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Project Details
Work Type: Bridge Repair
Phase: Construction
Limits: SR72 at Stickney Point Bridge
Construction Cost: $2.4
Start of Current Phase: Mid 2024
Est. Completion of Current Phase: Late 2024

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will begin maintenance work on the super structure and substructure of the Stickney Point Bridge. Work will extend the bridge's service life and operational reliability, while mitigating the effects of the harsh coastal environment,  severe weather, and wear from the volume of vehicle and marine traffic. The project duration is expected to be 200 days.

To minimize the impact on the Sarasota County community, much of the work will be performed underneath the bridge.  Residents, businesses, marinas and mariners should expect construction equipment, barges and noise. Marine traffic should be mostly unaffected, although barges will be in the water so crews can work underneath the bridge.  Residents near the bridge can expect noise from equipment .  Boat traffic will be maintained during the project  and bridge openings  remain on a by request basis. If a vessel requires both panels be raised to navigate through, a reservation is required.

When temporary lane closures are needed or work is required on alternating bridge spans, advance notice will be provided so motorists can use the alternate north bridge route or add additional travel time. 

During the 200-day project, lane closures will be necessary but limited. Also electrical systems will need testing and require a series of bridge openings. 

Public Involvement

*** 4th of July Holiday Week:  There are no expected or scheduled lane closures for the Stickney Point Bridge Improvement Project.  Yet, due to increased boat traffic during the holiday, bridge openings can occur periodically. ***

If you have questions or would like to be added to a construction news alert, please email Barbara.catlin@dot.state.fl.us

  1. Initial work is under the bridge so there are no immediate scheduled lane closures.
  2. Before any bridge lane closures, notice will be provided.
  3. Bicyclists and pedestrians will still have access to cross the bridge. 
  4. Upper deck work, requiring lane closures, will be done in abbreviated 48-hour work cycles once a week.
  5. At this time, there are no weekend lane closures expected.
  6. For information, visit www.swflroads.com/project/445942-1 or X: @MyFDOT_SWFL | Facebook: @MyFDOTSWFL


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Contact Information
Communications Team
Barbara Catlin
Construction Project Manager
Jim Fitzer
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