Information provided by Florida Department of Transportation:
Construction crews have temporarily shifted eastbound traffic to the westbound bridge over Simpson River. The shift is expected to be in place through March 2023.
During this time, there will be two westbound lanes and one eastbound travel lane using the westbound bridge. Due to the traffic shift, there will not be dedicated bike lanes on the bridge.
Drivers are urged to use extra caution as they will be temporarily sharing the bridge with cyclists. Drivers are also reminded that the speed limit is 35 mph through the work zone.
The $21.8 million project includes reconstructing the eastbound bridge and widening the westbound structure over the Simpson River. When complete, each bridge will accommodate two,12-foot travel lanes and 10-foot outside shoulders that include bike lanes. Additional improvements include milling and resurfacing the bridge approaches, improving drainage, installing new signage, reconstructing curb and gutter, and installing guardrail.
All activities are weather-dependent and may be delayed or rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. Drivers are reminded to use caution, especially at night, when traveling through a work zone and to watch for construction workers and equipment entering and exiting the roadway.
For more information visit the Florida Department of Transportation District Three on the web at www.nwflroads.com, follow us on Twitter @myfdot_nwfl and Instagram @myfdot_nwfl, or like us on Facebook at MyFDOTNWFL.
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