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

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


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

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

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

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