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Date of Issue: August 20, 2008

AMI Bridge lane closures Thursday, Fri

The Florida Department of Transportation said contractor Quinn Construction Co. of Palmetto will close one lane of traffic on the Anna Maria Island Bridge between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21, as part of its $9.2 million rehabilitation of the bridge.

A similar closure is likely on Friday, Aug. 22, the DOT said.

The nighttime lane closures will continue on Thursday and Friday at least until the end of August, the DOT added.

A complete closure of the bridge to vehicular traffic is scheduled for Sept. 29-Nov. 13.

Motorists are also reminded that the speed limit on the bridge during the current construction is 25 mph.

For the latest information on the rehabilitation project, go on the Web to and click on “community links.” People without Internet access can call 941-792-0369.