The Florida Department of Transportation is advising people living near the boardwalk construction site near the Anna Maria City Pier that the contractor will be driving poles into the ground between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. from Tuesday, May 31, through Friday, June 3.
The DOT said this activity “might create noise from time to time” and said residents in the area should not be alarmed. There will be no nighttime construction.
Motorists in the area of the boardwalk project are advised to exercise caution when driving on North and South Bay boulevards near the construction and to expect temporary intermittent lane closures with a flagging operation during the course of construction.
Access to the pier will be maintained during construction, but pedestrians can expect to use alternate paths to enter the pier during construction.
The project is expected to finish by October, the DOT said.
The DOT also was scheduled to conduct nighttime maintenance on the Cortez Bridge from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly this week until 5 a.m. Friday, June 3.
Motorists should expect intermittent east and westbound lane closures with a flagging operation during the maintenance hours.