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Broward Boulevard won’t be closed this week after all

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Drivers in Fort Lauderdale will get a break from the traffic delays that were expected this week — the work planned for the Florida East Coast railroad crossing at Broward Boulevard has been postponed.

The Florida Department of Transportation announced Monday morning that the project scheduled for Tuesday through Thursday will be pushed back.

“FEC in conjunction with The FDOT District Four Rail Office have determined the work can be deferred,” the department said in a news release. “FDOT and FEC officials will coordinate to reschedule the work and advance notice will be provided when the work is rescheduled.”

The work included routine maintenance of the rails and replacing the crossing surface.

The project had threatened to shut down both eastbound and westbound lanes to traffic on Broward Boulevard between NW/SW 7th Avenue and Andrews Avenue.

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Michelle F. Solomon is the podcast producer/reporter/host of Local 10's original, true crime podcast The Florida Files and a digital journalist for Local 10.com.