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Traffic Watch for Sarasota and Manatee Counties

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FOR WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4, 2018

Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they travel through work zones. Remember, speeding fines are doubled in work zones.

As a reminder, travelers can visit www.FL511.com or dial “511” from their phone to
learn about traffic conditions on major roadways across the state.
If you know before you go, you can plan accordingly and save time and money.

 

MANATEE COUNTY

I-275 at the Sunshine Skyway Rest Areas in Manatee and Pinellas Counties: Construction project: Improvements include constructing new rest areas and new parking lots with LED lighting, seawall repairs and extending the seawall at the Manatee County rest area to accommodate a new picnic pavilion. The Pinellas County Skyway Rest Area is closed for renovations. During this time, motorists will be directed to the Manatee County Skyway Rest Area. The closure is expected to last until fall 2018. The fishing piers will remain open during the closure. Construction is on-going on the new rest area site and the seawall on the Manatee side, west of I-275.  Expected completion of both rest areas is fall 2019. David Nelson Construction Company is the contractor. 

I-275 Southbound Ramp to I-75 Northbound (Exit 228): Construction project: Crews are replacing the concrete bridge deck on the southbound I-275 ramp to northbound I-75.  The I-275 southbound ramp to northbound I-75 is closed for approximately ten (10) months. Traffic is being detoured north on US 41/S Tamiami Trail to SR 674/E College Avenue in Hillsborough County. A temporary traffic signal has been installed on US 41 at the southbound I-275 exit. Periodic nighttime/overnight I-75 northbound/southbound and I-275 southbound lane closures beneath I-275 will occur during construction. There will be nighttime/overnight northbound and southbound lane closures on I-75 the week of Sunday, November 4. Use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern. Expected completion is summer 2019. Cone & Graham, Inc. is the contractor.

I-75 at SR 70 Interchange (Exit 217): Construction project: This week, crews will install erosion

control devices, clearing vegetation, setting up Maintenance of Traffic, and resurfacing      I-75 northbound between Linger Lodge Road and SR 70.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 70 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the interstate through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they travel through work zones. Remember, speeding fines are doubled in work zones.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is late 2021. The contractor is Sacyr Construction USA, LLC.

I-75 at SR 64 (Manatee Avenue) Interchange (Exit 220): Construction project: This week, crews are currently widening northbound and southbound I-75 and performing ramp, grading, utility, and drainage work, and SR 64 westbound reconstruction.

  • Motorists are advised that SR 64 will be paved during the overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. and will require traffic on SR 64 to shift a lane.
  • Motorists are advised that one lane closure in each direction on SR 64 may occur during the overnight hours between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.
  • Motorists are advised that one lane closure in each direction on I-75 may occur during the overnight hours between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. throughout the duration of the project.

This project reconstructs the interchange, widens interchange ramps and SR 64, and installs sidewalks and bicycle lanes on SR 64. Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Drivers should use caution while traveling in this area. Estimated completion is late 2019. The contractor is Prince Contracting LLC.

I-75 at the University Parkway Interchange (Exit 213): Construction project: Crews are installing landscaping and irrigation systems at the I-75 and University Parkway interchange. Lane closures on I-75, if needed, will occur between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Lane closures on University Parkway, if needed, will occur between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Estimated completion is spring 2019. The contractor is Frankie Valdez Company, Inc.

US 301 from CR 675 to Moccasin Wallow Road: Construction project: Crews are installing new landscaping, irrigation and welcome signs. Superior Landscaping & Lawn Services is the contractor. Expected completion is fall 2018.

US 301 at Ellenton Gillette Road: Maintenance permit project: Crews are constructing a turn-lane. Expect daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through Friday, November 9. Use caution and expect possible delays.

US 301 over 26th Avenue E and the CSX Railroad: Bridge maintenance project: Crews are working on the bridge. Expect nighttime/overnight northbound and southbound right and left intermittent lane closures from 8 p.m. each night to 5 a.m. each night Tuesday, November 13 and Wednesday, November 14. Use caution and expect possible delays.

US 19 over Terra Ceia Bay (1.4 miles north of US 41): Bridge maintenance project: Crews are working on the bridge. Expect nighttime/overnight intermittent right and left northbound lane closures from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Thursday, November 15. Use caution and expect possible delays.

Business US 41 (9th Street W) at the Green Bridge; at 3rd Avenue W, and from 3rd Avenue W to SR 64 (Manatee Avenue): Construction project: Crews are constructing a multi-use path; constructing sidewalk; improving drainage; constructing turn lanes, and installing new signing and pavement markings. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures on Business US 41 (9th Street W) from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews are working. The outside southbound lane on Business US 41 over the Green Bridge is closed to traffic while the contractor is working on the concrete barrier wall. For safety purposes, the lane will remain closed 24/7. Please plan additional travel time. Estimated completion is spring 2019. The contractor is Gosalia Concrete Constructors, Inc.

US 41 between 37th Avenue W and 36th Avenue W: Maintenance permit project: Crews are constructing a driveway. Expect intermittent northbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday, November 9. Use caution and expect possible delays.

US 41 at 57th Avenue W: Maintenance permit project: Crews are constructing a driveway. Expect daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through Thursday, November 9. Use caution and expect possible delays.

SR 789/Gulf Drive from SR 64 (Manatee Avenue) to SR 684 (Cortez Road): Maintenance permit project: Manatee County is installing new force mains and water mains. For additional information about the project, please visit the project website at www.amipipereplacement.com. 

SR 70 (15th Street E) at 9th Avenue E: Construction project: Crews are constructing a roundabout; installing highway lighting and landscaping; improving drainage; constructing sidewalk, and resurfacing the roadway. The intersection of SR 70 (15th Street E) and 9th Avenue E is closed to traffic for approximately six (6) months. Please use 13th Avenue E and 7th Avenue E as alternate routes during this time. A temporary traffic signal will be installed at the intersection of SR 70 (15th Street E) and 13th Avenue E while the detour is in effect. Watson Civil Construction, Inc., is the contractor. Expected completion is spring 2019.

SR 64 at Rye Road: Construction project: Crews are constructing a multi-lane roundabout; resurfacing the roadway; improving drainage, and installing new highway lighting and landscaping. State Road 64 will be reduced to one lane in each direction beginning in the next few weeks. The speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph within the construction zone. IBT Construction is the contractor. Expected completion is late 2019.

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

Laurel Road at the Legacy Trail Crossing: Construction project: Crews are constructing a pedestrian bridge along the Legacy Trail over Laurel Road. Please be aware of construction vehicles entering and leaving the construction zone. Both northbound and southbound trail traffic are now being detoured to the west along the signed detour route. Both sidewalks on the north and south side of Laurel Road are now closed. Please follow detour signs provided. Intermittent single lane closures at the bridge can be expected from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays only. Overnight full road closures on Laurel Road with detours are being scheduled for the week of Monday, November 12th. Denson Construction, Inc. is the contractor for the bridge. Expected completion is late 2018.

I-75 at the University Parkway Interchange (Exit 213): Construction project: Crews are installing landscaping and irrigation systems at the I-75 and University Parkway interchange. Lane closures on I-75, if needed, will occur between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Lane closures on University Parkway, if needed, will occur between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Estimated completion is spring 2019. The contractor is Frankie Valdez Company, Inc.

I-75 over Bee Ridge Road (2.7 miles south of Fruitville Road): Bridge maintenance project: Crews are working on the bridge. Expect nighttime/overnight intermittent outside, center and inside north and southbound lane closures from 9 p.m. each night to 5 a.m. each morning Monday, November 12 and Tuesday, November 13. Double lane closures will begin at 11 p.m., when needed. Use caution and expect possible delays.

US 41 from SR 789 to Ritz Carlton Drive and sidewalk located along the north side of SR 789 from Sunset Drive to US 41: Maintenance permit project: The sidewalk will remain closed until construction of the development located at the corner of US 41 and SR 789 is complete. Pedestrians should follow the established detour.

US 41 from Salford Boulevard to Sumter Boulevard: Construction project: Crews are widening US 41 from Salford Boulevard to Sumter Boulevard to a six-lane highway; resurfacing the roadway; improving drainage; constructing sidewalk, and installing highway lighting. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. when crews are resurfacing the roadway. Expect periodic driveway closures along the northbound lanes while crews are installing drainage systems. Russell Engineering, Inc. is the contractor. Expected completion is spring 2019.

US 41 Roundabouts at 10th Street and 14th Street, Sarasota:  Construction project: Crews continue work within the right-of-way, medians and driveways.

  • Temporary single lane closures may occur between 9th Street and 15th Street from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. if nighttime activities are scheduled.
  • Night work is scheduled beginning November 4th through November 8th. Activities include waterline installation on US 41 north of 14th Street. Single lane closures are expected with noise from heavy equipment power tools and pumps while these activities take place.
  • Grading and new driveway installations on the east side of US 41 on 14th Street is scheduled in a couple of weeks. Individual home owners impacted by these activities will be contacted to coordinate.
  • Installation of concrete traffic railing is expected at Hog Creek, northwest side of US 41 and 11th Street. Watch for heavy equipment and concrete trucks moving in and out of travel lanes.
  • Installation of roadway base and curb is expected at the NW and the NE corner of  14th Street/Imperial Drive. Expect heavy equipment trucks and vibration from rollers. All activities in this area are expected during the daytime hours.
  • Water line installation continues across the centennial park boat ramp entrance and exit driveways of US 41. These driveways will be temporarily narrowed to install the water line and install the permanent driveway. Please use caution while entering and exiting the boat ramp, especially vehicles with trailers.
  • Installation of drainage structures and storm pipe is expected at the southwest corner of 10th Street and US 41. Expect heavy equipment and workers in the area.
  • Drainage structure and pipe installation is expected along the west side of US 41 between Hog Creek and 14th Street. Expect heavy equipment and trucks moving in and out of the travel lanes. Motorists are urged to use caution in the area.
  • Light pole base foundations and preparation for sidewalks and driveways and road base are scheduled for the north east corner of 14th Street and US 41 intersection. Expect heavy equipment, concrete and dump trucks and power tools. Pedestrian paths may also be rearranged to accommodate work in this area.
  • West bound 10th Street will have restricted lanes on the east side of  US 41, only two lanes will be available to make left turns, through traffic and right turns. Heavy equipment will be staged in the median, with large trucks moving in and out of the median. Motorists are urged to use caution in the area.
  • Centennial Park Boat Ramp driveway on 10th Street will be closed. Motorists can access the boat ramp via the US 41 entrance. Northbound left turn lane from US 41 into the boat ramp is available.
  • Pedestrian paths have been reconfigured around the work zone, please use designated sidewalks and cross walks. No pedestrian access on the west side of US 41 beyond Centennial Park, pedestrians are advised to use the sidewalk on the east side of US 41. Impacts to pedestrian access south of the Centennial Park on the west side of US 41 is expected while the contractor is performing excavation in the area.
  • Box culvert construction is ongoing. Contractor will be preparing for the demolition and installation of the next sections of the box culvert. Expect noise from concrete saws and jack hammers. There will be pumps running 24/7 for dewatering in the area. This is an active construction zone and for safety purposes only authorized personnel are allowed inside the work zone.
  • The traffic pattern will be limited to right turn in/out for 11th, 12th and 13th Street. Traveling southbound and northbound direction left turns are not permitted at 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th Streets. Motorists are advised to follow the posted signs.
  • Temporary detour route in effect. Use Cocoanut Avenue as alternate route to access 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th Street. Motorists are advised to follow the posted detour route and seek an alternate route while traveling in this area.
  • Speed limit is reduced to 30 mph. Speeding fines are doubled in the construction area when workers are present.

Improvements being made as part of this project consist of reconstructing the signalized intersections and replacing them with roundabouts, enhancing connectivity, circulation and safety. US 41 will be widened between the two intersections and will include bike lanes as well as dedicated turn lanes, a 10-foot sidewalk along the west side, and a 6-foot sidewalk along the east side. Other improvements include raised islands for pedestrian refuge at the intersections of US 41 at 10th Street and 14th Street, pedestrian signals, LED street lights, landscaping, and City of Sarasota utility and underground drainage structure replacements. Expected completion is spring 2020. The contractor is IBT Construction LLC.

US 41 from Hospital Road to River Road: Maintenance permit project: Crews are constructing new turn-lanes, driveway connections, and working in the medians. Expect intermittent north and southbound daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Friday, November 30. Use caution and expect possible delays.

US 41 from McIntosh Road to Beneva Road: Construction project: Crews are constructing sidewalk and bicycle lanes, improving drainage, reconstructing the US 41 southbound bridge over Catfish Creek south of Central Sarasota Parkway, installing highway lighting, upgrading signals, and installing new signing and pavement markings.

  • TRAFFIC SWITCH – Southbound US 41 traffic is reduced to one lane and shifted into one of the northbound lanes while construction is underway on the southbound Catfish Creek Bridge. Northbound US 41 will also be reduced to one lane to accommodate southbound traffic. This traffic pattern will be in effect for approximately five (5) months. Use caution and plan additional travel time.
  • Northbound nighttime/overnight lane closures may occur between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Southbound nighttime/overnight lane closures may occur between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 a.m.
  • The speed limit is reduced to 45 mph within the construction zone.

Motorists should use caution and obey the posted speed limit. Expected completion is fall 2019. The contractor is Morrison-Cobalt JV.

US 41 from Tuscola Boulevard to Ortiz Boulevard: Construction project: Crews are constructing a multi-use path; installing bus pads and shelters; improving drainage; constructing/replacing sidewalk; installing guardrail and highway lighting, and installing new signing and pavement markings. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Daytime lane closures between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. are possible. Lane closures within 600 feet of signalized intersections are not permitted between 5:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Florida Safety Contractors, Inc. is the contractor. Expected completion is spring 2019. 

US 41 from Stickney Point Drive to Couver Drive: Maintenance permit project: Crews are constructing a driveway. Expect northbound outside lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 7 through Friday, November 30. Use caution and expect possible delays.

SR 72 at Swift Road and Beneva Road: Construction project: This project is to replacing existing crosswalks, crosswalk landings, and pedestrian signals.  This week, crews will work on site cleanup and punch list items.

  • Drivers should anticipate lane closures; however, lane closures will be prohibited during peak hours from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Drivers should use caution while traveling in the work zone. Estimated completion is summer 2018, weather permitting. Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC is the contractor.

 

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26

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26

Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties

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FOR WEEK OF OCTOBER 28, 2018

Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they travel through work zones.
Remember, speeding fines are doubled in work zones.

As a reminder, travelers can visit www.FL511.com or dial “511” from their phone to
learn about traffic conditions on major roadways across the state.
If you know before you go, you can plan accordingly and save time and money.

 

MANATEE COUNTY

I-275 at the Sunshine Skyway Rest Areas in Manatee and Pinellas Counties: Construction project: Improvements include constructing new rest areas and new parking lots with LED lighting, seawall repairs and extending the seawall at the Manatee County rest area to accommodate a new picnic pavilion. The Pinellas County Skyway Rest Area is closed for renovations. During this time, motorists will be directed to the Manatee County Skyway Rest Area. The closure is expected to last until fall 2018. The fishing piers will remain open during the closure. Construction is on-going on the new rest area site and the seawall on the Manatee side, west of I-275.  Expected completion of both rest areas is fall 2019. David Nelson Construction Company is the contractor. 

I-275 Southbound Ramp to I-75 Northbound (Exit 228): Construction project: Crews are replacing the concrete bridge deck on the southbound I-275 ramp to northbound I-75.  The I-275 southbound ramp to northbound I-75 is closed for approximately ten (10) months. Traffic is being detoured north on US 41/S Tamiami Trail to SR 674/E College Avenue in Hillsborough County. A temporary traffic signal has been installed on US 41 at the southbound I-275 exit. Periodic nighttime/overnight I-75 northbound/southbound and        I-275 southbound lane closures beneath I-275 will occur during construction. There will be nighttime/overnight lane closures on the I-275 southbound ramp to I-75 southbound from 9 p.m. each night to 6 a.m. each morning the week of Sunday, October 28. Motorists should also expect nighttime/overnight southbound and northbound double lane closures on I-75 the week of Sunday, October 28, as needed. Use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern. Expected completion is summer 2019. Cone & Graham, Inc. is the contractor.

I-75 at SR 70 Interchange (Exit 217): Construction project: This week, crews will be installing erosion control devices, clearing vegetation, setting up Maintenance of Traffic, and resurfacing I-75 northbound.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from  8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 70 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the interstate through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they travel through work zones. Remember, speeding fines are doubled in work zones.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is late 2021. The contractor is Sacyr Construction USA, LLC.

I-75 at SR 64 (Manatee Avenue) Interchange (Exit 220): Construction project: This week, crews are currently widening southbound I-75 and performing ramp, grading, utility, and drainage work, and SR 64 westbound reconstruction.

  • Motorists are advised that one lane closure in each direction on SR 64 may occur during the overnight hours between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.
  • Motorists are advised that one lane closure in each direction on I-75 may occur during the overnight hours between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. throughout the duration of the project.

This project reconstructs the interchange, widens interchange ramps and SR 64, and installs sidewalks and bicycle lanes on SR 64. Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Drivers should use caution while traveling in this area. Estimated completion is late 2019. The contractor is Prince Contracting LLC.

I-75 at the University Parkway Interchange (Exit 213): Construction project: Crews are installing landscaping and irrigation systems at the I-75 and University Parkway interchange. Lane closures on I-75, if needed, will occur between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Lane closures on University Parkway, if needed, will occur between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Estimated completion is spring 2019. The contractor is Frankie Valdez Company, Inc.

US 301 from CR 675 to Moccasin Wallow Road: Construction project: Crews are installing new landscaping, irrigation and welcome signs. Superior Landscaping & Lawn Services is the contractor. Expected completion is fall 2018.

US 301 at Ellenton Gillette Road: Maintenance permit project: Crews are constructing a turn-lane. Expect daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through Thursday,       November 1. Use caution and expect possible delays.

Business US 41 (9th Street W) at the Green Bridge; at 3rd Avenue W, and from 3rd Avenue W to SR 64 (Manatee Avenue): Construction project: Crews are constructing a multi-use path; constructing sidewalk; improving drainage; constructing turn lanes, and installing new signing and pavement markings. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures on Business US 41 (9th Street W) from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews are working. The outside southbound lane on Business US 41 over the Green Bridge is closed to traffic while the contractor is working on the concrete barrier wall. For safety purposes, the lane will remain closed 24/7 for approximately two months. Please plan additional travel time. Estimated completion is spring 2019. The contractor is Gosalia Concrete Constructors, Inc.

