“The overall project will include replacement of the bridge, work on the retaining wall along northbound South Dixie Drive, a barrier wall and a vandal fence,” according to city officials.
The city stated in a release that the art will integrate seamlessly into the new bridge and will create a signature entry feature for the city, reflecting the artistry of the trolley cars which once traveled the Dixie corridor and the designs on the historic cash registers showcased at nearby Carillon Park.
“Rather than reconstructing another unremarkable concrete bridge structure with utilitarian chain-link fence, we collaborated with our CitySites Public Art Program to seek an artist who designed a one-of-a-kind public art installation,” said Community Information Manager, Stacy Schweikhart.
During the construction of the project the following traffic routes will be in effect:
• Schantz Avenue will be closed at the bridge.
• Access to South Dixie Highway will be detoured using South Patterson Boulevard, Crauder Avenue, and Sacramento Avenue.
• Two-way traffic on South Dixie Highway will be maintained, though, reduced from two lanes to one lane in each direction.
• Northbound traffic will not able to turn left at Mayo Avenue, Carrollton Avenue, Prosser Avenue, nor Calvary Drive.
• Signs will be posted on Schantz Avenue and South Dixie Highway in advance of construction to notify the traveling public.
• Drivers are encouraged to use alternative routes during peak traffic hours to avoid possible delays.
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