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I-95 Closures for Emergency Bridge Repair

 

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Cocoa, Fla.– Drivers next week need to be alert to the beginning of major repairs to an overpass above Interstate 95 (I-95) in Brevard County. This emergency repair project will affect traffic on both I-95 and the State Road (S.R.) 528/Beachline bridge over the interstate. Repair work will require the total closure of I-95's northbound lanes, detours, as well as lane restrictions on S.R. 528 near I-95 for the safety of crews and the traveling public.

 

The S.R. 528 overpass at I-95 sustained considerable damage on the morning of March 29, 2019, when a semi-truck hauling construction equipment hit the bridge beams as it passed northbound under S.R. 528. This incident caused the full closure of the interstate, until temporary repairs could be made to the bridge. Work crews were able to safely re-open the interstate by that same night.  

Upcoming traffic changes are a part of permanent repairs to this bridge, which are estimated to cost more than $750,000, and includes replacing a bridge beam that is more than 120 feet long.

Detours will be well marked. Motorists are advised to slow down and follow posted detour signs. Motorists may also want to plan ahead and add some extra time to their drive.

The planned schedule and detours are below. A ramp closure detour map is also attached.

 

Partial I-95 Closure

Northbound I-95 Closed at S.R. 528

·         Tuesday, April 30, 8 p.m.to 6 a.m. and Wednesday, May 1, 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. -- Complete

Lane Closures

Eastbound S.R. 528, west of I-95

  • Wednesday, May 22 and Thursday, May 23, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Ø  Single lane closures on eastbound S.R. 528 beginning west of the I-95 interchange to install and remove a temporary barrier wall and place temporary striping.

Northbound I-95 at the S.R. 528 Interchange

  • Sunday, May 5 Friday, May 10 and Sunday, May 19Thursday, May 23, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Ø  Single and double lane closures for emergency repairs.

Ramp Closures

 

Eastbound S.R. 528 to northbound I-95 continuous ramp closure

  • Monday, April 29, for approximately four weeks.     

Ø  Drivers looking to head northbound on I-95 from eastbound S.R. 528 will be directed to continue on S.R. 528 eastbound to the U.S.1 and S.R. 528 interchange where drivers will exit eastbound S.R. 528 to get on northbound U.S.1 to gain access to westbound S.R. 528 to travel back to I-95 where the northbound access ramp will be open. Please see attached, detour route 1.

Southbound I-95 to eastbound S.R. 528 continuous ramp closure

  • Monday, April 29, for approximately four weeks.     

Ø  Drivers looking to head eastbound on S.R. 528 should take Exit 202 (S.R. 524 eastbound) to Industry Road where access to eastbound S.R. 528 will be open. Please see attached, detour route 2.

 Northbound I-95 to westbound S.R. 528 multiple, nightly ramp closures

·         Sunday, May 5-Friday, May 10 and Monday, May 13 through Friday, May 17 and Sunday, May 19 – Thursday, May 23, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

·      Drivers looking to head westbound on S.R. 528 should take Exit 205A (S.R. 528 eastbound) to the U.S. 1 and S.R. 528 interchange where drivers will exit eastbound S.R. 528 to get on northbound U.S.1 to gain access to westbound S.R. 528.

 

Please note schedules may change due to weather or other circumstances. Electronic message boards and other signage will help to direct motorists.

 

Media inquiries should be directed to the FDOT Communications Office at d5-pio@dot.state.fl.us, or by phone at 386-943-5479.