LBK bridge due for repair

The Florida Department of Transportation announced a $1.1 million project to repair the Longboat Pass Bridge beginning in early November.

A DOT press release said repairs would be on State Road 789 from North Shore Road on Longboat Key to the south end of Coquina Park in Bradenton Beach. The DOT did not have the exact start date of construction, a DOT spokesperson said.

Construction will take place between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Any temporary lane closures will be controlled by a flagging operation, and motorists should expect delays during these times. No closures will take place from Friday through Sunday or during holiday periods, the release said.

The posted speed limit in the construction area will be reduced from 45 mph to 35 mph.

Improvements include bridge repairs, painting and sidewalk construction.

Completion is expected in February 2012, weather permitting, the release said.

Quinn Construction Inc. is in charge of the project.

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