Manatee County to host Feb. 1 open house to discuss 45th Street East improvements

  • Jan 19, 2018

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (Jan. 19, 2018) – Manatee County residents are invited to a Feb. 1 open house for an upcoming roadway improvement project on 45th Street from S.R. 70 (53rd Avenue East) to 44th Avenue East in Bradenton.

 The open house will be 5 - 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 1 in the Wagner Auditorium of Manatee Technical College, 6305 State Road 70. Project information will be on display and project representatives will be on hand to answer questions concerning access to businesses, lane closures, and other project-related information. There will be no formal presentation.

The project involves widening 45th Street East between S.R. 70 and 44th Avenue East. The existing 1.1 miles of roadway will be widened from a two-lane to a four-lane urban section with grassy, raised medians. Also included as part of the project:

  • The bridge deck at Gap Creek will be widened to accommodate additional travel lanes.
  • Two pedestrian bridges will be constructed to provide pedestrian sidewalks.
  • Access to the existing fire station will be improved with an emergency traffic signal.
  • Traffic signals will be added at the intersection of 44th Avenue East and 45th Street East.

Construction is expected to begin in February and anticipated to continue through summer 2019.

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Anyone who requires special accommodations under the American with Disabilities Act should contact Carmine DeMilio, Manatee County ADA Coordinator, by phone at (941) 792-8784, ext. 8203 or by email at at least seven days prior to the open house. Anyone who requires translation services should contact Tina Allen at (813) 842-2359 or by email at at least seven days prior to the open house.

For additional project information, contact Tina Allen, community outreach specialist, at (813) 842-2359 or visit the project website at

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