The 44th Avenue East Extension from Cortez Road to Lakewood Ranch is on schedule
The Last Phase of the 44th Avenue Extension in Manatee County will include Building a New Overpass over I-75 , Which is Scheduled to Begin in May of 2023.
With the new I-75 overpass, 44th Avenue would continue east and then connect with Lena Road via a roundabout, and with Lakewood Ranch Boulevard.
The planned intersection of 44th Avenue and Lena Road would also provide some north-south connectivity.
Manatee County plans call for Lena Road to be extended so that drivers could use it to reach State Road 70 and State Road 64
The extension of 44th Avenue between 45th Street East and the west side of I-75, including the Braden River bridge, is the fifth and, to date, the most expensive of six project segments with an original cost of $67.8 million.
The cost estimate for the sixth and final phase of the extension project — the I-75 overpass — has not been announced.
Manatee County has created a dedicated website so you can stay up to date with information on the 44th Avenue Extension project, you can visit that website here: https://44thaveeast.com.