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Bradenton, Florida -- I recently received a viewer email inquiring about the state of construction on 9th Street E. near the intersection of 53rd Avenue E. in Bradenton.

Manatee County Deputy Director of Public Works Sia Mollanazar explained to me that there were some drainage issues that had to be addressed in conjunction with the widening project happening on 9th Street E. there, as well as some issues that had to be resolved where the local road of 9th Street E. meets 53rd Avenue which is a state road. Those issues delayed construction by a little over a month.

The project will widen 9th Street E. from two lanes to four, and traffic is about to shift over from the western half (which is the old existing road) to the new eastern side while improvements are made to the western side.

The entire road is scheduled to be finished by the end of April 2014.

For more information on this project or any Manatee County road construction project, you can call Manatee County Public WorksTransportation Management at (941) 708-7420. For other Manatee County Public Works contact information, click here!

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