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Park Boulevard Bridge now open

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Update: The repairs on the Park Boulevard Bridge have been completed and the bridge is now open!

BELLEAIR BEACH – A 30-day closure of the Park Boulevard Bridge for upgrades will not take place until late September, at the earliest.

Richard Coates, director of transportation and stormwater for the Pinellas County Department of Environment and Infrastructure, told members of the Barrier Islands Government Council July 30 that Seacoast Inc. of Oldsmar would not be able to begin the closure until Sept. 28.

“We had a pre-construction meeting with the contractor last week and the soonest they can be ready to close the bridge is Sept. 28,” said Coates. “I realize that is about a month later than the BIG-C would like to see. Assuming all the preliminary work and foundation work is done, the 30-day clock would start on Sept. 28.”

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