Beginning Friday afternoon, the Dania Beach Boulevard Bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway resumed 24-hour operation for vehicles, pedestrians and boats through 9 p.m. Monday, May 2, 2016, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announced. Motorists can expect one lane of traffic open in each direction. All pedestrian traffic is being directed to the south sidewalk.
During this time the bridge will open for boat traffic every hour, on the hour. For double leaf openings between 8 a.m. and midnight, boaters must provide a minimum four hour advance to Quinn Construction at 954-722-7722. Requests for double leaf openings between the hours of 12:01 A.M. to 8:00 A.M., require a minimum eight hour notice to Quinn Construction at the above phone number. Motorists should expect brief delays during the hourly openings due to heavy boat traffic over the weekend.
On Monday, May 2, 2016 the bridge will close to vehicles and pedestrians at 9 p.m., with the spans left in the upright position to allow the contractor to work overnight.
Beginning Tuesday, May 3, the bridge will be open to vehicular and pedestrian traffic from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays to allow the contractor to continue nighttime work. The bridge will operate 24 hours a day each weekend until the night work is completed.
The U.S. Coast Guard has authorized single leaf openings of the bridge to vessels every hour, on the hour. For double leaf openings between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and midnight, boaters must provide a minimum four hour notice. For double leaf openings between the hours of 12:01 A.M. to 8:00 A.M., boaters must provide a minimum eight hour notice. Requests for openings must be made to Quinn Construction at (941) 722-7722.
The bridge is undergoing a $5.75 million mechanical, electrical and structural renovation. The project began in October 2015 and is expected to be completed in July.
For more information about the project, please contact project Public Information Officer Casey Liening at 954-940-7585 or firstname.lastname@example.org.