The project began in March 2007 and is expected to be completed by spring 2010. So far, $72.3 million has been spent on the infrastructure project, which has stayed on schedule and on budget. This past May, the new Belleair Beach Causeway Bridge opened to two-way traffic. The new Causeway has a projected life-span of seventy-five years and features a sleek design with minimal concrete columns for greater aesthetic enjoyment of the scenery.
The full project includes 1.5 miles of “main” bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway, a small relief bridge, an approaching causeway roadway in Belleair Bluffs, new storm drains, retaining walls, sidewalks, bicycle lanes, curbs and gutters, as well as a widened roadway for the comfort of travelers. A tidal wetland will also be added to the project.
For more information on the project and its plans, visit www.belleaircausewaybridge.com