Friday, October 5, 2012
Mile Markers


Nighttime work scheduled

Night work is scheduled in the next two weeks for the intersection of North Roosevelt Boulevard and Palm Avenue, according to Florida Department of Transportation spokesman Dean Walters.

The work will take place from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Oct. 9-11, and Oct. 15-18, when new underground sewer pipes will be connected. Only outbound traffic will be affected, Walters said.

During the work, drivers headed out of town on Palm Avenue will be detoured onto Eisenhower Drive to get to North Roosevelt. Inbound drivers will still be able to turn right at the intersection onto the Palm Avenue Bridge or continue straight on Truman Avenue.


Crane Point center reopens

Crane Point Museum and Nature Center, 5550 Overseas Highway, has reopened for the season.

The museum and nature trails are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $12.50 for adults, $11 for seniors and $8.50 for students. Children under 5 are free.

Crane Point offers a view of the Keys in the days of the first Bahamian settlers. Adderley House is the oldest house in the Keys outside Key West, and the Wild Bird Center rescues and rehabilitates birds. Many butterflies, birds and other wildlife can be seen along the trails.

For more information about Crane Point, field trips, or to volunteer, call 305-743-3900.