September 18, 2017 5:29 am
Downtown Bridge Closures
Main Street Bridge and Hart Bridge
Main Street Bridge will see nightly closure for the next two weeks with full closure next two weekends
Jacksonville’s Main Street Bridge will be closed tonight from 6:30 p.m. to Tuesday, September 19 at 6 a.m. and will close nightly this week and be completely closed the next two weekends as crews reinstall an overhead temporary work platform that was removed from the bridge as a precaution in preparation for Hurricane Irma. Once the platform is reinstalled, crews will continue to work on rehabilitation of the bridge.
Closures of the Main Street Bridge will follow the schedule below, as part of improvements to the mechanical, electrical and structural systems:
Monday, September 18 from 6:30 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Tuesday, September 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Wednesday, September 20 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Thursday, September 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Continuous closure: Friday, September 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday, September 24
Tuesday, September 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Wednesday, September 27 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Thursday, September 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Continuous closure: Friday, September 29 from 6:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday, October 1
During closures, both vehicular and pedestrian traffic will be detoured to the Acosta Bridge. Signs will direct traffic through the detour. Boaters will not be impacted by the closures.
M & J Construction of Tarpon Springs was awarded the $10.7 million contract. The project is expected to be completed in fall 2017.
Hart Bridge will see closure next three weekends
Jacksonville’s Hart Bridge will see closures the next three weekends beginning Friday, September 22 at 7 p.m. until Sunday, September 24 at 6 a.m., again on Friday, September 29 at 7 p.m. until Sunday, October 1 at 6 a.m. and another closure from Friday, October 6 at 7 p.m. until Sunday, October 8 at 6 a.m. The closures are necessary for bridge repairs and improvements.
Traffic attempting to travel westbound will be detoured to Atlantic Boulevard and signs will direct motorists to the Acosta Bridge then to Broad Street. Motorists attempting to take the Hart Bridge eastbound will be detoured to Jefferson Street and signs will direct traffic to the Acosta Bridge and Atlantic Boulevard.
The improvements to the Hart Bridge include the replacement of wire rope, coating of structural steel, drainage work and steel plate rehabilitation.
Abhe & Svoboda, Inc. was awarded the $4.3 million project. Construction is expected to be completed in the fall of 2017, weather and schedule permitting.
The Hart Bridge was opened in 1967 to relieve traffic on the Main Street and Mathews bridges. The bridge is 3,844 feet long and spans 141 feet above the St. Johns River. Approximately 51,500 vehicles travel the bridge daily.
Information provided by FDOT. Learn more at NFLRoads.com