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22

Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties - Week of July 21, 2024

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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-75 at US 301 Interchange (Exit 224): Construction project: Project will widen the I-75 from SR 64 to the Manatee River, reconfigure the I-75/US 301 interchange from a partial cloverleaf interchange to a tight diamond configuration, construct new bridges will be constructed over the Manatee River for a northbound exit ramp and a southbound entrance ramp, and US 301 improvements. This week, crews will work on I-75 paving; drainage, utility, and sidewalk work on US 301; and, beam installation, and decking for the construction of the new bridgesover the Manatee River.

  • Nightly, from Sunday, July 21, through Tuesday, July 23, crews will CLOSE the I-75 northbound exit ramp to US 301 (Exit 224) during the overnight hours from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.  Motorists should follow the posted detour signs; or identify an alternate route.

  • Nightly, from Sunday, July 21, through Tuesday, July 23, crews will CLOSE the US 301 on-ramp to I-75 northbound during the overnight hours from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.  Motorists should follow the posted detour signs; or identify an alternate route.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 northbound during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. through the duration of the construction; double closures on I-75 southbound during the nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on US 301 during nighttime/overnight hoursfrom 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on Tidewater Preserve Boulevard through the duration of bridge construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and US 301 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.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is mid-2025.

US 41 Southbound ramp from 45th Street to South of US 19: Crews will begin repaving the southbound ramp and require single lane closures for the remainder of July. Please use caution and add additional travel time. The project is only expected to last approximately two months.

US 301 from 25th Court East to 13th Avenue East: Construction project: Crews have begun a 7.6-mile improvements project consisting of milling and resurfacing the roadway, widening in areas, base work, curb and gutter, sidewalk, guardrail, drainage improvements, bridge expansion joints, signalization, lighting, and signing and pavement marking. 

  • Motorists should expect shoulder closures including pedestrian access restrictions along the US 301 corridor northbound and southbound between 25th Court East and 9th Avenue East. Alternate pedestrian routes will be clearly posted. To maintain safety, pedestrians should follow the posted detour signage.

  • Motorists can expect right-turn lane closures at the intersections of US 301 and Tallevast Road to 9th Avenue East from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Motorists can expect nighttime shoulder and lane closures along US 301 for milling and resurfacing between 53rd Avenue East and 9th Avenue East. Please use caution and be aware of crews in the area.

  • Nighttime work will continue at the intersection of US 301 and 53rd Avenue East (SR 70) on Wednesday, July 31, through Thursday, August 1, starting at 10 p.m. Traffic will be directed by law enforcement as the new mast arms are installed. Hold times of 15 minutes are expected as the new structures are secured. All approaches to the intersection will be affected.

The project’s expected completion is late 2024.

US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road Roundabout: Permit project: This roadway project includes widening approximately 1 mile of Moccasin Wallow Road from a two-lane to four-lane (two in each direction) between U.S. 301 and 115th Avenue East, roadway drainage, signalized intersections, street lighting, pedestrian-activated crossings, multi-use path, sidewalk, bicycle lanes and construction of a roundabout at the U.S. 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road intersection.

The roundabout opening at Moccasin Wallow Road and U.S. 301, and westbound traffic shift on Moccasin Wallow Road in the area of 115th Avenue to U.S. 301, are scheduled for Thursday, July 18, 2024. The dates of both traffic shifts will be subject to inclement weather over the next week. Travelers are urged to exercise caution and observe the new traffic patterns and signals, as well as construction vehicles operating within the project area.

SR 70 /15th Street East: Construction project:  Motorists can expect temporary flagging operations as needed through the remainder of July.

SR 70 from Lorraine Road to Bourneside Boulevard: Construction project: This project includes widening SR 70 from Lorraine Road to Bourneside Boulevard from a two-lane undivided roadway to a four-lane or six-lane divided roadway, depending on the location, construction of roundabouts on SR 70 at Uihlein Road, Del Webb Boulevard, and Bourneside Boulevard, intersection improvements at the existing signalized intersection of Greenbrook Boulevard and Lorraine Road, construction of four bridges over two Braden River crossing locations, new drainage system, construction of 10-foot shared use paths, street lighting, and landscaping, and installation of new fiber optic cable connecting the two signalized intersections to Manatee County’s regional Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS).

This week, crews will continue excavating the Pond area on the southeast corner of Bourneside Boulevard and SR 70. Material will be hauled to the south side of SR 70 between Bourneside Boulevard and Lorraine Road and placed as roadway fill. Drainage work will continue SR 70 between Bourneside Boulevard and Uihlein Road.

Work will continue with construction of two eastbound bridges, this will involve placing rebar and forming the bridge deck for future concrete and grading the river channel; this work will occur during daytime hours.

All work will be off the roadway with no planned long term lane closures. However, it is expected that eastbound traffic will be interrupted for short periods of time throughout the day with flaggers as the dump trucks cross from east to west at the bridge locations. Please use caution and watch for trucks and construction vehicles entering or exiting the work zone throughout the construction limits. Work will occur Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please use caution and be aware of workers and flaggers in the area.

SR 64 at Lorraine Road South and 145th Street North: Construction: Crews have begun work on the conversion of the traffic signal to a free-flowing roundabout.

  • After Rye Road Roundabout, SR 64 is a single lane in each direction. Please use caution for shifting lane patterns.
  • Weather permitting, crews will be paving overnight and striping, with the goal to open right turn traffic off of Lorraine Road on Saturday. Otherwise opening Lorraine Road could potentially be delayed.

  • Lorraine Road will be open to through traffic via 44th or SR 70.

  • The traffic signal at Lorraine Road will remain deactivated.

SR 64 at Bourneside Boulevard to Rangeland Parkway: Permit project: Manatee County has closed this section of Bourneside Boulevard through October. Please choose an alternate route.

SR 64 from 43rd Street West to 15th Street East and from 10th Street West to 10th Street East: Construction project: Construction is underway for the 1.7-mile resurfacing project through the City of Bradenton. Please use caution in the area.

  • Overnight paving:  overnight paving will get underway in the area. Please use caution. Note weather could alter scheduled work.
  • Consider alternate routes.

SR 64 and 117th Street: Permit project: Manatee County will be performing lift station improvements that will require a road closure on 117th Street East and SR 64, starting July 22 through September 6, 2024. Please choose an alternate route or follow posted detour.

SR 64 between west of Village Green Parkway and East of 75th Street West and 69th Street: Permit project: starting July 15 through July 18, motorists can expect intermittent westbound outside lane closures and a right turn lane partly closed between Village Green Parkway and east of 75th Street W and 69th Street while the contractor is reconstructing a driveway entrance to the shopping center. Please use caution and be alert for detours and lane shifts.

SR 64 from East of Manatee River to Bill Parrish Road:  Crews will be making drainage improvements and replacing ditch pavement, shoulder gutter, guardrail, and signing and pavement markings.  Please be alert for lane closures and/ or flagging operations.

 

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

I-75 at SR 72/Clark Road (Exit 205): Construction project: Project improvements include reconstructing the existing interchange to a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI), adding auxiliary lane on I-75 northbound from SR 72 to Bee Ridge Road, widen I-75 southbound from Proctor Road to SR 72, and improvements on Clark Road. This week, crews will work on the ramps, guardrails, retaining walls, and paving.

  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. bound through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 72 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 72 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.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is Summer 2024.

US 41 from North of Port Commons from north of Port Commons to State College of Florida: Construction project: Project improvements include milling and resurfacing, guardrail, drainage improvements, signing and pavement markings, and signalization improvements. Expected completion is fall 2024.

Daytime Activities:

  • Median opening at De Leon Drive is closed for reconstruction work. Hoffman Street crossover will be removed and remain permanently closed.
  • Guardrail replacement.
  • Bus pad installation.

Daytime Lane Closures:

  • Daytime lane closures Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., for asphalt paving activities.

Nighttime Activities:

  • Nighttime lane closures Sunday through Friday from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., for asphalt paving activities.

