The Fuller Warren Bridge Expansion ProjectDecember 11, 2013 276 comments Print Article
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) recently announced out of the blue that they'd like to spend $136 million to widen the Fuller Warren Bridge. Here is a look at what the FDOT has been quietly cooking up.
Plans show an eight lane Fuller Warren Bridge with additional lanes for ramps and merging traffic between Five Points' Park Street and the Southbank's Palm Avenue. Despite the opportunity, plans indicate that a bicycle and pedestrian connection between Riverside's Five Points and the Southbank/San Marco area will not be included.
Pittsburgh's Fort Duquesne Bridge (I-279) over the Allegheny River includes a pedestrian walkway. If FDOT continues to move forward with this project, should something like this be considered for the nation's third most deadly city for cyclist and pedestrians?
Once the project reaches the Southbank, it will feed into a section of I-95 currently being expanded as a part of the $200 million Overland Bridge project. Click here to learn more about the Overland Bridge project.
Traveling southbound, I-95 drivers who wish to access Atlantic Boulevard and Philips Highway, will exit in the vicinity of the Main Street Bridge. Main Street Bridge drivers headed to southbound I-95 will no longer be able to access Hendricks Avenue.
Project update by Ennis Davis, AICP. Contact Ennis at firstname.lastname@example.org