Published: Jul 15, 2013 12:44 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The bridge over Billy's Creek on Palm Beach Boulevard is getting a makeover.

Crews are painting the bridge and replacing the deck, which will give bicyclists more room.

Lane closures are expected to begin a week from today. They will be closing one lane at a time until work is complete.

The bridge over Billy's Creek was originally built in 1941.