Motorists should use caution when making U-turns and be aware of workers in the area.

US 41 from Caribbean Drive to Stickney Point: Construction: Construction on the next phase along a 1.4-mile area of US 41 from Caribbean Drive to Stickney Point Road is actively underway. Work consists of implementing safety improvements along the corridor including resurfacing, lighting and signalization, median improvements, shoulder reconstruction, improved sidewalks, improved bicycle lanes, as well as needed infrastructure improvements to drainage, curb, and gutter.

  • Gulf Gate Intersection Lane Closures for next two weeksIn a push to complete the project, crews will require the turn lane and one traffic lane closure for approximately two weeks. Use alternate route and allow additional travel time.

  • Weather permitting crews will be paving in the area.

US 41 at Wellen Park Villages Roundabout: Permit project:  Construction of the remaining roundabout at Wellen Park continues on US 41. Lane closures are required. Consider alternate routes or add additional travel time during peak hours. Use caution in the area.

SR 72 Stickney Point Bridge: Bridge maintenance: Starting in June, crews will begin work on the bridge improvement project to extend the bridge's service life and operational reliability, while mitigating the effects of the harsh coastal environment, severe weather, and wear from the volume of vehicle and marine traffic. The project duration is expected to be 200 days.

  • Bridge openings for boat traffic will continue as usual. If a vessel requires both panels be raised to navigate through, a reservation is required.
  • UPDATED:
    • Overnight lane closure Monday, July 22, from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m.:
      • Going on island, westbound on Stickney Point Bridge;
      • Partial left turn lane closure at the median westbound Stickney Point Road prior to the intersection;
      • Eastbound Stickney Point Road leaving the island.
  • Use the alternate north bridge or add additional travel time.

  • Bicyclists and pedestrians will still have access to cross the bridge.

  • At this time, there are no weekend lane closures expected.

  • Residents, businesses, marinas, and mariners should expect construction equipment, barges, and noise.
  • Residents near the bridge can expect noise from equipment. 

SR 72 Clark Road and the Legacy Trail: Construction Project: Crews have begun constructing two new pedestrian bridges and intersection improvements along the Legacy Trail in Sarasota County. Expect noise from construction equipment, large trucks, and back-up alarms.

  • Noise from construction equipment should be expected.
  • Currently, there are no expected temporary lane closures until August 2024. 
  • Occasional daytime flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large construction vehicles enter/ exit the roadway.
  • Nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures to install beams will be needed later in the project.
  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

SR 72 and Skye Road: Permit project: Motorists can expect intermittent flagging operations both east and west bound from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through the end of August.  Private contractors will be widening the roadway, adding turn lanes, constructing driveway entrances and drainage structures.   Please watch for workers and lane shifts.

SR 758 Bee Ridge Road at the Legacy Trail: Construction project: Crews have begun constructing two new pedestrian bridges and intersection improvements along the Legacy Trail in Sarasota County. Expect noise from construction equipment, large trucks, and back-up alarms.

  • Noise from construction equipment should be expected.
  • Currently, motorists can expect temporary lane closures for materials delivery. Expected time is 30 – 60 minutes for unloading each truck.
  • Occasional daytime flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large construction vehicles enter/ exit the roadway.
  • Nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures to install beams will be needed later in the project.

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

SR 777 River Road from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: Embankment activities continue southbound roadway from West Villages Parkway to US 41. Drainage inspections, sod placement, and curb and gutter installations will also continue throughout the project. Signal, ITS, and lighting work is ongoing, and River Road pothole maintenance will continue as necessary on all current travel ways through the project. Trucks will be crossing the road at various locations using intermittent flagging operations. 

SR 789 and John Ringling Bridge: Permit Project: City of Sarasota has scheduled overnight lane closures from July 28 – August 2 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for needed utility work. Please use caution.

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Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties - Week of July 14, 2024

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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-75 at US 301 Interchange (Exit 224): Construction project: Project will widen the I-75 from SR 64 to the Manatee River, reconfigure the I-75/US 301 interchange from a partial cloverleaf interchange to a tight diamond configuration, construct new bridges will be constructed over the Manatee River for a northbound exit ramp and a southbound entrance ramp, and US 301 improvements. This week, crews will work on I-75 paving; drainage, utility, and sidewalk work on US 301; and, beam installation, and decking for the construction of the new bridgesover the Manatee River.

  • Nightly, from Sunday, July 14 through Thursday, July 18, crews will CLOSE the I-75 northbound exit ramp to US 301 (Exit 224) during the overnight hours from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.  Motorists should follow the posted detour signs; or identify an alternate route.
  • Nightly, from Sunday, July 14, through Thursday, July 18, crews will CLOSE the US 301 on-ramp to I-75 northbound during the overnight hours from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.  Motorists should follow the posted detour signs; or identify an alternate route.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 northbound during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. through the duration of the construction; double closures on I-75 southbound during the nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on US 301 during nighttime/overnight hoursfrom 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on Tidewater Preserve Boulevard through the duration of bridge construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and US 301 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.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway.  Estimated completion is mid-2025.

US 41 Southbound ramp from 45th Street to South of US 19: Crews will begin repaving the southbound ramp and require single lane closures for the remainder of July.  Please use caution and add additional travel time. The project is only expected to last approximately two months.

US 41 at 69th Street in Palmetto: Permit project: From July 15 through July 18, 69th Street will be closed while crews reconstruct a portion of 69th Street east of US 41 for a convenience store. Please watch for workers and follow the posted detour route.

US 301 from 25th Court East to 13th Avenue East: Construction project: Crews have begun a 7.6-mile improvements project consisting of milling and resurfacing the roadway, widening in areas, base work, curb and gutter, sidewalk, guardrail, drainage improvements, bridge expansion joints, signalization, lighting, and signing and pavement marking. 

  • Motorists should expect shoulder closures including pedestrian access restrictions along the US 301 corridor northbound and southbound between 25th Court East and 9th Avenue East. Alternate pedestrian routes will be clearly posted. To maintain safety, pedestrians should follow the posted detour signage.

  • Motorists can expect right-turn lane closures at the intersections of US 301 and Tallevast Road to 9th Avenue East from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Motorists can expect nighttime shoulder and lane closures along US 301 for milling and resurfacing between 53rd Avenue East and 9th Avenue East. Please use caution and be aware of crews in the area.

  • Nighttime work will continue at the intersection of US 301 and 53rd Avenue East (SR 70) on Thursday, July 18, starting at 10 p.m. Traffic will be directed by law enforcement as the new mast arms are installed. Hold times of 15 minutes are expected as the new structures are secured. All approaches to the intersection will be affected.

The project’s expected completion is late 2024.

US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road Roundabout: Permit project: This roadway project includes widening approximately 1 mile of Moccasin Wallow Road from a two-lane to four-lane (two in each direction) between U.S. 301 and 115th Avenue East, roadway drainage, signalized intersections, street lighting, pedestrian-activated crossings, multi-use path, sidewalk, bicycle lanes and construction of a roundabout at the U.S. 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road intersection.

The roundabout opening at Moccasin Wallow Road and U.S. 301, and westbound traffic shift on Moccasin Wallow Road in the area of 115th Avenue to U.S. 301, are scheduled for Thursday, July 18, 2024. The dates of both traffic shifts will be subject to inclement weather over the next week. Travelers are urged to exercise caution and observe the new traffic patterns and signals, as well as construction vehicles operating within the project area.

SR 70 /15th Street East: Construction project:  Motorists can expect temporary flagging operations as needed through the remainder of July.

SR 70 from Lorraine Road to Bourneside Boulevard: Construction project: This project includes widening SR 70 from Lorraine Road to Bourneside Boulevard from a two-lane undivided roadway to a four-lane or six-lane divided roadway, depending on the location, construction of roundabouts on SR 70 at Uihlein Road, Del Webb Boulevard, and Bourneside Boulevard, intersection improvements at the existing signalized intersection of Greenbrook Boulevard and Lorraine Road, construction of four bridges over two Braden River crossing locations, new drainage system, construction of 10-foot shared use paths, street lighting, and landscaping, and installation of new fiber optic cable connecting the two signalized intersections to Manatee County’s regional Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS).

