The Hillsboro Inlet bridge will be operating in a
normal manner until further notice.
The full bridge closures planned for
May 26th has been postponed. The
Inlet Bridge WILL remain open the
week of May 25th. We will update
with any scheduling changes.
Click It or Ticket, a national campaign coordinated annually by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to increase the proper use of seat belts, takes place May 18–31, 2015.
Using a seat belt is one of the most effective ways to prevent serious injury or death in the event of a crash. Using lap/shoulder seat belts can reduce the risk of fatal injury by almost 50%. In 2013, more than 21,000 passenger vehicle occupants died in motor vehicle crashes in the United State; 49% were unrestrained at the time of the crash. An additional 2.4 million nonfatal injuries were treated in emergency departments in 2013. Yet, millions of persons continue to travel unrestrained.
During the 2015 Click it or Ticket campaign, law enforcement agencies across the nation will conduct intensive, high-visibility enforcement of seat belt laws, during both daytime and nighttime hours. Nighttime enforcement of seat belt laws is encouraged because seat belt use is lower at night.
FDOT (Florida Department of Transportation) reports the following:
The land traffic impacts are final and are as follows:
Marine vessel impacts have not been finalized. Here is what FDOT is reporting:
FDOT is currently awaiting final information about the marine impacts, particularly the opening schedule during the upcoming closures. The contractor is coordinating with the Coast Guard and will have a response from them soon regarding this. As always, we will advise once we here from FDOT.
Hillsboro Inlet Bridge Update
Description: The improvements under this contract include removing the existing concrete and replacing the concrete deck; constructing a new sidewalk and pedestrian railing along the south side of the bridge; constructing new traffic railings along both sides of the bridge; upgrading the fender system; restoring existing bridge tender house; installing decorative statue and accent lighting, and removing existing paint with blasting process and re-painting the bridge.
Construction Report for the Inlet Bridge
Over the past few weeks, crews removed the concrete in the first two spans of the bridge and started work on the reinforcement for the new sidewalk and the structural work required for the new bridge tender house.
Please be advised that night work is scheduled for Monday, March 16 through Thursday, March 19 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., which requires a single lane closure while crews work on the deck and the installation of the temporary railings for the bascule span. Additionally, the contractor has extended their work shifts which are now from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
The project team continues coordination with the U.S. Coast Guard in an effort to minimize impacts to the public during construction. Drivers and boaters should exercise caution during construction by reducing their speed as they drive across the bridge or navigate underneath it.