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February 26, 2019 - FDOT Public Information on Longboat Pass Bridge Repair Project
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FDOT will hold a public information meeting regarding the Longboat Pass Bridge maintenance and repair project on Tuesday, February 26 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Longboat Key Town Hall.

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is holding a public information meeting to discuss the upcoming proposed structural improvements to the State Road 789 Longboat Key Pass Drawbridge over Longboat Key Pass in Manatee County, Florida (Financial Project ID 436415-1-52-01). The meeting will be held Tuesday, February 26, 2019, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Longboat Key Town Hall, 501 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key, Florida. A project location map is attached to this email.


The meeting will be an open house format, no formal presentation will be made. Those attending the meeting will be able to view displays, ask questions, and discuss the work one-on-one with members of the project team.  We encourage all interested people to attend and express their views regarding the project and information presented.


FDOT is sending notices to all property owners located within 300 feet or more on either side of the center line of SR 789 in the project segment.


The proposed improvements include repairs to the concrete approach span, and the bascule steel span.  Construction is tentatively scheduled to start in May, 2019 with completion estimated by late 2019. During construction, motorists can expect periodic overnight lane closures and limited overnight full closures, which will limit or prohibit all vehicles on the bridge.


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 persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Cynthia Sykes, District One Title VI Coordinator, (863) 519-2287, e-mail at least seven (7) days before the workshop. 


If you have any questions about the project, please contact the project manager, Douglas Schallmoser, E.I., at (813) 612-3384, by email to, by written correspondence to the Florida Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 1249, Bartow, FL 33831-1249, or visit the project website at though the link “Future Projects” then “Manatee” and finally “Longboat Key Pass Draw Bridge Repair Project.”


Town of Longboat Key    -    501 Bay Isles Road Longboat Key, FL 34228    -    Phone: (941) 316-1999 Fax: (941) 316-1656
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