at times affect traffic from Washington Road in West Palm Beach to just west of the A1A traffic circle in town, and on Flagler Drive for 400 feet north and south of the Southern Boulevard intersection.
The project includes replacing the drawbridge and the low-level tide relief bridge on the causeway connecting the town and West Palm. To ease traffic, the temporary span is being built north of the existing bridge before construction on the new drawbridge begins.
The new bridges will each carry one lane of traffic in each direction, have 6-foot-wide sidewalks on either side, and 10-footwide paved shoulders with 7-foot-wide bike lanes, according to the Florida Department of Transportation. The new main bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway will be a drawbridge with a vertical clearance of 21 feet.
The new tide relief bridge, connecting Bingham Island to Palm Beach, will be a low, fixed bridge similar to the existing span. Construction is scheduled to end in 2020.
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To ease traffic, the temporary span is being built north of the existing bridge before construction on the new drawbridge