This week, crews will continue excavating the Pond area on the southeast corner of Bourneside Boulevard and SR 70. Material will be hauled to the south side of SR 70 between Bourneside Boulevard and Lorraine Road and placed as roadway fill. Drainage work will continue on SR 70 between Bourneside Boulevard and Uihlein Road.

Work will continue with construction of two eastbound bridges, this will involve pouring reinforced concrete beams and grading the river channel; this work will occur during daytime hours. The eastern most eastbound bridge will have the bridge deck concrete placed during a night operation. This night work will last one night and will not impact the current traffic pattern.

All work will be off the roadway with no planned long term lane closures. However, it is expected that eastbound traffic will be interrupted for short periods of time throughout the day with flaggers as the dump trucks cross from east to west at the bridge locations. Please use caution and watch for trucks and construction vehicles entering or exiting the work zone throughout the construction limits. Work will occur Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please use caution and be aware of workers and flaggers in the area.

SR 64 at Lorraine Road South and 145th Street North: Construction: Crews have begun work on the conversion of the traffic signal to a free-flowing roundabout.

  • After Rye Road Roundabout, SR 64 is a single lane in each direction. Please use caution for shifting lane patterns.

  • Through July 17, access to Lorraine Road from SR 64 will be closed, and Lorraine Road will be open to through traffic via 44th or SR 70.

o   The traffic signal at Lorraine Road is deactivated.

SR 64 at Bourneside Boulevard to Rangeland Parkway: Permit project: Manatee County has closed this section of Bourneside Boulevard through October. Please choose an alternate route.

SR 64 from 43rd Street West to 15th Street East and from 10th Street West to 10th Street East: Construction project: Construction is underway for the 1.7-mile resurfacing project through the City of Bradenton. Please use caution in the area.

  • Starting in July, crews should begin overnight paving in the area. Please use caution.

SR 64 between west of Village Green Parkway and East of 75th Street West and 69th Street: Permit project: starting July 15 through July 18, motorists can expect intermittent westbound outside lane closures and a right turn lane partly closed between Village Green Parkway and east of 75th Street W and 69th Street while the contractor is reconstructing a driveway entrance to the shopping center. Please use caution and be alert for detours and lane shifts.

SR 64 from East of Manatee River to Bill Parrish Road:  Crews will be making drainage improvements and replacing ditch pavement, shoulder gutter, guardrail, and signing and pavement markings.  Please be alert for lane closures and/ or flagging operations.

 

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

I-75 at SR 72/Clark Road (Exit 205): Construction project: Project improvements include reconstructing the existing interchange to a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI), adding auxiliary lane on I-75 northbound from SR 72 to Bee Ridge Road, widen I-75 southbound from Proctor Road to SR 72, and improvements on Clark Road. This week, crews will work on the ramps, guardrails, retaining walls, and paving.

  • On Friday, July 19, from 12 a.m. to 4 a.m., crews will CLOSE I-75 southbound between Bee Ridge Road (Exit 207) and Clark Road (Exit 205). Motorists will exit I-75 southbound at Bee Ridge Road and continue to Honore Avenue to Clark Road, returning to I-75 southbound.

  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. bound through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 72 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 72 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.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is Summer 2024.

US 41 from North of Port Commons from north of Port Commons to State College of Florida: Construction project: Project improvements include milling and resurfacing, guardrail, drainage improvements, signing and pavement markings, and signalization improvements. Expected completion is fall 2024.

Daytime Activities:

  • Median opening at De Leon Drive is closed for reconstruction work. Hoffman Street crossover will be removed and remain permanently closed.
  • Guardrail replacement.
  • Bus pad installation.

Daytime Lane Closures:

  • Daytime lane closures Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., for asphalt paving activities.

Nighttime Activities:

  • Nighttime lane closures Sunday through Friday from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., for asphalt paving activities.

Motorists should use caution when making U-turns and be aware of workers in the area.

US 41 from Caribbean Drive to Stickney Point: Construction: Construction on the next phase along a 1.4-mile area of US 41 from Caribbean Drive to Stickney Point Road is actively underway. Work consists of implementing safety improvements along the corridor including resurfacing, lighting and signalization, median improvements, shoulder reconstruction, improved sidewalks, improved bicycle lanes, as well as needed infrastructure improvements to drainage, curb, and gutter.

  • Lane Closures: Periodic single lane closures will be needed both north and southbound.  Motorists should expect a travel time from 2 to 6 minutes through the construction zone or consider alternate routes.

  • Crews are completing drainage and median work in the project corridor.

  • From Caribbean Drive to Gulf Gate Road: Temporary lane closures are necessary to maintain crew safety.

US 41 at Wellen Park Villages Roundabout: Permit project:  Construction of the remaining roundabout at Wellen Park continues on US 41. Lane closures are required. Consider alternate routes or add additional travel time during peak hours. Use caution in the area.

SR 72 Stickney Point Bridge: Bridge maintenance: Starting in June, crews will begin work on the bridge improvement project to extend the bridge's service life and operational reliability, while mitigating the effects of the harsh coastal environment, severe weather, and wear from the volume of vehicle and marine traffic. The project duration is expected to be 200 days.

  • Bridge openings for boat traffic will continue as usual. If a vessel requires both panels be raised to navigate through, a reservation is required.

  • Initial work is under the bridge minimizing motorist inconvenience.

  • When temporary lane closures are needed, advance notice will be provided so motorists can use the alternate north bridge or add additional travel time.

  • Bicyclists and pedestrians will still have access to cross the bridge.

  • Upper deck work, requiring lane closures, will be done in abbreviated 48-hour work cycles once a week.

  • At this time, there are no weekend lane closures expected.

  • Residents, businesses, marinas, and mariners should expect construction equipment, barges, and noise.
  • Residents near the bridge can expect noise from equipment. 

SR 72 Clark Road and the Legacy Trail: Construction Project: Crews have begun constructing two new pedestrian bridges and intersection improvements along the Legacy Trail in Sarasota County. Expect noise from construction equipment, large trucks, and back-up alarms.

  • Noise from construction equipment should be expected.
  • Currently, there are no expected temporary lane closures until August 2024. 
  • Occasional daytime flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large construction vehicles enter/ exit the roadway.
  • Nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures to install beams will be needed later in the project.
  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

SR 72 and Skye Road: Permit project: Motorists can expect intermittent flagging operations both east and west bound from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through the end of August.  Private contractors will be widening the roadway, adding turn lanes, constructing driveway entrances and drainage structures.   Please watch for workers and lane shifts.

SR 758 Bee Ridge Road at the Legacy Trail: Construction project: Crews have begun constructing two new pedestrian bridges and intersection improvements along the Legacy Trail in Sarasota County. Expect noise from construction equipment, large trucks, and back-up alarms.

  • Noise from construction equipment should be expected.
  • Currently, motorists can expect temporary lane closures for materials delivery. Expected time is 30 – 60 minutes for unloading each truck.
  • Occasional daytime flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large construction vehicles enter/ exit the roadway.
  • Nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures to install beams will be needed later in the project.

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

SR 777 River Road from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: Embankment activities continue southbound roadway from West Villages Parkway to US 41. Drainage inspections, sod placement, and curb and gutter installations will also continue throughout the project. Signal, ITS, and lighting work is also on-going throughout the project. Asphalt paving outside of current lanes of southbound River Rd from West Villages intersection to Blue Heron Park is scheduled for 7/10 and 7/11 (weather depending). The contractor is also planning to pave a portion of the northbound lanes where potholes are present just north of Center Rd, which will be done under a short duration flagging operation. All paving will be during daytime hours. Trucks will be crossing the road at various locations using intermittent flagging operations.

