PORT ST. LUCIE – Boaters are now able to use the main channel of the North Fork of the St. Lucie River without restrictions related to the Crosstown Extension bridge project.
The contractor removed the height restrictions on the channel in the North Fork on Friday, March 30 and has cleared the waterway providing 60’ of horizontal access. The contractor anticipates removing all temporary trestle from the channel of the waterway by April 12, 2018. The main channel was narrowed for four months with periodic height restrictions due to construction related to the bridge.
The permanent vertical clearance for the new bridge is 22’3” as specified by the U.S Coast Guard and the existing bridge spanning Port St. Lucie Boulevard.
“The contractor is making great progress as the bridge continues from Crosstown Parkway on the west side to the east side and US Highway 1,” said Port St. Lucie City Manager Russ Blackburn. “We appreciated the boaters’ patience as the necessary closures took place.”
Please visit our project website, www.crosstownextension.com for project updates and photos.
The Crosstown Parkway Extension Project will connect the existing Crosstown Parkway with U.S. Highway 1 at Village Green Drive. The project will provide numerous benefits to the community, including providing traffic congestion relief from Port St. Lucie and Prima Vista Boulevards and a new emergency evacuation route. Construction started in early January on roadway, drainage and utility activities. Project completion is anticipated in Fall 2019.
The Crosstown Parkway Extension will provide a 6-lane divided roadway and trailhead, with the bridge being approximately 4,000 feet. It also will serve as a multi-modal transportation alternative with accommodations for automobile, bicycle, pedestrian and public transit.
For more information, please contact Beth Zsoka, Crosstown Parkway Extension Project Public Information Officer by email at email@example.com or phone at 772-871-5176 or Sarah Prohaska, City of Port St. Lucie Public Information Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 772-873-6326.
April 2, 2018