Atlantic Blvd. bridge to A1A closed all weekend
The Atlantic Boulevard Bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway is scheduled to be closed to all road vehicles and pedestrians by the Florida Department of Transportation from Friday evening, July 9th, until Monday morning, July 12th. Boat traffic will not be affected. The weekend closure for painting was originally scheduled for the weekend of June 25-28 but had to be postponed to this weekend.
Nearest alternate routes between the beach and mainland are the N.E. 14th Street Bridge to the north and the Commercial Boulevard Bridge to the south from S.R. A1A (Ocean Boulevard) on the east and U.S. 1 (Federal Highway) on the west.
The total closure of the bridge is necessary to paint the tip of the bridge deck, which vehicles drive over. This work is part of an ongoing renovation project and will include sandblasting, followed by the application of three coats of paint.
Work on the bridge began in November 2009 and is expected to be completed in August. Besides painting, the $4.1 million project includes electrical, mechanical and structural repairs, replacement if the bridge tender facility and handrails and the addition of a scenic outlook.
The bridge has one eastbound lane closed 24 hours a day until the total closure Friday night. The lane closure will resume after the bridge re-opens Monday.
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- Replacement of Sunrise Blvd. Bridge over Middle River discussed at Nov. 4 meeting
- Commercial Blvd. closing at Tri-rail tracks for three weeks starting May 21
- I-595 Road closures this week
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