US 41 between 37th Avenue W and 36th Avenue W: Maintenance permit project: Crews are constructing a driveway. Expect intermittent northbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday, November 2. Use caution and expect possible delays.

US 41 at 57th Avenue W: Maintenance permit project: Crews are constructing a driveway. Expect daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through Thursday, November 1. Use caution and expect possible delays.

SR 789/Gulf Drive from SR 64 (Manatee Avenue) to SR 684 (Cortez Road): Maintenance permit project: Manatee County is installing new force mains and water mains. For additional information about the project, please visit the project website at www.amipipereplacement.com. 

SR 70 (15th Street E) at 9th Avenue E: Construction project: Crews are constructing a roundabout; installing highway lighting and landscaping; improving drainage; constructing sidewalk, and resurfacing the roadway. The intersection of SR 70 (15th Street E) and 9th Avenue E is closed to traffic for approximately six (6) months. Please use 13th Avenue E and 7th Avenue E as alternate routes during this time. A temporary traffic signal will be installed at the intersection of SR 70 (15th Street E) and 13th Avenue E while the detour is in effect. Watson Civil Construction, Inc., is the contractor. Expected completion is spring 2019.

SR 64 at Rye Road: Construction project: Crews are constructing a multi-lane roundabout; resurfacing the roadway; improving drainage, and installing new highway lighting and landscaping. State Road 64 will be reduced to one lane in each direction beginning in the next few weeks. The speed limit will be reduced to 25 mph within the construction zone. IBT Construction is the contractor. Expected completion is late 2019.

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

Laurel Road at the Legacy Trail Crossing: Construction project: Crews are constructing a pedestrian bridge along the Legacy Trail over Laurel Road. Please be aware of construction vehicles entering and leaving the construction zone. Both northbound and southbound trail traffic are now being detoured to the west along the signed detour route. Both sidewalks on the north and south side of Laurel Road are now closed. Please follow detour signs provided. Intermittent single lane closures at the bridge can be expected from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays only. Overnight full road closures on Laurel Road with detours are being scheduled for the week of October 29th. Denson Construction, Inc. is the contractor for the bridge. Expected completion is late 2018.

I-75 at the University Parkway Interchange (Exit 213): Construction project: Crews are installing landscaping and irrigation systems at the I-75 and University Parkway interchange. Lane closures on I-75, if needed, will occur between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Lane closures on University Parkway, if needed, will occur between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Estimated completion is spring 2019. The contractor is Frankie Valdez Company, Inc.

US 41 from SR 789 to Ritz Carlton Drive and sidewalk located along the north side of SR 789 from Sunset Drive to US 41: Maintenance permit project: The sidewalk will remain closed until construction of the development located at the corner of US 41 and SR 789 is complete. Pedestrians should follow the established detour.

US 41 from Salford Boulevard to Sumter Boulevard: Construction project: Crews are widening US 41 from Salford Boulevard to Sumter Boulevard to a six-lane highway; resurfacing the roadway; improving drainage; constructing sidewalk, and installing highway lighting. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. when crews are resurfacing the roadway. Expect periodic driveway closures along the northbound lanes while crews are installing drainage systems. Russell Engineering, Inc. is the contractor. Expected completion is spring 2019.

US 41 Roundabouts at 10th Street and 14th Street, Sarasota:  Construction project: Crews continue work within the right-of-way, medians and driveways.

  • Temporary single lane closures may occur between 9th Street and 15th Street from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. if nighttime activities are scheduled.
  • 10th Street, west side of US 41 is open for traffic. However, there may be intermittent lane closures as crews work to install new water lines and remove old water lines along 10th Street while traffic is directed with the help of flaggers.
  • Grading and new driveway installations on the east side of US 41 on 14th Street is scheduled in a couple of weeks. Individual home owners impacted by these activities will be contacted to coordinate.
  • Installation of concrete traffic railing is expected at Hog Creek, northwest side of         US 41 and 11th Street. Watch for heavy equipment and concrete trucks moving in and out of travel lanes.
  • Installation of roadway base is expected at the NW and the NE corner of 14th Street/Imperial Drive. Expect heavy equipment trucks and vibration from rollers. All activities in this area are expected during the daytime hours.
  • Installation of drainage structures and storm pipe is expected at the southwest corner of 10th Street and US 41. Expect heavy equipment and workers in the area.
  • Drainage structure and pipe installation is expected along the west side of US 41 between Hog Creek and 14th Street. Expect heavy equipment and trucks moving in and out of the travel lanes. Motorists are urged to use caution in the area.
  • Light pole base foundations and preparation for sidewalks and driveways and road base are scheduled for the northeast corner of 14th Street and US 41 intersection. Expect heavy equipment, concrete and dump trucks and power tools. Pedestrian paths may also be rearranged to accommodate work in this area.
  • West bound 10th Street will have restricted lanes on the east side of US 41, only 2 lanes will be available to make left turns, through traffic and right turns. Heavy equipment will be staged in the median, with large trucks moving in and out of the median. Motorists are urged to use caution in the area.
  • Centennial Park Boat Ramp driveway on 10th Street will be closed. Motorists can access the boat ramp via the US 41 entrance. Northbound left turn lane from US 41 into the boat ramp is available.
  • Pedestrian paths have been reconfigured around the work zone, please use designated sidewalks and cross walks. No pedestrian access on the west side of US 41 beyond Centennial Park, pedestrians are advised to use the sidewalk on the east side of US 41. Impacts to pedestrian access south of the Centennial Park on the west side of US 41 is expected while the contractor is performing excavation in the area.
  • Box culvert construction is ongoing. Contractor will be preparing for the demolition and installation of the next sections of the box culvert. Expect noise from concrete saws and jack hammers. There will be pumps running 24/7 for dewatering in the area. This is an active construction zone and for safety purposes only authorized personnel are allowed inside the work zone.
  • The traffic pattern will be limited to right turn in/out for 11th, 12th and 13th Street. Traveling southbound and northbound direction left turns are not permitted at 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th Streets. Motorists are advised to follow the posted signs.
  • Temporary detour route in effect. Use Cocoanut Avenue as alternate route to access 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th Street. Motorists are advised to follow the posted detour route and seek an alternate route while traveling in this area.
  • Speed limit is reduced to 30 mph. Speeding fines are doubled in the construction area when workers are present.

Improvements being made as part of this project consist of reconstructing the signalized intersections and replacing them with roundabouts, enhancing connectivity, circulation and safety. US 41 will be widened between the two intersections and will include bike lanes as well as dedicated turn lanes, a 10-foot sidewalk along the west side, and a 6-foot sidewalk along the east side. Other improvements include raised islands for pedestrian refuge at the intersections of US 41 at 10th Street and 14th Street, pedestrian signals, LED street lights, landscaping, and City of Sarasota utility and underground drainage structure replacements. Expected completion is spring 2020. The contractor is IBT Construction LLC.

US 41 from Hospital Road to River Road: Maintenance permit project: Crews are constructing new turn-lanes, driveway connections, and working in the medians. Expect intermittent north and southbound daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Friday, November 30. Use caution and expect possible delays.

US 41 from McIntosh Road to Beneva Road: Construction project: Crews are constructing sidewalk and bicycle lanes, improving drainage, reconstructing the US 41 southbound bridge over Catfish Creek south of Central Sarasota Parkway, installing highway lighting, upgrading signals, and installing new signing and pavement markings.

  • TRAFFIC SWITCH – Southbound US 41 traffic is reduced to one lane and shifted into one of the northbound lanes while construction is underway on the southbound Catfish Creek Bridge. Northbound US 41 will also be reduced to one lane to accommodate southbound traffic. This traffic pattern will be in effect for approximately five (5) months. Use caution and plan additional travel time.
  • Northbound nighttime/overnight lane closures may occur between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Southbound nighttime/overnight lane closures may occur between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 a.m.
  • The speed limit is reduced to 45 mph within the construction zone.

Motorists should use caution and obey the posted speed limit. Expected completion is fall 2019. The contractor is Morrison-Cobalt JV.

US 41 from Tuscola Boulevard to Ortiz Boulevard: Construction project: Crews are constructing a multi-use path; installing bus pads and shelters; improving drainage; constructing/replacing sidewalk; installing guardrail and highway lighting, and installing new signing and pavement markings. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Daytime lane closures between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. are possible. Lane closures within 600 feet of signalized intersections are not permitted between 5:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Florida Safety Contractors, Inc. is the contractor. Expected completion is spring 2019. 

SR 72 at Gateway Road: Construction project: This project is to replacing existing crosswalks, crosswalk landings, pedestrian signals, and lighting.  This week, crews will work on site cleanup and punch list items.

  • Drivers should anticipate lane closures; however, lane closures will be prohibited during peak hours from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Drivers should use caution while traveling in the work zone. Estimated completion is fall 2018, weather permitting. Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC is the contractor.

SR 72 at Swift Road and Beneva Road: Construction project: This project is to replacing existing crosswalks, crosswalk landings, and pedestrian signals.  This week, crews will work on site cleanup and punch list items.

  • Drivers should anticipate lane closures; however, lane closures will be prohibited during peak hours from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Drivers should use caution while traveling in the work zone. Estimated completion is summer 2018, weather permitting. Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC is the contractor.

 

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19

Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties

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FOR WEEK OF OCTOBER 21, 2018

Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they travel through work zones.
Remember, speeding fines are doubled in work zones.

As a reminder, travelers can visit www.FL511.com or dial “511” from their phone to
learn about traffic conditions on major roadways across the state.
If you know before you go, you can plan accordingly and save time and money.

 

MANATEE COUNTY

I-275 at the Sunshine Skyway Rest Areas in Manatee and Pinellas Counties: Construction project: Improvements include constructing new rest areas and new parking lots with LED lighting, seawall repairs and extending the seawall at the Manatee County rest area to accommodate a new picnic pavilion. The Pinellas County Skyway Rest Area is closed for renovations. During this time, motorists will be directed to the Manatee County Skyway Rest Area. The closure is expected to last until fall 2018. The fishing piers will remain open during the closure. Construction is on-going on the new rest area site and the seawall on the Manatee side, west of I-275.  Expected completion of both rest areas is fall 2019. David Nelson Construction Company is the contractor. 

I-275 Southbound Ramp to I-75 Northbound (Exit 228): Construction project: Crews are replacing the concrete bridge deck on the southbound I-275 ramp to northbound I-75.  The I-275 southbound ramp to northbound I-75 is closed for approximately ten (10) months. Traffic is being detoured north on US 41/S Tamiami Trail to SR 674/E College Avenue in Hillsborough County. A temporary traffic signal has been installed on US 41 at the southbound I-275 exit. Periodic nighttime/overnight I-75 northbound/southbound and I-275 southbound lane closures beneath I-275 will occur during construction. There will be nighttime/overnight lane closures on the I-275 southbound ramp to I-75 southbound from 9 p.m. each night to 6 a.m. each morning the week of Sunday, October 21. Motorists should also expect nighttime/overnight southbound and northbound double lane closures on I-75 the week of Sunday, October 21, as needed. Use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern. Expected completion is summer 2019. Cone & Graham, Inc. is the contractor.

I-75 at SR 70 Interchange (Exit 217): Construction project: This week, crews are installing erosion control devices, clearing vegetation, setting up Maintenance of Traffic, and resurfacing I-75 northbound.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Drivers should use caution while traveling in this area. Estimated completion is late of 2021. The contractor is Sacyr Construction USA, LLC.

I-75 at SR 64 (Manatee Avenue) Interchange (Exit 220): Construction project: This week, crews are currently widening northbound and southbound I-75 and performing ramp, grading, utility, and drainage work, and SR 64 westbound reconstruction.

  • Motorists are advised that SR 64 will be paved during the overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. and will require traffic on SR 64 to shift a lane.
  • Motorists are advised that one lane closure in each direction on SR 64 may occur during the overnight hours between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.
  • Motorists are advised that one lane closure in each direction on I-75 may occur during the overnight hours between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. throughout the duration of the project.

This project reconstructs the interchange, widens interchange ramps and SR 64, and installs sidewalks and bicycle lanes on SR 64. Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Drivers should use caution while traveling in this area. Estimated completion is late 2019. The contractor is Prince Contracting LLC.

I-75 at the University Parkway Interchange (Exit 213): Construction project: Crews are installing landscaping and irrigation systems at the I-75 and University Parkway interchange. Lane closures on I-75, if needed, will occur between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Lane closures on University Parkway, if needed, will occur between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Estimated completion is spring 2019. The contractor is Frankie Valdez Company, Inc.

US 301 from CR 675 to Moccasin Wallow Road: Construction project: Crews are installing new landscaping, irrigation and welcome signs. Superior Landscaping & Lawn Services is the contractor. Expected completion is fall 2018.

US 301 at Ellenton Gillette Road: Maintenance permit project: Crews are constructing a turn-lane. Expect daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through Thursday, October 25. Use caution and expect possible delays.

Business US 41 (9th Street W) at the Green Bridge; at 3rd Avenue W, and from 3rd Avenue W to SR 64 (Manatee Avenue): Construction project: Crews are constructing a multi-use path; constructing sidewalk; improving drainage; constructing turn lanes, and installing new signing and pavement markings. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures on Business US 41 (9th Street W) from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews are working. The outside southbound lane on Business US 41 over the Green Bridge is closed to traffic while the contractor is working on the concrete barrier wall. For safety purposes, the lane will remain closed 24/7 for approximately two months. Please plan additional travel time. Estimated completion is spring 2019. The contractor is Gosalia Concrete Constructors, Inc.

US 41 between 37th Avenue W and 36th Avenue W: Maintenance permit project: Crews are constructing a driveway. Expect intermittent northbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to  4 p.m. through Friday, October 26. Use caution and expect possible delays.

US 41 at 57th Avenue W: Maintenance permit project: Crews are constructing a driveway. Expect daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through Thursday, October 25. Use caution and expect possible delays.

SR 789/Gulf Drive from SR 64 (Manatee Avenue) to SR 684 (Cortez Road): Maintenance permit project: Manatee County is installing new force mains and water mains. For additional information about the project, please visit the project website at www.amipipereplacement.com. 

SR 70 (15th Street E) at 9th Avenue E: Construction project: Crews are constructing a roundabout; installing highway lighting and landscaping; improving drainage; constructing sidewalk, and resurfacing the roadway. The intersection of SR 70 (15th Street E) and 9th Avenue E is closed to traffic for approximately six (6) months. Please use 13th Avenue E and 7th Avenue E as alternate routes during this time. A temporary traffic signal will be installed at the intersection of SR 70 (15th Street E) and 13th Avenue E while the detour is in effect. Watson Civil Construction, Inc., is the contractor. Expected completion is spring 2019.

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

Laurel Road at the Legacy Trail Crossing: Construction project: Crews are constructing a pedestrian bridge along the Legacy Trail over Laurel Road. Please be aware of construction vehicles entering and leaving the construction zone. Both northbound and southbound trail traffic are now being detoured to the west along the signed detour route. Both sidewalks on the north and south side of Laurel Road are now closed. Please follow detour signs provided. Intermittent single lane closures at the bridge can be expected from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays only. Overnight full road closures on Laurel Road with detours are being scheduled for the week of October 29th. Denson Construction, Inc. is the contractor for the bridge. Expected completion is late 2018.

I-75 at the University Parkway Interchange (Exit 213): Construction project: Crews are installing landscaping and irrigation systems at the I-75 and University Parkway interchange. Lane closures on I-75, if needed, will occur between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Lane closures on University Parkway, if needed, will occur between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Estimated completion is spring 2019. The contractor is Frankie Valdez Company, Inc.

US 41 from SR 789 to Ritz Carlton Drive and sidewalk located along the north side of SR 789 from Sunset Drive to US 41: Maintenance permit project: The sidewalk will remain closed until construction of the development located at the corner of US 41 and SR 789 is complete. Pedestrians should follow the established detour.

US 41 from Salford Boulevard to Sumter Boulevard: Construction project: Crews are widening US 41 from Salford Boulevard to Sumter Boulevard to a six-lane highway; resurfacing the roadway; improving drainage; constructing sidewalk, and installing highway lighting. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. when crews are resurfacing the roadway. Expect periodic driveway closures along the northbound lanes while crews are installing drainage systems. Russell Engineering, Inc. is the contractor. Expected completion is spring 2019.

US 41 Roundabouts at 10th Street and 14th Street, Sarasota:  Construction project: Crews continue work within the right-of-way, medians and driveways.

  • Temporary single lane closures may occur between 9th Street and 15th Street from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. if nighttime activities are scheduled.
  • 10th Street, west side of US 41 is open for traffic. However, there may be intermittent lane closures as crews work to install waterline along 10th Street while traffic is directed with the help of flaggers.
  • Grading and new driveway installations on the east side of US 41 on 14th Street is scheduled in a couple of weeks. Individual home owners impacted by these activities will be contacted to coordinate.
  • Installation of concrete traffic railing is expected at Hog Creek, northwest side of US 41 and 11th Street. Watch for heavy equipment and concrete trucks moving in and out of travel lanes.
  • Drainage structure and pipe installation is expected along the west side of US 41 between Hog Creek and 14th Street. Expect heavy equipment and trucks moving in and out of the travel lanes. Motorists are urged to use caution in the area.
  • Light pole base foundations and preparation for sidewalks and driveways and road base are scheduled for the north east corner of 14th Street and US 41 intersection. Expect heavy equipment, concrete and dump trucks and power tools. Pedestrian paths may also be rearranged to accommodate work in this area.
  • Installation of waterline across US 41 at 10th Street is complete. Activity in the area will be for waterline testing prior to activation. All work is expected during the day time. The contractor’s work zone for this operation will be in the median of 10th Street east of US 41. Motorists are urged to use caution and be mindful of the workers and the heavy equipment moving in and out of this area.
  • West bound 10th Street will have restricted lanes on the east side of US 41, only 2 lanes will be available to make left turns, through traffic and right turns. Heavy equipment will be staged in the median, with large trucks moving in and out of the median. Motorists are urged to use caution in the area.
  • Centennial Park Boat Ramp driveway on 10th Street will be closed. Motorists can access the boat ramp via the US 41 entrance. Northbound left turn lane from US 41 into the boat ramp is available.
  • Pedestrian paths have been reconfigured around the work zone, please use designated sidewalks and cross walks. No pedestrian access on the west side of US 41 beyond Centennial Park, pedestrians are advised to use the sidewalk on the east side of US 41. Impacts to pedestrian access south of the Centennial Park on the west side of US 41 is expected while the contractor is performing excavation in the area.
  • Box culvert construction is ongoing. Contractor will be preparing for the demolition and installation of the next sections of the box culvert. Expect noise from concrete saws and jack hammers. There will be pumps running 24/7 for dewatering in the area. This is an active construction zone and for safety purposes only authorized personnel are allowed inside the work zone.
  • The traffic pattern will be limited to right turn in/out for 11th, 12th and 13th Street. Traveling southbound and northbound direction left turns are not permitted at 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th Streets. Motorists are advised to follow the posted signs.
  • Temporary detour route in effect. Use Cocoanut Avenue as alternate route to access 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th Street. Motorists are advised to follow the posted detour route and seek an alternate route while traveling in this area.
  • Speed limit is reduced to 30 mph. Speeding fines are doubled in the construction area when workers are present.

