Boynton bridges to get preventative work before replacement project


Boynton Beach will pay about $50,000 to repair nine bridges, most of which were built in the 1950s and are near the end of their expected service lives.

Work is expected to startin June and will last about one month, said Jeff Livergood, the city’s director of public works and engineering.

READ: Closures coming for $1 million update to Boynton, Ocean Ridge bridge

The need for repairs was found by the state’s Department of Transportation. FDOT inspects all city-maintained bridges yearly. These recommended repairs are from 2015 and 2016 reports, according to city documents.

City officials earlier this month chose Delray Beach-based Con Tech Building Corporation to do the work for $46,596 with a $4,660 contingency, making the total $51,256.

“Much of the work involves repair of concrete,” said Livergood. “There are no structural failures.”

It’s preventative maintenance, he added.

The city plans on starting a bridge-replacement program in 2021 or 2022. A bridge that is 50-plus years old will be replaced each year for seven years.

The bridges to be repaired are:

  • Coral Drive, just north of Boynton Beach Boulevard and east of Old Boynton Road (50-plus)
  • Venice Drive, immediately west of Coral (50-plus)
  • South Diane Drive, which is south of Southwest 23rd Avenue and east of Interstate 95 (50-plus)
  • Mission Hill Road, which connects to Diane Drive (50-plus)
  • South Lake Drive, which is immediately east of Diane Drive (50-plus)
  • Gateway Blvd (westbound and east bound)
  • Quantum Boulevard, south of Miner Road and east of Congress Avenue
  • Southwest 22nd Way (50-plus)
  • West Ocean Drive (50-plus)

Bridges will not be closed as crew make repairs. However, lanes could be closed if necessary, Livergood said.

This work is not to be confused with FDOT’s work at the Ocean Avenue bridge . The $1 million project on that bridge started in April. Crews are repainting it, and are expected to finish by the fall. Work is affecting traffic because crews are able to close one lane in each direction from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Sunday.



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