If you're at the Cortez Fishing festival this weekend, you will get the opportunity to let the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)know just what you think about a proposal to improve the Cortez bridge.
The transportation department will hand out surveys this weekend that kick off a Project Development and Environment Study for the Cortez Bridge on State Road (SR) 684 in Manatee County.
FDOT is staffing a booth at the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 16 and 17 and would like to hear people’s thoughts for future improvements to the bridge. The two-day festival will be celebrated in Cortez Village.
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The engineering and environmental study will determine whether the bridge should be rehabilitated or replaced in the future. The survey includes several questions about the bridge and offers people a chance to share their ideas regarding proposed improvements.
FDOT asks people to return completed surveys and offer comments by March 1 to the department.