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Four Bridges on Island Way to be Replaced

Four bridges on Island Estates have experienced significant deterioration and were scheduled for replacement. Two bridges are on Island Way (between Skiff Point and Palm Island SE), and two are on Harbor Passage (from Island Way to Snug Island and also Harbor Island).

Minor repairs were made to five additional bridges. Island Way residents can expect traffic to be maintained during this process. Project costs are $3.6 million. Construction began in 2015 and is expected to last through April 2017.

Construction Update as of May 11, 2016:

The construction activities have ramped up on the Island Estates Bridges. The reason for the delay at this location was a change to the foundation (one less drilled shaft) made possible by diverting all traffic to one bridge, rather than building one lane at a time on both structures. Geotechnical samples have been taken and the foundation revised.

  • Harbor Passage East Bridge
  • Installation of the guard rail is complete.
  • Phase 1 is complete; traffic has shifted onto the south side of the bridge.
  • Temporary approach slab transitions are in place. Expect the final asphalt product to be much smoother once phase 2 is complete.
  • Phase 2 will commence once completion of the Phase 1 drilled shafts on Island Way.
  • Harbor Passage West Bridge
  • Installation of the guard rail is complete.
  • Phase 1 is complete; traffic has shifted onto the north side of the bridge.
  • Temporary approach slab transitions are in place. Expect the final asphalt product to be much smoother once Phase 2 is complete.
  • Phase 2 will commence once completion of the Phase 1 drilled shafts on Island Way.
  • Island Way Bridges
  • Northbound bridge is closed for replacement. Traffic has been shifted onto the southbound bridge. Expect demolition of the northbound bridge to begin shortly.
  • Geotechnical results for the modified foundation layout have been reviewed, and shaft lengths have been determined.
  • Northbound bridge section has been demolished in the areas of the new foundation supports.
  • Drilling of the foundation piers has begun.

For questions about this or other construction projects in the city of Clearwater, contact the Engineering Department at (727) 562-4750.