Improvements being made as part of this project consist of reconstructing the signalized intersections and replacing them with roundabouts, enhancing connectivity, circulation and safety. US 41 will be widened between the two intersections and will include bike lanes as well as dedicated turn lanes, a 10-foot sidewalk along the west side, and a 6-foot sidewalk along the east side. Other improvements include raised islands for pedestrian refuge at the intersections of US 41 at 10th Street and 14th Street, pedestrian signals, LED street lights, landscaping, and City of Sarasota utility and underground drainage structure replacements. Expected completion is spring 2020. The contractor is IBT Construction LLC.

US 41 from Hospital Road to River Road: Maintenance permit project: Crews are constructing new turn-lanes, driveway connections, and working in the medians. Expect intermittent north and southbound daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Friday, October 26. Use caution and expect possible delays.

US 41 from McIntosh Road to Beneva Road: Construction project: Crews are constructing sidewalk and bicycle lanes, improving drainage, reconstructing the US 41 southbound bridge over Catfish Creek south of Central Sarasota Parkway, installing highway lighting, upgrading signals, and installing new signing and pavement markings.

  • TRAFFIC SWITCH – Southbound US 41 traffic is reduced to one lane and shifted into one of the northbound lanes while construction is underway on the southbound Catfish Creek Bridge. Northbound US 41 will also be reduced to one lane to accommodate southbound traffic. This traffic pattern will be in effect for approximately five (5) months. Use caution and plan additional travel time.
  • Northbound nighttime/overnight lane closures may occur between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Southbound nighttime/overnight lane closures may occur between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 a.m.
  • The speed limit is reduced to 45 mph within the construction zone.

Motorists should use caution and obey the posted speed limit. Expected completion is fall 2019. The contractor is Morrison-Cobalt JV.

US 41 from Tuscola Boulevard to Ortiz Boulevard: Construction project: Crews are constructing a multi-use path; installing bus pads and shelters; improving drainage; constructing/replacing sidewalk; installing guardrail and highway lighting, and installing new signing and pavement markings. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Daytime lane closures between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. are possible. Lane closures within 600 feet of signalized intersections are not permitted between 5:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Florida Safety Contractors, Inc. is the contractor. Expected completion is spring 2019. 

SR 758 at the Siesta Drawbridge: Bridge maintenance project: Crews are working on the bridge. Expect nighttime/overnight east and westbound lane closures, controlled by flaggers, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday, October 24. Use caution and expect possible delays.

SR 72 at Gateway Road: Construction project: This project is to replacing existing crosswalks, crosswalk landings, pedestrian signals, and lighting.  This week, crews will work on site cleanup and punch list items.

  • Drivers should anticipate lane closures; however, lane closures will be prohibited during peak hours from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Drivers should use caution while traveling in the work zone. Estimated completion is fall 2018, weather permitting. Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC is the contractor.

SR 72 at Swift Road and Beneva Road: Construction project: This project is to replacing existing crosswalks, crosswalk landings, and pedestrian signals.  This week, crews will work on site cleanup and punch list items.

  • Drivers should anticipate lane closures; however, lane closures will be prohibited during peak hours from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Drivers should use caution while traveling in the work zone. Estimated completion is summer 2018, weather permitting. Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC is the contractor.

 

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09

Florida Mobility Week

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October 8, 2018 Zachary Burch (239) 225-1900
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FDOT Hosts Florida Mobility Week
This year’s theme is “Mix-it-up – A New Way to Get Around”

FT. MYERS – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and its partner agencies are set to celebrate the first annual statewide Mobility Week, October 27 to November 3, 2018. Initially launched in 2016 in Central Florida, Mobility Week is being expanded into a statewide initiative due to its success in bringing together regional partners working towards a transportation system that promotes travel choices.

The Mobility Week initiative is an annual collection of outreach events to promote awareness of safe multimodal transportation choices and how those choices can build stronger communities, reduce traffic congestion and improve community health.

There are many ways to take part in Mobility Week. Agencies, employers and individuals can all participate and contribute in their own way. Agencies can organize an event, activity or training, or implement a mobility action that encourages individuals to switch from driving alone to walking, cycling, using transit, ridesharing, teleworking, or other options.

Employers are encouraged to organize a workplace event during Mobility Week that can range from travel safety training, group bicycle rides, educational workshops to hosting employee competitions. They can also implement long term initiatives by contacting their local commuter assistance program to explore commuting options that might be of interest to their employees.

Individuals can sign up and take part in the Mix-It-Up 2018 challenge, by pledging to try a new transportation choice that makes a positive impact on our transportation system, by reducing the number of trips we make driving alone. The challenge is intended to encourage people to mix and match different modes of transport in their daily life and compete for prizes furnished by Mobility Week Partners.

To learn more information about Mobility Week, including a schedule of events in this region, how to enter the Mix-It-Up 2018 Challenge and learn about transportation modes available, visit the FDOT Mobility Week website at http://www.mobilityweekfl.com.

 

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05

Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties

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FOR WEEK OF OCTOBER 7, 2018

Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they travel through work zones.
Remember, speeding fines are doubled in work zones.

As a reminder, travelers can visit www.FL511.com or dial “511” from their phone to
learn about traffic conditions on major roadways across the state.
If you know before you go, you can plan accordingly and save time and money.

 

MANATEE COUNTY

I-275 at the Sunshine Skyway Rest Areas in Manatee and Pinellas Counties: Construction project: Improvements include constructing new rest areas and new parking lots with LED lighting, seawall repairs and extending the seawall at the Manatee County rest area to accommodate a new picnic pavilion. The Pinellas County Skyway Rest Area is closed for renovations. During this time, motorists will be directed to the Manatee County Skyway Rest Area. The closure is expected to last until fall 2018. The fishing piers will remain open during the closure. The fishing pier access road will have intermittent one-lane closures during daytime hours only for installation of temporary barrier wall. Construction is on-going on the new rest area site and the seawall on the Manatee side, west of I-275. Expected completion of both rest areas is fall 2019. David Nelson Construction Company is the contractor.

I-275 Southbound Ramp to I-75 Northbound (Exit 228): Construction project: Crews are replacing the concrete bridge deck on the southbound I-275 ramp to northbound I-75. The I-275 southbound ramp to northbound I-75 is closed for approximately ten (10) months. Traffic is being detoured north on US 41/S Tamiami Trail to SR 674/E College Avenue in Hillsborough County. A temporary traffic signal has been installed on US 41 at the southbound I-275 exit. Periodic nighttime/overnight I-75 northbound/southbound and I-275 southbound lane closures beneath I-275 will occur during construction. There will be nighttime/overnight lane closures on the I-275 southbound ramp to I-75 southbound from 9 p.m. each night to 6 a.m. each morning Sunday, October 7 through Monday, October 15. Motorists should also expect nighttime/overnight southbound single lane closures on I-75 the week of Sunday, October 14, as needed. Use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern. Expected completion is summer 2019. Cone & Graham, Inc. is the contractor.

I-75 at SR 70 Interchange (Exit 217): Construction project: The construction includes rebuilding the SR 70 interchange from its existing partial cloverleaf design to a modified diamond interchange design with a single loop in the northwest quadrant, replacing the entrance and exit ramps, adding emergency stopping sites on the exit ramps, widening I-75 from north of University Parkway to south of SR 64, resurfacing SR 70 from east of Tara Boulevard to west of 87th Street E, and providing 6.5-foot buffered bike lane and 5-foot sidewalks with high-emphasis crosswalks along SR 70. This week, crews will install construction signage, erosion control devices, and setting up safety barriers.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Drivers should use caution while traveling in this area. Estimated completion is late of 2019. The contractor is Sacyr Construction USA, LLC.

I-75 at SR 64 (Manatee Avenue) Interchange (Exit 220): Construction project: This week, crews are currently widening northbound and southbound I-75 and performing ramp, grading, utility, and drainage work, and paving SR 64 and the new I-75 southbound to SR 64 off-ramp.

  • Motorists are advised that the new SR 64 ramp to northbound I-75 is scheduled to open Thursday, October 11th, weather permitting.
  • Motorists are advised that SR 64 will be paved during the overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. and will require traffic on SR 64 to shift a lane.
  • Motorists are advised that one lane closure in each direction on SR 64 may occur during the overnight hours between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.
  • Motorists are advised that one lane closure in each direction on I-75 may occur during the overnight hours between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. throughout the duration of the project. 

This project reconstructs the interchange, widens interchange ramps and SR 64, and installs sidewalks and bicycle lanes on SR 64. Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Drivers should use caution while traveling in this area. Estimated completion is late 2019. The contractor is Prince Contracting LLC.

I-75 at the University Parkway Interchange (Exit 213): Construction project: Crews are installing landscaping and irrigation systems at the I-75 and University Parkway interchange. Lane closures on I-75, if needed, will occur between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Lane closures on University Parkway, if needed, will occur between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Estimated completion is spring 2019. The contractor is Frankie Valdez Company, Inc.

US 301 from CR 675 to Moccasin Wallow Road: Construction project: Crews are installing new landscaping, irrigation and welcome signs. Superior Landscaping & Lawn Services is the contractor. Expected completion is fall 2018.

US 301 at Ellenton Gillette Road: Maintenance permit project: Crews are constructing a turn-lane. Expect daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through Thursday, October 11. Use caution and expect possible delays.

Business US 41 (9th Street W) at the Green Bridge; at 3rd Avenue W, and from 3rd Avenue W to SR 64 (Manatee Avenue): Construction project: Crews are constructing a multi-use path; constructing sidewalk; improving drainage; constructing turn lanes, and installing new signing and pavement markings. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures on Business US 41 (9th Street W) from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews are working. The outside southbound lane on Business US 41 over the Green Bridge is closed to traffic while the contractor is working on the concrete barrier wall. For safety purposes, the lane will remain closed 24/7 for approximately two months. Please plan additional travel time. 3rd Avenue W at Business US 41 remains closed to traffic while crews make roadway improvements. Please follow the detour routes (below) and plan additional travel time. The closure is expected to be in effect for approximately four weeks.

  • Eastbound 3rd Avenue W: Take southbound Business US 41/9th Street W to SR 64/6th Avenue W and continue to 3rd Street W. From 3rd Street W, turn right onto 3rd Avenue W and continue eastbound.
  • Southbound Business US 41 to eastbound 3rd Avenue W: Take SR 64/6th Avenue W to 3rd Street W. From 3rd Street W, turn right onto 3rd Avenue W and continue eastbound.
  • Northbound Business US 41 to eastbound 3rd Avenue W: Take SR 64/6th Avenue W to 3rd Street W. From 3rd Street W, turn right onto 3rd Avenue W and continue eastbound.
  • Westbound 3rd Avenue W: Take southbound 3rd Street W or 7th Street W to SR 64/Manatee Avenue W and continue to Business US 41/9th Street W. From Business US 41, turn left onto 3rd Avenue W and continue westbound.

Estimated completion is spring 2019. The contractor is Gosalia Concrete Constructors, Inc.

US 41 between 37th Avenue W and 36th Avenue W: Maintenance permit project: Crews are constructing a driveway. Expect intermittent northbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday, October 12. Use caution and expect possible delays.

US 41 at 57th Avenue W: Maintenance permit project: Crews are constructing a driveway. Expect daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through Thursday, October 11. Use caution and expect possible delays.

SR 789/Gulf Drive from SR 64 (Manatee Avenue) to SR 684 (Cortez Road): Maintenance permit project: Manatee County is installing new force mains and water mains. For additional information about the project, please visit the project website at www.amipipereplacement.com.

SR 70 (15th Street E) at 9th Avenue E: Construction project: Crews are constructing a roundabout; installing highway lighting and landscaping; improving drainage; constructing sidewalk, and resurfacing the roadway. The intersection of SR 70 (15th Street E) and 9th Avenue E is closed to traffic for approximately six (6) months. Please use 13th Avenue E and 7th Avenue E as alternate routes during this time. A temporary traffic signal will be installed at the intersection of SR 70 (15th Street E) and 13th Avenue E while the detour is in effect. Watson Civil Construction, Inc., is the contractor. Expected completion is spring 2019.

SR 64 from 67th Street W to 63rd Street W: Construction project: Crews are making drainage improvements, constructing sidewalk, and installing new signing and pavement markings. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews are working. C-Squared Certified General Contractor, Inc. is the contractor. Expected completion is fall 2018.

SARASOTA COUNTY

Laurel Road at the Legacy Trail Crossing: Construction project: Crews are constructing a pedestrian bridge along the Legacy Trail over Laurel Road. Please be aware of construction vehicles entering and leaving the construction zone. Both northbound and southbound trail traffic are now being detoured to the west along the signed detour route. Both sidewalks on the north and south side of Laurel Road are now closed. Please follow detour signs provided. Intermittent single lane closures at the bridge can be expected from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays only. Denson Construction, Inc. is the contractor for the bridge. Expected completion is fall 2018.

I-75 at the University Parkway Interchange (Exit 213): Construction project: Crews are installing landscaping and irrigation systems at the I-75 and University Parkway interchange. Lane closures on I-75, if needed, will occur between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Lane closures on University Parkway, if needed, will occur between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Estimated completion is spring 2019. The contractor is Frankie Valdez Company, Inc.

US 41 from SR 789 to Ritz Carlton Drive and sidewalk located along the north side of SR 789 from Sunset Drive to US 41: Maintenance permit project: The sidewalk will remain closed until construction of the development located at the corner of US 41 and SR 789 is complete. Pedestrians should follow the established detour.

US 41 from Salford Boulevard to Sumter Boulevard: Construction project: Crews are widening US 41 from Salford Boulevard to Sumter Boulevard to a six-lane highway; resurfacing the roadway; improving drainage; constructing sidewalk, and installing highway lighting. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. when crews are resurfacing the roadway. Expect periodic driveway closures along the northbound lanes while crews are installing drainage systems. Russell Engineering, Inc. is the contractor. Expected completion is spring 2019.

US 41 Roundabouts at 10th Street and 14th Street, Sarasota: Construction project: Crews continue work within the right-of-way, medians and driveways.

  • Temporary single lane closures may occur between 9th Street and 15th Street from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. if nighttime activities are scheduled.
  • A temporary street closure at 10th Street (west side only) is scheduled for October 6th thru October 8th. Motorists may use Boulevard of the Arts as an alternate route to access 10th Street. Detour signs will be installed to route the traffic going to/from businesses via Boulevard of the Arts.
  • Grading and new driveway installation on the east side of US 41 on 14th Street is scheduled for next week. Individual home owners impacted by these activities will be contacted to coordinate.
  • Installation of concrete traffic railing is expected at Hog Creek, northwest side of US 41 and 11th Street. Watch for heavy equipment and concrete trucks moving in and out of travel lanes.
  • Light pole base foundations and preparation for sidewalks and driveways are scheduled for the north east corner of 14th Street and US 41 intersection. Expect heavy equipment, concrete and dump trucks and power tools. Pedestrian paths may also be rearranged to accommodate work in this area.
  • Installation of waterline across US 41 at 10th Street is complete. Activity in the area will be for waterline testing prior to activation. All work is expected during the day time. The contractor’s work zone for this operation will be in the median of 10th Street east of US 41. Motorists are urged to use caution and be mindful of the workers and the heavy equipment moving in and out of this area.
  • West bound 10th Street will have restricted lanes on the east side of US 41, only 2 lanes will be available to make left turns, through traffic and right turns. Heavy equipment will be staged in the median, with large trucks moving in and out of the median. Motorists are urged to use caution in the area.
  • Centennial Park Boat Ramp driveway on 10th Street will be closed. Motorists can access the boat ramp via the US 41 entrance. Northbound left turn lane from US 41 into the boat ramp is available.
  • Pedestrian paths have been reconfigured around the work zone, please use designated sidewalks and cross walks. No pedestrian access on the west side of US 41 beyond Centennial Park, pedestrians are advised to use the sidewalk on the east side of US 41. Impacts to pedestrian access south of the Centennial Park on the west side of US 41 is expected while the contractor is performing excavation in the area.
  • Box culvert construction is ongoing. This is an active construction zone and for safety purposes only authorized personnel are allowed inside the work zone.
  • The traffic pattern will be limited to right turn in/out for 11th, 12th and 13th Street. Traveling southbound and northbound direction left turns are not permitted at 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th Streets. Motorists are advised to follow the posted signs.
  • Temporary detour route in effect. Use Cocoanut Avenue as alternate route to access 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th Street. Motorists are advised to follow the posted detour route and seek an alternate route while traveling in this area.
  • Speed limit is reduced to 30 mph. Speeding fines are doubled in the construction area when workers are present.

Improvements being made as part of this project consist of reconstructing the signalized intersections and replacing them with roundabouts, enhancing connectivity, circulation and safety. US 41 will be widened between the two intersections and will include bike lanes as well as dedicated turn lanes, a 10-foot sidewalk along the west side, and a 6-foot sidewalk along the east side. Other improvements include raised islands for pedestrian refuge at the intersections of US 41 at 10th Street and 14th Street, pedestrian signals, LED street lights, landscaping, and City of Sarasota utility and underground drainage structure replacements. Expected completion is spring 2020. The contractor is IBT Construction LLC.

US 41 from Hospital Road to River Road: Maintenance permit project: Crews are constructing new turn-lanes, driveway connections, and working in the medians. Expect intermittent north and southbound daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Friday, October 26. Use caution and expect possible delays.

US 41 from McIntosh Road to Beneva Road: Construction project: Crews are constructing sidewalk and bicycle lanes, improving drainage, reconstructing the US 41 southbound bridge over Catfish Creek south of Central Sarasota Parkway, installing highway lighting, upgrading signals, and installing new signing and pavement markings.

