45th Street East to 44th Avenue Plaza East (over Braden River) 

Design/Permit Status:

The design is complete and the consultant, AECOM, has delivered the final 100% construction plans, project specifications and project bid form.

An Environmental Resource Permit was issued by the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) on January 31, 2018.

A Dredge/Fill Permit was issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) on February 28, 2018.

A Gopher Tortoise technical memorandum will be prepared prior to construction activities.

A FEMA No-Rise Certification was approved by the County on August 18, 2018.

A Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) utility permit was issued on March 19, 2018.

A United States Coast Guard Advanced Approval determination for the bridge was originally issued on September 29, 2014 and was extended an additional two years on August 27, 2018.


Construction anticipated to begin in early 2020.

Current Activities:

Manatee County Procurement Division is currently preparing the construction bid documents with an anticipated advertisement for bids in mid-September.

Looking Ahead:

Construction is anticipated to begin in early 2020.