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Date of Issue: December 13, 2007

Grant awarded for Bradenton Beach scenic highway

Federal funds have been awarded to Bradenton Beach through the Florida Department of Transportation to update the city’s scenic highway corridor management plan.

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, pushed for the $31,160 federal grant.

“Bradenton Beach is a popular tourist destination and a great place for local residents to live and play,” said Buchanan. “This grant will help redevelop the area and boost the economy while preserving and protecting the ‘old Florida’ feel that makes it so special.”