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Longboat Key Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 2 years ago

Longboat Pass bridge schedule changes for boaters

Span openings are limited during three periods during the day, FDOT says.

Longboat Key officials said the Florida Department of Transportation has informed them of changes in the schedule to drawbridge opening at Longboat Pass, as maintenance work continues on the span. 

 The Longboat Pass Bridge will only be raised on demand during 30-minute windows at 10 a.m., 2 p.m.,  and 6 p.m. for the duration of the renovation project. If no boat traffic requests bridge openings, the span will remain down.

Among other updates to bridge traffic:

  • If emergency vehicle rolls up to the bridge while bridge is up at these times, the construction team/tender will work to lower the bridge to let the emergency vehicle through.
  • Single lane closures will continue Sunday through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • No single lane closures on Friday night or Saturday night
  • There will be no scheduled bridge repair work occurring over the holiday weekend.

Previously: The town indicated the bridge would be closed to road traffic three times during the day as work progressed. The town said FDOT clarified its position with them. 





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