Roadwatch, May 16-23

Marina Drive from 59th Street to 62nd Street in Holmes Beach will be closed from May 16-23 for construction of stormwater drainage lines by the city, according to Bob Shaffer of the building department.

A detour will move traffic on 59th, 60th and 62nd streets to Holmes Boulevard and back onto Marina Drive.

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

Traffic on North Shore Drive should not be affected by the work, a MCUD press release.

Daytime-only repairs to the Longboat Key Bridge/State Road 789 are continuing, a Florida Department of Transportation press release said.

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 at the end of May and no construction activity is planned for Memorial Day weekend.

More information on the bridge project is available online at

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