Today was a Monday, and I hope the Florida Department of Transportation reads this! Leaving Anna maria Island for an appointment in Palmetto just after noon, the Manatee Avenue westbound traffic was crawling, almost bumper to bumper past 75th Street.
Returning via Cortez Road around 3 p.m., the eastbound bumper-to-bumper traffic was from SR 789 to the stoplight just east of the Cortez village. Turning south on the island, the Longboat Key northbound traffic was crawling, again bumper to bumper as far as could be seen looking south from my street. Luckily, one let me get through into Fifth Street South.
When will FDOT get the word that our infrastructure has been worsening since 1989, and it is their responsibility to correct it, starting with a bridge from the extension of 53rd Avenue to just north of Longboat Pass.