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Traffic alert: Repainting starts on Spanish River Bridge

Contractors are mobilizing on the Spanish River Boulevard bridge, now that Camino Real’s bridge reopened.

Only three bridges in Boca span the Intracoastal Waterway to the barrier island. So, repainting Spanish River was postponed a month from July 12 to Monday until Camino reopened Aug. 6.  

The contracts permit single-lane closures. But “the contractor does not anticipate any lane closures this week or next while they prepare to begin operations,” accord to Florida Department of Transportation. FDOT, not the city or county, is doing this repainting project.

Lane closures may occur daily and nightly, Monday through Sunday, with the following exceptions:

·    Westbound lane closures are not permitted 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

·    Eastbound lane closures are not permitted 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Heads up to drivers, walkers, bikers and the beachgoers who park along Spanish River Boulevard.

FDOT says the plans permit four weekends of full closures, so the bridge can be locked in the upright position. Dates for closures are not confirmed. But they can begin at 5 a.m. Saturday, ending 5 a.m. the following Monday.

Northbound motorists can detour via Linton Boulevard in Delray Beach. Southbound motorists may detour via Palmetto Park Road in Boca.

Public notice will be provided in advance of any full closure and advertised on lighted message boards, according to FDOT.

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