Melbourne – The Eau Gallie River Bridge on Apollo Boulevard will open to traffic — weather permitting — tomorrow, Wednesday, December 9. The bridge is part of the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) and Ranger Construction’s Apollo Boulevard road reconstruction and widening project, extending just south of Sarno Road and north of Eau Gallie Boulevard over the Eau Gallie River.
The bridge should be open to the public in the early morning.
The Eau Gallie River Bridge will provide easy access to Eau Gallie Boulevard and Commodore Boulevard from Apollo Boulevard and Sarno Road.
The new four-lane bridge will ease the current traffic congestion on US 1 south of the Eau Gallie Causeway—which is one of Melbourne’s busiest roadways, with more than 56,000 vehicles a day. On November 17, a short commemorative ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on the bridge with FDOT Director Alan Hyman, Melbourne Mayor Kathy Meehan, elected officials, area businesses and residents.
Updates will be posted on www.CFLRoads.com.
Media inquiries should be directed to FDOT Public Information; Jennifer Horton at 386-943-5497 / Jennifer.Horton@dot.state.fl.us.
The Florida Department of Transportation urges travelers to exercise caution when driving through construction zones. Also, please buckle up, and don’t text and drive.