More Lanes Opening Along 44th Avenue East

More Lanes Opening Along 44th Avenue East
Posted on 11/01/2023
44th Avenue East 4 LanesMANATEE COUNTY, FL (November 1, 2023) – Manatee County motorists will find their commute a little more manageable as new travel lanes open along 44th Avenue East.

The full four-lane section of 44th Avenue East will be open from 45th Street East to approximately 62nd Street East by Friday, November 3, 2023, marking another significant milestone on the construction of this important east-west corridor. The expanded roadway includes the crossings of Gap Creek and the Braden River.

“I am excited about this,” said Manatee County District Five Commissioner Ray Turner. “We are in desperate need of an east-west thoroughfare that will ease traffic off State Route 70.”

With four segments of the six-segment 44th Avenue East project now completed, this work finishing segment five will be followed by the final link of the project crossing I-75. Residents are encouraged to follow the progress at