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Date of Issue: September 17, 2008

DOT motorists advisory

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This sign on Manatee Avenue near the 75th Street intersection has begun flashing a notice to motorists that “Manatee Avenue Bridge will be closed 9/29/08,” as an advance warning that the Florida Department of Transportation will close the bridge on that date for 45 days or repairs and motorists using Manatee Avenue to reach the Island will have to detour south on 75th Street, then west on Cortez Road, to access the Island. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin