north of Williamsburg Way
  • Greenville Court
  • Vicksburg Drive
  • Williamsburg Way
  • Birmingham Street north of Williamsburg Way
  • Portions of Big Sur Drive
  • Portions of Lake Ventana Drive
  • Joyner Road
  • One of two eastbound lanes on Lowell Road from Casey Road to Rolling Green Lane
  • Carrollwood Village Drive
  • Fairway Circle
  • Fairway Run
  • Palmwood Lane north of South Village Drive
  • Portions of Carrollwood Village Run
  • One of two westbound lanes on West Fletcher Avenue from Orange Grove Drive to Dale Mabry Highway (SR 597)
  • One of two eastbound lanes on West Fletcher Avenue from Dale Mabry Highway (SR 597) to Lake George Lane
  • Tifton Drive
  • North Paddock Avenue
  • Seabring Boulevard

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

  • Race Track Road
  • Countryway Boulevard
  • Fawn Ridge Road
  • Sheldon Road
  • Gunn Highway (north-south)
  • Lynn Turner Road
  • Casey Road
  • Dale Mabry Highway (SR 597)
  • Orange Grove Drive

For the duration of the high pressure portion of the hydrotest, as a safety consideration, the Florida Gas Transmission Company isolated the 14-inch diameter pipeline from any vehicular or pedestrian traffic. The test started at midnight, so the road and lane closure roadways (noted above) along the 11.2-mile pipeline alignment was 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.