Jupiter’s US 1 Bridge Replacement Project Update
Please see (below) the attached from FDOT Community Outreach Specialist, Angel Gardner. The existing four lane SR-5/US-1 Federal Highway Bridge over the Loxahatchee River/Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW), constructed in 1958 and includes a 116-ft twin double-leaf bascule span over the main channel, is to be replaced due to a combination of structural deficiencies and functional obsolescence. This is a very comprehensive package of what is going to happen. In brief, the latest news on Jupiter’s US1 Bridge Replacement Project by FDOT Southeast Florida.
The design plans for replacement of the US 1 bridge are close to being finalized, and a contractor will be chosen this spring. The first phase of construction, beginning in the summer of 2021, will be a series of intersection improvements along the planned detour routes. Intersections that will be improved include Indiantown Road and Alternate A1A, Indiantown Road and US 1 and Alternate A1A and US 1.
The temporary detour for the bridge construction will begin in the spring of 2023 and will last approximately 20 months. Construction is scheduled to be complete in mid-2025. When a contractor is chosen, certain phases of the construction may be modified.
Testing of some of the construction methods started in December, so residents may see equipment adjacent to the bridge. This activity is not directly related to the bridge replacement project but is in preparation for it.