Update July 15, 2019
There will be no lane closures the week of July 15th. The contractor is working to gain approval for all work to be conducted during daytime hours and without the closure of either lane of traffic. If approved, the noisy sandblasting would also occur during daytime hours. An update will be provided as soon as available.
Updated July 12, 2019
Single Lane Closures and a few Full Road Closures at the Snake Creek Bridge
8PM to 6AM Sunday through Thursday
LOUD NOISE FROM SANDBLASTING WORK WILL AFFECT AREA RESIDENTS
BOATERS WILL BE AFFECTED BY 3-FOOT CONTAINMENT CURTAIN UNDER THE BRIDGE
Overnight bridge opening limited to 10PM and 3AM
Nightly work to begin July 14, 2019
Loud noise expected during first 30 days of the project
Lane Closures will likely end early September 2019
The Florida Department of Transportation began a Snake Creek Bridge rehabilitation project the week of July 8, 2019. Completion of the project is scheduled for April 2020.
Beginning Sunday, July 14, 2019, high-pressure sandblasting work will occur between 8PM and 6AM. The sandblasting will be very loud in the area near the bridge. The sandblasting work will be completed during the first 30 days of the project.
Also beginning Sunday, July 14, 2019, the repair work will require closures of one lane of US 1 traffic from 8 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, on days there are no events. The lane closures will also likely end early in September 2019 after which the work will occur during daylight hours without lane closures.
On at least two occasions, both lanes will be closed for up to 30-minute intervals. At the times one or both lanes are closed, there will be a lighted flagging operation with complete Maintenance of Traffic services to keep traffic moving as smoothly as possible.
Boaters will also be affected by the project. A containment system has been installed under the bridge to contain the paint and sand during the high-pressure sandblasting work. Vessels that might otherwise have been able to pass under the bridge, may need to wait for the bridge to open. After 8PM, bridge openings will be limited to 10PM and 3AM.
View the Marine Safety Information Bulletin from the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Key West.
The contractor is working to minimize noise and traffic impacts, such as getting approvals to work from under the bridge and during daytime hours. Updates will be provided when available.
Residents may wish to sign up for text alerts to receive real-time information on current closures https://fl511.com/PersonalizedServices. Traffic Management Centers will work closely with the contractors to ensure the most accurate information is provided on the alert system.
Questions or concerns may be directed to
Community Outreach Specialist Paulette Summers
at email@example.com or 786-510-3921.