TRAFFIC SWITCH – Beginning Sunday, October 7 at 6 p.m. southbound US 41 traffic will be reduced to one lane and shifted into one of the northbound lanes while construction is underway on the southbound Catfish Creek Bridge. Northbound US 41 will also be reduced to one lane to accommodate southbound traffic. This traffic pattern will be in effect for approximately five (5) months. Use caution and plan additional travel time.

  • Northbound nighttime/overnight lane closures may occur between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Southbound nighttime/overnight lane closures may occur between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 a.m.
  • The speed limit is reduced to 45 mph within the construction zone.

Motorists should use caution and obey the posted speed limit. Expected completion is fall 2019. The contractor is Morrison-Cobalt JV.

US 41 from Tuscola Boulevard to Ortiz Boulevard: Construction project: Crews are constructing a multi-use path; installing bus pads and shelters; improving drainage; constructing/replacing sidewalk; installing guardrail and highway lighting, and installing new signing and pavement markings. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Daytime lane closures between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. are possible. Lane closures within 600 feet of signalized intersections are not permitted between 5:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Florida Safety Contractors, Inc. is the contractor. Expected completion is spring 2019.

SR 758 (Bee Ridge Road) from Bond Place to Cattleman Road: Construction project: Crews are resurfacing the roadway, constructing sidewalk, improving drainage, and upgrading traffic signals and highway lighting. Expect nighttime/overnight single-lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews are working. Ajax Paving Industries of Florida is the contractor. Expected completion is late fall 2018.

SR 72 at Gateway Road: Construction project: This project is to replacing existing crosswalks, crosswalk landings, pedestrian signals, and lighting. This week, crews will work on site clean-up and punch list items.

  • Drivers should anticipate lane closures; however, lane closures will be prohibited during peak hours from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Drivers should use caution while traveling in the work zone. Estimated completion is summer 2018, weather permitting. Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC is the contractor.

SR 72 at Swift Road and Beneva Road: Construction project: This project replaces existing crosswalks, crosswalk landings, and pedestrian signals. This week, crews will work on site clean-up and punch list items.

  • Drivers should anticipate lane closures; however, lane closures will be prohibited during peak hours from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Drivers should use caution while traveling in the work zone. Estimated completion is summer 2018, weather permitting. Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC is the contractor.

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04

Fifth Annual Emerald Coast Transportation Symposium

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The Emerald Coast Transportation Symposium provides a forum for leadership in transportation to explore cross-organization collaboration, develop lasting local and regional partnerships, share best practices, and give innovators a platform to inspire others. This event brings professionals and policy-makers together to openly discuss ways to adapt current transportation issues into innovative and improved economic and environmental realities.

The Fifth Annual Emerald Coast Transportation Symposium will be held at the beautiful SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Navarre Beach, Fla. The one-and-a-half-day event will be held on Thursday, November 1 and Friday, November 2. As with the previous four symposia, West Florida Regional Planning Council will deliver a quality event that will leave attendees inspired. Register today and secure your registration at the regular rate! 

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01

Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties

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FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2018

Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they travel through work zones. Remember, speeding fines are doubled in work zones.

As a reminder, travelers can visit www.FL511.com or dial “511” from their phone to
learn about traffic conditions on major roadways across the state.
If you know before you go, you can plan accordingly and save time and money.

MANATEE COUNTY

I-275 at the Sunshine Skyway Rest Areas in Manatee and Pinellas Counties: Construction project: Improvements include constructing new rest areas and new parking lots with LED lighting, seawall repairs and extending the seawall at the Manatee County rest area to accommodate a new picnic pavilion. The Pinellas County Skyway Rest Area is closed for renovations. During this time, motorists will be directed to the Manatee County Skyway Rest Area. The closure is expected to last until fall 2018. The fishing piers will remain open during the closure. The fishing pier access road will have intermittent one-lane closures during daytime hours only for installation of temporary barrier wall. Construction is on-going on the new rest area site and the seawall on the Manatee side, west of I-275. Expected completion of both rest areas is fall 2019. David Nelson Construction Company is the contractor.

I-275 Southbound Ramp to I-75 Northbound (Exit 228): Construction project: Crews are replacing the concrete bridge deck on the southbound I-275 ramp to northbound I-75. The I-275 southbound ramp to northbound I-75 is closed for approximately ten (10) months. Traffic is being detoured north on US 41/S Tamiami Trail to SR 674/E College Avenue in Hillsborough County. A temporary traffic signal has been installed on US 41 at the southbound I-275 exit. Periodic nighttime/overnight I-75 northbound/southbound and I-275 southbound lane closures beneath I-275 will occur during construction. There will be nighttime/overnight lane closures on the I-275 southbound ramp to I-75 southbound from 9 p.m. each night to 6 a.m. each morning Sunday, October 7 through Monday, October 15. Use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern. Expected completion is summer 2019. Cone & Graham, Inc. is the contractor.

I-75 at SR 64 (Manatee Avenue) Interchange (Exit 220): Construction project: This week, crews are currently widening northbound and southbound I-75 and performing ramp, grading, utility, and drainage work, and paving SR 64 and the new I-75 southbound to SR 64 off-ramp.

  • Motorists are advised that SR 64 will be paved during the overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. and will require traffic on SR 64 to shift a lane.
  • Motorists are advised that one lane closure in each direction on SR 64 may occur during the overnight hours between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.
  • Motorists are advised that one lane closure in each direction on I-75 may occur during the overnight hours between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. throughout the duration of the project. 

This project reconstructs the interchange, widens interchange ramps and SR 64, and installs sidewalks and bicycle lanes on SR 64. Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Drivers should use caution while traveling in this area. Estimated completion is late 2019. The contractor is Prince Contracting LLC.

I-75 at the University Parkway Interchange (Exit 213): Construction project: Crews are installing landscaping and irrigation systems at the I-75 and University Parkway interchange. Lane closures on I-75, if needed, will occur between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Lane closures on University Parkway, if needed, will occur between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Estimated completion is spring 2019. The contractor is Frankie Valdez Company, Inc.

US 301 from CR 675 to Moccasin Wallow Road: Construction project: Crews are installing new landscaping, irrigation and welcome signs. Superior Landscaping & Lawn Services is the contractor. Expected completion is fall 2018.

US 301 at Ellenton Gillette Road: Maintenance permit project: Crews are constructing a turn-lane. Expect daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through Thursday, October 4. Use caution and expect possible delays.

Business US 41 (9th Street W) at the Green Bridge; at 3rd Avenue W, and from 3rd Avenue W to SR 64 (Manatee Avenue): Construction project: Crews are constructing a multi-use path; constructing sidewalk; improving drainage; constructing turn lanes, and installing new signing and pavement markings. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures on Business US 41 (9th Street W) from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews are working. The outside southbound lane on Business US 41 over the Green Bridge is closed to traffic while the contractor is working on the concrete barrier wall. For safety purposes, the lane will remain closed 24/7 for approximately two months. Please plan additional travel time. 3rd Avenue W at Business US 41 remains closed to traffic while crews make roadway improvements. Please follow the detour routes (below) and plan additional travel time. The closure is expected to be in effect for approximately four weeks.

  • Eastbound 3rd Avenue W: Take southbound Business US 41/9th Street W to SR 64/6th Avenue W and continue to 3rd Street W. From 3rd Street W, turn right onto 3rd Avenue W and continue eastbound.
  • Southbound Business US 41 to eastbound 3rd Avenue W: Take SR 64/6th Avenue W to 3rd Street W. From 3rd Street W, turn right onto 3rd Avenue W and continue eastbound.
  • Northbound Business US 41 to eastbound 3rd Avenue W: Take SR 64/6th Avenue W to 3rd Street W. From 3rd Street W, turn right onto 3rd Avenue W and continue eastbound.
  • Westbound 3rd Avenue W: Take southbound 3rd Street W or 7th Street W to SR 64/Manatee Avenue W and continue to Business US 41/9th Street W. From Business US 41, turn left onto 3rd Avenue W and continue westbound.

Estimated completion is spring 2019. The contractor is Gosalia Concrete Constructors, Inc.

US 41 between 37th Avenue W and 36th Avenue W: Maintenance permit project: Crews are constructing a driveway. Expect intermittent northbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday, October 5. Use caution and expect possible delays.

US 41 at 57th Avenue W: Maintenance permit project: Crews are constructing a driveway. Expect daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through Thursday, October 11. Use caution and expect possible delays.

SR 789/Gulf Drive from SR 64 (Manatee Avenue) to SR 684 (Cortez Road): Maintenance permit project: Manatee County is installing new force mains and water mains. For additional information about the project, please visit the project website at www.amipipereplacement.com .

SR 70 (15th Street E) at 9th Avenue E: Construction project: Crews are constructing a roundabout; installing highway lighting and landscaping; improving drainage; constructing sidewalk, and resurfacing the roadway. The intersection of SR 70 (15th Street E) and 9th Avenue E is closed to traffic for approximately six (6) months. Please use 13th Avenue E and 7th Avenue E as alternate routes during this time. A temporary traffic signal will be installed at the intersection of SR 70 (15th Street E) and 13th Avenue E while the detour is in effect. Watson Civil Construction, Inc., is the contractor. Expected completion is spring 2019.

SR 64 from 67th Street W to 63rd Street W: Construction project: Crews are making drainage improvements, constructing sidewalk, and installing new signing and pavement markings. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews are working. C-Squared Certified General Contractor, Inc. is the contractor. Expected completion is fall 2018.

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

Laurel Road at the Legacy Trail Crossing: Construction project: Crews are constructing a pedestrian bridge along the Legacy Trail over Laurel Road. Please be aware of construction vehicles entering and leaving the construction zone. Both northbound and southbound trail traffic are now being detoured to the west along the signed detour route. Both sidewalks on the north and south side of Laurel Road are now closed. Please follow detour signs provided. Intermittent single lane closures at the bridge can be expected from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays only. Denson Construction, Inc. is the contractor for the bridge. Expected completion is fall 2018.

I-75 at the University Parkway Interchange (Exit 213): Construction project: Crews are installing landscaping and irrigation systems at the I-75 and University Parkway interchange. Lane closures on I-75, if needed, will occur between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Lane closures on University Parkway, if needed, will occur between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Estimated completion is spring 2019. The contractor is Frankie Valdez Company, Inc.

US 41 from SR 789 to Ritz Carlton Drive and sidewalk located along the north side of SR 789 from Sunset Drive to US 41: Maintenance permit project: The sidewalk will remain closed until construction of the development located at the corner of US 41 and SR 789 is complete. Pedestrians should follow the established detour.

US 41 from Salford Boulevard to Sumter Boulevard: Construction project: Crews are widening US 41 from Salford Boulevard to Sumter Boulevard to a six-lane highway; resurfacing the roadway; improving drainage; constructing sidewalk, and installing highway lighting. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. when crews are resurfacing the roadway. Expect periodic driveway closures along the northbound lanes while crews are installing drainage systems. Russell Engineering, Inc. is the contractor. Expected completion is spring 2019.

US 41 Roundabouts at 10th Street and 14th Street, Sarasota: Construction project: Crews continue work within the right-of-way, medians and driveways.

  • Temporary single lane closures may occur between 9th Street and 15th Street from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. if nighttime activities are scheduled.
  • A temporary street closure at 10th Street (west side only) is in place for the installation of a sewer and water line. Motorists may use Boulevard of the Arts as an alternate route to access 10th Street. Detour signs will be installed to route the traffic going to/from businesses via Boulevard of the Arts.
  • Installation of concrete traffic railing is expected at Hog Creek, northwest side of US 41 and 11th Street. Watch for heavy equipment and concrete trucks moving in and out of travel lanes.
  • Light pole base foundations and preparation for sidewalks and driveways are scheduled for the northeast corner of 14th Street and US 41 intersection. Expect heavy equipment, concrete and dump trucks and power tools. Pedestrian paths may also be rearranged to accommodate work in this area.
  • Work is also expected at the northwest corner of Imperial Drive to install temporary asphalt for a future traffic pattern change.
  • Installation of waterline across US 41 at 10th Street is complete. Activity in the area will be for waterline testing prior to activation. All work is expected during the day time. The contractor’s work zone for this operation will be in the median of 10th Street east of US 41. Motorists are urged to use caution and be mindful of the workers and the heavy equipment moving in and out of this area.
  • West bound 10th Street will have restricted lanes on the east side of US 41, only two lanes will be available to make left turns, through traffic and right turns. Heavy equipment will be staged in the median, with large trucks moving in and out of the median. Motorists are urged to use caution in the area.
  • Centennial Park Boat Ramp driveway on 10th Street will be closed. Motorists can access the boat ramp via the US 41 entrance. Northbound left turn lane from US 41 into the boat ramp is available.
  • Pedestrian paths have been reconfigured around the work zone, please use designated sidewalks and cross walks. No pedestrian access on the west side of US 41 beyond Centennial Park, pedestrians are advised to use the sidewalk on the east side of US 41. Impacts to pedestrian access south of the Centennial Park on the west side of US 41 is expected while the contractor is performing excavation in the area.
  • Box culvert construction is ongoing. This is an active construction zone and for safety purposes only authorized personnel are allowed inside the work zone.
  • The traffic pattern will be limited to right turn in/out for 11th, 12th and 13th Street. Traveling southbound and northbound direction left turns are not permitted at 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th Streets. Motorists are advised to follow the posted signs.
  • Temporary detour route in effect. Use Cocoanut Avenue as alternate route to access 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th Street. Motorists are advised to follow the posted detour route and seek an alternate route while traveling in this area.
  • Speed limit is reduced to 30 mph. Speeding fines are doubled in the construction area when workers are present.
    Improvements being made as part of this project consist of reconstructing the signalized intersections and replacing them with roundabouts, enhancing connectivity, circulation and safety. US 41 will be widened between the two intersections and will include bike lanes as well as dedicated turn lanes, a 10-foot sidewalk along the west side, and a 6-foot sidewalk along the east side. Other improvements include raised islands for pedestrian refuge at the intersections of US 41 at 10th Street and 14th Street, pedestrian signals, LED street lights, landscaping, and City of Sarasota utility and underground drainage structure replacements. Expected completion is spring 2020. The contractor is IBT Construction LLC.

US 41 from Hospital Road to River Road: Maintenance permit project: Crews are constructing new turn-lanes, driveway connections, and working in the medians. Expect intermittent north and southbound daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Friday, October 26. Use caution and expect possible delays.

US 41 from McIntosh Road to Beneva Road: Construction project: Crews are constructing sidewalk and bicycle lanes, improving drainage, reconstructing the US 41 southbound bridge over Catfish Creek south of Central Sarasota Parkway, installing highway lighting, upgrading signals, and installing new signing and pavement markings.

  • Northbound nighttime/overnight lane closures may occur between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Southbound nighttime/overnight lane closures may occur between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 a.m.
  • The speed limit is reduced to 45 mph within the construction zone.
  • Work has begun to shift traffic to one lane in each direction with southbound traffic shifting onto the northbound bridge during reconstruction of the US 41 southbound bridge over Catfish Creek. Daytime lane closures should be expected as crews implement the traffic shift.

Motorists should use caution and obey the posted speed limit. Expected completion is fall 2019. The contractor is Morrison-Cobalt JV.

US 41 from Tuscola Boulevard to Ortiz Boulevard: Construction project: Crews are constructing a multi-use path; installing bus pads and shelters; improving drainage; constructing/replacing sidewalk; installing guardrail and highway lighting, and installing new signing and pavement markings. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Daytime lane closures between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. are possible. Lane closures within 600 feet of signalized intersections are not permitted between 5:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Florida Safety Contractors, Inc. is the contractor. Expected completion is spring 2019.

SR 758 (Bee Ridge Road) from Bond Place to Cattleman Road: Construction project: Crews are resurfacing the roadway, constructing sidewalk, improving drainage, and upgrading traffic signals and highway lighting. Expect nighttime/overnight single-lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews are working. Ajax Paving Industries of Florida is the contractor. Expected completion is late fall 2018.

SR 72 at Gateway Road: Construction project: This project is to replacing existing crosswalks, crosswalk landings, pedestrian signals, and lighting. This week, crews will work on site clean-up and punch list items.

  • Drivers should anticipate lane closures; however, lane closures will be prohibited during peak hours from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Drivers should use caution while traveling in the work zone. Estimated completion is summer 2018, weather permitting. Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC is the contractor.

SR 72 at Swift Road and Beneva Road: Construction project: This project replaces existing crosswalks, crosswalk landings, and pedestrian signals. This week, crews will work on site clean-up and punch list items.

  • Drivers should anticipate lane closures; however, lane closures will be prohibited during peak hours from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Drivers should use caution while traveling in the work zone. Estimated completion is summer 2018, weather permitting. Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC is the contractor.

 

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01

Interim Improvements at the Intersection of SR 64 and Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road in Manatee County

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The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will be constructing an interim improvement at the intersection of SR 64 and Greyhawk Boulevard/ Pope Road with a continued focus on safety. 

The interim improvement consists of temporarily closing the left turn from SR 64 onto Pope Road using temporary devices until further improvements can be constructed.  The closure of the left turn to Pope Road will occur on Monday, October 1st with work likely continuing Tuesday, October 2nd.

FDOT is also beginning the process to move forward with a proposed permanent closure of the left turn onto Pope Road until the construction of the roundabout begins.  Further information on the proposed permanent closure will be available soon.

While this interim improvement will help to increase safety at the intersection, FDOT urges all motorists to wear safety belts, obey the speed limit and drive with caution, courtesy, and patience, especially as they travel through work zones.

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21

Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties

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FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 23, 2018

Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they travel through work zones.
Remember, speeding fines are doubled in work zones.

As a reminder, travelers can visit www.FL511.com or dial “511” from their phone to
learn about traffic conditions on major roadways across the state.
If you know before you go, you can plan accordingly and save time and money.

MANATEE COUNTY

I-275 at the Sunshine Skyway Rest Areas in Manatee and Pinellas Counties: Construction project: Improvements include constructing new rest areas and new parking lots with LED lighting, seawall repairs and extending the seawall at the Manatee County rest area to accommodate a new picnic pavilion. The Pinellas County Skyway Rest Area is closed for renovations. During this time, motorists will be directed to the Manatee County Skyway Rest Area. The closure is expected to last until fall 2018. The fishing piers will remain open during the closure. The fishing pier access road will have intermittent one-lane closures during daytime hours only for installation of temporary barrier wall. Construction is on-going on the new rest area site and the seawall on the Manatee side, west of I-275. Expected completion of both rest areas is fall 2019. David Nelson Construction Company is the contractor.

