County Road Projects

Roadway project design meeting in Key West in November
  1. Debra London

    Project Manager
    Phone: 305-453-8754

  2. Engineering

    Physical Address
    1100 Simonton St.
    Room 2-216
    Key West, FL 33040

    Phone: 305-295-4390

1st Street and Bertha, Key West 

Monroe County’s 1st Street and Bertha Street Roadway and Drainage Improvement Project in Key West is currently underway and 45% complete. The work consists of reconstruction and resurfacing the two roads, installation of a new stormwater collection system on Bertha Street, and rehabilitation of the existing stormwater collection system on 1st Street. The county partnered with the City of Key West to include reconstruction of existing sidewalks, construction of additional sidewalk and ADA compliant curb ramps as well as installation of landscape cut-outs. The design calls for the reconstruction of the roads using an asphalt base instead of typical limerock in order to minimize deterioration due to high groundwater as future sea-level rise impacts are felt.

Due to the underground work and full-depth road reconstruction, there will be lane closures and detours for extended periods of time. Crews will make an effort to minimize disruptions and make the work area accessible to emergency vehicles, local traffic, and residents. 

The project is being managed by Monroe County through RS&H and is partially funded by a Florida Department of Transportation Small County Outreach Program grant. The County has coordinated with the City of Key West and Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority for various infrastructure improvements. 

Estimated Date of Completion: The project will be done in phases and is tentatively scheduled for final completion in late fall 2022.

Sidewalk Open

The newly constructed 10-foot wide asphalt sidewalk from Atlantic Avenue to South Roosevelt Boulevard along Bertha Street in Key West is now open to pedestrian and bicycle traffic. This shared-use path is a primary route for beach access. 

1st Street and Bertha Detour Aerial view from Google Maps

Roadway Construction Detour Notice

The contractor will be installing drainage, making ADA improvements, and reconstructing the roadway for the next several months within the block from South Roosevelt to Atlantic Boulevard. Two-way traffic is expected to be restored in early 2022 and the construction is anticipated to be completed in late fall 2022.

1st Street Bertha Street Detours

First Street will be open to Southbound traffic ONLY from Vivian Lane to Fogarty Avenue. Northbound traffic on First Street will be detoured at Fogarty Avenue to Fifth Street and back to North Roosevelt Blvd. Traffic On Flagler Avenue can use Fifth Street to access North Roosevelt Blvd. 

Progress Photos

Progress on Bertha Street includes new sidewalks, new curb and gutter, new FKAA meter boxes, and harmonization with private properties. City of Key West pump station tie-in progress.
Do Not Enter Sign in front of skate rink

Duck Key Bridge Work