This project was final accepted on July 3, 2019.
To improve the water circulation and quality in Old Tampa Bay and restore tidal flows to the northeast portion of the Bay, the Florida Department of Transportation constructed a new bridge on SR 60 (Courtney Campbell Causeway), west of Ben T. Davis Beach. No bridge previously existed in this section of the causeway. The design portion of this design-build project began in October 2017 and construction began in January 2018. SR 60 and the pedestrian/bicycle trail remained open for use during construction.
Both directions of traffic and the pedestrian trail were shifted to the northern portion of the new bridge in September 2018. The pedestrian trail was shifted to its final alignment on the southern portion of the bridge on March 23, 2019. Eastbound motor vehicle traffic was shifted to the south side of the bridge on April 2, 2019.
North and south dam removal was completed on November 15, 2018 to allow full tidal flow through the new channel.
- There are no closures at this time.