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The Crescent Beach Bridge over the Matanzas River on State Road 206 will undergo repairs and rehabilitation starting in July, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.

According to a FDOT release, the $606,000 project is scheduled to begin in mid-July and be complete in spring 2018, weather or unforeseen circumstances permitting. KVK Contracting Inc. is the contractor.

The project includes spot painting of the drawbridge’s structural steel and bearings and miscellaneous steel repairs.

Construction will occur seven days a week with southbound and northbound lane closures scheduled 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Flaggers will be in place to direct traffic around the closures. No lane closures are allowed on the two-way bridge during peak traffic hours or during holidays or special events.

Full bridge closures and detours are not anticipated at this time, however, it may occur in a later construction phase. Marine traffic may be restricted to a single drawbridge span opening and the United States Coast Guard will send out notification when these occur.

For more information regarding construction projects, visit or call 831-FDOT.