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Date of Issue: March 17, 2005

Key Royale Bridge meeting June 29

The Holmes Beach City Commission will meet with representatives of the Florida Department of Transportation at approximately 8:30 a.m. Thursday, June 29, to discuss a new Key Royale Bridge.

The meeting will take place immediately following an 8 a.m. closed-door meeting with attorneys to discuss a current lawsuit against the city.

DOT representatives are to bring their latest inspection reports along with cost estimates for a replacement bridge to the meeting.

The commission will also discuss reimbursement procedures with the DOT, should they opt to rebuild before the funding is budgeted.

The DOT had pushed funding of a new bridge from its 2004-05 budget to 2007-08, but the DOT does have a program that allows for construction of structures now, with DOT reimbursement in a later budget.