Residents, commuters and the traveling public are advised that on or about February 19, 2019, Atlantic Street, between South State Street and Dock Street under the Metro North Railroad Bridge, will be temporarily closed to allow for concurrent construction operations to continue on Atlantic Street. Rail service delays are not expected and pedestrian access will be maintained under the Atlantic Street Bridge. Motorists are advised to follow detour signs and to allow for extra travel time.
During this closure, Atlantic Street will be widened, the new bridge abutments will be constructed, and the bridge superstructure will be assembled on the southern side of the existing bridge on Atlantic Street. The replacement bridge will be rolled into place from June 28-July 7, 2019. The new, wider bridge will accommodate a new Track #7 for dedicated local train service. In addition, Atlantic Street under the bridge will be widen to accommodate 3 southbound and 3 northbound lanes and lowered to increase the vertical clearance under the bridge to 14’6” to better accommodate commercial and emergency vehicles. It is expected that on/about September 8, 2019, all roads will re-open.