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Island roadwatch July 23-30

The Florida Department of Transportation reported a bridge maintenance project on the Longboat Pass Bridge/State Road 789 will continue 9 p.m.-5 a.m. daily through July 24.

Motorists should expect intermittent northbound and southbound lane closures.

A flagging operation will be in place for traffic flow during any lane closures.

The DOT maintenance project for the Cortez Bridge also is continuing. Crews this week will work on bridge resurfacing and repair the eastbound sidewalk.

Nighttime lane closures of the eastbound lane and a flagging operation will occur occasionally 9 p.m.-6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday.

Pedestrians and cyclists are advised that the eastbound sidewalk will be closed during work periods. The westbound sidewalk will remain open.

The project is not expected to finish until late 2014 or early 2015, the DOT reported.

Florida Power and Light is continuing to replace power poles on Gulf Drive/State Road 789 from the Cortez Road intersection to 28th Street North in Holmes Beach.

Motorists should expect northbound lane closures 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. through July 25.

FP&L crews also are replacing power poles along Cortez Road/State Road 684 from 103rd Street West to 119th Street West through July 25.

Motorists are advised to use caution and expect possible delays in work areas.

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