May 23, 2020

The Florida Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin the design phase for a new pedestrian bridge on U.S. 1 at Founders Park.

This design-build project will cost an estimated $4.68 million and take about two years to complete, weather permitting.

The work to be performed includes installing a pedestrian bridge at Founders Park, relocating utilities, realigning the path along the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail, widening the shoulders, constructing concrete barrier walls, installing a sidewalk along Old Highway from the pedestrian bridge to Treasure Village Montessori.

To perform this work safely, it will be necessary to shift travel lanes at times to minimize construction-related impacts.