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Anna Maria Island Bridge PD&E Study

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Billy L. Hattaway, P.E.
District One Secretary

P.O. Box 1249
Bartow, FL 33831

Tel: 863-519-2300

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In February 2015, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, submitted a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) with updated Environmental Assessment (EA) to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for the proposed replacement of the Anna Maria Island Bridge on State Road (SR 64) in Manatee County, Florida. The project limits include SR 64 from west of SR 789 (East Bay Drive) to east of Perico Bay Boulevard, a distance of about two miles. The FONSI with updated EA is pending FHWA’s approval and determination that this project will not result in any significant impact on the quality of the human environment.

The EA, which has been independently evaluated and determined to adequately and accurately discuss the environmental issues and impacts of the proposed project, was signed by FHWA on March 24, 2014. The United States Coast Guard approved the original EA on August 25, 2010.

The approved alternative is the high-level fixed bridge with a 65-foot vertical clearance, which will be built south of the existing bridge. The horizontal clearance will be 100 feet perpendicular between fenders. The replacement bridge will include two 12-foot lanes and two 10-foot shoulders. Ten-foot sidewalks will be included on both sides of the bridge, separated from the shoulders by concrete barrier walls. Four and one-half foot high railings will be provided on the outside of the sidewalks.

The approved alternative is the result of an extensive study process that included engineering analysis, environmental studies, interagency coordination and a public involvement program. You can view the final reports on the Project Information page.

Over the course of the Project Development and Environment Study from January 2008 through April 2009, the FDOT evaluated several different alternatives. The approved alternative was selected because it will allow over 99 percent of vessels that currently use the channel to pass under the bridge. The south alignment will avoid impacting the navigation channel and the Kingfish Boat Ramp and will minimize the need for additional right-of-way acquisition.

Upon FHWA approval of the FONSI with updated EA, the FDOT will distribute a final newsletter and publish newspaper ads to announce the Selected Alternative and issuance of Location and Design Concept Acceptance (LDCA). The project will be eligible to proceed to the next phase of development, the preparation of construction plans, which is funded in fiscal year 2016 of the FDOT Adopted Five Year Work Program for fiscal years 2016-2020. The right-of-way acquisition and construction phases of the project are not funded.

For more information please contact William Hartmann, P.E. at 863-519-2293 or by e-mail at william.hartmann@dot.state.fl.us.

Study at a Glance

One (Southwest Florida)

Start Date
January 2008

Est. Completion Date
Summer 2015

Estimated Cost
$1.5 Million

SR 64 from west of
SR 789 (Gulf Drive) to east of Perico Bay Boulevard, Manatee County

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FDOT Project Manager
Gwen G. Pipkin, P.E. gwen.pipkin@dot.state.fl.us (863) 519-2375