The Florida Department of Transportation began construction activities on replacing the bridge located on County Road 292A (West Sunset Avenue) over Bayou Grande to the Navy Point neighborhood the week of July 20.
Scott Bridge was awarded the $5,476,808.54 contract to replace the existing bridge with a two-lane cross-section, bike lanes and 5-foot sidewalks.
During construction, West Sunset Avenue will be closed to traffic, with motorists utilizing State Road (S.R.) 295 (Navy Boulevard) and S.R. 292 (Gulf Beach Highway). A temporary signal will be placed at West Sunset Avenue and Gulf Beach Highway. Chattman Street and Syrcle Drive will also be accessible to West Sunset Avenue during construction.
Drivers are advised to use caution while traveling through the work zone and to be aware that speeding violations will be doubled when workers are present. Weather permitting, improvements will take a little over one year to complete.