Roadwatch, May 2-9

Installation of new sewer lines on North Shore Drive at Cypress Avenue in Anna Maria has begun and the project is expected to last several months, according to the Manatee County Utilities Department.

Traffic on North Shore Drive should not be affected by the work, a MCUD press release said, but motorists should exercise caution in the area because of the equipment and ongoing construction.

Repairs to the Longboat Key Bridge/State Road 789 continue both day and night, a Florida Department of Transportation press release said.

Some temporary nighttime lane closures will occur that will last no more than 15 minutes, a DOT press release said. A flagging operation will control traffic during lane closures, and no lane closures are permitted from 10 p.m.-6 a.m. Friday through Monday.

The east sidewalk of the bridge and Greer Island — often called Beer Can Island — near the bridge are closed. The draw will open for boaters on demand.

Completion of the project is expected in late spring.

More information on the project is available online at

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