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Date of Issue: September 17, 2008

DOT advisories on road, bridge work


In addition to notices of the ongoing work on the Anna Maria Island Bridge that connects Holmes Beach to Perico Island and the mainland, this week’s Florida Department of Transportation’s bulletin announcing road work includes construction in several Island and Island-area locations for the next two weeks. Motorists should be aware of the following locations for road work and possible delays:

  • Cortez Road-Gulf Drive intersection - DOT work on the extension of the southbound turn lane from State Road 789 (Gulf Drive) onto Cortez Road is continuing and motorists are advised to “expect periodic lane closures while crews are working. The project will be completed by Sept. 29, the first day of the [Anna Maria Island] bridge closure,” the DOT said.
  • Cortez Bridge - the DOT said there will be “intermittent east and westbound lane closures” at the Cortez drawbridge from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, and motorists are “advised to use caution and expect possible delays.”
  • Cortez Road - The DOT also said that, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. from now through Friday, Sept. 19, there will be some eastbound lane closures on Cortez Road between 75th and 58th streets and westbound lane closures between 99th and 103rd streets. Motorists are advised to use caution.