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Anna Maria Island Bridge PD&E Study

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L.K. Nandam, P.E.
District One Secretary

P.O. Box 1249
Bartow, FL 33831

Tel: 863-519-2300

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Picture of Anna Maria Island Bridge


On January 15, 2016, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) granted approval (Location and Design Concept Acceptance) of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), with the updated Environmental Assessment (EA), for the proposed replacement of the Anna Maria Island Bridge in Manatee County, Florida. The project limits include State Road (SR) 64 from west of SR 789 (East Bay Drive) to east of Perico Bay Boulevard, a distance of about two miles.

Approval of the FONSI, with the updated EA, means the FHWA determined that this project will not result in any significant impact on the quality of the human environment. The proposed project will not displace any residences or businesses within the community. The FONSI is available for public review during regular business hours at the following locations:

5701 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, FL
1301 Barcarrota Boulevard West
Bradenton, FL

The EA, which was 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 selected alternative is a high-level fixed bridge with a 65-foot vertical clearance crossing the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. The new bridge will be built south of the existing bridge. The horizontal clearance is 100 feet perpendicular between fenders. The replacement bridge includes two 12-foot lanes and two 10-foot shoulders. Ten-foot sidewalks are included on both sides of the bridge, separated from the shoulders by concrete barrier walls. The shoulders and sidewalks will accommodate bicyclists. Four and one-half foot high railings are provided on the outside of the sidewalks.

The selected alternative is the result of an extensive Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study process that included engineering analysis, environmental studies, interagency coordination and a public involvement program. You can view the final project reports on the website www.annamariaislandbridge.com. Click on the Project Information page.

The project will now proceed to the design phase, or preparation of construction plans. For more information, visit our website www.swflroads.com/sr64/sr789topericobay. The right-of-way acquisition and construction phases of the project are not funded in the FDOT Tentative Five Year Work Program for fiscal years 2017 through 2021.

For more information about the approved FONSI, please e-mail Gwen G. Pipkin at gwen.pipkin@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

Atkins North America

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