Utility relocation was the necessary initial phase of a Florida Department of Transportation and Brevard County elevated railroad crossing project located at the Pineda Causeway. The purpose of the project was to improve safety and relieve traffic congestion along Pineda Causeway by changing the existing at-grade Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) railroad crossing to an elevated crossing with the Pineda Causeway. Because the Causeway serves as a hurricane evacuation route for Patrick Air Force Base and residents of Merritt Island, South Patrick Shores, Satellite Beach and other beachside communities, it was important to remove this possible bottleneck point. The construction of a grade separated overpass, approximately ½-mile long, would require the relocation of existing utilities from under the new roadway alignment.
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