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Monday, March 1, 2021

North Causeway Bridge: 'Obsolete' Fort Pierce roadway to be rebuilt in estimated $76 million project

Credit: WPTV News | West Palm Beach
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North Causeway Bridge: 'Obsolete' Fort Pierce roadway to be rebuilt in estimated $76 million project
North Causeway Bridge: 'Obsolete' Fort Pierce roadway to be rebuilt in estimated $76 million project

City leaders on Monday heard the latest plans to completely rebuild the 57-year-old North Causeway Bridge at an estimated cost of $76 million, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.

PROJECT IS MAKING PROGRESS INFORT PIERCE.

CITY LEADERSHEARING THE LATEST PLANS TODAYTO COMPLETELY REBUILD THNORTH CAUSEWAY BRIDGE ..

AT ACOST OF NEARLY 80 MILLIODOLLARS.

MEGHAN MCROBERTSREPORTS HOW CITY LEADERS STHIS WILL BENEFIT THE AREA<< LOOKLIVE: THE NEW PLANCALLS FOR DOING AWAY WITH THEOLD DRAW BRIDGEA NEW LONGER HIGHER AND MORERELIABLE BRIDGE IT COULD BECOMPLETED IN SIX YEARS.

PKGAFTER 57 YEARS OF CONNECTINGDRIVERS AND PEDESTRIANS FROMFORT PIERCE TO HUTCHINSONISLAND& THE STATE-OWNED NORTHCAUSEWAY BRIDGE IS ON TRACK TOBE REPLACED& NOW THAT ITDESIGN IS CONSIDERED OUTDATED.11:06:52;26“ITHIS NEW BRIDGE, IABOUT THIS DESIGN” FORTPIERCE COMMISSIONER JEREMIAHJOHNSON HEARING THE LATESTPLAN FROM THE FLORIDADEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONMONDAY- THE BRIDGE WOULD GOFROM 26 TO 85 FEET HIGH&GETTING RID OF THE OUTDATEDDRAW BRIDGE.

AND A WIDERCLEARANCE FOR BOATERS.11:09:23;10“WE HAVE TO WORRYABOUT MECHANICAL FAILURES,THEY HAVE TO DO ROUTINEMAINTENANCE SO ITINCONVENIENCE TO CITY ANCOUNTY RESIDENTS AND IF YOUCAN CREATE A MORE RELIABLESYSTEM, WHY WOULDNTHAT” JOHNSON SAYING THE NEWBRIDGE WOULD BE MORE RELIABLEFOR PEOPLE WHO LIVE ON NORTHHUTCHINSON ISLAND&WITH FEWERTRAFFIC INTERRUPTIONS.

AND HESAYS EVEN NEARBY BUSINESSESSTAND TO BENEFIT FROM THEPEDESTRIAN AND BIKER FRIENDLYPLANS& 11:10:19;12“IT ALSO ISGOING TO CREATE A SPACE FOROUR GREENWAYS AND TRAILS,WHICH IS FROM MAINE TO KEYWEST.

BY BUILDING A TRAIL ONTHE BRIDGE AND THEN AN OFFRAMPTO OFF LOAD THOSE TOURISTS ORRESIDENTS THAT ARE UTILIZINGTHE TRAIL ITMORE ACTIVITY FOR THEBUSINESSES THAT ARE ON OLDDIOXIE HIGHWAY AT THECONNECTION OF THE BRIDGE AUS 1 OR BELOW THE BRIDGE." BUTTHERE ARE SOME CONCERNS THATDESIGNATED FISHING AREAS ARENOT A PART OF THE PLAN&.

(SOTFROM REGGIE SESSIONS)SOMETHING JOHNSON SAYS WILLCONTINUE TO BE EXPLORED AS THEPROJECT PROGRESSES.11:08:45;04“6 YEARS, THATVERY SHORT TIME TO WAIT FOR ABRIDGE THAT40, 50, 60 YEARS” TAG: APUBLIC HEARING ABOUT THEBRIDGE IS EXPECTED INSEPTEMBER OR OCTOBER.

MM, WPTVNC 5.DELRAY BEACH COMMISSIONERSWILL

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