August 29 2023 12:30 PM
Sarasota County
In anticipation of the arrival of tropical storm force winds, Sarasota County Public Works staff are locking down local moveable bridges over the Intracoastal Waterway.
Sarasota County bridges affected: Manasota Beach Road, Venice Avenue, Albee Road, and Blackburn Point Road.
The Florida Department of Transportation is also locking its bridges within Sarasota County: Circus Bridge (South U.S. 41 on the Island of Venice), Hatchett Creek Bridge (North U.S. 41 on the Island of Venice), Stickney Point Road, Siesta Drive, and New Pass.
As of now, all of these bridges should be considered closed to marine traffic and open to vehicular traffic.
Charlotte County
Tom Adams Bridge is closed to boat traffic until further notice.
Charlotte County staff will NOT be manning the South Gulf Cove lock until further notice. The lock will be operational in manual mode.