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UPDATE: Andrews Ave Bridge Maintenance to Affect Downtown Fort Lauderdale Traffic
- New work hours to allow 6 hours of boat traffic between the FEC RR Bridge and the Andrews Ave Bridge -

DATE: February 8, 2017
MEDIA CONTACT: Anh Ton, Director 
PHONE: 954-357-6045

UPDATE: February 13, 2017

BROWARD COUNTY, FL - The Highway and Bridge Maintenance Division (HBMD) will be performing bridge maintenance at the Andrews Avenue Bridge over the New River in Fort Lauderdale beginning on Saturday, February 11, 2017, and concluding on or before Thursday, February 23, 2017, barring unforeseen conditions or weather delays. The purpose of this project is to complete planned bridge maintenance, replace pedestrian gate equipment, and install an underwater conduit.  The new 24 inch conduit will be placed below the bottom of and across the New River adjacent to the bridge on the east side.  Construction activities include: excavating, installing underwater pipe, installing pedestrian gate equipment, and welding.

Traffic impacts during construction:

  • One of two northbound lanes on Andrews Avenue Bridge over the New River will be temporarily closed February 13-15 and February 20-21, 2017, 9AM - 4PM
  • The sole eastbound lane of South New River Drive on the south side of the New River may be temporarily closed on February 10, 16, and 23, 2017. Parking along South New River Drive may be temporarily unavailable during this time
  • New Hours: The New River will be closed to normal boat traffic at the bridge February 11-21, 2017, 11PM - 8:30AM, and 11:30AM - 8PM
  • Andrews Avenue from SE 5th Street to Las Olas Boulevard will be closed from February 22-23, 9PM - 6AM and traffic will be detoured to SE 3rd Avenue
NOTE: Variable message signs will be posted to warn affected motorists and pedestrians.

Project Manager Manager Harry Diaz, P.E. can be reached at 954-577-4631, 954-931-9067 or You can also call the Highway and Bridge Maintenance Division at 954-357-6040 for more information.

We appreciate your patience as we complete this necessary bridge maintenance.

About Highway and Bridge Maintenance Division     
The Highway and Bridge Maintenance Division is responsible for the maintenance and construction of County road and highway projects, curbs and gutters, guardrails, rights-of-ways, sidewalks, storm water systems, streets, swales and trees, and mosquito control. Staff resources are available for 24-hour emergency services. Call 954-357-6040 for more information.

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