Just a quick heads up on the Mid-Bay Bridge for all of you late night drivers. The bridge will be closed to all traffic from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30 as workers continue permanent repairs. Drivers will have to use alternative routes during the temporary nighttime closures.
🔧The repairs to the post-tensioning tendons, which are prestressed steel cables inside the bridge that reinforce concrete, are expected to be complete fall 2019.
🚘Traffic on the bridge will remain limited to two-axle vehicles including cars, trucks, SUVs, school buses and limited EMS and first responder equipment only. Semi-trucks and commercial vehicles will be required to use alternate routes until permanent repairs to the Mid-Bay Bridge are complete. Variable message boards will be placed on both ends of the bridge to alert drivers about the temporary restrictions.
Other Shutdown news…
✋A gas line rupture
at the site of the new Murphy USA gas station caused the closure of the Hurlburt Road and Beal Parkway intersection Wednesday afternoon. Thankfully, our friends at Okaloosa Gas were on top of the situation and got it repaired very quickly! [Click to read
🔌Shalimar woke up to no power
after an equipment failure at a substation on Museum Drive and I woke up to seeing posts about Shalimar having no power! According to the Northwest Florida Daily News, power was restored after nearly 12 hours to approximately 5,000 residents Wednesday. Many residents ended up hitting Denny’s for breakfast while ERA American Real Estate (whose headquarters in in Shalimar) decided to make Joe & Eddie’s their office! [Click to read