3 Just when you think there could not possibly be more road construction south of downtown .. comes word that work is now beginning on the Main Street Bridge. For the next YEAR, the Department of Transportation will be making safety improvements to the blue bridge that links the South Bank and Bay Street. As Channel 4's Ashley Mitchem tells both drivers and pedestrians can expect lane closings and detours at different times on different days. 3 3 00-1033-3751-561'24-1'3053:25 The Main Street bridge is under construction the entry way from Riverplace to Main Street is now closed and that's just the beginning.Get ready for lots of detours.) Starting today you'll see single lane closures from 9 a.m.to 4 p.m. every day.Full closures between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m., except on Wednesdays and Sundays. The start time on those days is 9 p.m.The bridge will be entirely shut down from 9 p.m. on Fridays until 6 a.m. on Sundays for about 25 weekends, including all sidewalks.SU: 52:32 A lot of people we talked to didn't even know there was a construction project on the Main St. Bridge here's why see the message board behind me saying what times the road is closed but unfortunately the traffic sign in front of it is blocking the information.. Crystal Williams didn't know about the project and runs the bridges often..Crystal Williams, Runner 56:36 I normally take both sides of the Acosta and both sides of the Main Street that is a big inconvenience that is ...The Florida Department of Transportation says to make the structure more crash-resistant, the bridge will be getting new steel barriers to protect beams on the blue span that connects the north and south banks.New cables and structural steel work is also expected to be part of the $11.1 million project.Shaari Blount will be affected because she walks over the Main Street bridge to work so she doesn't have to pay to park downtown .... Shaari Blount, Walks the Main Street Bridge 49:55 Of course it will be a complete inconvenience cause I do work over the bridge but it will defeiently be an inconvence I'll just have to find somewhere else to parkConstruction is expected to wrap up in the spring of 2015.56: 57 I say safety first so in the long term if it's going to prevent an accident or someone getting hurt then I say it's worth the inconvenienceCLOSE: 49:15 If you try to use the Main Street Bridge when it's closed a great alternate route for you is the Acosta Bridge. AM C4 TLS.