Roosevelt Bridge Update! Hopefully relief soon!
Stuart, Fl (treasurecoast.com)- Shoring efforts to support the southbound bridge are ongoing and are anticipated to be completed. Preliminary findings indicate an expected closure of the southbound bridge for an extended period of time for repair work.
Plans to re-configure Dixie Highway and US-1 north and south of the bridge as a detour will begin today June 23rd. The final detour routes for all roadways will be determined following ongoing inspections and will be announced as soon as they are finalized.
Samples of bridge materials have also been sent to a state laboratory to help determine the causal factors of the corrosion and damage. More details are expected to be announced towards the end of this week.
From Stuart Mayor Mike Meier
“MFDOT continues to install support struts under the first span of the southbound bridge. We had expected the struts to be finished this morning, so I will share more information after our briefing call this afternoon. Once the struts are in place, FDOT will modify the road to allow traffic to reopen on Dixie.
We still have a Wednesday ETA on when the northbound bridge can reopen to traffic.
I know this continues to be a major headache for all of us. I am hopeful we will resume at least some traffic by the end of this week. Stay tuned.
In the meantime, please seriously consider taking the turnpike. Tolls are waived between Stuart/Palm City and PSL. I have taken the detour and while it feels way out there, it is much much smoother and less frustrating than sitting, not moving, in traffic through Sewall’s Point.”