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08

Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties - Week of July 7, 2024

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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-75 at US 301 Interchange (Exit 224): Construction project: Project will widen the I-75 from SR 64 to the Manatee River, reconfigure the I-75/US 301 interchange from a partial cloverleaf interchange to a tight diamond configuration, construct new bridges will be constructed over the Manatee River for a northbound exit ramp and a southbound entrance ramp, and US 301 improvements. This week, crews will work on I-75 paving; drainage, utility, and sidewalk work on US 301; and, beam installation, and decking for the construction of the new bridgesover the Manatee River.

  • Nightly, from Sunday, July 8, through Thursday, July 10, crews will CLOSE the I-75 northbound exit ramp to US 301 (Exit 224) during the overnight hours from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.  Motorists should follow the posted detour signs; or identify an alternate route.

  • Nightly, from Sunday, July 8 through Thursday, July 10, crews will CLOSE the US 301 on-ramp to I-75 northbound during the overnight hours from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.  Motorists should follow the posted detour signs; or, identify an alternate route.

  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 northbound during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. through the duration of the construction; double closures on I-75 southbound during the nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on US 301 during nighttime/overnight hoursfrom 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on Tidewater Preserve Boulevard through the duration of bridge construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and US 301 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.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway.  Estimated completion is mid-2025.

US 301 from 25th Court East to 13th Avenue East: Construction project: Crews have begun a 7.6-mile improvements project consisting of milling and resurfacing the roadway, widening in areas, base work, curb and gutter, sidewalk, guardrail, drainage improvements, bridge expansion joints, signalization, lighting, and signing and pavement marking. 

  • Motorists should expect shoulder closures including pedestrian access restrictions along the US 301 corridor northbound and southbound between 25th Court East and 9th Avenue East. Alternate pedestrian routes will be clearly posted. To maintain safety, pedestrians should follow the posted detour signage.

  • Motorists can expect right-turn lane closures at the intersections of US 301 and Tallevast Road to 9th Avenue East from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Nighttime work will continue at the intersection of US 301 and 63rd Avenue East on Thursday, July 11, starting at 10 p.m. Traffic will be directed by law enforcement as the new mast arms are installed. Hold times of 15 minutes are expected as the new structures are secured. All approaches to the intersection will be affected.

The project’s expected completion is late 2024.

US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road Roundabout: Permit project: This roadway project includes widening approximately 1 mile of Moccasin Wallow Road from a two-lane to four-lane (two in each direction) between U.S. 301 and 115th Avenue East, roadway drainage, signalized intersections, street lighting, pedestrian-activated crossings, multi-use path, sidewalk, bicycle lanes and construction of a roundabout at the U.S. 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road intersection.

The roundabout opening at Moccasin Wallow Road and U.S. 301, and westbound traffic shift on Moccasin Wallow Road from west of 115th Avenue to U.S. 301, previously scheduled for July 3, 2024, have been delayed due to inclement weather. The dates of both traffic shifts will be subject to inclement weather over the next week. Travelers are urged to exercise caution and observe the new traffic patterns and signals, as well as construction vehicles operating within the project area.

US 41 and Bayshore Gardens: Permit project: Crews will be reconstructing driveway curb on July 10, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Motorists can expect both north and southbound temporary lane closures.  Please watch for workers and lane shifts.

SR 70 /15th Street East: Construction project:  Pedestrian detours are in place.  Please use caution. Motorists can expect temporary flagging operations as needed.

SR 70 from Lorraine Road to Bourneside Boulevard: Construction project: This project includes widening SR 70 from Lorraine Road to Bourneside Boulevard from a two-lane undivided roadway to a four-lane or six-lane divided roadway, depending on the location, construction of roundabouts on SR 70 at Uihlein Road, Del Webb Boulevard, and Bourneside Boulevard, intersection improvements at the existing signalized intersection of Greenbrook Boulevard and Lorraine Road, construction of four bridges over two Braden River crossing locations, new drainage system, construction of 10-foot shared use paths, street lighting, and landscaping, and installation of new fiber optic cable connecting the two signalized intersections to Manatee County’s regional Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS).

This week, crews will continue excavating the Pond area on the southeast corner of Bourneside Boulevard and SR 70. Material will be hauled to the south side of SR 70 between Bourneside Boulevard and Lorraine Road and placed as roadway fill. Drainage work will continue on SR 70 at Bourneside Boulevard.

Work will continue with construction of two eastbound bridges, this will involve pouring reinforced concrete beams and grading the river channel. This work will occur during daytime hours. Bridge work is expected to continue into summer.

All work will be off the roadway with no planned long term lane closures. However, it is expected that eastbound traffic will be interrupted for short periods of time throughout the day with flaggers as the dump trucks cross from east to west at the bridge locations. Please use caution and watch for trucks and construction vehicles entering or exiting the work zone throughout the construction limits. Work will occur Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please use caution and be aware of workers and flaggers in the area.

SR 64 at Lorraine Road South and 145th Street North: Construction: Crews have begun work on the conversion of the traffic signal to a free-flowing roundabout.

  • After Rye Road Roundabout, SR 64 is a single lane in each direction.

  • Through July 17, access to Lorraine Road from SR 64 will be closed, and Lorraine Road will be open to through traffic via 44th or SR 70.

o   The traffic signal at Lorraine Road is deactivated.

SR 64 at Bourneside Boulevard to Rangeland Parkway: Permit project: Manatee County has closed this section of Bourneside Boulevard through October. Please choose an alternate route.

SR 64 from 43rd Street West to 15th Street East and from 10th Street West to 10th Street East: Construction project: Construction is underway for the 1.7-mile resurfacing project through the City of Bradenton. Please use caution in the area.

  • Starting the week of July 8, crews should begin overnight paving in the area. Please use caution.

SR 64 Between School House Drive and Lorraine Road Eastbound: Maintenance: Through July 12, crews will be performing sidewalk repairs from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. and will need to close the eastbound lane temporarily.

 

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

I-75 at SR 72/Clark Road (Exit 205): Construction project: Project improvements include reconstructing the existing interchange to a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI), adding auxiliary lane on I-75 northbound from SR 72 to Bee Ridge Road, widen I-75 southbound from Proctor Road to SR 72, and improvements on Clark Road. This week, crews will work on the ramps, guardrails, retaining walls, and paving.

  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. bound through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 72 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 72 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.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is Summer 2024.

US 41 and Bayshore Gardens: Permit project: Crews will be reconstructing driveway curb.  Motorists can expect north and southbound outside lane closures on July 2, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

US 41 from North of Port Commons from north of Port Commons to State College of Florida: Construction project: Project improvements include milling and resurfacing, guardrail, drainage improvements, signing and pavement markings, and signalization improvements. Expected completion is fall 2024.

Daytime Activities:

  • Install barrier walls for upcoming lane shifts and close median openings for roadway crossover reconstruction.

  • Median openings at Myakka Drive, Riverwalk Drive, Boardwalk, Ortega Place, De Miranda Avenue, Eager Street and Hoffman Street will be closed for reconstruction work. Hoffman Street crossover will be removed and remain permanently closed.

  • Motorists will be able to turn right only onto US 41 at these locations.

  • Build concrete curb between Tuscola Boulevard and Espanola Drive.

  • Curb removal and turn lane reconstruction between Tuscola Boulevard and Ortiz Boulevard.

Daytime Lane Closures:

  • Daytime lane closures Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Northbound inside lane closures between Tuscola Boulevard and Ortiz Boulevard.

Nighttime Activities:

  • Nighttime lane closures Sunday through Friday from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Northbound inside lane closures between Tuscola Boulevard and Ortiz Boulevard.

Motorists should use caution when making U-turns and be aware of workers in the area.

US 41 from Caribbean Drive to Stickney Point: Construction: Construction on the next phase along a 1.4-mile area of US 41 from Caribbean Drive to Stickney Point Road is actively underway. Work consists of implementing safety improvements along the corridor including resurfacing, lighting and signalization, median improvements, shoulder reconstruction, improved sidewalks, improved bicycle lanes, as well as needed infrastructure improvements to drainage, curb, and gutter.

  • Lane Closures: Periodic single lane closures will be needed both north and southbound.  Motorists should expect a travel time from 2 to 6 minutes through the construction zone or consider alternate routes.

  • Crews continue to work on drainage and median work in the project corridor.

  • From Caribbean Drive to Gulf Gate Road: Temporary lane closures are necessary to maintain crew safety.

US 41 at Wellen Park Villages Roundabout: Permit project:  Construction of the remaining roundabout at Wellen Park continues on US 41. Lane closures are required. Consider alternate routes or add additional travel time during peak hours. Use caution in the area.

SR 72 Stickney Point Bridge: Bridge maintenance: Starting in June, crews will begin work on the bridge improvement project to extend the bridge's service life and operational reliability, while mitigating the effects of the harsh coastal environment, severe weather, and wear from the volume of vehicle and marine traffic. The project duration is expected to be 200 days.

  • To minimize the impact on the Sarasota County community, much of the work will be performed underneath the bridge.

  • Initial work is under the bridge so there are no immediate lane closures.

  • When temporary lane closures are needed, advance notice will be provided so motorists can use the alternate north bridge or add additional travel time.

  • Bicyclists and pedestrians will still have access to cross the bridge.
     
  • Upper deck work, requiring lane closures, will be done in abbreviated 48-hour work cycles once a week.

  • At this time, there are no weekend lane closures expected.

  • Residents, businesses, marinas, and mariners should expect construction equipment, barges, and noise.
  • Residents near the bridge can expect noise from equipment. 
  • Bridge openings for boat traffic will continue as usual. If a vessel requires both panels be raised to navigate through, a reservation is required.

SR 72 Clark Road and the Legacy Trail: Construction Project: Crews have begun constructing two new pedestrian bridges and intersection improvements along the Legacy Trail in Sarasota County. Expect noise from construction equipment, large trucks, and back-up alarms.

  • Pile driving has begun and noise from construction equipment should be expected.
  • Currently, there are no expected temporary lane closures until August 2024. 
  • Occasional daytime flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large construction vehicles enter/ exit the roadway.
  • Nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures to install beams will be needed later in the project.
  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

SR 758 Bee Ridge Road at the Legacy Trail: Construction project: Crews have begun constructing two new pedestrian bridges and intersection improvements along the Legacy Trail in Sarasota County. Expect noise from construction equipment, large trucks, and back-up alarms.

  • Pile driving has begun and noise from construction equipment should be expected.
  • Currently, motorists can expect temporary lane closures for materials delivery. Expected time is 30 – 60 minutes for unloading each truck.
  • Occasional daytime flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large construction vehicles enter/ exit the roadway.
  • Nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures to install beams will be needed later in the project.

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

SR 777 River Road from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: Embankment activities continue southbound roadway from US 41 to West Villages Parkway. Drainage inspections, Sod Placement, and curb and gutter installations will also continue throughout the project. Signal, ITS, and lighting work is also on-going throughout the project. Asphalt paving of southbound River Rd from West Villages intersection to Blue Heron Park is tentatively scheduled for 7/10 and 7/11 Paving will take place outside of the current travel way and should not affect motorists. Trucks will be crossing the road at various locations using intermittent flagging operations.

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Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties - Week of June 30, 2024

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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-75 at US 301 Interchange (Exit 224): Construction project: Project will widen the I-75 from SR 64 to the Manatee River, reconfigure the I-75/US 301 interchange from a partial cloverleaf interchange to a tight diamond configuration, construct new bridges will be constructed over the Manatee River for a northbound exit ramp and a southbound entrance ramp, and US 301 improvements. This week, crews will work on I-75 paving; drainage, utility, and sidewalk work on US 301; and, beam installation, and decking for the construction of the new bridgesover the Manatee River.

  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 northbound during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. through the duration of the construction; double closures on I-75 southbound during the nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on US 301 during nighttime/overnight hoursfrom 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on Tidewater Preserve Boulevard through the duration of bridge construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and US 301 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.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway.  Estimated completion is mid-2025.

US 301 from 25th Court East to 13th Avenue East: Construction project: Crews have begun a 7.6-mile improvements project consisting of milling and resurfacing the roadway, widening in areas, base work, curb and gutter, sidewalk, guardrail, drainage improvements, bridge expansion joints, signalization, lighting, and signing and pavement marking.  

  • Motorists should expect shoulder closures including pedestrian access restrictions along the US 301 corridor northbound and southbound between 25th Court East and 9th Avenue East. Alternate pedestrian routes will be clearly posted. To maintain safety, pedestrians should follow the posted detour signage.
  • Motorists can expect right-turn lane closures at the intersections of US 301 and Tallevast Road to 9th Avenue East from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

The project’s expected completion is late 2024.

US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road Roundabout: Permit project: On June 28, 2024, the roundabout at Moccasin Wallow Road and US 301 will be opened to traffic. A traffic shift will be implemented on Moccasin Wallow Road, between Fort Hamer Road and 115th Avenue East, to accommodate construction activities. Travelers are urged to exercise caution and observe the new traffic patterns and signals when traveling within the project area.

SR 70 /15th Street East: Construction project:  Pedestrian detours are in place.  Please use caution. Motorists can expect temporary flagging operations as needed.

SR 70 from Lorraine Road to Bourneside Boulevard, Bradenton: Construction project: This project includes widening SR 70 from Lorraine Road to Bourneside Boulevard from a two-lane undivided roadway to a four-lane or six-lane divided roadway, depending on the location, construction of roundabouts on SR 70 at Uihlein Road, Del Webb Boulevard, and Bourneside Boulevard, intersection improvements at the existing signalized intersection of Greenbrook Boulevard and Lorraine Road, construction of four bridges over two Braden River crossing locations, new drainage system, construction of 10-foot shared use paths, street lighting, and landscaping, and installation of new fiber optic cable connecting the two signalized intersections to Manatee County’s regional Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS).

No construction activities are scheduled Thursday, July 4th through Sunday, July 7th in observance of Independence Day.

This week, crews will continue excavating the Pond area on the southeast corner of Bourneside Boulevard and SR 70. Material will be hauled to the south side of SR 70 between Bourneside Boulevard and Lorraine Road and placed as roadway fill. Drainage work will continue on SR 70 at Bourneside Boulevard.

Work will continue with construction of two eastbound bridges, this will involve pouring reinforced concrete beams and grading the river channel. This work will occur during daytime hours. Bridge work is expected to continue into summer.

All work will be off the roadway with no planned long term lane closures. However, it is expected that eastbound traffic will be interrupted for short periods of time throughout the day with flaggers as the dump trucks cross from east to west at the bridge locations. Please use caution and watch for trucks and construction vehicles entering or exiting the work zone throughout the construction limits. Work will occur Monday through Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please use caution and be aware of workers and flaggers in the area.

SR 64 at Lorraine Road South and 145th Street North: Construction: Crews have begun work on the conversion of the traffic signal to a free-flowing roundabout.

  • After Rye Road Roundabout, SR 64 is a single lane in each direction. 
  • Through July 17, access to Lorraine Road from SR 64 will be closed, and Lorraine Road will be open to through traffic via 44th or SR 70.

o   The traffic signal at Lorraine Road is deactivated.

SR 64 at Bourneside Boulevard to Rangeland Parkway: Permit project: Manatee County has closed this section of Bourneside Boulevard through October. Please choose an alternate route.

SR 64 from 43rd Street West to 15th Street East and from 10th Street West to 10th Street East: Construction project: Construction is underway for the 1.7-mile resurfacing project through the City of Bradenton. Please use caution in the area.

SR 64 between School House Drive and Lorraine Road Eastbound: Maintenance: Crews will be performing sidewalk repairs located on SR 64 eastbound. Motorists can expect eastbound lane closures through July 3, 2024, from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.

