Details will be known about project to build new bridge and whether the old one can remain open in the meantime.
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City leaders in West Palm Beach are hearing from state transporation officials on whether the old Flagler Memorial Bridge can remain open while the new span is built.
A public meeting is being held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday at City Hall.
Mayor Jeri Muoio says Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad will appear before the City Commission. "He is going to present to us their plan, and talk to us about what it looks like from their point of view," says Muoio.
"I am sure we'll ask them some questions about timelines and costs and how are they going to help us make sure traffic moves smoothly through our city and people get to where they need to get to, and that the public is safe."
Bottom line: The city wants to know how much the project will cost, the mayor has said it will cost more for taxpayers if the old span is fixed in order to keep it open while the new bridge is being built, and is it safe for the bridge to remain open during construction.