Cortez Bridge meeting set Aug. 28

The Florida Department of Transportation is hosting an open house 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, to take display information and take public comments on the future of the Cortez Bridge.

A press release said the public meeting is part of the DOT’s project, development and environment study of Cortez Bridge.

Comment will be solicited on options for continued repair, rehabilitation or replacement of the two-lane bridge. A video will be shown explaining the various alternatives.

Attendees will be able to talk one-on-one with DOT officials and express their views.

For more information, call project manager Tony Sherrard at 863-519-2304, or email

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