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October 7, 2016 - 2:31 pm Author: Category:

UPDATE: FDOT has released all Brevard causeways are now open with an exception to Peebles Bridge leading into Cocoa Beach.

The following Bridges are open for citizens to re-occupy their residences and businesses;

  •   S. 192 (Melbourne Causeway)
  •   SR 518 (Eau Gallie Causeway)
  •   SR 404 (Pineda Causeway)
  •   SR520 (Hubert Humphry Bridge into Merritt Island)**
  •   SR 528 (Beachline Expressway)
  •   SR 405 (NASA Causeway)
  •   SR406 (A. Max Brewer Memorial Parkway) 
REMAINED CLOSED
**SR 520 (Peebles Bridge) will remain closed and traffic on SR520 leading to Cocoa Beach will remained closed until further notice.

At this time, the City of Cocoa Beach is the only area on the barrier island that is not open for evacuees to return. The City of Cocoa Beach is still in the process of addressing a number of safety hazards. Citizens of Cocoa Beach are asked to please remain in place for the time being so the city Police Department and Public Works team can render that area safe.

We want the citizens and visitors of Brevard to know this is still an affected area with storm damage and to please use extreme caution while traveling through areas affected by the storm. Utility crews continue to assess damage, and there is still a potential for more power lines or trees to fall.


URGENT – Causeways Openings

As an update on the status of the causeway closures throughout Brevard County, effective immediately, the Pineda Causeway (SR404), Eau Gallie Causeway (SR518), and Melbourne Causeway (US 192) will be reopened for traffic back onto the barrier island.

FDOT has released these three causeways only, and are in the process of evaluating the other causeways throughout Brevard County, to include the SR520 Causeway, the Beachline Expressway Causeway (SR528), the NASA Causeway (SR 405), and the Max Brewer Memorial Parkway (SR406).

At this time, the City of Cocoa Beach is the only area on the barrier island that is not open for evacuees to return. The City of Cocoa Beach is still in the process of addressing a number of safety hazards.

Citizens of Cocoa Beach are asked to please remain in place for the time being so the city Police Department and Public Works team can render that area safe.

As the other causeways are cleared by FDOT, we will release them for traffic back onto the barrier island.

Again, to be clear, with the exception of the City of Cocoa Beach, all areas of the barrier island will be accessibly effective immediately through the Pineda Causeway, the Eau Gallie Causeway, and the US 192 Causeway.

We will update you as soon as additional causeways are opened and on any new developments regarding the storm.