 

 

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

I-75 at SR 72/Clark Road (Exit 205): Construction project: Project improvements include reconstructing the existing interchange to a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI), adding auxiliary lane on I-75 northbound from SR 72 to Bee Ridge Road, widen I-75 southbound from Proctor Road to SR 72, and improvements on Clark Road. This week, crews will work on the ramps, guardrails, retaining walls, and paving.

  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. bound through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 72 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 72 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.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is Summer 2024.

US 41 and Bayshore Gardens: Permit project: Crews will be reconstructing driveway curb.  Motorists can expect north and southbound outside lane closures on July 2, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

US 41 from North of Port Commons to North of Port Commons to State College of Florida: Construction project: Project improvements include milling and resurfacing, guardrail, drainage improvements, signing and pavement markings, and signalization improvements. Expected completion is fall 2024.

No construction activities are scheduled Thursday, July 4th through Sunday, July 7th in observance of Independence Day.

Daytime Activities:

  • Install barrier walls for upcoming lane shifts and close median openings for roadway crossover reconstruction.
  • Median openings at Myakka Drive, Riverwalk Drive, Boardwalk, Ortega Place, De Miranda Avenue, Eager Street and Hoffman Street will be closed for reconstruction work. Hoffman Street crossover will be removed and remain permanently closed.
  • Motorists will be able to turn right only onto US 41 at these locations.
  • Build concrete curb between Tuscola Boulevard and Espanola Drive.
  • Curb removal and turn lane reconstruction between Tuscola Boulevard and Ortiz Boulevard.

Daytime Lane Closures:

  • Daytime lane closures Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Northbound inside lane closures between Tuscola Boulevard and Ortiz Boulevard.

Nighttime Activities:

  • Nighttime lane closures Sunday through Friday from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Northbound inside lane closures between Tuscola Boulevard and Ortiz Boulevard.

Motorists should use caution when making U-turns and be aware of workers in the area.

US 41 from Caribbean Drive to Stickney Point: Construction: Construction on the next phase along a 1.4-mile area of US 41 from Caribbean Drive to Stickney Point Road is actively underway. Work consists of implementing safety improvements along the corridor including resurfacing, lighting and signalization, median improvements, shoulder reconstruction, improved sidewalks, improved bicycle lanes, as well as needed infrastructure improvements to drainage, curb, and gutter.

  • Lane Closures: Periodic single lane closures will be needed both north and southbound.  Motorists should expect slower moving traffic after Stickney Point and US 41 intersection to Caribbean Drive with a travel time from 2 to 6 minutes and consider alternate routes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Crews continue to work on drainage and median work in the project corridor.

  • From Caribbean Drive to Gulf Gate Road: Temporary lane closures are necessary to maintain crew safety.

US 41 at Wellen Park Villages Roundabout: Permit project:  Construction of the remaining roundabout at Wellen Park continues on US 41. Lane closures are required. Consider alternate routes or add additional travel time during peak hours. Use caution in the area.

US 41 from Palm Avenue to the Gulfstream Roundabout: Special event permit: To celebrate the Fourth of July, the City of Sarasota will host a parade that will cause temporary road closures in downtown Sarasota on July 4th from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Please use posted detours or consider an alternate route.

US 301 from Ringling Boulevard to Main Street: Permit project: Motorists can expect overnight lane closures from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. while a contractor replaces two air conditioners on top of a multi-story building.

SR 72 Stickney Point Bridge: Bridge maintenance: Starting in June, crews will begin work on the bridge improvement project to extend the bridge's service life and operational reliability, while mitigating the effects of the harsh coastal environment, severe weather, and wear from the volume of vehicle and marine traffic. The project duration is expected to be 200 days.

  • To minimize the impact on the Sarasota County community, much of the work will be performed underneath the bridge.
  • Initial work is under the bridge so there are no immediate lane closures.

  • When temporary lane closures are needed, advance notice will be provided so motorists can use the alternate north bridge or add additional travel time.

  • Bicyclists and pedestrians will still have access to cross the bridge.

  • Upper deck work, requiring lane closures, will be done in abbreviated 48-hour work cycles once a week.

  • At this time, there are no weekend lane closures expected.

  • 4th of July Holiday Week:  There are no expected or scheduled lane closures for the Stickney Point Bridge Improvement Project.  Increased boat traffic during the holiday may require bridge openings periodically.

  • Residents, businesses, marinas, and mariners should expect construction equipment, barges, and noise.
  • Residents near the bridge can expect noise from equipment. 
  • Bridge openings for boat traffic will continue as usual. If a vessel requires both panels be raised to navigate through, a reservation is required.

SR 72 Clark Road and the Legacy Trail: Construction Project: Crews have begun constructing two new pedestrian bridges and intersection improvements along the Legacy Trail in Sarasota County. Expect noise from construction equipment, large trucks, and back-up alarms.

  • Pile driving has begun and noise from construction equipment should be expected.
  • Currently, there are no expected temporary lane closures until August 2024. 
  • Occasional daytime flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large construction vehicles enter/exit the roadway.
  • Nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures to install beams will be needed later in the project.
  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

SR 758 Bee Ridge Road at the Legacy Trail: Construction project: Crews have begun constructing two new pedestrian bridges and intersection improvements along the Legacy Trail in Sarasota County. Expect noise from construction equipment, large trucks, and back-up alarms.

  • Pile driving has begun and noise from construction equipment should be expected.
  • Currently, motorists can expect temporary lane closures for materials delivery. Expected time is 30 – 60 minutes for unloading each truck.
  • Occasional daytime flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large construction vehicles enter/exit the roadway.
  • Nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures to install beams will be needed later in the project.

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

SR 777 River Road from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: Embankment activities continue southbound roadway from US 41 to West Villages Parkway. Drainage structures, pipe, and curb and gutter installations will also continue throughout the project. Signal, ITS, and lighting work is also on-going throughout the project. Trucks will be crossing the road at various locations using intermittent flagging operations.  The Contractor will be off July 4th through July 7th in observance of Independence Day.

SR 789 between Longboat Key Club Drive to Harbourside Drive: Permit project: Town of Longboat Key is relocating existing underground utilities and installing sewer line while a new St. Regis development will be constructing right and left turn lanes and constructing driveways, sidewalk, and drainage.  Motorists can expect alternating intermittent northbound / southbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please use caution in the area.

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Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties - Week of June 23, 2024

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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-75 at US 301 Interchange (Exit 224): Construction project: Project will widen the I-75 from SR 64 to the Manatee River, reconfigure the I-75/US 301 interchange from a partial cloverleaf interchange to a tight diamond configuration, construct new bridges will be constructed over the Manatee River for a northbound exit ramp and a southbound entrance ramp, and US 301 improvements. This week, crews will work on I-75 paving; drainage, utility, and sidewalk work on US 301; and, beam installation, and decking for the construction of the new bridgesover the Manatee River.

  • Nightly, from Sunday, June 23, through Thursday, June 27, crews will CLOSE the I-75 northbound exit ramp to US 301 (Exit 224) during the overnight hours from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.  Motorists should follow the posted detour signs; or identify an alternate route.

  • Nightly, from Sunday, June 23, through Thursday, June 27, crews will CLOSE the US 301 on-ramp to I-75 northbound during the overnight hours from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.  Motorists should follow the posted detour signs; or, identify an alternate route.

  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 northbound during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. through the duration of the construction; double closures on I-75 southbound during the nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on US 301 during nighttime/overnight hoursfrom 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on Tidewater Preserve Boulevard through the duration of bridge construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and US 301 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.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is mid-2025.

I-75 between Exit 217 (SR 70) and Exit 220 (SR 64): Construction: Crews will be working in the roadway and mobilizing equipment.

June 17 - 18, 2024 - Temporary overnight lane closures are needed from
8 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. 
This affects inside lanes on both north and southbound I-75 as crews work in the median.

US 41 BUS from 17th to Bayshore Road/ 26th Street, including the 23rd Street Roundabout, Palmetto: Construction:  Work is being finalized so please use caution and be alert for crews in the area.

