Monday, April 1, 2013
Last week eastbound traffic shifted to the new Bayway Bridge and westbound traffic will shift in a few weeks.
Last week eastbound traffic shifted to the new Bayway Bridge with westbound traffic expected to shift soon. The Bayway Bridge project will replace the 50 year-old, two-lane drawbridge with a new four-lane, high level fixed span bridge. According to the Tampa Bay Times, that means demolition on the existing Bayway Bridge could begin as early as this month. "Beginning in mid to late April, most of the old Pinellas Bayway will be cut into large pieces and then moved by barge to a Pinellas County artificial reef. This includes the existing piling, which will be completely removed and taken to the artificial reef as well. The main foundations supporting the old drawbridge will be demolished using explosives, which will take out the pilings …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The inside eastbound toll lane will be closed for approximately three weeks while roadway work is completed for the anticipated traffic shift for westbound traffic a few weeks later.
The Florida Department of Transportation announced over the weekend that eastbound traffic will be shifted beginning Monday to the new span of the Bayway Bridge. According to FDOT, the traffic switch will take place between 7 p.m. and midnight. Officials say motorists should expect delays during that time. The inside eastbound toll lane will be closed for approximately three weeks while roadway work is completed for the anticipated traffic shift for westbound traffic a few weeks later, according to FDOT. The traffic shift will affect drivers accessing the Pinellas Bayway (SR 682) from Bahia Del Mar Blvd S. or Sun Blvd S. FDOT said drivers will only be able to make a right turn onto the Bayway. Drivers wishing to go west from Bahia Del…
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The eastbound Bayway Bridge will be closed for construction.
If you're planning to use the Pinellas Bayway bridge this week, you may need to find an alternate route. The bascule bridge is closing again to allow for concrete deliveries. The city of St. Pete Beach is advising motorists that the eastbound travel lanes will be closed Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vehicles are being redirected to Corey Causeway. Emergency vehicles will be allowed to travel through work zones.
Monday, July 30, 2012
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Bayway Bridge Lane Closures: The FDOT Contractor Orion will be closing the East bound travel lanes on the Pinellas Bayway bascule bridge on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday July 30, 31 and August 2 & 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for concrete delivery and placement, weather permitting. USA Ballroom Dance: Come out tonight from 7 - 10:15 p.m. at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom. The U.S. Amateur Ballroom Dance Association will host a dance lesson from 7 to 8:30. Stick around for a live show at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 per person, $5 for members. For more information call (727) 576-1206. Need computer help?: The Gulfport Public Library offers free one-on-one computer instruction on a first come, first serve basis on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:…
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
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Bayway Lane Closing Today: Orion will be closing the eastbound travel lanes on the Pinellas Bayway bascule bridge on July 24 and 25 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for concrete delivery and placement, weather permitting. Who is your favorite?: There is a lot to celebrate about our town: great, family-friendly activities and great local businesses. But who do you think is the best? Click on "Vote For Your Favorites for Gulfport Patch's Readers' Choice" article and vote for your favorite spot to have breakfast, get a haircut, enjoy happy hour and go for a walk. 48 Hour Film Project: Local artists Jonathan Schork and Stone Handy participated in a film project that will be shown at Muvico Centro Ybor on Tuesday, beginning at 7pm. Purchase tickets for $12 …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Any eastbound traffic will be detoured to Corey Avenue.
If you're heading out today and plan on going east on the Bayway Bridge, be ready to change your plans. All eastbound traffic will be detoured away from the Bayway Bridge today, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The detour is due to the continuing construction on the Bayway Bridge. The detour will also be in effect on Wednesday and Thursday, with the bridge closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Starting today, there will be lane closures on Bayway Bridge between St. Petersburg and St. Pete Beach to allow for concrete to be delivered for the bridge reconstruction.
Expect delays and detours on the Bayway Bridge starting today. According to the Florida Department of Transportation, there will be lanes closed between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. for the rest of the week for delivery of concrete for the bridge construction. The Pinellas Bayway Bridge Replacement project will include replacing the existing two lane bascule bridge with a four lane fixed high-level bridge. The bridge is located along the Pinellas Bayway (State Road 682) between Gulf Boulevard (State Road 699) and west of State Road 679/Sun Boulevard. During the delivery times, all eastbound State Road 682 traffic on the west side of the bridge will be detoured to Corey Causeway to get back to US 19, Interstate 275 and State Road 682. Signs will be …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Come see the plans for the Bayway Bridge replacement. The new bridge will be a fixed high-level bridge.
The Florida Department of Transportation will host an open house from 5-7 tonight to show plans for the Bayway Bridge replacement project. The bridge is located along the Pinellas Bayway (S.R. 682) between Gulf Boulevard (S.R. 699) and west of S.R. 679/Sun Boulevard. The open house is at the Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove, 6800 Sunshine Skyway Lane South, St. Petersburg. The Pinellas Bayway Bridge Replacement project will include replacing the existing two lane bascule bridge with a four lane fixed high-level bridge. Project information and display boards will be available and staff will be on-hand to answer questions. There will be no formal presentation; therefore you are encouraged to drop in at your convenience.