I-275 Southbound Ramp to I-75 Northbound (Exit 228): Construction project: Crews are replacing the concrete bridge deck on the southbound I-275 ramp to northbound I-75. The I-275 southbound ramp to northbound I-75 is closed for approximately ten (10) months. Traffic is being detoured north on US 41/S Tamiami Trail to SR 674/E College Avenue in Hillsborough County. A temporary traffic signal has been installed on US 41 at the southbound I-275 exit. Periodic nighttime/overnight I-75 northbound/southbound and I-275 southbound lane closures beneath I-275 will occur during construction. Use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern. Expected completion is summer 2019. Cone & Graham, Inc. is the contractor.

I-75 at SR 64 (Manatee Avenue) Interchange (Exit 220): Construction project: This week, crews are currently widening northbound and southbound I-75 and performing ramp, grading, utility, and drainage work, and paving SR 64.

  • Motorists are advised that one lane closure in each direction on SR 64 may occur during the overnight hours between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.
  • Motorists are advised that one lane closure in each direction on I-75 may occur during the overnight hours between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. throughout the duration of the project. 

This project reconstructs the interchange, widens interchange ramps and SR 64, and installs sidewalks and bicycle lanes on SR 64. Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Drivers should use caution while traveling in this area. Estimated completion is late 2019. The contractor is Prince Contracting LLC.

I-75 at the University Parkway Interchange (Exit 213): Construction project: Crews are installing landscaping and irrigation systems at the I-75 and University Parkway interchange. Lane closures on I-75, if needed, will occur between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Lane closures on University Parkway, if needed, will occur between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Estimated completion is spring 2019. The contractor is Frankie Valdez Company, Inc.

US 301 from CR 675 to Moccasin Wallow Road: Construction project: Crews are installing new landscaping, irrigation and welcome signs. Superior Landscaping & Lawn Services is the contractor. Expected completion is fall 2018.

Business US 41 (9th Street W) at the Green Bridge; at 3rd Avenue W, and from 3rd Avenue W to SR 64 (Manatee Avenue): Construction project: Crews are constructing a multi-use path; constructing sidewalk; improving drainage; constructing turn lanes, and installing new signing and pavement markings. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures on Business US 41 (9th Street W) from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews are working. 3rd Avenue W at Business US 41 is closed to traffic while crews make roadway improvements. Please follow the detour routes (below) and plan additional travel time. The closure is expected to be in effect for approximately four weeks.

  • Eastbound 3rd Avenue W: Take southbound Business US 41/9th Street W to SR 64/6th Avenue W and continue to 3rd Street W. From 3rd Street W, turn right onto 3rd Avenue W and continue eastbound.
  • Southbound Business US 41 to eastbound 3rd Avenue W: Take SR 64/6th Avenue W to 3rd Street W. From 3rd Street W, turn right onto 3rd Avenue W and continue eastbound.
  • Northbound Business US 41 to eastbound 3rd Avenue W: Take SR 64/6th Avenue W to 3rd Street W. From 3rd Street W, turn right onto 3rd Avenue W and continue eastbound.
  • Westbound 3rd Avenue W: Take southbound 3rd Street W or 7th Street W to SR 64/Manatee Avenue W and continue to Business US 41/9th Street W. From Business US 41, turn left onto 3rd Avenue W and continue westbound.

Estimated completion is spring 2019. The contractor is Gosalia Concrete Constructors, Inc.

US 41 between 37th Avenue W and 36th Avenue W: Maintenance permit project: Crews are constructing a driveway. Expect intermittent northbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday, September 28. Use caution and expect possible delays.

SR 789/Gulf Drive from SR 64 (Manatee Avenue) to SR 684 (Cortez Road): Maintenance permit project: Manatee County is installing new force mains and water mains. For additional information about the project, please visit the project website at www.amipipereplacement.com.

SR 70 (15th Street E) at 9th Avenue E: Construction project: Crews are constructing a roundabout; installing highway lighting and landscaping; improving drainage; constructing sidewalk, and resurfacing the roadway. The intersection of SR 70 (15th Street E) and 9th Avenue E is closed to traffic for approximately six (6) months. Please use 13th Avenue E and 7th Avenue E as alternate routes during this time. A temporary traffic signal will be installed at the intersection of SR 70 (15th Street E) and 13th Avenue E while the detour is in effect. Watson Civil Construction, Inc., is the contractor. Expected completion is spring 2019.

SR 64 from 67th Street W to 63rd Street W: Construction project: Crews are making drainage improvements, constructing sidewalk, and installing new signing and pavement markings. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews are working. C-Squared Certified General Contractor, Inc. is the contractor. Expected completion is fall 2018.

SARASOTA COUNTY

Laurel Road at the Legacy Trail Crossing: Construction project: Crews are constructing a pedestrian bridge along the Legacy Trail over Laurel Road. Please be aware of construction vehicles entering and leaving the construction zone. Both northbound and southbound trail traffic are now being detoured to the west along the signed detour route. Both sidewalks on the north and south side of Laurel Road are now closed. Please follow detour signs provided. Intermittent single lane closures at the bridge can be expected from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays only. Denson Construction, Inc. is the contractor for the bridge. Expected completion is fall 2018.

I-75 at the University Parkway Interchange (Exit 213): Construction project: Crews are installing landscaping and irrigation systems at the I-75 and University Parkway interchange. Lane closures on I-75, if needed, will occur between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Lane closures on University Parkway, if needed, will occur between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Estimated completion is spring 2019. The contractor is Frankie Valdez Company, Inc.

US 41 from SR 789 to Ritz Carlton Drive and sidewalk located along the north side of SR 789 from Sunset Drive to US 41: Maintenance permit project: The sidewalk will remain closed until construction of the development located at the corner of US 41 and SR 789 is complete. Pedestrians should follow the established detour.

US 41 from Salford Boulevard to Sumter Boulevard: Construction project: Crews are widening US 41 from Salford Boulevard to Sumter Boulevard to a six-lane highway; resurfacing the roadway; improving drainage; constructing sidewalk, and installing highway lighting. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. when crews are resurfacing the roadway. Expect periodic driveway closures along the northbound lanes while crews are installing drainage systems. Russell Engineering, Inc. is the contractor. Expected completion is spring 2019.

US 41 Roundabouts at 10th Street and 14th Street, Sarasota: Construction project: Crews continue work within the right-of-way, medians and driveways.

  • Temporary single lane closures may occur between 9th Street and 15th Street from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. if nighttime activities are scheduled.
  • Traffic has been reconfigured into a new pattern on 10th Street east bound and west bound. Please pay close attention to the pavement markings and signs.
  • Light pole base installation and road base installation is scheduled for the north east quadrant of 14th Street and US 41 intersection. Expect heavy equipment and concrete trucks in the area. Expect noise and vibrations from the equipment, power tools, generators and compactors.
  • Work is also expected at the north west corner of Imperial Drive to install temporary asphalt for a future traffic pattern change.
  • Installation of waterline across US 41 at 10th Street is complete. Activity in the area will be for waterline testing prior to activation. All work is expected during the day time. The contractor’s work zone for this operation will be in the median of 10th Street east of US 41. Motorists are urged to use caution and be mindful of the workers and the heavy equipment moving in and out of this area.
  • West bound 10th Street will have restricted lanes, only 2 lanes will be available to make left turns, through traffic and right turns. Heavy equipment will be staged in the median, with large trucks moving in and out of the median. Motorists are urged to use caution in the area.
  • A temporary street closure at 10th Street (west side only) is expected next week or the following week for the installation of a new gravity sewer line. This closure may be in effect for five days. Motorists may use Boulevard of the Arts as an alternate route to access 10th Street. Detour signs will be installed to route the traffic going to/from businesses via Boulevard of the Arts.
  • Centennial Park Boat Ramp driveway on 10th Street will be closed. Motorists can access the boat ramp via the US 41 entrance. Northbound left turn lane from US 41 into the boat ramp is available.
  • Pedestrian paths have been reconfigured around the work zone, please use designated sidewalks and cross walks. No pedestrian access on the west side of US 41 beyond Centennial Park, pedestrians are advised to use the sidewalk on the east side of US 41. Impacts to pedestrian access south of the Centennial Park on the west side of US 41 is expected while the contractor is performing excavation in the area.
  • Box culvert construction is ongoing. This is an active construction zone and for safety purposes only authorized personnel are allowed inside the work zone.
  • The traffic pattern will be limited to right turn in/out for 11th, 12th and 13th Street. Traveling southbound and northbound direction left turns are not permitted at 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th Streets. Motorists are advised to follow the posted signs.
  • Temporary detour route in effect. Use Cocoanut Avenue as alternate route to access 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th Street. Motorists are advised to follow the posted detour route and seek an alternate route while traveling in this area.
  • Speed limit is reduced to 30 mph. Speeding fines are doubled in the construction area when workers are present.

Improvements being made as part of this project consist of reconstructing the signalized intersections and replacing them with roundabouts, enhancing connectivity, circulation and safety. US 41 will be widened between the two intersections and will include bike lanes as well as dedicated turn lanes, a 10-foot sidewalk along the west side, and a 6-foot sidewalk along the east side. Other improvements include raised islands for pedestrian refuge at the intersections of US 41 at 10th Street and 14th Street, pedestrian signals, LED street lights, landscaping, and City of Sarasota utility and underground drainage structure replacements. Expected completion is spring 2020. The contractor is IBT Construction LLC.

US 41 from Hospital Road to River Road: Maintenance permit project: Crews are constructing new turn-lanes, driveway connections, and working in the medians. Expect intermittent north and southbound daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Friday, September 28. Use caution and expect possible delays.

US 41 from McIntosh Road to Beneva Road: Construction project: Crews are constructing sidewalk and bicycle lanes, improving drainage, reconstructing the US 41 southbound bridge over Catfish Creek south of Central Sarasota Parkway, installing highway lighting, upgrading signals, and installing new signing and pavement markings.

  • Northbound nighttime/overnight lane closures may occur between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Southbound nighttime/overnight lane closures may occur between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 a.m.
  • The speed limit is reduced to 45 mph within the construction zone.
  • Work has begun to shift traffic to one lane in each direction with southbound traffic shifting onto the northbound bridge during reconstruction of the US 41 southbound bridge over Catfish Creek. Daytime lane closures should be expected as crews implement the traffic shift.

Motorists should use caution and obey the posted speed limit. Expected completion is fall 2019. The contractor is Morrison-Cobalt JV.

US 41 at the KMI Drawbridge (just north of Venice Avenue): Bridge maintenance project: Crews are working on the bridge. Expect nighttime/overnight northbound lane closures from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday, September 26. Use caution and expect possible delays.

SR 758 (Bee Ridge Road) from Bond Place to Cattleman Road: Construction project: Crews are resurfacing the roadway, constructing sidewalk, improving drainage, and upgrading traffic signals and highway lighting. Expect nighttime/overnight single-lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews are working. Ajax Paving Industries of Florida is the contractor. Expected completion is late fall 2018.

SR 758 at the Siesta Key Drawbridge: Bridge maintenance project: Crews are working on the bridge. Expect nighttime/overnight intermittent east and westbound lane closures from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday, September 26. Use caution and expect possible delays.

SR 72 at Gateway Road: Construction project: This project is to replacing existing crosswalks, crosswalk landings, pedestrian signals, and lighting. This week, crews will work on paving, lane striping, and punch list items.

  • Drivers should anticipate lane closures; however, lane closures will be prohibited during peak hours from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Drivers should use caution while traveling in the work zone. Estimated completion is summer 2018, weather permitting. Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC is the contractor.

SR 72 at Swift Road and Beneva Road: Construction project: This project is to replacing existing crosswalks, crosswalk landings, and pedestrian signals. This week, crews will work on paving, lane striping, and punch list items.

  • Drivers should anticipate lane closures; however, lane closures will be prohibited during peak hours from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Drivers should use caution while traveling in the work zone. Estimated completion is summer 2018, weather permitting. Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC is the contractor.

 

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Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties

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FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16, 2018

Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they travel through work zones.
Remember, speeding fines are doubled in work zones.

As a reminder, travelers can visit www.FL511.com or dial “511” from their phone to
learn about traffic conditions on major roadways across the state.
If you know before you go, you can plan accordingly and save time and money.

 

MANATEE COUNTY

I-275 at the Sunshine Skyway Rest Areas in Manatee and Pinellas Counties: Construction project: Improvements include constructing new rest areas and new parking lots with LED lighting, seawall repairs and extending the seawall at the Manatee County rest area to accommodate a new picnic pavilion. The Pinellas County Skyway Rest Area is closed for renovations. During this time, motorists will be directed to the Manatee County Skyway Rest Area. The closure is expected to last until fall 2018. The fishing piers will remain open during the closure. The fishing pier access road will have intermittent one-lane closures during daytime hours only for installation of temporary barrier wall. Construction is on-going on the new rest area site and the seawall on the Manatee side, west of I-275. Expected completion of both rest areas is fall 2019. David Nelson Construction Company is the contractor.

I-275 Southbound Ramp to I-75 Northbound (Exit 228): Construction project: Crews are replacing the concrete bridge deck on the southbound I-275 ramp to northbound I-75. The I-275 southbound ramp to northbound I-75 is closed for approximately ten (10) months. Traffic is being detoured north on US 41/S Tamiami Trail to SR 674/E College Avenue in Hillsborough County. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures on I-275 southbound beneath the flyover from 9 p.m. each night to 6 a.m. each morning Sunday, September 9 through Thursday, September 13. A temporary traffic signal has been installed on US 41 at the southbound I-275 exit. Periodic nighttime/overnight I-75 northbound/southbound and I-275 southbound lane closures beneath I-275 will occur during construction. Use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern. Expected completion is summer 2019. Cone & Graham, Inc. is the contractor.

I-75 at SR 64 (Manatee Avenue) Interchange (Exit 220): Construction project: Crews are currently widening northbound and southbound I-75 and performing ramp, grading, utility, and drainage work. Crews will also be paving northbound I-75 and SR 64.

  • Motorists are advised that I-75 northbound lanes will shift onto new lanes. Lane closures will be necessary as crews shift lanes and install lane striping during the overnight hours between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.
  • Motorists are advised that one lane closure in each direction on SR 64 may occur during the overnight hours between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.
  • Motorists are advised that one lane closure in each direction on I-75 may occur during the overnight hours between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. throughout the duration of the project. 

This project reconstructs the interchange, widens interchange ramps and SR 64, and installs sidewalks and bicycle lanes on SR 64. Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Drivers should use caution while traveling in this area. Estimated completion is late 2019. The contractor is Prince Contracting LLC.

I-75 at the University Parkway Interchange (Exit 213): Construction project: Crews are installing landscaping and irrigation systems at the I-75 and University Parkway interchange. Lane closures on I-75, if needed, will occur between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Lane closures on University Parkway, if needed, will occur between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Estimated completion is spring 2019. The contractor is Frankie Valdez Company, Inc.

US 301 from CR 675 to Moccasin Wallow Road: Construction project: Crews are installing new landscaping, irrigation and welcome signs. Superior Landscaping & Lawn Services is the contractor. Expected completion is fall 2018.

Business US 41 (9th Street W) at the Green Bridge; at 3rd Avenue W, and from 3rd Avenue W to SR 64 (Manatee Avenue): Construction project: Crews are constructing a multi-use path; constructing sidewalk; improving drainage; constructing turn lanes, and installing new signing and pavement markings. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures on Business US 41 (9th Street W) from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews are working. 3rd Avenue W at Business US 41 is closed to traffic while crews make roadway improvements. Please follow the detour routes (below) and plan additional travel time. The closure is expected to be in effect for approximately four weeks.

  • Eastbound 3rd Avenue W: Take southbound Business US 41/9th Street W to SR 64/6th Avenue W and continue to 3rd Street W. From 3rd Street W, turn right onto 3rd Avenue W and continue eastbound.
  • Southbound Business US 41 to eastbound 3rd Avenue W: Take SR 64/6th Avenue W to 3rd Street W. From 3rd Street W, turn right onto 3rd Avenue W and continue eastbound.
  • Northbound Business US 41 to eastbound 3rd Avenue W: Take SR 64/6th Avenue W to 3rd Street W. From 3rd Street W, turn right onto 3rd Avenue W and continue eastbound.
  • Westbound 3rd Avenue W: Take southbound 3rd Street W or 7th Street W to SR 64/Manatee Avenue W and continue to Business US 41/9th Street W. From Business US 41, turn left onto 3rd Avenue W and continue westbound.

Estimated completion is spring 2019. The contractor is Gosalia Concrete Constructors, Inc.

US 41 between 37th Avenue W and 36th Avenue W: Maintenance permit project: Crews are constructing a driveway. Expect intermittent northbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday, September 21. Use caution and expect possible delays.

SR 789/Gulf Drive from SR 64 (Manatee Avenue) to SR 684 (Cortez Road): Maintenance permit project: Manatee County is installing new force mains and water mains. For additional information about the project, please visit the project website at www.amipipereplacement.com.

SR 70 (15th Street E) at 9th Avenue E: Construction project: Crews are constructing a roundabout; installing highway lighting and landscaping; improving drainage; constructing sidewalk, and resurfacing the roadway. The intersection of SR 70 (15th Street E) and 9th Avenue E is closed to traffic for approximately six (6) months. Please use 13th Avenue E and 7th Avenue E as alternate routes during this time. A temporary traffic signal will be installed at the intersection of SR 70 (15th Street E) and 13th Avenue E while the detour is in effect. Watson Civil Construction, Inc., is the contractor. Expected completion is spring 2019.

SR 64 from 67th Street W to 63rd Street W: Construction project: Crews are making drainage improvements, constructing sidewalk, and installing new signing and pavement markings. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews are working. C-Squared Certified General Contractor, Inc. is the contractor. Expected completion is fall 2018.

SR 64 at the Anna Maria Island Drawbridge: Bridge maintenance project: Crews are working on the bridge. Expect nighttime/overnight east and westbound intermittent lane closures from 9 p.m. each night to 5 a.m. each morning Sunday, September 16 through Thursday, September 20. Use caution and expect possible delays.

