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November 2023 Update - 11/2/2023

Monthly Progress Report

Today marks Day 745 of 1515, with approximately 49% completed.

The 90-foot United States Coast Guard-delineated channel is being maintained throughout construction and all boater access will be available during the holiday weekend.

Please note that per ordinance, the contractor can perform large noise activities between the hours of 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The team is very conscious of being good partners to local residents, restaurants and businesses, and do everything they can to avoid driving pile late into the day. However, once the pile program has started, it has to be completed as data is being collected and recorded and can’t be interrupted or delayed until the following day. If there is an issue with equipment or a weather delay, the pile driving can go into the evening – this is the exception, not the norm.

Nighttime work will be taking place within FDOT Right of Way during the month of November. The contractor will not be driving pile at night. FDOT and the project team prioritize being good partners and minimizing construction impacts, please feel free to call or email me if you have any questions, comments or concerns. We anticipate pile driving to be completed by the end of this month, barring any unexpected weather impacts or equipment failures.

Additional information - including updated traffic restrictions and progress photos, are available on the project page. You can also follow along with construction progress via FDOT District 4’s Instagram, X, and Facebook pages.


Bridge Closure Starts March 13, 2023

The bridge will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians for approximately 20 months. Traffic will be detoured to Alternate A1A. Access to adjacent properties and businesses will be maintained. Navigation through the channel will be maintained for marine traffic. Channel restrictions may occur. 

In preparation for the closure, single lane closures in both directions will occur on US 1 between CR A1A and Alternate A1A/Beach Road beginning at 10 p.m. on March 12. In addition, law enforcement will direct traffic at the intersection of US 1 and Alternate A1A beginning at 10 p.m. on March 12.

Please click on the video below for the detour route.

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January 12, 2023

The Florida Department of Transportation offered a progress update presentation to the Village Council during the Council Meeting on January 12th.  You can view the FDOT presentation or listen to it via our Youtube Live Stream. FDOT has scheduled two Open Houses: February 28, 2023 and March 1, 2023. Stay tuned for locations.   FDOT

February 22, 2022

Jupiter US1 Bridge Replacement Project Video

Project Description

The  4.1 mile US 1 Bridge Replacement Project will replace the existing bridge over the Loxahatchee River and Intracoastal Waterway in the Town of Jupiter from CR A1A to CR 707/Beach Road. The replacement bridge will consist of two 11-foot travel lanes, 7-foot bicycle lanes and 8-foot sidewalks in each direction. The new bridge will have up to 42 feet of vertical clearance, and the navigable-channel width will be increased to 125 feet. An intelligent transportation system will be installed to improve traffic flow. Permanent intersection improvements will occur at Alternate A1A and Old Dixie Highway. In addition, there will be minor repairs to the Alternate A1A bridge over the Loxahatchee River. Construction began on October 18, 2021.   

For more information, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Angel Streeter Gardner at 561-886-8773 or angel@valerin-group.com.

 Updated 8/1/2023

Monthly Progress Report

Tuesday, August 1, 2023 marks day 653 of 1458, with 44.79% completed. The project is currently on schedule to open one lane in each direction by Fall 2024, with overall project completion anticipated in Spring 2026. Additional information and progress photos can be found on the project page.

Anticipated Construction Activities for August 2023

Bridge Operations

  • On June 20, 2023, the United States Coast Guard delineated a temporary 90-foot channel which will be in place for approximately 12 months; boater access is being maintained for the life of the project.
  • Production shafts (permanent shafts) on the north side end bent began in July
  • Existing bridge bascules Pier 13 & Pier 14 cofferdams installed with demolition activities ongoing
  • Control house concrete lifts have been completed; roof construction ongoing
  • Approach pier foundation installation ongoing
  • Casting seal slabs for all remaining pile caps
  • After production piles are completed, pile cap footer construction will begin

 Roadway Operations

  • Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) wall construction on the south side end bent to begin in August
  • Drainage operations, signalization, grading and utility work ongoing

Quick Facts

  • Anticipated Completion:  2026
  • Estimated Construction Cost:  $122 Million
  • Bridge Closure Start:  March 2023

Birds eye view of construction

Bridge Construction

US 1 Bridge Replacement Project Open House Recorded Webinar

The Florida Department of Transportation hosted a Construction Open House Webinar regarding the scheduled bridge and roadway improvements on US 1 from CR A1A to CR 707. This webinar will provide an extensive overview of the upcoming bridge replacement project including improvements, traffic impacts, and answers to submitted questions.  

Open house/Webinar Handouts:

Bridge Replacement Map_09-29-21

Please direct all questions to the FDOT - Contact Info:  

  • Bodler Barthelemy, P.E. - FDOT Project Manager
    bodler.barthelemy@dot.state.fl.us or 561-370-1127
  • Andrea Pacini, Community Outreach Manager
    apacini@corradino.com or 561-214-3358