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The Spanish River Intracoastal Waterway Bridge Painting Project, overseen by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), began on Monday, August 12, 2019. The scope of work for this project includes sandblasting the existing paint and repainting the steel bridge structure, repairing and rehabilitating the bridge span locks, and replacing the bridge piling jackets.
Work will be done in phases to reduce the effects of construction to the community and estimated completion is in early 2020. Daily and nightly single lane closures are permitted Monday through Sunday with the following exceptions:
The plans also allow for four (4) weekends of full closures in October to conduct lock repair and maintenance work. Only one (1) of two (2) bridge spans will be closed in each direction each weekend, to allow for pedestrian and first responder access at all times. The closure will begin at 5 a.m. Saturday morning, ending at 5 a.m. the following Monday morning.
At this time, the eastbound lanes are expected to be closed from Oct. 5 to Oct. 7, and Oct. 19 to Oct. 21.
The westbound lanes are expected to be closed from Oct. 12 to Oct. 14, and Oct. 26 to Oct. 28.
Motorists may detour northbound to Linton Boulevard, or southbound to Palmetto Park Road. Should inclement weather affect operations, the closure will be rescheduled for the following weekend until completed.For more information please visit Road Closures, Road Projects or Florida Department of Transportation.