A key piece in the U.S. 92 corridor pedestrian improvements was placed in mid-August. The $3.9 million pedestrian bridge was set by workers. The bridge weighs 340,000 lbs.
The pedestrian bridge will allow safe access across the highway, part of the Daytona Beach gateway.
The pedestrian bridge is part of a larger, $17.2 million project that includes upgrading an intersection, replacing sidewalks, and adding landscaping, lighting, fencing, and bridge treatments.
The project was advanced based upon the high priority Volusia County has placed on pedestrian and bicycle safety.
Also, as development occurs on the International Speedway Boulevard corridor and it becomes more of a year-round tourist venue, it is important to improve the environment on FDOT right-of-way for the current and the anticipated increase in users—including wider sidewalks. The sidewalks along the 1.38 mile project limits will be widened from five feet to 12 feet.
The pedestrian bridge is expected to open for foot traffic before Thanksgiving, and the project should be wrapped up in early 2016.