The timber walkway attached to the Midnight Pass Road bridge over Grand Canal and the sidewalk leading up to the bridge will be closed July 31 through Aug. 4 for repairs by Sarasota County Public Works crews. Pedestrians are encouraged to find an alternative route during these repairs. Vehicular traffic across the bridge will not be restricted but Florida Department of Transportation paving crews will also be working on Midnight Pass Road, which may delay traffic. Motorists are encouraged to use caution when driving through the area.
In addition, crews will be inspecting the timber walkway from a boat in Grand Canal Aug. 7 through Aug. 11. Vessel traffic will be granted passage under the bridge but may be delayed by inspection activities. Vehicular and pedestrian traffic will not be impacted. All travelers are encouraged to use caution in the area.