Detours Announced for Brightline Connector Bridge Project Now Underway at I-95 in Brevard County

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heaviest of the beams used in construction weigh 146,000 pounds

Brightline is working to complete a key connection in expanding high-speed rail in the state of Florida with installation of a rail bridge over Interstate 95 in Brevard County.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brightline is working to complete a key connection in expanding high-speed rail in the state of Florida with installation of a rail bridge over Interstate 95 in Brevard County.

The bridge, spanning 573 feet, and located along the corridor between Cocoa and Orlando International Airport will mark the first time Brightline constructs a bridge over an interstate.

The bridge will be constructed in four spans requiring overnight detours of SR528 and I-95 ramps and the southbound and northbound lanes of I-95.

Bridge work began at 10 p.m. Monday, June 28, and is expected to be completed in late-July.Brightline will use a combination of four different cranes, ranging in size from 275 to 800 ton lifting capacity, to lift the 24 steel beams.

The heaviest of the beams weigh in at 146,000 lbs., equivalent to two fully loaded tractor trailers.

Details and detour information is available on the Brightline website and below.

LANE and RAMP CLOSURES

Northbound and Southbound I-95 at the Beachline Expressway/SR 528 Interchange (Exit 205)

• Day-time single lane closure, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Friday, July 30.

Eastbound Beachline Expressway/SR 528 exit ramp to southbound I-95 (Exit 42A):

Night-time full ramp closure.

• 10 p.m., Tuesday, June 29.

• 10 p.m., Tuesday, June 29 to 5 a.m., Wednesday, June 30.

• 10 p.m., Wednesday, June 30 to 5 a.m., Thursday, July 1.

• 10 p.m., Thursday, July 1 to 5 a.m., Friday, July 2. (If necessary, to complete the work)

Detour Information:

Eastbound SR 528 traffic wishing to access southbound I-95 will be directed to I-95 northbound (Exit 42B), traffic will then be directed to SR 528 westbound (Exit 205B) and travel west on SR 528 to access southbound I-95 (Exit 42A).

Northbound I-95 ramp to access Eastbound SR-528

Night-time full ramp closure.

• 10 p.m., Tuesday, July 6 to 5 a.m., Wednesday, July 7.

• 10 p.m., Wednesday, July 7 to 5 a.m., Thursday, July 8.

• 10 p.m., Thursday, July 8 to 5 a.m., Friday, July 9. (If necessary, to complete the work)

Detour Information:

Northbound I-95 traffic will be directed to exit early at SR 524 (Exit 202), travel east on SR 524 for approximately three miles and travel north on Industry Rd. to access eastbound SR 528.

Northbound I-95 at the Beachline Expressway/SR 528 Interchange .

Night-time full road closure.

• 10 p.m., Thursday, July 8 to 5 a.m., Friday, July 9.

• 10 p.m., Friday, July 9 to 5 a.m., Saturday, July 10.

• 10 p.m., Saturday, July 10 to 5 a.m., Sunday, July 11.

• 10 p.m., Monday, July 12 to 5 a.m., Tuesday, July 13 (If necessary, to complete the work)

Detour Information:

Northbound I-95 traffic will be directed to exit early at SR 524 (Exit 202), travel east on SR 524 for approximately three miles, travel north on Industry Rd. to westbound SR 528 and travel west on SR 528 for approximately three miles to access northbound I-95 (Exit 42).

Westbound Beachline Expressway/SR 528 exit ramp to southbound I-95 (Exit 42A):

Night-time full ramp closure.

• 10 p.m., Monday, July 12 to 5 a.m., Tuesday, July 13.

• 10 p.m., Tuesday, July 13 to 5 a.m., Wednesday, July 14.

• 10 p.m., Wednesday, July 14 to 5 a.m., Thursday, July 15.

• 10 p.m., Thursday, July 15 to 5 a.m., Friday, July 16.

• 10 p.m., Friday, July 16 to 5 a.m., Saturday, July 17. (If necessary, to complete the work)

Detour Information:

Westbound SR 528 traffic wishing to access southbound I-95 will be directed to exit early at Clearlake Rd./Industry Rd. (Exit 45A), travel south on Industry Rd.to Clearlake Rd./SR 524 and travel west on Clearlake Rd. approximately three miles to access southbound I-95.

Southbound I-95 at the Beachline Expressway/SR 528 Interchange

Night-time full road closure.

• 10 p.m., Monday, July 12 to 5 a.m., Tuesday, July 13.

• 10 p.m., Tuesday, July 13 to 5 a.m., Wednesday, July 14.

• 10 p.m., Wednesday, July 14 to 5 a.m., Thursday, July 15.

• 10 p.m., Thursday, July 15 to 5 a.m., Thursday, July 16.

• 10 p.m., Friday, July 16 to 5 a.m., Saturday, July 17. (If necessary, to complete the work)

Detour Information:

Southbound I-95 traffic will be directed to exit at eastbound SR 528 (Exit 205-A), travel east on SR 528 for approximately three miles to Industry Rd. (Exit 45), travel south on Industry Rd. to Clearlake Rd./SR 524 and travel east on Clearlake Rd./SR 524 for approximately three miles to access southbound I-95.