This project involves removal and replacement of the Barracuda Bridge in New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County. The original bridge was built in 1965, and The City of New Smyrna Beach has contracted with the FDOT to construct a new bridge.
The Barracuda Bridge is closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic.
Barracuda Boulevard, including the Barracuda Bridge, is closed from The Middle Way to Quay Assisi in New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County. This stretch of Barracuda Boulevard will remain closed until project completion, which is estimated to be Summer 2024. Motorists and pedestrians wishing to access the Marine Discovery Center and properties on Quay Assisi and adjacent side streets will be directed through a temporary detour route along Quay Assisi and North Causeway.
Watercraft access will be maintained during construction of the new Barracuda Bridge. However, there will be brief instances in which marine traffic access will be limited in the work zone for safety purposes. During these short closures, boaters are encouraged to use the channel below North Causeway to access Indian River North.