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.
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Tuesday, June 1 Old New York Avenue at Shell Road will be closed to through traffic. This closure will be in place until the bridge construction is complete.
Motorists can continue to access local businesses and residences via Old New York Avenue but the connecting loop to State Road (S.R.) 44/Ed Stone Park will be closed. The Old New York Avenue loop closure will become permanent for the construction of the new S.R. 44 bridge foundation (please see map).
Those wishing to access Ed Stone Park are encouraged to use the north entrance off S.R. 44. Motorists may continue straight on Old New York Avenue under a low clearance bridge to access Ed Stone Park and local businesses but are advised to pay special attention to the 10-foot-11 inch bridge clearance (please see map).