5TH STREET BRIDGE REPLACEMENT DESIGN PROJECT
The existing 5th Street Bridge over Yacht Club Cut was constructed in 1965 and consists of two 9-foot travel lanes with no shoulders. As the bridge is nearing the end of its anticipated service life, the City of New Smyrna Beach has begun the process of designing a replacement bridge in the same location.
The proposed bridge will have two 9-foot lanes and 2-foot, 6-inch shoulders with 1-foot, 4-inch concrete barriers along each side of the bridge. The anticipated bridge length will be a single 35-foot span. The design also will include reconstruction of the roadway approaches, embankment, and drainage improvements.
The design calls for construction of a temporary bridge just south of the existing bridge. This temporary bridge will allow continued two-way traffic to access the Smyrna Yacht Club and the Yacht Club Island Estates subdivision during construction.
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IN THE DESIGN PROCESS
The design project is scheduled to be completed in Fall 2019, and will include two public meetings for residents, property owners, and other interested parties to learn more about the project and provide input. The first public meeting will be held Thursday, November 1, 2018, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Smyrna Yacht Club (1201 S Riverside Drive).
The meeting will be an open house during which attendees will be able to view a looping PowerPoint presentation and exhibits, and speak with project team members about the project. Members of the public will have an opportunity to provide verbal and written comments. The second meeting will be held in Spring 2019. Construction is expected to begin in Fall 2021.
For more information, please contact:
Ms. Amanda Woods, P.E.
Consultant Project Manager
Mr. Kyle Fegley, P.E.