South­ern bridge work to af­fect boaters

State DOT an­nounces full chan­nel clo­sure start­ing Mon­day through April 30.

Palm Beach Daily News - - FRONT PAGE -

It’s good news for progress on the South­ern Boule­vard Bridge project, but not so great for boaters. In ad­di­tion to work planned on the bridge this week­end, the Florida Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion an­nounced s full chan­nel clo­sure start­ing Mon­day through April 30.

The clo­sure, ap­proved by the U.S. Coast Guard, means that the bridge will not open for marine traf­fic on the In­tra­coastal Wa­ter­way.

Re­quests to open the span will be ac­com­mo­dated be­tween April 17 and April 30, if four hours’ no­tice is pro­vided. A bridge open­ing can be re­quested by call­ing Clay Bores, project su­per­in­ten­dent, at 407-4880738. (The sched­ule of chan­nel re­stric­tions is pub­lished in the U.S. Coast Guard’s Lo­cal No­tice to Mariners at nav­cen.uscg. gov.)

Dur­ing the ex­tended marine

Greg Lovett / Daily News Pho­tos

Mo­torists wait as the South­ern Boule­vard Bridge opens for a boat Wed­nes­day. Be­cause of chan­nel re­stric­tions, boaters can re­quest that the bridge be opened be­tween April 17 and 30 by call­ing the project su­per­in­ten­dent at least four hours in ad­vance.

A con­struc­tion worker holds a pipe un­der the South­ern Boule­vard Bridge on Wed­nes­day.

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