Flyover construction continues during spring break

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BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The 23rd Street flyover project has been underway since January 2016 and will continue to be for the coming months.

"The main thing we're working on right now for the 23rd Street flyover is the main deck pour of concrete. You'll be seeing that work going on. Also one of the things that we're working on over here is our wall construction, that's going to be the major base for the part of the flyover as it reaches the Hathaway Bridge," Florida Department of Transportation Spokesperson Ian Satter said.

Construction will continue during high traffic seasons like spring break and in the summer, but with some adjustments.

"One of the things we're doing during spring break is actually having work continue here at the 23rd Street flyover, however, there will be no roadwork that requires lane closures. The stoplight that is here right now will cease to exist once the flyover is finished as well as the ability for the rail line, for the train to move back and forth without stopping traffic here on [Highway] 98 and 23rd street," Satter said.

The project is scheduled to wrap up by the end of 2019.