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SR 80 (Southern Blvd) Bridge Replacement Project

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Construction Updates

January 1 to January 31, 2018

Major Activities

  • Drive foundation piles for temporary bridge
  • Fabricate deck slabs for temporary bridge
  • Pour concrete for pier caps
  • Install temporary bridge fender system
  • Placement of temporary bridge decks
  • Clear vegetation on the south side of Bingham Island
  • Install temporary lighting
  • Exploratory drilling for replacement bridge foundations


Southern Boulevard Bridge:

Please be advised the westbound lane of the tide relief bridge on the Southern Boulevard Causeway will be closed from 9:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 3., to Thursday, Jan. 4;
  • Sunday, Jan. 7, to Thursday, Jan. 11;
  • Sunday, Jan. 14, to Thursday, Jan. 18;
  • Sunday, Jan. 21, to Thursday, Jan. 25;
  • Sunday, Jan. 28, to Thursday, Feb. 1

Flaggers will maintain two-way traffic in the eastbound lane – one direction at a time – to allow crews to perform exploratory drilling for the replacement bridge foundations.

The north sidewalk on the Southern Boulevard Bridge is closed until further notice. Pedestrians should use the south sidewalk.

Southern Boulevard:

The parking lots on the south side of Bingham Island are closed due to the installation of a temporary construction fence on the south side of the Southern Boulevard Causeway. The parking lots will remain closed until further notice due to ongoing construction activities. Parking is available on the north side of the causeway.

Flagler Drive:

The dedicated left-turn lane from southbound Flagler Drive to eastbound Southern Boulevard has been eliminated. Southbound traffic on Flagler Drive can make left turns from the southbound travel lane.

The northeast corner of Flagler Drive and Southern Boulevard is closed to pedestrians. Pedestrians should use the west sidewalk on Flagler Drive.

Marine Restrictions:

The navigable Intracoastal Waterway (ICCW) through the Southern Boulevard Bridge will have half-channel closures from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday until February 2, 2017. A double-span opening (full channel open) may be requested during those times if four-hour notice is provided by calling Clay Bores, Project Superintendent, at (407) 488-0738. During half-channel closures, the horizontal clearance through the bridge is 35 feet. The schedule of channel restrictions is published in the U.S. Coast Gaurd's Local Notice to Mariners at www.navcen.uscg.gov