INDIAN SHORES — Pinellas County is planning to upgrade the Park Boulevard Bridge, which leads to the beaches at Indian Shores and Redington Shores. The project is expected to begin this June to reduce the impact on the tourist season. Due to the nature of the work, the bridge will be closed in both directions for a maximum of 30 days.
Indian Rocks Causeway and Tom Stuart Causeway bridges will be used as the detour routes, and signs will be in place to give motorists ample detour information. While this construction will be an inconvenience for travelers during the closure, the project will improve the roadway bridge for many years to come.
Constructed in 1979, the Park Boulevard Bridge connects mainland south and central Pinellas County with the barrier islands at Indian Shores and Redington Shores. A history of mechanical failures has prompted the county to replace the primary reducer, motor brake and adjust the air buffer mechanisms of the bridge mechanics.
Residents can visit the www.pinellascounty.org/roadwork.htm for more information.
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