Electronic signs on Main Street at Eton Drive and near the dog park reflect a new end date — Oct. 10 — for the temporary, construction-triggered closure of the busy arterial roadway. Access to all businesses remains open.
The extra week will give crews on the $3.5 million county project more time to complete the road realignment and pave approaches to the new bridge across Santa Rosa Creek, which is to carry traffic as soon as the closure ends. Workers also are constructing support structures, such as wing walls and retaining walls.
Once the new bridge opens, Souza Construction’s work in the area will continue, according to resident engineer Michael Boyce. So occasionally through the end of November, travel may be single-lane, with flaggers directing alternating flows of traffic, for instance when crews stripe the pavement and install guardrails. After that, he said, landscaping and other remaining tasks on the project shouldn’t affect traffic.
Current detours take most vehicles, especially big trucks, to Cambria Drive to get to Main Street (although locals can get there via Eton and/or Burton Drive). Santa Rosa Creek Road remains open from the East Village side, and school bus schedules have been adjusted during the closure.