The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is hosting an alternatives public meeting as part of the Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study of Cortez Bridge on State Road (SR) 684 in Manatee County. The study limits are SR 684 (Cortez Road) from SR 789 (Gulf Drive) to 123rd Street West, a distance of about one mile.
The FDOT will hold the meeting on Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at St. Bernard Catholic Church activity center, 248 South Harbor Drive, in Holmes Beach.
At this meeting, the FDOT will display information for people’s review and comment regarding continued repair, rehabilitation or replacement of the existing two-lane bridge. Replacement alternatives include a low-level drawbridge, a mid-level drawbridge and a high-level fixed bridge within the existing corridor.
The meeting will be an open house format where people can ask questions and provide comments to FDOT representatives in a one-on-one setting. A video will explain the various alternatives. Interested people can complete a comment sheet at the meeting or take it home, complete and mail it to the FDOT by September 8, 2014.
The FDOT sent notices to property owners located within 300 feet either side of SR 684 within the study limits, people living or owning property west of 115th Street West on the mainland approach to Cortez Bridge, and everyone who lives or owns property on Anna Maria Island. We encourage all interested people to attend and express their views regarding the project and information presented.
The FDOT solicits public participation without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. People who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or who require translation services (free of charge) should contact project manager Tony Sherrard at 863-519-2304 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We need about one week advance notice to make arrangements.
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