At a workshop today, the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners will be briefed on the status of the 44th Avenue East extension project.
Once finished, the extension will connect Cortez Road and its nearby beaches in the west to Lakewood Ranch, farther east.
Commissioners received the most detailed update yet on the long-proposed project from the county public works department May 21.
Since then, according to county documents, there have been two changes to the project.
The county awarded a contract for construction of First Street to 19th Street Court East to Woodruff & Sons, Inc. for more than $8 million.
Construction began July 17 and will finish in July of 2015.
Additionally, county staff conducted a pre-application meeting with the U.S. Coast Guard about a potential bridge over the Braden River.
Permitting for a bridge could take more than three years to obtain.
In total, the $112 million 44th Avenue East extension project is still eight to 12 years out from completion.
Contact Josh Siegel at email@example.com.
Currently 0 Responses
12 LWRBA March Membership Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
12 March Membership Luncheon
15 Irish Celtic 5K, Lakewood Ranch
8:00 am - 10:00 am
15 Palma Sola Botanical Park plants, antiques and crafts sale
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
22 5th Annual Ponies for Pups
22 Lakewood Ranch Community Fund 'Havana Nights' Gala
23 The Bridal EXPO
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
26 LWRBA March Executive Briefing
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Daylight Saving Time starts 2 a.m. Sunday, so be sure to set your alarm accordingly.
The Tabernacle Christian School middle school student Lauren Medred, an East County resident, earned top vocal honors, taking first place in vocal solo female category of the Florida League of Christian School’s Festival of the Academics and Arts Feb. 28 and March 1 at Southeastern University in Lakeland.
Manatee County schools dominated a state technology competition with five of six top-three finishes earned by Manatee County schools during the 35th annual Technology Student Association State Competition late February.