Traffic Alert: Road Closures In Hollywood Continue

July 28, 2022

The Sheridan Street Bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway is fully closed for approximately 90 days. Eastbound traffic will be detoured via US-1, Hollywood Boulevard or Dania Beach Boulevard. Westbound traffic is being detoured via State Road A1A, Hollywood Boulevard or Dania Beach Boulevard. Access to local traffic and the Anne Kolb Nature Center will be maintained at all times via eastbound State Road 822/ Sheridan Street before the bridge. Pedestrian access is also detoured.

Project improvements include installing Bicycle-Friendly/Anti-Slip Walking Plates along the bridge’s moveable spans, removing existing curb and adding a 32-inch traffic barrier between the sidewalk and roadway, removing and replacing the outer pedestrian railing, adding new Pedestrian gates in each direction, renovating the existing tender house, upgrading electrical and mechanical components and access platforms on the bridge. The vertical clearance across both spans will be reduced by 5-feet for the installation of a containment system for the duration of the project. Bridge opening times for Marine traffic will be impacted through September 2022. The temporary bridge opening schedule is, as follows:

Daily, between 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. - One side of the bridge will open on the quarter hour and three-quarter hour. Boaters needing a full opening should provide 4-hours of advanced notice.

Sunday-Fridays, between 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. - The bridge will be closed. Boaters needing a full opening should provide 24-hours of advanced notice. Full openings are available only between 12:00 a.m. Midnight and 1:00 a.m.

Friday-Sunday, between 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. - Single-leaf openings will be provided on the quarter and three quarter hour. A full opening will not be provided during this time.

These timing adjustments are needed in order to complete operations during the full bridge closure, which also began on Monday, June 13th, 2022 through September 2022, weather and unforeseen conditions permitting. This work is part of the State Road 822/Sheridan Street Bridge Rehabilitation Project, the estimated completion date is Late 2022.

Utility Work Underway
As part of the Utility Improvement Project, City contractor Man Con is working on North 26th Avenue between Taft Street and Sheridan Street. Crews will be installing approximately 5,900 linear feet of new water lines, 1,300 linear feet of drainage pipes and 2,200 linear feet of Exfiltration Trenches. Upon completion of this work, the roadway will be resurfaced & striped. Motorists should seek an alternate route around this full roadway closure to avoid delays. Flagmen will be in place to reroute Local/Residential traffic. Driveway and Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the Improvement Project. In general, workers will be on-site between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. daily, with construction taking place 5-days a week, weather permitting. This Improvement Project is expected to be completed by mid-November.

Temporary Roadway and Sidewalk Closures
City of Hollywood Contractor MBR Construction is completing a new concrete sidewalk installation along the north side of Johnson Street in this area. It will be closed to Vehicular and Pedestrian traffic, therefore it is recommended to seek an alternate route during construction. In general, the workers will be on-site between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. They will reopen the travel lane when they finish work every day at approximately 4:00 p.m., but the sidewalk will remain closed at all times until the project has been completed.

One Lane Closed on Sheridan Street Turnpike Overpass For Emergency Repair
One eastbound lane on the Sheridan Street Turnpike Overpass in the City of Hollywood is closed to Vehicular traffic due to a truck that hit the underside of the overpass causing significant damage to the structure. The truck was carrying heavy construction equipment while traveling northbound on the Florida Turnpike. One eastbound lane will remain open and the westbound lanes were not affected.
Broward County and the Florida Department of Transportation are working together to evaluate and repair the damage.

The County is helping to reduce traffic congestion in that area by synchronizing the traffic lights to maximize the flow of traffic. Drivers are encouraged to seek an alternate route until all of the repairs have been completed.