  • Motorists should expect the roundabout to be in final configuration.  Please use caution as motorists adapt and remaining work is completed.

  • Following construction, landscaping teams will begin work in the area.

US 301 from 25th Court East to 13th Avenue East: Construction project: Crews have begun a 7.6-mile improvements project consisting of milling and resurfacing the roadway, widening in areas, base work, curb and gutter, sidewalk, guardrail, drainage improvements, bridge expansion joints, signalization, lighting, and signing and pavement marking.  

  • Motorists should expect shoulder closures including pedestrian access restrictions along the US 301 corridor northbound and southbound between 25th Court East and 9th Avenue East. Alternate pedestrian routes will be clearly posted. To maintain safety, pedestrians should follow the posted detour signage.

  • Motorists can expect right-turn lane closures at the intersections of US 301 and Tallevast Road to 9th Avenue East from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Nighttime work will continue at the intersection of US 301 and 63rd Avenue East, starting at 10 p.m. Traffic will be directed by law enforcement as the new mast arms are installed. Hold times of 15 minutes are expected as the new structures are secured. All approaches to the intersection will be affected.

  • On Tuesday, June 25, motorists can expect a temporary right lane and right turning lane closure on SR 70 eastbound from 24th Street East to the intersection of SR 70 and US 301. The closure is required to allow crews to safely execute a manhole repair and will be in place from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Please follow posted signs, be aware of possible delays, include additional travel time, or consider alternate routes during the repair.

The project’s expected completion is late 2024.

US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road Roundabout: Permit project: On June 28, 2024, the roundabout at Moccasin Wallow Road and US 301 will be opened to traffic. A traffic shift will be implemented on Moccasin Wallow Road, between Fort Hamer Road and 115th Avenue East, to accommodate construction activities. Travelers are urged to exercise caution and observe the new traffic patterns and signals when traveling within the project area.

SR 70 /15th Street East: Construction project:  Pedestrian detours are in place.  Please use caution. Motorists can expect temporary flagging operations as needed.

SR 70 from Lorraine Road to Bourneside Boulevard, Bradenton: Construction project: This project includes widening SR 70 from Lorraine Road to Bourneside Boulevard from a two-lane undivided roadway to a four-lane or six-lane divided roadway, depending on the location, construction of roundabouts on SR 70 at Uihlein Road, Del Webb Boulevard, and Bourneside Boulevard, intersection improvements at the existing signalized intersection of Greenbrook Boulevard and Lorraine Road, construction of four bridges over two Braden River crossing locations, new drainage system, construction of 10-foot shared use paths, street lighting, and landscaping, and installation of new fiber optic cable connecting the two signalized intersections to Manatee County’s regional Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS).

This week, crews will continue excavating the Pond area on the southeast corner of Bourneside Boulevard and SR 70. Material will be hauled to the south side of SR 70 between Bourneside Boulevard and Lorraine Road and placed as roadway fill. Drainage work will continue SR 70 at Bourneside Boulevard.

Work will continue with construction of two eastbound bridges, this will involve pouring reinforced concrete beams and grading the river channel. This work will occur during daytime hours. Bridge work is expected to continue into summer.

All work will be off the roadway with no planned long term lane closures. However, it is expected that eastbound traffic will be interrupted for short periods of time throughout the day with flaggers as the dump trucks cross from east to west at the bridge locations. Please use caution and watch for trucks and construction vehicles entering or exiting the work zone throughout the construction limits. Work will occur Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please use caution and be aware of workers and flaggers in the area.

SR 62 and Duette Road Intersection: Maintenance:  Crews will be performing asphalt repairs located on SR 62 and Duette intersection. There will be alternating east and westbound overnight lane closures including the right turn lane to Duette Road and Duette Road turnout.

SR 64 at Lorraine Road South and 145th Street North: Construction: Crews have begun work on the conversion of the traffic signal to a free-flowing roundabout.

  • After Rye Road Roundabout, SR 64 is a single lane in each direction.

  • Through July 17, access to Lorraine Road from SR 64 will be closed, and Lorraine Road will be open to through traffic via 44th or SR 70.

o   The traffic signal at Lorraine Road is deactivated.

SR 64 at Bourneside Boulevard to Rangeland Parkway: Permit project: Manatee County has closed this section of Bourneside Boulevard through October. Please choose an alternate route.

SR 64 from 43rd Street West to 15th Street East and from 10th Street West to 10th Street East: Construction project: Construction is underway for the 1.7-mile resurfacing project through the City of Bradenton. Please use caution in the area.

 

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

I-75 at SR 72/Clark Road (Exit 205): Construction project: Project improvements include reconstructing the existing interchange to a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI), adding auxiliary lane on I-75 northbound from SR 72 to Bee Ridge Road, widen I-75 southbound from Proctor Road to SR 72, and improvements on Clark Road. This week, crews will work on the ramps, guardrails, retaining walls, and paving.

  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. bound through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 72 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 72 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.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is Summer 2024.

I-75 and Toledo Blade: Landscaping project: Through the end of June, FDOT will be installing landscaping and associated irrigation within the interchange. Motorists can expect occasional shoulder closures on Toledo Blade and I-75 ramps. Please use caution in the area.

US 41 from North of Port Commons from north of Port Commons to State College of Florida: Construction project: Project improvements include milling and resurfacing, guardrail, drainage improvements, signing and pavement markings, and signalization improvements. Expected completion is fall 2024.

Daytime Activities:

  • Install barrier walls for upcoming lane shifts and close median openings for roadway crossover reconstruction.
  • Median openings at Myakka Drive, Riverwalk Drive, Boardwalk, Ortega Place, De Miranda Avenue, Eager Street and Hoffman Street will be closed for reconstruction work. Hoffman Street crossover will be removed and remain permanently closed.
  • Motorists will be able to turn right only onto US 41 at these locations.
  • Build concrete curb between Tuscola Boulevard and Espanola Drive.
  • Curb removal and turn lane reconstruction between Tuscola Boulevard and Ortiz Boulevard.

Daytime Lane Closures:

  • Daytime lane closures Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Northbound inside lane closures between Tuscola Boulevard and Ortiz Boulevard.

Nighttime Activities:

  • Nighttime lane closures Sunday through Friday from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Northbound inside lane closures between Tuscola Boulevard and Ortiz Boulevard.

Motorists should use caution when making U-turns and be aware of workers in the area.

US 41 from Caribbean Drive to Stickney Point: Construction: Construction on the next phase along a 1.4-mile area of US 41 from Caribbean Drive to Stickney Point Road is actively underway. Work consists of implementing safety improvements along the corridor including resurfacing, lighting and signalization, median improvements, shoulder reconstruction, improved sidewalks, improved bicycle lanes, as well as needed infrastructure improvements to drainage, curb, and gutter.

  • Lane Closures: Periodic single lane closures will be needed both north and southbound.  Motorists should expect slower moving traffic after Stickney Point and US 41 intersection to Caribbean Drive with a travel time from 2 to 6 minutes and consider alternate routes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Crews continue to work on drainage and median work in the project corridor.

  • From Caribbean Drive to Gulf Gate Road: Temporary lane closures are necessary to maintain crew safety.

US 41 at Wellen Park Villages Roundabout: Permit project:  Construction of the remaining roundabout at Wellen Park continues on US 41. Lane closures are required. Consider alternate routes or add additional travel time during peak hours. Use caution in the area.

US 41 from Palm Avenue to the Gulfstream Roundabout: Special event permit: To celebrate the Fourth of July, the City of Sarasota will host a parade that will cause temporary road closures in downtown Sarasota on July 4th from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Please use posted detours or consider an alternate route.

SR 72 Stickney Point Bridge: Bridge maintenance: Starting in June, crews will begin work on the bridge improvement project to extend the bridge's service life and operational reliability, while mitigating the effects of the harsh coastal environment, severe weather, and wear from the volume of vehicle and marine traffic. The project duration is expected to be 200 days.

