On May 23, 2022, The Florida Department of Transportation(FDOT) has planned construction that will close the Sheridan Street Bridge over the Intracoastal in Hollywood, Florida. This temporary closure will last approximately 3 months, which would mean the bridge will not re-open to vehicular or pedestrian traffic until the end of August 2022.
The bridge and road closure is necessary to allow for improvements and repairs. These improvements will increase public safety and bicycle access on the bridge. The FDOT will take the lead in minimizing traffic impacts from this closure. We hope the State of Florida will work with local city government to make access to the beach as easy as possible through the two other nearest bridges:
- Dania Beach Blvd. to the North
- Hollywood Blvd. to the South
Project improvements include installing bicycle-friendly / anti-slip walking plates along the moveable spans, removing the existing curb and adding a 4-foot traffic railing between the sidewalk and roadway, removing and replacing the outer pedestrian railing, adding new pedestrian gates in each direction, renovating the existing tender house, upgrading electrical and mechanical components, and access platforms on the bridge
While there is never a good time to close a road for repairs at least it is being scheduled for after the primary winter tourist season and spring break. Let’s hope the FDOT delays by one week so that we have the bridge open for Memorial Day weekend. 4th of July and Hurricane season may still be impacted by the closure but hopefully we can wish for a peaceful storm season.