The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, has initiated a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study for SR 789 (Longboat Key) from North Shore Road to Coquina Park Entrance in Manatee County. The study will evaluate alternatives to replace the existing SR 789 Bridge over Longboat Pass. Alternatives to be evaluated will include rehabilitation of the existing bridge, a new high-level fixed bridge, and moveable bridge.
The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried-out by FDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. § 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated May 26, 2022, and executed by FHWA and FDOT.
FDOT solicits public participation without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. People who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Cynthia Sykes, District One Title VI Coordinator, at (863) 519-2287, or e-mail at Cynthia.Sykes@dot.state.fl.us
Public involvement is an integral part of the SR 789 (Longboat Key) Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study. FDOT will use various activities to engage interested parties in the study process and there will be opportunities for public comment.
We encourage you to participate in the SR 789 (Longboat Key) PD&E Study and invite your questions and comments. If you have questions regarding this project or would like to schedule a meeting, please fill out the contact form or contact FDOT Project Manager, Patrick Bateman, PE, at (863) 519-2792 or by email at Patrick.Bateman@dot.state.fl.us.
The Project Documents section on this website provides Newsletter #1 (June 2020) and what was presented at the Hybrid (online and in-person) Public Kickoff Meeting March 2021. In addition, a summary of the meeting is provided. Please note that the comment period for this meeting is officially closed, but you can still submit comments for the general project record through the “Send a comment or ask a question about this project” tab located in the right column of this page.