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For Immediate Release: June 30, 2015
Contact: Jan Thornburg, Sr. Communications Manager 941-954-2613




Sarasota, FL: The sidewalk in the median of Boulevard of the Presidents between South Polk Drive and Cleveland Drive will be temporarily closed for improvements starting Monday, July 6.  The sidewalk is expected to reopen in approximately 30 days.


A total of five wooden bridges are included along the sidewalk, which winds for five blocks through a tree lined median.  Over the years, the wooden bridges have become worn and are in need of replacement.  During the temporary closure, crews will replace all five bridges with a composite decking material which is more weather resistant and is expected to last up to 30 years.


The sidewalk in the median is the only sidewalk in the immediate vicinity.  Pedestrians are urged to use caution in the area.


For more information contact Neil Gaines, Project Manager:  941-365-2200 ext. 6309.


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