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Matanzas Bridge Project

It’s A Do-Over For The Matanzas Pass Bridge Design

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Back in January the Florida Department of Transportation presented this design to the Fort Myers Beach town council as part of its foot-of-the-bridge redesign. Due to feedback from the community this design, and a design that included a cantilever that would have expanded the bridge out for pedestrians, have both been spiked.

State of Florida: Here’s What We Want

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Based on feedback from the community and input from the town council, Town Manager Roger Hernstadt will be firing off a letter to the Florida Department of Transportation with the council's concerns about the Matanzas Pass Bridge project. Here are those concerns.

Bridge Project Draws Big Crowd

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The Florida Department of Transportation held an informational meeting for Fort Myers Beach residents Thursday night regarding the massive Matanzas Pass Bridge redesign project. 75 residents attended, about 15 spoke during public comment.

Mayhem On The Matanzas

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You could hear a collective gasp when the Fort Myers Beach Town Council saw this picture of the Matanzas Pass Bridge redesign for the first time Thursday.

Foot of The Bridge Update

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We asked Florida Department of Transportation representatives to come on Beach Talk Radio this weekend to discuss the foot of the Matanzas Pass Bridge project. Here’s what they told us.

Crosswalk Craziness

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Last week the Florida Department of Transportation made a presentation to the Fort Myers Beach Town Council about their new foot of the bridge design project. The state is going with a design that drops several new crosswalks right at the foot of the Matanzas Pass Bridge.

Bridge Project To Begin in Late 2022

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According to the Florida Department of Transportation a public hearing on the planned reconfiguration at the base of the Matanzas Pass Bridge on the beach side will be held this summer. An exact date was not given. So, when might construction on this project begin?