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Crescent Beach Bridge (SR 206) to close Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with 20-mile detour

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announces that the Crescent Beach Bridge (SR 206) will be closed September 24, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with 20-mile detour.

Please avoid SR 206 between US1 and A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway (A1A) in St. Augustine this Friday as the bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) will be closed.

The Crescent Beach Bridge on State Road 206 will be closed from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Friday, September 24th. During this time, all traffic will be detoured approximately 20 miles across the Matanzas River using the Mickler-O'Connell Bridge on SR 312.

The closure on Friday, September 24th is the first of up to 15 days the bridge can be closed during the ongoing FDOT bridge-painting project and is necessary so crews can remove the old paint from parts of the bridge only accessible when the bridge is up. This is a change from the earlier schedule which would have closed the bridge Thursday night through Friday morning. The remaining bridge closure schedule is undetermined at this time.

Message signs are in place to warn motorists of the closure and 20-mile detour. Signs will also be placed along the detour route to direct motorists during the detour.

Coastal Marine Construction Inc. of Venice, began work in February and should be completed by late 2010 or early 2011, barring unforeseen conditions such as bad weather.

For additional information regarding this project, contact the Public Information Office at 800-475-0044 or  For information about FDOT projects around Northeast Florida, visit

Barbara Jenness takes joy in assisting people in buying or selling their home or land in northeast Florida (St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra,  and Jacksonville). She is a community activist and leader serving as President of Friends of A1A 2008-2010, Past President of Scenic & Historic A1A in St. Johns County for over 10 years, and past vice-president of Vilano Beach Main Street (North Shores Improvement Association). She is a past president for WCR in St. Augustine and a member of South Ponte Vedra Civic Association, Porpoise Point, Serenata Beach Club, and Palencia. She founded and is a Past President of the St. Augustine Regional Council (StAR Council) to promote the St. Augustine area to individuals outside the region.

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Comment balloon 1 commentBarbara Jenness • September 21 2010 01:14PM


Thanks for the reminder..I forgot until I saw this post.

Posted by Beth Ruggeri (Watson Realty) almost 9 years ago