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County considers grant for beach shuttle service

HOLMES BEACH – The Manatee County Board of Commissioners is bidding for a Florida Department of Transportation grant that would ease demand for parking...
Anna Maria bridge mudline

New details emerge for high-span bridge

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – There’s been a lot of talk from the Florida Department of Transportation about high-level bridges coming to the Island. The...
Cortez Trailer Park

Cortezians wary of FDOT, weary of fight

CORTEZ – Now that the word is out, many people east of the Cortez Bridge feel hurt that the new 65-foot-tall span will be...
Bradenton Beach Cortez Bridge

City officials blast bridge decision

BRADENTON BEACH – City commissioners oppose the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) recent decision to replace the Cortez Bridge drawbridge with a 65-foot-tall, fixed-span...
New Cortez bridge

FDOT chooses tall bridge for Cortez

BRADENTON BEACH – The other shoe has dropped. After more than 25 years of local resistance to replacing the two drawbridges from the mainland to...
Traffic

Traffic snarls at Gulf Drive construction zones

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Along the Holmes Beach/Bradenton Beach border, residents and visitors alike are finding themselves stuck in something reminiscent of winter season...
Pipeline project

Pipeline work slowing Gulf Drive traffic

ANNA MARIA ISLAND - Construction work that is slowing traffic on Gulf Drive is due to the first phase of the Anna Maria Island...
Cortez Bridge

Bridges to open less frequently

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – The Cortez and Manatee Avenue bridges are now to be opened twice an hour instead of three times an hour...
ITPO island traffic study

Mayors disappointed with traffic study results

ANNA MARIA - The Sarasota/Manatee Barrier Island Traffic Study has a long way to go before results impress the three Island mayors. After a recent...

Cortez Road improvements to begin

CORTEZ - The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will construct interim intersection improvements at State Road 684/Cortez Road and 119th Street West this month. This...
Cortez bridge looking east

No answer yet on Cortez Bridge

CORTEZ – Residents of this historic fishing village will have to wait a bit longer to find out what the future holds for the...
Cortez bridge public input

Crowd tells FDOT what kind of Cortez Bridge it wants

BRADENTON – The meeting hall at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church was packed with approximately 170 people Thursday night as the public got its final say...
Cortez bridge

Cortezians prepare for bridge hearing

CORTEZ – Approximately 30 citizens braved the thunderstorms Saturday afternoon at Fisherman’s Hall to discuss strategy for the final public hearing on a replacement...