Quick Facts:

    • Construction Start:
      March 2015
    • Anticipated Completion:
      Early 2017
    • Contractor:
      Johnson Brothers Construction

Costs:

    • Fort Hamer Bridge:
      $23,495,567.48
    • Upper Manatee River Road:
      $2,704,568.42
    • Fort Hamer Road:
      $6,490,019.58
 
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Fort Hamer Bridge Project

Project Description:

Manatee County is constructing the Fort Hamer Bridge that extends approximately 2,300 feet across the Manatee River and connects Upper Manatee River Road (UMRR) with Fort Hamer Road. UMRR and Fort Hamer Road will undergo functional improvements. All three projects span a total length of approximately 5.5 miles. The cost for all three projects is $32,690,155.48.


Project Improvements:

Fort Hamer Bridge:
The Fort Hamer Bridge consists of new construction of a two-lane bridge with paved bike lanes, improved shoulders, sidewalk on the east side, and turn lanes at the north and south approaches. The approaches also include sidewalks, shoulders, and roadway lighting. A traffic signal will be installed on the south side of the bridge at the intersection of UMRR.


Improvements along UMRR and Fort Hamer Road include additional sidewalk, paved bike lanes, grass shoulders, right and left turn lanes at each intersection, milling and resurfacing, and widening of the road to 24 feet.

 

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