Manatee County Holding Public Meeting on Upper Manatee River Road Expansion
MANATEE COUNTY, FL (March 3, 2023)
Manatee County is hosting a Public Information Meeting for an upcoming roadway improvement project on Upper Manatee River Road on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Peace Presbyterian Church, 12705 E. S.R. 64, Bradenton, 34212. There will be no formal presentation, and guests may arrive any time between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. to view design boards and plans and ask project staff any related questions.
The roadway project will widen approximately 2.2 miles of Upper Manatee River Road—from north of S.R. 64 to the Fort Hamer Bridge—from two lanes to four “11-foot lanes” (two lanes in each direction). Improvements will include an 18-foot raised median, 6-foot buffered bike lanes, curb and gutter, 5-foot sidewalk on the east side of the roadway and 10-foot sidewalk on the west side of the roadway and street lighting throughout the corridor. The project also includes improvements at the Upper Manatee River Road intersections with Greenfield Boulevard/Copperlefe Drive, Port Harbour Parkway and Fort Hamer Road that include replacing the existing traffic signals with new traffic signals, left-turn lanes and pedestrian crosswalks.
A new signalized intersection will be constructed at the intersection of Upper Manatee River Road and Waterlefe Boulevard, and a new signalized mid-block pedestrian crossing will be constructed just south of 2nd Avenue E.
Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact Carmine DeMilio, Manatee County ADA Coordinator, by phone at (941) 792-8784, ext. 8203, or by email at Carmine.Demilio@mymanatee.org at least five days prior to the public meeting. Persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Valerie Ciudad-Real at (813) 404-1572 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org at least five days prior to the public meeting.
For additional project information, please visit the project website at mymanatee.org/uppermanatee.