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

Laurel Road at the Legacy Trail Crossing: Construction project: Crews are constructing a pedestrian bridge along the Legacy Trail over Laurel Road. Please be aware of construction vehicles entering and leaving the construction zone. Both northbound and southbound trail traffic are now being detoured to the west along the signed detour route. Both sidewalks on the north and south side of Laurel Road are now closed. Please follow detour signs provided. Intermittent single lane closures at the bridge can be expected from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays only. Denson Construction, Inc. is the contractor for the bridge. Expected completion is fall 2018.

I-75 at the University Parkway Interchange (Exit 213): Construction project: Crews are installing landscaping and irrigation systems at the I-75 and University Parkway interchange. Lane closures on I-75, if needed, will occur between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Lane closures on University Parkway, if needed, will occur between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Estimated completion is spring 2019. The contractor is Frankie Valdez Company, Inc.

US 41 from SR 789 to Ritz Carlton Drive and sidewalk located along the north side of SR 789 from Sunset Drive to US 41: Maintenance permit project: The sidewalk will remain closed until construction of the development located at the corner of US 41 and SR 789 is complete. Pedestrians should follow the established detour.

US 41 from Salford Boulevard to Sumter Boulevard: Construction project: Crews are widening US 41 from Salford Boulevard to Sumter Boulevard to a six-lane highway; resurfacing the roadway; improving drainage; constructing sidewalk, and installing highway lighting. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. when crews are resurfacing the roadway. Expect periodic driveway closures along the northbound lanes while crews are installing drainage systems. Russell Engineering, Inc. is the contractor. Expected completion is spring 2019.

US 41 Roundabouts at 10th Street and 14th Street, Sarasota: Construction project: Crews continue work within the right-of-way, medians and driveways.

  • Temporary single lane closures may occur between 9th Street and 15th Street from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. if nighttime activities are scheduled.
  • Traffic has been reconfigured into a new pattern on 10th Street east bound and west bound. Please pay close attention to the pavement markings and signs.
  • Waterline installation is expected on US 41 north of 14th Street in about 3 weeks. Expect to hear construction noise associated with the machinery, jack hammers, construction equipment, back up alarms and engine noises.
  • Installation of waterline across US 41 at 10th Street is complete. Activity in the area will be for waterline testing prior to activation. All work is expected during the day time. The contractor’s work zone for this operation will be in the median of 10th Street east of US 41. Motorists are urged to use caution and be mindful of the workers and the heavy equipment moving in and out of this area.
  • West bound 10th Street will have restricted lanes, only 2 lanes will be available to make left turns, through traffic and right turns. Heavy equipment will be staged in the median, with large trucks moving in and out of the median. Motorists are urged to use caution in the area.
  • A temporary street closure at 10th Street (west side only) is expected next week or the following week for the installation of a new gravity sewer line. This closure will be in effect for two days. Motorists may use Boulevard of the Arts as an alternate route to access 10th Street. Detour signs will be installed to route the traffic going to/from businesses via Boulevard of the Arts.
  • Centennial Park Boat Ramp driveway on 10th Street will be closed. Motorists can access the boat ramp via the US 41 entrance. Northbound left turn lane from US 41 into the boat ramp is available.
  • Pedestrian paths have been reconfigured around the work zone, please use designated sidewalks and cross walks. No pedestrian access on the west side of US 41 beyond Centennial Park, pedestrians are advised to use the sidewalk on the east side of US 41. Impacts to pedestrian access south of the Centennial Park on the west side of US 41 is expected while the contractor is performing excavation in the area.
  • Box culvert construction is ongoing. This is an active construction zone and for safety purposes only authorized personnel are allowed inside the work zone.
  • The traffic pattern will be limited to right turn in/out for 11th, 12th and 13th Street. Traveling southbound and northbound direction left turns are not permitted at 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th Streets. Motorists are advised to follow the posted signs.
  • Temporary detour route in effect. Use Cocoanut Avenue as alternate route to access 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th Street. Motorists are advised to follow the posted detour route and seek an alternate route while traveling in this area.
  • Speed limit is reduced to 30 mph. Speeding fines are doubled in the construction area when workers are present.

Improvements being made as part of this project consist of reconstructing the signalized intersections and replacing them with roundabouts, enhancing connectivity, circulation and safety. US 41 will be widened between the two intersections and will include bike lanes as well as dedicated turn lanes, a 10-foot sidewalk along the west side, and a 6-foot sidewalk along the east side. Other improvements include raised islands for pedestrian refuge at the intersections of US 41 at 10th Street and 14th Street, pedestrian signals, LED street lights, landscaping, and City of Sarasota utility and underground drainage structure replacements. Expected completion is spring 2020. The contractor is IBT Construction LLC.

US 41 from Hospital Road to River Road: Maintenance permit project: Crews are constructing new turn-lanes, driveway connections, and working in the medians. Expect intermittent north and southbound daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Friday, September 21. Use caution and expect possible delays.

US 41 from McIntosh Road to Beneva Road: Construction project: Crews are constructing sidewalk and bicycle lanes, improving drainage, reconstructing the US 41 southbound bridge over Catfish Creek south of Central Sarasota Parkway, installing highway lighting, upgrading signals, and installing new signing and pavement markings.

  • Northbound nighttime/overnight lane closures may occur between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Southbound nighttime/overnight lane closures may occur between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 a.m.
  • The speed limit is reduced to 45 mph within the construction zone.
  • Work has begun to shift traffic to one lane in each direction with southbound traffic shifting onto the northbound bridge during reconstruction of the US 41 southbound bridge over Catfish Creek. Daytime lane closures should be expected as crews implement the traffic shift.

Motorists should use caution and obey the posted speed limit. Expected completion is fall 2019. The contractor is Morrison-Cobalt JV.

SR 758 (Bee Ridge Road) from Bond Place to Cattleman Road: Construction project: Crews are resurfacing the roadway, constructing sidewalk, improving drainage, and upgrading traffic signals and highway lighting. Expect nighttime/overnight single-lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews are working. Ajax Paving Industries of Florida is the contractor. Expected completion is late fall 2018.

SR 72 at Gateway Road: Construction project: This project is to replacing existing crosswalks, crosswalk landings, pedestrian signals, and lighting. This week, crews will work on paving, lane striping, and punch list items.

  • Drivers should anticipate lane closures; however, lane closures will be prohibited during peak hours from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Drivers should use caution while traveling in the work zone. Estimated completion is summer 2018, weather permitting. Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC is the contractor.

SR 72 at Swift Road and Beneva Road: Construction project: This project is to replacing existing crosswalks, crosswalk landings, and pedestrian signals. This week, crews will be working on paving and striping.

  • Drivers should anticipate lane closures; however, lane closures will be prohibited during peak hours from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Drivers should use caution while traveling in the work zone. Estimated completion is summer 2018, weather permitting. Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC is the contractor.

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07

High Visibility Enforcement in the City of Sarasota to Improve Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety

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The Sarasota Police Department has received a grant for a High Visibility Enforcement program for pedestrian and bicycle safety.  The City of Sarasota ranks in the top 25 counties in the state of Florida for traffic crashes resulting in serious and fatal injuries to pedestrians and bicyclists.

In an effort to protect the safety of the most vulnerable road users, the Sarasota Police Department will be conducting High Visibility Enforcement Details (HVE) from now until May 2019 throughout the City of Sarasota with focus on several key roadways including:

  • N. Tamiami Trail (SR 45) from Mound Street to University Parkway
  • Main Street from N. Tamiami Trail (SR 45) to N. Washington Blvd (SR 683)
  • Fruitville Road from N. Tamiami Trail (SR 45) to Beneva Road
  • N. Washington Blvd (SR 683) from Main Street to Myrtle Street

The roadways in the City of Sarasota that were chosen were selected based on crash data involving both pedestrians, bicyclists and motor vehicles.  HVE details are funded through a contract with the University of North Florida, Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM) in partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation’s focused initiative to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety. 

The goal of this enforcement effort is to increase awareness of and compliance with traffic laws that protect the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists.  Enforcement efforts will focus primarily on education to drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists.  However, violations may result in warnings or citations depending on the circumstances.

“The safety of our community is our number one priority.  We want every driver, pedestrian and bicyclist to understand and know the rules of the road,” said Officer Jason Frank, Sarasota Police Department Traffic Unit.  “Safety doesn’t happen by accident.”

All contacts with citizens will be documented and results will be sent to the Florida Department of Transportation for evaluation at the conclusion of the safety campaign.

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The Sarasota Police Department utilizes a proactive, intelligence led law enforcement strategy to prevent and reduce crime. Our mission: Professional, dedicated police service in partnership with our community.  For more information about our department, visit
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07

Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties

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FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 9, 2018

Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they travel through work zones.
Remember, speeding fines are doubled in work zones.

As a reminder, travelers can visit www.FL511.com or dial “511” from their phone to
learn about traffic conditions on major roadways across the state.
If you know before you go, you can plan accordingly and save time and money.

 

MANATEE COUNTY

I-275 at the Sunshine Skyway Rest Areas in Manatee and Pinellas Counties: Construction project: Improvements include constructing new rest areas and new parking lots with LED lighting, seawall repairs and extending the seawall at the Manatee County rest area to accommodate a new picnic pavilion. The Pinellas County Skyway Rest Area is closed for renovations. During this time, motorists will be directed to the Manatee County Skyway Rest Area. The closure is expected to last until fall 2018. The fishing piers will remain open during the closure. Construction is on-going on the new rest area site and the seawall on the Manatee side, west of I-275. Expected completion of both rest areas is fall 2019. David Nelson Construction Company is the contractor.

I-275 Southbound Ramp to I-75 Northbound (Exit 228): Construction project: Crews are replacing the concrete bridge deck on the southbound I-275 ramp to northbound I-75. The I-275 southbound ramp to northbound I-75 is closed for approximately ten (10) months. Traffic is being detoured north on US 41/S Tamiami Trail to SR 674/E College Avenue in Hillsborough County. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures on I-275 southbound beneath the flyover from 9 p.m. each night to 6 a.m. each morning Sunday, September 9 through Thursday, September 13. A temporary traffic signal has been installed on US 41 at the southbound I-275 exit. Periodic nighttime/overnight I-75 northbound/southbound and I-275 southbound lane closures beneath I-275 will occur during construction. Use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern. Expected completion is summer 2019. Cone & Graham, Inc. is the contractor.

I-75 at SR 64 (Manatee Avenue) Interchange (Exit 220): Construction project: Crews are currently widening northbound and southbound I-75 and performing ramp, grading, utility, and drainage work.

  • Motorists are advised that I-75 northbound lanes will shift onto new lanes. Lane closures will be necessary as crews shift lanes and install lane striping during the overnight hours between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.
  • Motorists are advised that one lane closure in each direction on SR 64 may occur during the overnight hours between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.
  • Motorists are advised that one lane closure in each direction on I-75 may occur during the overnight hours between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. throughout the duration of the project. 

This project reconstructs the interchange, widens interchange ramps and SR 64, and installs sidewalks and bicycle lanes on SR 64. Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Drivers should use caution while traveling in this area. Estimated completion is late 2019. The contractor is Prince Contracting LLC.

I-75 at the University Parkway Interchange (Exit 213): Construction project: Crews are installing landscaping and irrigation systems at the I-75 and University Parkway interchange. Lane closures on I-75, if needed, will occur between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Lane closures on University Parkway, if needed, will occur between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Estimated completion is spring 2019. The contractor is Frankie Valdez Company, Inc.

US 301 from CR 675 to Moccasin Wallow Road: Construction project: Crews are installing new landscaping, irrigation and welcome signs. Superior Landscaping & Lawn Services is the contractor. Expected completion is fall 2018.

Business US 41 (9th Street W) at the Green Bridge; at 3rd Avenue W, and from 3rd Avenue W to SR 64 (Manatee Avenue): Construction project: Crews are constructing a multi-use path; constructing sidewalk; improving drainage; constructing turn lanes, and installing new signing and pavement markings. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures on Business US 41 (9th Street W) from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews are working. Estimated completion is spring 2019. The contractor is Gosalia Concrete Constructors, Inc.

US 41 between 37th Avenue W and 36th Avenue W: Maintenance permit project: Crews are constructing a driveway. Expect intermittent northbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday, September 14. Use caution and expect possible delays.

US 41 at the Hernando Desoto Bridge: Bridge maintenance project: Crews are working on the bridge. Expect nighttime/overnight north and southbound right lane closures from 9 p.m. each night to 5 a.m. each morning Tuesday, September 11 through Thursday, September 13. Use caution and expect possible delays.

SR 789/Gulf Drive from SR 64 (Manatee Avenue) to SR 684 (Cortez Road): Maintenance permit project: Manatee County is installing new force mains and water mains. For additional information about the project, please visit the project website at www.amipipereplacement.com.

SR 70 (15th Street E) at 9th Avenue E: Construction project: Crews are constructing a roundabout; installing highway lighting and landscaping; improving drainage; constructing sidewalk, and resurfacing the roadway. The intersection of SR 70 (15th Street E) and 9th Avenue E is closed to traffic for approximately six (6) months. Please use 13th Avenue E and 7th Avenue E as alternate routes during this time. A temporary traffic signal will be installed at the intersection of SR 70 (15th Street E) and 13th Avenue E while the detour is in effect. Watson Civil Construction, Inc., is the contractor. Expected completion is spring 2019.

SR 64 from 67th Street W to 63rd Street W: Construction project: Crews are making drainage improvements, constructing sidewalk, and installing new signing and pavement markings. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews are working. C-Squared Certified General Contractor, Inc. is the contractor. Expected completion is fall 2018.

SR 64 at the Anna Maria Island Drawbridge: Bridge maintenance project: Crews are working
on the bridge. Expect nighttime/overnight east and westbound intermittent lane closures from 9 p.m. each night to 5 a.m. each morning Sunday, September 16 through Thursday, September 20. Use caution and expect possible delays.

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

Laurel Road at the Legacy Trail Crossing: Construction project: Crews are constructing a pedestrian bridge along the Legacy Trail over Laurel Road. Please be aware of construction vehicles entering and leaving the construction zone. Both northbound and southbound trail traffic are now being detoured to the west along the signed detour route. Both sidewalks on the north and south side of Laurel Road are now closed. Please follow detour signs provided. Intermittent single lane closures at the bridge can be expected from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays only. Denson Construction, Inc. is the contractor for the bridge. Expected completion is fall 2018.

I-75 at the University Parkway Interchange (Exit 213): Construction project: Crews are installing landscaping and irrigation systems at the I-75 and University Parkway interchange. Lane closures on I-75, if needed, will occur between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Lane closures on University Parkway, if needed, will occur between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Estimated completion is spring 2019. The contractor is Frankie Valdez Company, Inc.

US 41 from SR 789 to Ritz Carlton Drive and sidewalk located along the north side of SR 789 from Sunset Drive to US 41: Maintenance permit project: The sidewalk will remain closed until construction of the development located at the corner of US 41 and SR 789 is complete. Pedestrians should follow the established detour.

US 41 from Salford Boulevard to Sumter Boulevard: Construction project: Crews are widening US 41 from Salford Boulevard to Sumter Boulevard to a six-lane highway; resurfacing the roadway; improving drainage; constructing sidewalk, and installing highway lighting. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. when crews are resurfacing the roadway. Expect periodic driveway closures along the northbound lanes while crews are installing drainage systems. Russell Engineering, Inc. is the contractor. Expected completion is spring 2019.

US 41 Roundabouts at 10th Street and 14th Street, Sarasota: Construction project: Crews continue work within the right-of-way, medians and driveways.

  • Temporary single lane closures may occur between 9th Street and 15th Street from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. if nighttime activities are scheduled.
  • Traffic has been reconfigured into a new pattern on 10th Street east bound and west bound. Please pay close attention to the pavement markings and signs.
  • 9th Street is closed for through traffic at US 41 for approximately two weeks while crews install a water line. Business and residents will be able to access 9th Street from the east side via Cocoanut Avenue.
  • Pedestrian access and parking on 9th Street will be available except for parking spaces closest to 9th Street near US 41. Detour signs will be posted to guide traffic. Expect noise from construction equipment, diesel engines and pumps. Construction is only expected during day light hours, however the pumps are expected to run 24/7.
  • The installation of the waterline at 9th Street may have a minimal impact on the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium parking lot. Construction vehicles and equipment may be moving around the lot, motorists are advised to use caution in the area.
  • Waterline installation on 14th Street is ongoing. Work involves installation of a waterline from the traffic signal on 14th Street to about 200’ to the east on the north side of the street. There will be impacts to the driveways and residents within the work zone and residents may not be able to access the driveways for a day. Individual home owners who are impacted will be contacted to coordinate the work. Expect heavy equipment noise from machinery and dust in the area. Work is expected only during day time hours.
  • Waterline installation is expected on US 41 north of 14th Street in about 3 weeks. Expect to hear construction noise associated with the machinery, jack hammers, construction equipment, back up alarms and engine noises.
  • Installation of waterline across US 41 at 10th Street is ongoing and is expected to end this week. This waterline will be installed via directional bore. Expect noise from drilling rigs, heavy equipment, loaders, pumps, and vacuum trucks. All work is expected during the day time. The contractor’s work zone for this operation will be in the median of 10th Street east of US 41. Motorists are urged to use caution and be mindful of the workers and the heavy equipment moving in and out of this area.
  • West bound 10th Street will have restricted lanes, only 2 lanes will be available to make left turns, through traffic and right turns. Heavy equipment will be staged in the median, with large trucks moving in and out of the median. Motorists are urged to use caution in the area.
  • The installation of sanitary pipe crossing 10th Street, west of US 41 will reduce 10th Street to two lanes with the aid of flaggers. This work is expected to last one week. Be prepared to stop and look for flaggers.
  • Centennial Park Boat Ramp driveway on 10th Street will be closed. Motorists can access the boat ramp via the US 41 entrance. Northbound left turn lane from US 41 into the boat ramp is available.
  • Pedestrian paths have been reconfigured around the work zone, please use designated sidewalks and cross walks. No pedestrian access on the west side of US 41 beyond Centennial Park, pedestrians are advised to use the sidewalk on the east side of US 41. Impacts to pedestrian access south of the Centennial Park on the west side of US 41 is expected while the contractor is performing excavation in the area.
  • Box culvert construction is ongoing. This is an active construction zone and for safety purposes only authorized personnel are allowed inside the work zone.
  • The traffic pattern will be limited to right turn in/out for 11th, 12th and 13th Street. Traveling southbound and northbound direction left turns are not permitted at 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th Streets. Motorists are advised to follow the posted signs.
  • Temporary detour route in effect. Use Cocoanut Avenue as alternate route to access 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th Street. Motorists are advised to follow the posted detour route and seek an alternate route while traveling in this area.
  • Speed limit is reduced to 30 mph. Speeding fines are doubled in the construction area when workers are present.

