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Cortez Road roundabout proposed

Cortez Road roundabout proposed

BRADENTON BEACH – Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) plans to build a roundabout at Cortez Road and Gulf Drive will remain on hold until...
ITPO members pledge support for smaller bridge

ITPO members pledge support for smaller bridge

BRADENTON BEACH – Some of the Island’s elected officials are not letting FDOT replace the aging Cortez Bridge with a 65-foot fixed-span bridge without...
Island bridges, roundabouts on DOT radar

Island bridges, roundabouts on DOT radar

BRADENTON BEACH – The members of the Coalition of Barrier Island Elected Officials had a lot to think about when Florida Department of Transportation...
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...
Cortez bridge looking east

A wake up call on the proposed Cortez Bridge

By Dr. Mary Fulford Green It is believed that if you do not know your history, you are apt to repeat it. I am one...
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...