BRIDGE

Palm Beach Daily News - - TODAY -

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.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the pro­ject, visit www.

SR80bridge.com.

To ease traf­fic, the tem­po­rary span is be­ing built north of the ex­ist­ing bridge be­fore con­struc­tion on the new draw­bridge

be­gins.

An­dres Leiva / Daily News

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