Improvements being made as part of this project consist of reconstructing the signalized intersections and replacing them with roundabouts, enhancing connectivity, circulation and safety. US 41 will be widened between the two intersections and will include bike lanes as well as dedicated turn lanes, a 10-foot sidewalk along the west side, and a 6-foot sidewalk along the east side. Other improvements include raised islands for pedestrian refuge at the intersections of US 41 at 10th Street and 14th Street, pedestrian signals, LED street lights, landscaping, and City of Sarasota utility and underground drainage structure replacements. Expected completion is spring 2020. The contractor is IBT Construction LLC.

US 41 from Hospital Road to River Road: Maintenance permit project: Crews are constructing new turn-lanes, driveway connections, and working in the medians. Expect intermittent north and southbound daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Friday, September 14. Use caution and expect possible delays.

US 41 from McIntosh Road to Beneva Road: Construction project: Crews are constructing sidewalk and bicycle lanes, improving drainage, reconstructing the US 41 southbound bridge over Catfish Creek south of Central Sarasota Parkway, installing highway lighting, upgrading signals, and installing new signing and pavement markings.

  • Northbound nighttime/overnight lane closures may occur between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Southbound nighttime/overnight lane closures may occur between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 a.m.
  • The speed limit is reduced to 45 mph within the construction zone.
  • Work has begun to shift traffic to one lane in each direction with southbound traffic shifting onto the northbound bridge during reconstruction of the US 41 southbound bridge over Catfish Creek. Daytime lane closures should be expected as crews implement the traffic shift.

Motorists should use caution and obey the posted speed limit. Expected completion is fall 2019. The contractor is Morrison-Cobalt JV.

SR 758 (Bee Ridge Road) from Bond Place to Cattleman Road: Construction project: Crews are resurfacing the roadway, constructing sidewalk, improving drainage, and upgrading traffic signals and highway lighting. Expect nighttime/overnight single-lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews are working. Ajax Paving Industries of Florida is the contractor. Expected completion is late fall 2018.

SR 72 at Gateway Road: Construction project: This project is to replacing existing crosswalks,
crosswalk landings, pedestrian signals, and lighting. This week, crews will work on paving, lane striping, and punch list items.

  • Drivers should anticipate lane closures; however, lane closures will be prohibited during peak hours from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Drivers should use caution while traveling in the work zone. Estimated completion is summer 2018, weather permitting. Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC is the contractor.

SR 72 at Swift Road and Beneva Road: Construction project: This project is replacing existing crosswalks, crosswalk landings, and pedestrian signals. This week, crews will be working on pedestrian signals and striping.

  • Drivers should anticipate lane closures; however, lane closures will be prohibited during peak hours from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Drivers should use caution while traveling in the work zone. Estimated completion is summer 2018, weather permitting. Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC is the contractor.

 

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FDOT’s I-75 at University Parkway Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) Project Named One of the Best Transportation Projects in the Nation

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FDOT’s I-75 at University Parkway Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) Project 
Named One of the Best Transportation Projects in the Nation

Today, the Florida Department of Transportation’s I-75 at University Parkway, Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) project was recognized by a consortium of national transportation organizations as one of 12 finalists in the “America’s Transportation Awards” competition. The online voting that begins today will now determine the national Grand Prize and the People’s Choice Awards and a cash prize state departments of transportation can use for educational scholarships or non-profits in their home states.

Sponsored by AASHTO, Socrata, AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the America’s Transportation Awards was created in 2008 to recognize the very best projects state departments of transportation deliver to their communities each year.

The I-75 at University Parkway DDI is the first of its kind in Florida and the largest in the nation. At a cost of $74.5 million, it features a “dual crossover” design to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion by employing fewer conflict points than a traditional cloverleaf interchange.

“We are excited and honored to hear that the I-75/University Parkway DDI project has been selected as a finalist in the AASHTO awards, said District One Secretary L.K. Nandam.” FDOT is very proud that this innovative solution has had such a positive impact on this incredibly busy interchange. The Department will continue to use this and other innovative designs to accommodate Florida’s continued growth.

“Online voting begins today, Aug. 30, and continues through 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Saturday, Sept. 22. Cast your vote by using the following link, https://transportationawards.secure-platform.com/a/gallery/rounds/10/vote/1588. Individuals can vote once a day.”

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Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties

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Due to the Labor Day holiday weekend, some FDOT contractors may cease construction activities impacting traffic for the holiday weekend beginning Friday afternoon, August 31 through Monday, September 3rd.  Work may resume on Tuesday, September 4thAny work that is to take place during the holiday weekend must be done without any impacts to the traveling public.

Have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend.

FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 2, 2018

Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they travel through work zones.
Remember, speeding fines are doubled in work zones.

As a reminder, travelers can visit www.FL511.com or dial “511” from their phone to
learn about traffic conditions on major roadways across the state.
If you know before you go, you can plan accordingly and save time and money.

 

MANATEE COUNTY

23rd Street W from 14th Avenue W to Business US 41 (Valencia Drive): Construction project: Crews are constructing sidewalk around Blackstone Park on 23rd Street W from 14th Avenue W to Business US 41/Valencia Drive. Expect daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and nighttime/overnight lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews are working. American Lighting & Signalization, LLC is the contractor. Expected completion is late summer/early fall 2018.

I-275 at the Sunshine Skyway Rest Areas in Manatee and Pinellas Counties: Construction project: Improvements include constructing new rest areas and new parking lots with LED lighting, seawall repairs and extending the seawall at the Manatee County rest area to accommodate a new picnic pavilion. The Pinellas County Skyway Rest Area is closed for renovations. During this time, motorists will be directed to the Manatee County Skyway Rest Area. The closure is expected to last until fall 2018. The fishing piers will remain open during the closure. Construction is on-going on the new rest area site and the seawall on the Manatee side, west of I-275. Expected completion of both rest areas is fall 2019. David Nelson Construction Company is the contractor.

I-275 Southbound Ramp to I-75 Northbound (Exit 228): Construction project: Crews are replacing the concrete bridge deck on the southbound I-275 ramp to northbound I-75. The I-275 southbound ramp to northbound I-75 is closed for approximately ten (10) months. Traffic is being detoured north on US 41/S Tamiami Trail to SR 674/E College Avenue in Hillsborough County. A temporary traffic signal has been installed on US 41 at the southbound I-275 exit. Periodic nighttime/overnight I-75 northbound/southbound and I-275 southbound lane closures beneath I-275 will occur during construction. Use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern. Expected completion is summer 2019. Cone & Graham, Inc. is the contractor.

I-75 at SR 64 (Manatee Avenue) Interchange (Exit 220): Construction project: Crews are currently widening northbound and southbound I-75 and performing ramp, grading, utility, and drainage work. In observance of the Labor Day holiday, no work will be performed on from Friday, August 31st through Labor Day, Monday, September 4th.

  • Motorists are advised that I-75 northbound lanes will shift onto new lanes. Lane closures will be necessary as crews shift lanes and install lane striping during the overnight hours between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.
  • Motorists are advised that one lane closure in each direction on SR 64 may occur during the overnight hours between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.
  • Motorists are advised that one lane closure in each direction on I-75 may occur during the overnight hours between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. throughout the duration of the project. 

This project reconstructs the interchange, widens interchange ramps and SR 64, and installs sidewalks and bicycle lanes on SR 64. Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Drivers should use caution while traveling in this area. Estimated completion is late 2019. The contractor is Prince Contracting LLC.

I-75 at the University Parkway Interchange (Exit 213): Construction project: Crews are installing landscaping and irrigation systems at the I-75 and University Parkway interchange. Lane closures on I-75, if needed, will occur between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Lane closures on University Parkway, if needed, will occur between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Estimated completion is spring 2019. The contractor is Frankie Valdez Company, Inc.

US 301 from CR 675 to Moccasin Wallow Road: Construction project: Crews are installing new landscaping, irrigation and welcome signs. Superior Landscaping & Lawn Services is the contractor. Expected completion is fall 2018.

Business US 41 (9th Street W) at the Green Bridge; at 3rd Avenue W, and from 3rd Avenue W to SR 64 (Manatee Avenue): Construction project: Crews are constructing a multi-use path; constructing sidewalk; improving drainage; constructing turn lanes, and installing new signing and pavement markings. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures on Business US 41 (9th Street W) from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews are working. Estimated completion is spring 2019. The contractor is Gosalia Concrete Constructors, Inc.

US 41 between 37th Avenue W and 36th Avenue W: Maintenance permit project: Crews are constructing a driveway. Expect intermittent northbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday, September 7. Use caution and expect possible delays.

US 41 at the Hernando Desoto Bridge: Bridge maintenance project: Crews are working on the bridge. Expect nighttime/overnight north and southbound right lane closures from 9 p.m. each night to 5 a.m. each morning Tuesday, September 11 through Thursday, September 13. Use caution and expect possible delays.

SR 789/Gulf Drive from SR 64 (Manatee Avenue) to SR 684 (Cortez Road): Maintenance permit project: Manatee County is installing new force mains and water mains. For additional information about the project, please visit the project website at www.amipipereplacement.com.

SR 70 (15th Street E) at 9th Avenue E: Construction project: Crews are constructing a roundabout; installing highway lighting and landscaping; improving drainage; constructing sidewalk, and resurfacing the roadway. The intersection of SR 70 (15th Street E) and 9th Avenue E is closed to traffic for approximately six (6) months. Please use 13th Avenue E and 7th Avenue E as alternate routes during this time. A temporary traffic signal will be installed at the intersection of SR 70 (15th Street E) and 13th Avenue E while the detour is in effect. Watson Civil Construction, Inc., is the contractor. Expected completion is spring 2019.

SR 64 from Martinique Drive to 107th Court W: Construction project: Crews are improving drainage, constructing sidewalk and bicycle lanes, and installing new signing and pavement markings. Work occurs off the roadway and does not require lane closures. Florida Safety Contractors, Inc. is the contractor. Expected completion is fall 2018.

SR 64 from 67th Street W to 63rd Street W: Construction project: Crews are making drainage improvements, constructing sidewalk, and installing new signing and pavement markings. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews are working. C-Squared Certified General Contractor, Inc. is the contractor. Expected completion is fall 2018.

SR 64 at the Anna Maria Island Drawbridge: Bridge maintenance project: Crews are working on the bridge. Expect nighttime/overnight east and westbound intermittent lane closures from 9 p.m. each night to 5 a.m. each morning Sunday, September 16 through Thursday, September 20. Use caution and expect possible delays.

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

Laurel Road at the Legacy Trail Crossing: Construction project: Crews are constructing a pedestrian bridge along the Legacy Trail over Laurel Road. Please be aware of construction vehicles entering and leaving the construction zone. Both northbound and southbound trail traffic are now being detoured to the west along the signed detour route. Both sidewalks on the north and south side of Laurel Road are now closed. Please follow detour signs provided. Intermittent single lane closures at the bridge can be expected from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays only. Denson Construction, Inc. is the contractor for the bridge. Expected completion is fall 2018.

I-75 at the University Parkway Interchange (Exit 213): Construction project: Crews are installing landscaping and irrigation systems at the I-75 and University Parkway interchange. Lane closures on I-75, if needed, will occur between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Lane closures on University Parkway, if needed, will occur between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Estimated completion is spring 2019. The contractor is Frankie Valdez Company, Inc.

US 41 from SR 789 to Ritz Carlton Drive and sidewalk located along the north side of SR 789 from Sunset Drive to US 41: Maintenance permit project: The sidewalk will remain closed until construction of the development located at the corner of US 41 and SR 789 is complete. Pedestrians should follow the established detour.

US 41 from Salford Boulevard to Sumter Boulevard: Construction project: Crews are widening US 41 from Salford Boulevard to Sumter Boulevard to a six-lane highway; resurfacing the roadway; improving drainage; constructing sidewalk, and installing highway lighting. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. when crews are resurfacing the roadway. Expect periodic driveway closures along the northbound lanes while crews are installing drainage systems. Russell Engineering, Inc. is the contractor. Expected completion is spring 2019.

US 41 Roundabouts at 10th Street and 14th Street, Sarasota: Construction project: Crews continue work within the right-of-way, medians and driveways.

  • Temporary single lane closures may occur between 9th Street and 15th Street from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. if nighttime activities are scheduled.
  • Traffic has been reconfigured into a new pattern on 10th Street east bound and west bound. Please pay close attention to the pavement markings and signs.
  • 9th Street is closed for through traffic at US 41 for approximately two weeks while crews install a water line. Business and residents will be able to access 9th Street from the east side via Cocoanut Avenue. Pedestrian access and parking on 9th Street will be available except for parking spaces closest to 9th Street near US 41. Detour signs will be posted to guide traffic. Expect noise from construction equipment, diesel engines and pumps. Construction is only expected during day light hours, however the pumps are expected to run 24/7. 
  • The installation of the waterline at 9th Street may have a minimal impact on the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium parking lot. Construction vehicles and equipment may be moving around the lot, motorists are advised to use caution in the area.
  • Waterline installation on 14th Street is ongoing. Work involves installation of a waterline from the traffic signal on 14th Street to about 200’ to the east on the north side of the street. There will be impacts to the driveways and residents within the work zone and residents may not be able to access the driveways for a day. Individual home owners who are impacted will be contacted to coordinate the work. Expect heavy equipment noise from machinery and dust in the area. Work is expected only during day time hours.
  • Waterline installation is expected on US 41 north of 14th Street in about 3 weeks. Expect to hear construction noise associated with the machinery, jack hammers, construction equipment, back up alarms and engine noises.
  • Installation of waterline across US 41 at 10th Street is ongoing and expected to last until end of August. This waterline will be installed via directional bore. Expect noise from drilling rigs, heavy equipment, loaders, pumps, and vacuum trucks. All work is expected during the day time. The contractor’s work zone for this operation will be in the median of 10th Street east of US 41. Motorists are urged to use caution and be mindful of the workers and the heavy equipment moving in and out of this area.
  • West bound 10th Street will have restricted lanes, only 2 lanes will be available to make left turns, through traffic and right turns. Heavy equipment will be staged in the median, with large trucks moving in and out of the median. Motorists are urged to use caution in the area.
  • Installation of storm water pipes is expected in front of the 10th Street boat ramp. There may be intermittent impacts to the boat ramp driveways but access to the boat ramps will always be maintained. Expect noise from equipment, pumps and power tools. This operation is expected during the day, but the pumps will be running 24/7. 
  • Centennial Park Boat Ramp driveway on 10th Street will be closed. Motorists can access the boat ramp via the US 41 entrance. Northbound left turn lane from US 41 into the boat ramp is available.
  • Pedestrian paths have been reconfigured around the work zone, please use designated sidewalks and cross walks. No pedestrian access on the west side of US 41 beyond Centennial Park, pedestrians are advised to use the sidewalk on the east side of US 41. Impacts to pedestrian access south of the Centennial Park on the west side of US 41 is expected while the contractor is performing excavation in the area.
  • Box culvert construction is ongoing. This is an active construction zone and for safety purposes only authorized personnel are allowed inside the work zone.
  • The traffic pattern will be limited to right turn in/out for 11th, 12th and 13th Street. Traveling southbound and northbound direction left turns are not permitted at 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th Streets. Motorists are advised to follow the posted signs.
  • Temporary detour route in effect. Use Cocoanut Avenue as alternate route to access 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th Street. Motorists are advised to follow the posted detour route and seek an alternate route while traveling in this area.
  • Speed limit is reduced to 30 mph. Speeding fines are doubled in the construction area when workers are present.

 

Improvements being made as part of this project consist of reconstructing the signalized intersections and replacing them with roundabouts, enhancing connectivity, circulation and safety. US 41 will be widened between the two intersections and will include bike lanes as well as dedicated turn lanes, a 10-foot sidewalk along the west side, and a 6-foot sidewalk along the east side. Other improvements include raised islands for pedestrian refuge at the intersections of US 41 at 10th Street and 14th Street, pedestrian signals, LED street lights, landscaping, and City of Sarasota utility and underground drainage structure replacements. Expected completion is spring 2020. The contractor is IBT Construction LLC.

US 41 from Hospital Road to River Road: Maintenance permit project: Crews are constructing new turn-lanes, driveway connections, and working in the medians. Expect intermittent north and southbound daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Friday, September 7. Use caution and expect possible delays.

US 41 from McIntosh Road to Beneva Road: Construction project: Crews are constructing sidewalk and bicycle lanes, improving drainage, reconstructing the US 41 southbound bridge over Catfish Creek south of Central Sarasota Parkway, installing highway lighting, upgrading signals, and installing new signing and pavement markings.

  • Northbound nighttime/overnight lane closures may occur between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Southbound nighttime/overnight lane closures may occur between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 a.m.
  • The speed limit is reduced to 45 mph within the construction zone.

Work has begun to shift traffic to one lane in each direction with southbound traffic shifting onto the northbound bridge during reconstruction of the US 41 southbound bridge over Catfish Creek. Daytime lane closures should be expected as crews implement the traffic shift.

Motorists should use caution and obey the posted speed limit. Expected completion is fall 2019. The contractor is Morrison-Cobalt JV.

SR 758 (Bee Ridge Road) from Bond Place to Cattleman Road: Construction project: Crews are resurfacing the roadway, constructing sidewalk, improving drainage, and upgrading traffic signals and highway lighting. Expect nighttime/overnight single-lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews are working. Ajax Paving Industries of Florida is the contractor. Expected completion is late fall 2018.

SR 72 at Gateway Road: Construction project: This project is to replacing existing crosswalks, crosswalk landings, pedestrian signals, and lighting. This week, crews will work on paving, lane striping, and punch list items.

  • Drivers should anticipate lane closures; however, lane closures will be prohibited during peak hours from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Drivers should use caution while traveling in the work zone. Estimated completion is summer 2018, weather permitting. Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC is the contractor.

SR 72 at Swift Road and Beneva Road: Construction project: This project includes replacing existing crosswalks, crosswalk landings, and pedestrian signals. This week, crews will be working on installing electric lines underneath the roadway.

  • Drivers should anticipate lane closures; however, lane closures will be prohibited during peak hours from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Drivers should use caution while traveling in the work zone. Estimated completion is summer 2018, weather permitting. Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC is the contractor.

