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Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - September 23, 2014
REVISED September 23, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #48


Subject
10:30 A.M. TIME CERTAIN: Cortez Bridge PD&E Study Update

Briefings
None

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Sage Kamiya, P.E. PTOE,
Deputy Director Traffic Management
708-7407, Ext. 7425

Clarke Davis,
Transportation Planning Manager
708-7407, Ext. 7272

Presenter - Tony Sherrard, Senior Project Manager, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)



Action Requested

FDOT will present the results of the Cortez Bridge PD&E's June 26 and August 28, 2014, public meetings.



Enabling/Regulating Authority
N/A

Background Discussion

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) began the Cortez Bridge Project Development and Environment  (PD&E) Study in January 2013.  The PD&E study is scheduled for completion in Spring 2015.

The intent of the PD&E study is to determine a plan for the long-term future of the bridge built in 1956.

Alternatives being studied include:

  • No-build/repair - continued repair of the bridge to keep it safe and operable for 10 years following the current 10-year repair project, or until 2034.
  • Rehabilitation - major repairs to the bridge to extend its service life by 25 years following the current 10 year repair project, or until 2049.
  • Replacement - replace the existing bridge with a low-level, 21 foot vertical clearance drawbridge; a mid-level, 45 foot vertical clearance drawbridge; or a high-level, 65 foot vertical clearance fixed bridge.  Long term solution-75 years following the current 10-year repair project, or until 2099.

Future project phases will include a design phase scheduled in fiscal year 2016 of FDOT's five-year work program.  Right-of-way (if needed) and construction are not funded in the five-year program.



County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other


Reviewing Attorney
N/A

Instructions to Board Records
N/A

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
N/A

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
N/A


Attachment:  2014cortez bridgeMATRIX handout.pdf
Attachment:  2014cortez bridgeQUESTIONS SHEET 8.5X11.pdf
Attachment:  Cortez Bridge_Handout_08 27 14 FINAL.pdf