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Breaking news: New traffic lane and boat restrictions on Camino Real bridge

The Camino Real Bridge remains open for traffic, but the county just announced tweaks for drivers and boaters.

“Expect periodic lane closures with flaggers controlling traffic,” the county reports. “Some work needs to be completed under the span, and boating interests should observe these Intracoastal Waterway navigational restrictions:”

Half-channel closure, maximum 41 feet wide, during the project. The public will have the use of the other half (41 feet) of unimpeded channel to traverse at all times.

For vessels requiring additional width, a six-hour advanced notice is required for a full-channel clearance (both leaves raised opening). Vessels requesting a two-leaf, full-channel opening should contact Jeff Sullivan, Kiewit project manager, at 301-740-4483.

All barges will be withdrawn from the bridge navigable channel during non-working hours. Monday through Saturday after 6 p.m. and all day Sunday.

Future full-channel closures will be scheduled with the U.S. Coast Guard. Dates will be scheduled and published on the Local Notice to Mariners.

The bridge reopened Aug. 6 after a 16-month closure. Rehab work on the span is continuing, the county notice said.

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