 

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PUBLIC NOTICE SARASOTA/MANATEE MPO COMMITTEE MEETINGS

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MPO

MEDIARELEASE  
Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization
7632 15th Street East | Sarasota, FL 34243-3248         
941-359-5772 | Fax: 941-359-5779

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sarasota/Manatee MPO Committee Meetings

Date:             September 4, 2018
Contact:        Leigh Holt, Strategic Planning Manager
Phone:          941-359-5772
Fax:               941-359-5779

 

NOTICE is hereby given that on Monday, September 10, 2018 the following meetings will be held at the MPO Office, Airport Commerce Center, 7632 15th Street East, Sarasota, Florida for the Sarasota/Manatee MPO:

  • Bicycle/Pedestrian/Trails Advisory Committee will begin at 8:00 a.m.
  • Technical Advisory Committee will begin at 10:00 a.m.
  • Citizen Advisory Committee will begin at 5:00 p.m.

 

All interested parties are invited to appear and be heard on each of the above items.  Written comments filed with the MPO will be considered.  Copies of all the above proposed documents are available by calling the MPO Office at 941-359-5772.

This notice is published pursuant to the requirements of the Federal Laws, Florida Statutes, and MPO Policy. No stenographic record by a certified court reporter is made of this meeting. Accordingly, any person who may seek to appeal any decisions involving the matter noticed herein will be responsible for making a verbatim record of the testimony and evidence at this meeting upon which any appear is to be based.

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact the Sarasota/Manatee MPO at 941-359-5772 at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting.

The MPO’s planning process is conducted in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes. Any person or beneficiary who believes he/she has been discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or family status may file a complaint with the Sarasota/Manatee MPO Title VI coordinator Leigh Holt at 941-359-5772 or by writing her at 7632 15th Street East, Sarasota, Florida 34243.

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PUBLIC NOTICE SARASOTA COUNTY TRANSPORTATION DISADVANTAGED LCB MEETING

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Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization
7632 15th Street East | Sarasota, FL 34243-3248         
941-359-5772 | Fax: 941-359-5779

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Upcoming Committee Meeting

Date:              August 30, 2018
Contact:        Corinne Tucker, Public Involvement Coordinator
Phone:          941-359-5772
Fax:               941-359-5779

NOTICE is hereby given that the Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board for Sarasota County of the Sarasota/Manatee MPO will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, September 06, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the MPO Office, 7632 15th Street East, Sarasota, Florida.

All interested parties are invited to appear and be heard on each of the above items.  Written comments filed with the MPO will be considered.  Copies of all the above proposed documents are available by calling the MPO Office at 941-359-5772.

This notice is published pursuant to the requirements of the Federal Laws, Florida Statutes, and MPO Policy. No stenographic record by a certified court reporter is made of this meeting. Accordingly, any person who may seek to appeal any decisions involving the matter noticed herein will be responsible for making a verbatim record of the testimony and evidence at this meeting upon which any appear is to be based.

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact the Sarasota/Manatee MPO at 941-359-5772 at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting.

The MPO’s planning process is conducted in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes. Any person or beneficiary who believes he/she has been discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or family status may file a complaint with the Sarasota/Manatee MPO Title VI coordinator Leigh Holt at 941-359-5772 or by writing her at 7632 15th Street East, Sarasota, Florida 34243.

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PUBLIC NOTICE MANATEE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION DISADVANTAGED LCB MEETING

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Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Upcoming Committee Meeting

Date:             August 30, 2018
Contact:       Corinne Tucker, Public Involvement Coordinator
Phone:          941-359-5772
Fax:               941-359-5779

NOTICE is hereby given that the Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board for Manatee County of the Sarasota/Manatee MPO will hold its regular meeting on Wednesday, September 05, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the MCAT Office, 2411 Tallevast Road, Sarasota, Florida.

All interested parties are invited to appear and be heard on each of the above items.  Written comments filed with the MPO will be considered.  Copies of all the above proposed documents are available by calling the MPO Office at 941-359-5772.

This notice is published pursuant to the requirements of the Federal Laws, Florida Statutes, and MPO Policy. No stenographic record by a certified court reporter is made of this meeting. Accordingly, any person who may seek to appeal any decisions involving the matter noticed herein will be responsible for making a verbatim record of the testimony and evidence at this meeting upon which any appear is to be based.

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact the Sarasota/Manatee MPO at 941-359-5772 at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting.

The MPO’s planning process is conducted in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes. Any person or beneficiary who believes he/she has been discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or family status may file a complaint with the Sarasota/Manatee MPO Title VI coordinator Leigh Holt at 941-359-5772 or by writing her at 7632 15th Street East, Sarasota, Florida 34243.

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Aug
16

Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties

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FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 19, 2018

Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they travel through work zones.
Remember, speeding fines are doubled in work zones.

As a reminder, travelers can visit www.FL511.com or dial “511” from their phone to
learn about traffic conditions on major roadways across the state.
If you know before you go, you can plan accordingly and save time and money.

 

MANATEE COUNTY

23rd Street W from 14th Avenue W to Business US 41 (Valencia Drive): Construction project: Crews are constructing sidewalk around Blackstone Park on 23rd Street W from 14th Avenue W to Business US 41/Valencia Drive. Expect daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and nighttime/overnight lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews are working. American Lighting & Signalization, LLC is the contractor. Expected completion is late summer/early fall 2018.

I-275 at the Sunshine Skyway Rest Areas in Manatee and Pinellas Counties: Construction project: Improvements include constructing new rest areas and new parking lots with LED lighting, seawall repairs and extending the seawall at the Manatee County rest area to accommodate a new picnic pavilion. The Pinellas County Skyway Rest Area is closed for renovations. During this time, motorists will be directed to the Manatee County Skyway Rest Area. The closure is expected to last until fall 2018. The fishing piers will remain open during the closure. Construction is on-going on the new rest area site and the seawall on the Manatee side, west of I-275.  Expected completion of both rest areas is fall 2019. David Nelson Construction Company is the contractor. 

I-275 Southbound Ramp to I-75 Northbound (Exit 228): Construction project: Crews are replacing the concrete bridge deck on the southbound I-275 ramp to northbound I-75.

The I-275 southbound ramp to northbound I-75 is closed for approximately ten (10) months. Traffic is being detoured north on US 41/S Tamiami Trail to SR 674/E College Avenue in Hillsborough County. A temporary traffic signal has been installed on US 41 at the southbound I-275 exit. Periodic nighttime/overnight I-75 northbound/southbound and I-275 southbound lane closures beneath I-275 will occur during construction. Use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern. Expected completion is summer 2019. Cone & Graham, Inc. is the contractor.

I-75 at SR 64 (Manatee Avenue) Interchange (Exit 220): Construction project: Crews are currently widening northbound and southbound I-75 and performing ramp, grading, utility, and drainage work.

  • Motorists are advised that one lane closure in each direction on SR 64 may occur during the overnight hours between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.
  • Motorists are advised that one lane closure in each direction on I-75 may occur during the overnight hours between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. throughout the duration of the project.

This project reconstructs the interchange, widens interchange ramps and SR 64, and installs sidewalks and bicycle lanes on SR 64. Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Drivers should use caution while traveling in this area. Estimated completion is late 2019. The contractor is Prince Contracting LLC.

I-75 at the University Parkway Interchange (Exit 213): Construction project: Crews are installing landscaping and irrigation systems at the I-75 and University Parkway interchange. Lane closures on I-75, if needed, will occur between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Lane closures on University Parkway, if needed, will occur between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Estimated completion is spring 2019. The contractor is Frankie Valdez Company, Inc.

US 301 from CR 675 to Moccasin Wallow Road: Construction project: Crews are installing new landscaping, irrigation and welcome signs. Superior Landscaping & Lawn Services is the contractor. Expected completion is fall 2018.

Business US 41 (9th Street W) at the Green Bridge; at 3rd Avenue W, and from 3rd Avenue W to SR 64 (Manatee Avenue): Construction project: Crews are constructing a multi-use path; constructing sidewalk; improving drainage; constructing turn lanes, and installing new signing and pavement markings. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures on Business US 41 (9th Street W) from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews are working. Estimated completion is spring 2019. The contractor is Gosalia Concrete Constructors, Inc.

US 41 between 37th Avenue W and 36th Avenue W: Maintenance permit project: Crews are constructing a driveway. Expect intermittent northbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday, August 24. Use caution and expect possible delays.

SR 789/Gulf Drive from SR 64 (Manatee Avenue) to SR 684 (Cortez Road): Maintenance permit project: Manatee County is installing new force mains and water mains. For additional information about the project, please visit the project website at www.amipipereplacement.com. 

SR 70 (15th Street E) at 9th Avenue E: Construction project: Crews are constructing a roundabout; installing highway lighting and landscaping; improving drainage; constructing sidewalk, and resurfacing the roadway. The intersection of SR 70 (15th Street E) and 9th Avenue E is closed to traffic for approximately six (6) months. Please use 13th Avenue E and 7th Avenue E as alternate routes during this time. A temporary traffic signal will be installed at the intersection of SR 70 (15th Street E) and 13th Avenue E while the detour is in effect. Watson Civil Construction, Inc., is the contractor. Expected completion is spring 2019.

SR 64 from Martinique Drive to 107th Court W: Construction project: Crews are improving drainage, constructing sidewalk and bicycle lanes, and installing new signing and pavement markings. Work occurs off the roadway and does not require lane closures. Florida Safety Contractors, Inc. is the contractor. Expected completion is fall 2018.

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

Laurel Road at the Legacy Trail Crossing: Construction project: Crews are constructing a pedestrian bridge along the Legacy Trail over Laurel Road. Please be aware of construction vehicles entering and leaving the construction zone. Both northbound and southbound trail traffic are now being detoured to the west along the signed detour route. Both sidewalks on the north and south side of Laurel Road are now closed. Please follow detour signs provided. Intermittent single lane closures at the bridge can be expected from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays only. Denson Construction, Inc. is the contractor for the bridge. Expected completion is fall 2018.

I-75 at the University Parkway Interchange (Exit 213): Construction project: Crews are installing landscaping and irrigation systems at the I-75 and University Parkway interchange. Lane closures on I-75, if needed, will occur between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Lane closures on University Parkway, if needed, will occur between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Estimated completion is spring 2019. The contractor is Frankie Valdez Company, Inc.

US 41 from SR 789 to Ritz Carlton Drive and sidewalk located along the north side of SR 789 from Sunset Drive to US 41: Maintenance permit project: The sidewalk will remain closed until construction of the development located at the corner of US 41 and SR 789 is complete. Pedestrians should follow the established detour.

US 41 from Salford Boulevard to Sumter Boulevard: Construction project: Crews are widening US 41 from Salford Boulevard to Sumter Boulevard to a six-lane highway; resurfacing the roadway; improving drainage; constructing sidewalk, and installing highway lighting. Motorists should expect lane closures on Sumter Boulevard beginning Monday, August 20 through Friday, August 24. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. when crews are resurfacing the roadway. Expect periodic driveway closures along the northbound lanes while crews are installing drainage systems. Russell Engineering, Inc. is the contractor. Expected completion is spring 2019.

US 41 Roundabouts at 10th Street and 14th Street, Sarasota:  Construction project: Crews continue work within the right-of-way, medians and driveways.

  • Temporary single lane closures may occur between 9th Street and 15th Street from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. if nighttime activities are scheduled.
  • Traffic has been reconfigured into a new pattern on 10th Street east bound and west bound. Please pay close attention to the pavement markings and signs.
  • 9th Street is expected to be closed for through traffic at US 41 starting August 21 (Tuesday) for approximately 10 days to install a water line. Business and residents will be able to access 9th Street from the east side via Cocoanut Avenue. Pedestrian access and parking on 9th Street will be un interrupted. Detour signs will be posted to guide traffic. Expect noise from construction equipment, diesel engines and pumps. Construction is only expected during day light hours, however the pumps are expected to run 24/7.
  • The installation of the waterline at 9th Street may have a minimal impact on the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium parking lot. Construction vehicles and equipment may be moving around the lot, motorists are advised to use caution in the area.
  • Waterline installation on 14th Street is expected to start next week (August 21st). This work is expected to last for approximately one week. Work involves installation of a waterline from the traffic signal on 14th Street to about 200’ to the east on the north side of the street. There will be impacts to the driveways and residents within the work zone and residents may not be able to access the driveways for a day. Individual home owners who are impacted will be contacted to coordinate the work. Expect heavy equipment noise from machinery and dust in the area. Work is expected only during day time hours.
  • Waterline installation is expected on US 41 north of 14th Street in about 3 weeks. Expect to hear construction noise associated with the machinery, jack hammers, construction equipment, back up alarms and engine noises.
  • Installation of waterline across US 41 at 10th Street is ongoing and expected to last until end of August. This waterline will be installed via directional bore. Expect noise from drilling rigs, heavy equipment, loaders, pumps, and vacuum trucks. All work is expected during the day time. The contractor’s work zone for this operation will be in the median of 10th Street east of US 41. Motorists are urged to use caution and be mindful of the workers and the heavy equipment moving in and out of this area.
  • West bound 10th Street will have restricted lanes, only 2 lanes will be available to make left turns, through traffic and right turns. Heavy equipment will be staged in the median, with large trucks moving in and out of the median. Motorists are urged to use caution in the area.
  • Installation of storm water pipes is expected in front of the 10th Street boat ramp. There may be intermittent impacts to the boat ramp driveways but access to the boat ramps will always be maintained. Expect noise from equipment, pumps and power tools. This operation is expected during the day, but the pumps will be running 24/7.
  • Centennial Park Boat Ramp driveway on 10th Street will be closed. Motorists can access the boat ramp via the US 41 entrance. Northbound left turn lane from US 41 into the boat ramp is available.
  • Pedestrian paths have been reconfigured around the work zone, please use designated sidewalks and cross walks. No pedestrian access on the west side of US 41 beyond Centennial Park, pedestrians are advised to use the sidewalk on the east side of US 41. Impacts to pedestrian access south of the Centennial Park on the west side of US 41 is expected while the contractor is performing excavation in the area.
  • Box culvert construction has started. This is an active construction zone and for safety purposes only authorized personnel are allowed inside the work zone.
  • The traffic pattern will be limited to right turn in/out for 11th, 12th and 13th Street. Traveling southbound and northbound direction left turns are not permitted at 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th Streets. Motorists are advised to follow the posted signs.
  • Temporary detour route in effect. Use Cocoanut Avenue as alternate route to access 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th Street. Motorists are advised to follow the posted detour route and seek an alternate route while traveling in this area.
  • Speed limit is reduced to 30 mph. Speeding fines are doubled in the construction area when workers are present.

Improvements being made as part of this project consist of reconstructing the signalized intersections and replacing them with roundabouts, enhancing connectivity, circulation and safety. US 41 will be widened between the two intersections and will include bike lanes as well as dedicated turn lanes, a 10-foot sidewalk along the west side, and a 6-foot sidewalk along the east side. Other improvements include raised islands for pedestrian refuge at the intersections of US 41 at 10th Street and 14th Street, pedestrian signals, LED street lights, landscaping, and City of Sarasota utility and underground drainage structure replacements. Expected completion is spring 2020. The contractor is IBT Construction LLC.

US 41 from Hospital Road to River Road: Maintenance permit project: Crews are constructing new turn-lanes, driveway connections, and working in the medians. Expect intermittent north and southbound daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Friday, August 24. Use caution and expect possible delays.

US 41 from McIntosh Road to Beneva Road: Construction project: Crews are constructing sidewalk and bicycle lanes, improving drainage, reconstructing the US 41 southbound bridge over Catfish Creek south of Central Sarasota Parkway, installing highway lighting, upgrading signals, and installing new signing and pavement markings.

  • Northbound nighttime/overnight lane closures will occur between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Southbound nighttime/overnight lane closures will occur between 6:30 p.m. and    9:30 a.m.
  • The speed limit is reduced to 45 mph within the construction zone.
  • Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction with southbound traffic shifting onto the northbound bridge during reconstruction of the US 41 southbound bridge over Catfish Creek. This work is scheduled to begin the week of Monday, August 20.

Motorists should use caution and obey the posted speed limit. Expected completion is fall 2019. The contractor is Morrison-Cobalt JV.

SR 758 (Bee Ridge Road) from Bond Place to Cattleman Road: Construction project: Crews are resurfacing the roadway, constructing sidewalk, improving drainage, and upgrading traffic signals and highway lighting. Expect nighttime/overnight single-lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews are working. Ajax Paving Industries of Florida is the contractor. Expected completion is late fall 2018.

SR 758 at the Siesta Key Drawbridge: Bridge maintenance project: Crews are working on the bridge. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from 9 p.m. each night to 5 a.m. each morning Sunday, August 19 through Thursday, August 23. Use caution and expect possible delays.

SR 72 at Gateway Road: Construction project: This project is to replacing existing crosswalks, crosswalk landings, pedestrian signals, and lighting.  This week, crews will work on pedestrian signals, sod installation, and punch list items.

  • Drivers should anticipate lane closures; however, lane closures will be prohibited during peak hours from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Drivers should use caution while traveling in the work zone. Estimated completion is summer 2018, weather permitting. Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC is the contractor.

SR 72 at Swift Road and Beneva Road: Construction project: This project is to replacing existing crosswalks, crosswalk landings, and pedestrian signals.  This week, crews will be working on the maintenance of traffic, and installing electric lines underneath the roadway.

  • Drivers should anticipate lane closures; however, lane closures will be prohibited during peak hours from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Drivers should use caution while traveling in the work zone. Estimated completion is summer 2018, weather permitting. Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC is the contractor.

 

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10

Comment on the Draft Florida Greenways and Trails 5-Year Plan

Public-Notice

The DRAFT of the 2018-2022 plan is open for public comment.  Please help us plan for the future of Florida’s greenways and trails. Your comments are very important to us.

Click here to review the latest draft of the Florida Greenways and Trails 5-Year Plan.  Public input regarding the DRAFT plan will be accepted until August 31, 2018. Please forward to anyone you feel would be of benefit to this plan. Send comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The FGTS Plan establishes the vision for implementing a connected statewide system of greenways and trails for recreation, conservation, transportation choices, healthy lifestyles, a vibrant economy and a high quality of life. The original FGTS Plan was completed in 1998 and adopted by the Florida Legislature in 1999, laying the groundwork for many programs, projects and initiatives that exist today. The updated FGTS Plan and maps will guide implementation of the connected statewide trail system from 2018 through 2022.

DRAFT 2018-2022 Florida Greenways and Trails Five Year Plan

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