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Four Bridges on Island Way to be Replaced

Four bridges on Island Estates have experienced significant deterioration and were scheduled for replacement. Two bridges are on Island Way (between Skiff Point and Palm Island SE), and two are on Harbor Passage (from Island Way to Snug Island and also Harbor Island).

Minor repairs were made to five additional bridges. Island Way residents can expect traffic to be maintained during this process. Project costs are $3.6 million. Construction began in 2015 and is expected to last through April 2017.

Construction Update as of Sept. 12, 2016:

Work on the Island Estates Bridge reconstruction project is spread between two locations. Both locations (Harbor Passage and Island Way) are within the time frame established by the Engineer of Record and the schedule provided by the contractor.

  • Harbor Passage East Bridge
    • Installation of the guard rail is complete.
    • Phase 1 is complete; traffic has shifted onto the south side of the bridge.
    • Geotechnical borings for the drilled shaft locations have been completed.
    • Phase II of the drilled shaft foundations is complete.
    • Demolition of the bridge is complete.
    • Seawall installation has begun. 
  • Harbor Passage West Bridge
    • Installation of the guard rail is complete.
    • Phase 1 is complete; traffic has shifted onto the north side of the bridge.
    • Phase 2 will commence once completion of the Phase 1 drilled shafts on Island Way.
    • Geotechnical borings for the drilled shaft locations have been completed.
    • Drilled shafts are complete.
  • Island Way Bridges
    • Installation of the drilled shafts, water main offsets, and seawall installation are complete.
    • Pre-stressed deck slabs have been installed.
    • Forming and pouring of the bridge deck is complete.
    • Northbound approach slabs as well as northbound barrier walls have been formed and poured.
    • Northbound transitions and approach slabs are formed.
    • Traffic pattern has shifted onto the western bridge.
    • Expect geotechnical borings to commence shortly on the eastern bridge.

For questions about this or other construction projects in the city of Clearwater, contact the Engineering Department at (727) 562-4750.