Traffic delays Thursday, Friday in downtown Fort Pierce as construction equipment moves in
Posted on: Friday, April 8th, 2022 | ID: #732


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Brightline’s first qualifying train run through Treasure Coast makes it to Vero Beach

Brightline’s first qualifying train makes it to Vero Beach on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022.

Eric Hasert, Treasure Coast Newspapers

FORT PIERCE — Expect some potential traffic slowdowns Thursday and Friday in the downtown area as equipment and vehicles that are part of construction of the Brightline extension through the city move in, city officials said.

A large crane that will be used to construct a bridge over Moore’s Creek will be mobilized and about 15 “oversized loads” begin arriving Thursday and Friday.

Brightline is a high-speed railroad that is set to connect downtown Miami and Orlando International Airport. 

Testing: Brightline to mark a milestone Tuesday with its first test train through the Treasure Coast

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The equipment travel route is along U.S. 1 south to the Citrus Avenue Bridge from the northern city limits. 

“Traffic will be interrupted on U.S. 1 and Citrus Avenue to allow the trucks to navigate over the Citrus Avenue Bridge and head north on Second Street,” a release states. ”The trucks will continue north through downtown to the King property south of the Second Street Bridge.”

Law enforcement officials and others will help at several intersections.

Additionally, beginning Feb. 21 A.E. Backus Avenue will be closed for about 6 months during construction of an overpass at the area.

Will Greenlee is a breaking news reporter for TCPalm. Follow Will on Twitter @OffTheBeatTweet or reach him by phone at 772-692-8936. E-mail him at will.greenlee@tcpalm.com

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