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FDOT New Pass Bridge Construction Project Update
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The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has provided the following update regarding their on-going construction project on New Pass Bridge.

Testing is scheduled to resume within the next week to two weeks. They have asked the inspector to provide the specific date(s) so that they can advise the Town of Longboat Key prior to testing resuming. The contractor, as best they can, will continue to coordinate openings with the signal at Ken Thompson Parkway. In addition to openings required for testing, the bridge is required to be opened four times per day during the “burn-in” period, which can include openings for maritime traffic. On March 16th, for example, two of the required four openings were fulfilled concurrent with maritime openings.  


The FDOT contact for additional information or questions is:


Lauren Hatchell

Community Outreach Manager

Media Relations Group on behalf of

Florida Department of Transportation

Manatee Operations Center

Work: 941-708-4418



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