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North-end traffic advisory issued

Pier work proceeds Little remains of the old gateway to the Anna Maria City Pier. Crews have dismantled the shelters formerly landside at the entrance and will soon build new ones on each side of the pier, as well as a new sign. Contractor Woodruff & Sons expects the northernmost boardwalk to be completed in July. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

The Florida Department of Transportation is advising motorists in Anna Maria to exercise caution when driving near the Pine Avenue-Bay Boulevard intersection, where construction crews are continuing work on an 800-foot-long boardwalk along the shore near the city pier.

The project, funded by a federal grant and supervised by the DOT, began in mid-May and the north portion of the boardwalk and the pier’s north parking lot are expected to be put into service in July. The entire project should be completed by early October, a DOT press release said.

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