Please note: Matlacha Pass is now open for all boaters per the schedule below.
The bridge will be opened on demand on the following schedule:
Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Friday through Sunday 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
However, some temporary delays are possible and we recommend that you call the bridge tender in advance of the time you need to navigate under the bridge.
To contact the bridge tender – please call 239-283-2414.
Please contact the EC Driver field office at (239) 282-0100 with any questions you may have.
This website was designed to provide information and updates concerning the construction of the new Matlacha Bridge. Visit the site often for important commuter and mariner information including lane closures, work in the channel, construction progress, safety tips and other project information.
Archer Western Contractors Ltd., was awarded the 18 million dollar construction contract for the replacement bridge on May 18, 2010 by the Lee County Board of County Commissioners. Construction began on October 11, 2010.
The replacement bridge will be constructed on an alignment just south of the existing bridge. The existing bridge will be open to traffic while the new bridge is constructed. The new bridge will be a movable bridge about the same height as the existing bridge.
Construction is ongoing. Click here to check for updates.
A Community Meeting was held on September 7, 2010 to provide important information about upcoming construction. The handout and graphics presented at the meeting are available for your information on the Construction Community Meeting page.
For additional information please contact Ms. Sarah Clarke, Project Manger, at the Lee County DOT at (239) 533-8718.