Daytona Beach, FL-Travel to and from the ocean is going to be a lot more difficult very soon. Work is set to begin on the Orange Ave. Bridge in a few weeks.
The bridge will be shut down for approximately 32 months before it reopens as the new Tom Staed Veterans Memorial Bridge. The new high-level, multi-arch concrete bridge will replace the existing drawbridge, which is more than 50 years old.
Beginning June 6, Orange Avenue/Silver Beach Avenue, including the bridge, will be closed from Peninsula Drive to immediately east of the traffic signal at City Island Parkway. All facilities on City Island, including the Volusia County Courthouse Annex, Jackie Robinson Ballpark and the Daytona Beach Chamber of Commerce/Convention and Amphitheater, will be accessible throughout the project.
This leaves motorists with the chose of the nearby International Speedway Boulevard (U.S. 92) Bridge. A well-signed detour will remain in place until the new bridge opens.
Weekend work may be done upon request and approval by the county.
County officials want to keep residents up to date on the progress of the construction. You can find more information here.
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