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

Design/Permit Status:

The consultant, AECOM, is currently preparing the construction bid package.

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.

Schedule:

Construction anticipated to begin in early 2020.

Current Activities:

The consultant, AECOM, is currently preparing the construction bid package that includes the final 100% construction plans, project specifications, and project bid form.

Looking Ahead:

Construction is anticipated to begin in early 2020.