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Date of Issue: September 03, 2008

Night-time lane closure Sept. 4 on AMI Bridge

Under four weeks
Crews from Quinn Construction Co. of Palmetto are continuing to work on the Anna Maria Island Bridge in anticipation of its Sept. 29 closure to vehicular traffic. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

The Florida Department of Transportation and contractor Quinn Construction Co. are scheduled to close one lane of traffic on the Anna Maria Island Bridge from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 4.

A DOT press release says the contractor needs the lane closure to continue pile jacket repairs.

The DOT said motorists can expect Thursday night lane closures until the bridge closes to all vehicular traffic for 45 days starting Sept. 29.


Bridge meeting finale prior to closure

The DOT has scheduled a “Closure Public Meeting” for the Anna Maria Island Bridge rehabilitation project from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.

This is the final public meeting before the planned 45-day bridge closure that begins Monday, Sept. 29.

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.