Anna Maria Island bridge will close from early morning, Monday, September 29th, to allow planned repairs.
The closure is for 45 days, but may be shorter if the work progresses ahead of schedule, or longer if there are delays.
Traffic to and from the island will be detoured to the Cortez bridge to the south. Increased traffic flows at the Bradenton Beach end of Cortez Bridge will be accommodated by a lengthened turn lane.
Prior to the Anna Maria Bridge closure, FDOT warns of intermittent closures of the Cortez Bridge lanes between 9 pm and 6 am on Thursday, Sep. 25.