44th Avenue Extension Project
Construction on the first segment of the 44th Avenue East Extension project began in 2013 at Cortez Road and 44th Avenue East as part of Manatee County’s 1989 Comprehensive Plan. This project will help provide additional roadway capacity to meet anticipated County growth and provide more east west and north south connections throughout the county.
The existing segment of 44th Avenue East from US 41 to 15th Street East was designed and constructed as a three-lane divided roadway with sidewalks and streetlights.
The existing segment of 44th Avenue East from 15th Street East to 30th Street East was designed and constructed as a four-lane divided roadway with landscaped medians, bike lanes, sidewalks and street lights.
The two proposed segments from 45th Street East to Lakewood Ranch Boulevard will be designed as a four-lane divided roadway, with landscaped medians, bike lanes, sidewalks, and will include a bridge over the Braden River and an overpass over Interstate 75.
Upon completion of all 5 segments, which will total approximately 8 miles of roadway, 44th Avenue East will connect Cortez Road and its beaches in the west to Lakewood Ranch in the east.
View an interview with Ron Schulhofer, Manatee County Public Works Director, as he speaks with the Bradenton Herald about the 44th Avenue Extension Projects.
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