Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - September 22, 2015
September 22, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #38

US 41 from 69th Avenue (Bay Drive) to Cortez Road FDOT Project Letter


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Sage Kamiya, P.E., PTOE, Deputy Director-Traffic Management 941-708-7425

Action Requested
Authorize the Chairman to sign a letter in support of the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization's recommendations for Florida Department of Transportation Project 4335921 on US 41 from 69th Avenue (Bay Drive ) to Cortez Road.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Background Discussion

The scope of Florida Department of Transportation Project 4335921: US 41 from 69th Avenue to Cortez Road includes the addition of sidewalks and bicycle lanes to US 41 within these project limits. The Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) recommended that the FDOT reduce the scope from sidewalks and bicycle lanes to sidewalks within the existing project limits in order to maintain consistency between this project and project 4295061 US 41/SR 45 from 63rd Avenue West to 53rd Avenue West.

The MPO also requested FDOT analyze the US 41 corridor within the project limits for Safety Funding, as this corridor is an identified pedestrian and bicycle crash "hot spot."

Because the bicycle lane and sidewalk project is a Manatee County project priority, it is important for the County to endorse the proposed change.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Return signed copy of document to: alberta.yon@mymanatee.org

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  US 41 MMEC Project 4335921 Letter.pdf