Jacksonville’s Main Street Bridge will be shut down this weekend for repairs, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.
The closure was originally planned for last weekend, but the threat of rain caused the contractor to postpone the work.
The shutdown, weather permitting, will start at 6:30 p.m. Friday and end at 6 a.m. Sunday, as improvements are made to the span’s mechanical, electrical and structural systems. Contractors will sandblast and paint structural portions of the bridge and install electrical system components.
Both vehicular and pedestrian traffic will be detoured to the Acosta Bridge, with signs to direct traffic through the detour. Boaters will not be impacted by the closure.
The Main Street Bridge improvements include replacement of major mechanical components and the electrical control system, as well as new traffic and sidewalk gates and upgrades to the control house. The $10.7 million contract is expected to be completed next spring.