Spirit Lake Road remains CLOSED at US 17 through early October. US 17 will remain open in both directions. Many local roads are not suited for large volumes of traffic and should only be used for local traffic and not used to detour. Follow the posted detours that direct motorists to access between Spirit Lake Road and US 17:
- Detour from US 17 to Spirit Lake Road: Motorists on US 17 will be directed to SR 540 (Winter Lake Road) north/west back to Spirit Lake Road.
- Detour from Spirit Lake Road to US 17: Motorists on Spirit Lake Road will be directed to Winter Lake Road east back to US 17.
- Detour from Thornhill Road to US 17: Westbound motorists on Thornhill Road will be directed to Winter Lake Road east back to US 17. Eastbound motorists on Thornhill Road will be directed north on Spirit Lake Road to Winter Lake Road east back to US 17.
Some delays are likely, especially during peak-hour drive times. Motorists should use caution, watch for detour signs and add extra time in their schedule to reach their destination.
Crews expect to begin installing drainage structures in the last week of August. Until then, there are no anticipated traffic impacts.