Broward County Highway and Bridge Maintenance Division (HBMD) is scheduled to begin emergency repairs on the County-owned Sheridan Street Bridge over the Florida Turnpike on Sunday, December 4th.
This is permanent repair work that will address recent damage caused by an over-height vehicle that struck, and completely damaged, two of the bridge’s concrete beams. Due to the damage, one of the eastbound lanes of Sheridan
Street has been closed since the incident in October. This is the first phase of the project, which will replace the damaged concrete beams with more robust beams and will restore all the lanes of Sheridan Street, as well as the sidewalk and barrier walls that were damaged from the bridge strike.
As mentioned, the work is scheduled to begin on Sunday and is expected to be completed by Friday, December 23rd, barring any unforeseen conditions or weather delays. The next phase, raising of the bridge, is planned for 2023.
During the past month, County staff has been coordinating closely with staff from the Florida’s Turnpike to develop critical details including detour routes and timing of road closures. The road closure plan has been developed to minimize the effect of the construction on the traveling public, businesses, and residents.
Construction activities will occur 24 hours per day, 7 days a week during the first 2 weeks of the project; then, all construction activities will occur only at night. Variable message signs will be posted to advise affected motorists. Florida Highway Patrol officers will be on-site to support construction activities and County Traffic Engineering staff will assist in retiming the traffic signals along the detour route.