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Project Details
Work Type: Bridge Construction
Phase: Construction
Length: 0.807 miles
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Construction Cost: $44.9 Million
Project Start: Summer 2020
Est. Completion: Late 2023
About

The purpose of this project is to replace the existing State Road (S.R.) 44 bridge over the St. Johns River, also known as the Whitehair Bridge, with a high-level fixed span bridge. During construction, the existing S.R. 44 bridge will remain open for drivers to use while the new bridge is constructed to the south of the existing bridge. After construction, the existing bridge will be removed.

Contact Information
Contractor
Superior Construction Company Southeast, Llc
Communications Team
Britney Jones
(386) 740-3566
Britney.Jones@dot.state.fl.us
Lane Closures
  • Monday through Friday (occasionally Saturday), 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., Old New York Avenue leading to Ed Stone Park under the existing State Road (S.R) 44 bridge will be closed for pile driving. Motorists wishing to access Ed Stone Park will be directed to the north entrance off S.R. 44 by flagging operations and electronic message signs. The Old New York Avenue spur road from S.R. 44 will be open to provide motorists access to local businesses and residences. 

    The Old New York Avenue spur road to State Road (S.R.) 44/Ed Stone Park will be closed outside of scheduled construction hours. During this time, motorists may continue straight on Old New York Avenue under the low clearance bridge to access Ed Stone Park and local businesses, but are encouraged to use the north entrance off S.R. 44.

    Sunday, October 17, 9 p.m. - 7 a.m., single lane closure on eastbound S.R. 44 from near the intersection of County Road (C.R.) 42 to the existing Whitehair bridge over the St. Johns River for barrier wall installation. Flagging operations will be used to direct traffic through the construction zone. Motorists should follow postage signage, avoid distractions, and drive cautiously in work zones. 

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