  • To minimize the impact on the Sarasota County community, much of the work will be performed underneath the bridge. 
  • Residents, businesses, marinas, and mariners should expect construction equipment, barges and noise.
  • Marine traffic should be mostly unaffected, although barges will be in the water so crews can work underneath the bridge. 
  • Residents near the bridge can expect noise from equipment. 
  • Boat traffic will be maintained during the project and bridge openings remain on a by request basis. If a vessel requires both panels be raised to navigate through, a reservation is required.

  • Initial work is under the bridge so there are no immediate scheduled lane closures.

  • When temporary lane closures are needed, advance notice will be provided so motorists can use the alternate north bridge or add additional travel time.
     
  • Bicyclists and pedestrians will still have access to cross the bridge.

  • Upper deck work, requiring lane closures, will be done in abbreviated 48-hour work cycles once a week.

  • At this time, there are no weekend lane closures expected.

  • 4th of July Holiday Week:  There are no expected or scheduled lane closures for the Stickney Point Bridge Improvement Project.  Increased boat traffic during the holiday may require bridge openings periodically.

SR 72 Clark Road and the Legacy Trail: Construction Project: Crews have begun constructing two new pedestrian bridges and intersection improvements along the Legacy Trail in Sarasota County. Expect noise from construction equipment, large trucks, and back-up alarms.

  • Pile driving has begun and noise from construction equipment should be expected.
  • Currently, there are no expected temporary lane closures until August 2024. 
  • Occasional daytime flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large construction vehicles enter/exit the roadway.
  • Nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures to install beams will be needed later in the project.
  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

SR 758 Bee Ridge Road at the Legacy Trail: Construction project: Crews have begun constructing two new pedestrian bridges and intersection improvements along the Legacy Trail in Sarasota County. Expect noise from construction equipment, large trucks, and back-up alarms.

  • Pile driving has begun and noise from construction equipment should be expected.
  • Currently, motorists can expect temporary lane closures for unloading MSE wall materials. Expected time is 30 – 60 minutes for unloading each truck.
  • Occasional daytime flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large construction vehicles enter/exit the roadway.
  • Nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures to install beams will be needed later in the project.

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

SR 777 River Road from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: Embankment activities continue southbound roadway from US 41 to West Villages Parkway. Drainage structures, pipe, and curb and gutter installations will also continue throughout the project. Signal, ITS, and lighting work is also on-going throughout the project. Trucks will be crossing the road at various locations using intermittent flagging operations.

SR 789 between Longboat Key Club Drive to Harbourside Drive: Permit project: Town of Longboat Key is relocating existing underground utilities and installing sewer line while a new St. Regis development will be constructing right and left turn lanes and constructing driveways, sidewalk, and drainage.  Motorists can expect alternating intermittent northbound / southbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please use caution in the area.

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20

MPO Committee Vacancies - Apply Today!

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Are you interested in serving as a member on an MPO committee? Now's your chance! Below is a list of our current vacancies:

Citizen Advisory Committee Vacancies:

1. Manatee County:

  • 1 At-Large
  • 1 Unincorporated
  • 1 AL Disabled

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2. Sarasota County:

  • 1 At-Large
  • 1 Minority

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3. City of North Port:

  • 1 Vacancy

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Manatee County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board Vacancies:

  • 1 Elderly Citizen (60+)
  • 1 Citizen Advocate Representative

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Sarasota County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board Vacancies:

  • 1 Elderly Citizen (60+)
  • 1 Citizen Advocate Representative
  • 1 Citizen Advocate User (Must use the TD services as their primary means of transportation)

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Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties - Week of June 9, 2024

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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-75 at US 301 Interchange (Exit 224): Construction project: Project will widen the I-75 from SR 64 to the Manatee River, reconfigure the I-75/US 301 interchange from a partial cloverleaf interchange to a tight diamond configuration, construct new bridges will be constructed over the Manatee River for a northbound exit ramp and a southbound entrance ramp, and US 301 improvements. This week, crews will work on I-75 paving; drainage, utility, and sidewalk work on US 301; and, beam installation, and decking for the construction of the new bridgesover the Manatee River.

  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 northbound during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. through the duration of the construction; double closures on I-75 southbound during the nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on US 301 during nighttime/overnight hoursfrom 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on Tidewater Preserve Boulevard through the duration of bridge construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and US 301 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.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway.  Estimated completion is mid-2025.

I-75 between Exit 217 (SR 70) and Exit 220 (SR 64): Construction: Crews will be working in the roadway and mobilizing equipment. 

June 2-6, 2024 - Temporary overnight lane closures are needed from 8 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. This affects inside lanes on both north and southbound I-75 as crews work in the median.

US 41 BUS from 17th to Bayshore Road/ 26th Street, including the 23rd Street Roundabout, Palmetto: Construction:  Work is being finalized so please use caution in the construction zone and be alert for construction and landscaping in the area.

  • Motorists should expect the roundabout to be in final configuration.  Please use caution as motorists adapt and remaining work is completed.

  • Following construction, landscaping teams will begin work in the area.

US 301 from 25th Court East to 13th Avenue East: Construction project: Crews have begun a 7.6-mile improvements project consisting of milling and resurfacing the roadway, widening in areas, base work, curb and gutter, sidewalk, guardrail, drainage improvements, bridge expansion joints, signalization, lighting, and signing and pavement marking.  

  • Motorists should expect shoulder closures including pedestrian access restrictions along the US 301 corridor northbound and southbound between 25th Court East and 9th Avenue East. Alternate pedestrian routes will be clearly posted. To maintain safety, pedestrians should follow the posted detour signage.

  • Motorists can expect right-turn lane closures at the intersections of US 301 and Tallevast Road to 9th Avenue East from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Nighttime work begins at Whitfield Road and US 301 on June 6, 2024, at 10 p.m. Traffic will be directed by law enforcement as the new signals are installed. Hold times of 15 minutes are expected as the new structures are secured. All approaches will be affected.

The project’s expected completion is late 2024.

US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road Roundabout: Permit project: Crews are constructing the Manatee County roundabout at the intersection of US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road. Plan for additional travel time or consider an alternate route.

SR 70 /15th Street East: Construction project:  Pedestrian detours are in place.  Please use caution.

SR 70 from Lorraine Road to Bourneside Boulevard: Construction project: This project includes widening SR 70 from Lorraine Road to Bourneside Boulevard from a two-lane undivided roadway to a four-lane or six-lane divided roadway, depending on the location, construction of roundabouts on SR 70 at Uihlein Road, Del Webb Boulevard, and Bourneside Boulevard, intersection improvements at the existing signalized intersection of Greenbrook Boulevard and Lorraine Road, construction of four bridges over two Braden River crossing locations, new drainage system, construction of 10-foot shared use paths, street lighting, and landscaping, and installation of new fiber optic cable connecting the two signalized intersections to Manatee County’s regional Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS).

This week, crews will continue excavating the Pond area on the southeast corner of Bourneside Boulevard and SR 70. Material will be hauled to the south side of SR 70 between Bourneside Boulevard and Greenbrook Boulevard and placed as roadway fill. Drainage work will continue on SR 70 at Bourneside Boulevard.

Work will continue with construction of two eastbound bridges, this will involve pouring reinforced concrete beams and grading the river channel. This work will occur during daytime hours. Bridge work is expected to continue into summer.

All work will be off the roadway with no planned long term lane closures. However, it is expected that eastbound traffic will be interrupted for short periods of time throughout the day with flaggers as the dump trucks cross from east to west at the bridge locations. Please use caution and watch for trucks and construction vehicles entering or exiting the work zone throughout the construction limits. Work will occur Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please use caution and be aware of workers and flaggers in the area.

SR 62 and Duette Road Intersection: Maintenance:  Crews will be performing asphalt repairs located on SR 62 and Duette intersection. There will be alternating east and westbound overnight lane closures including the right turn lane to Duette Road and Duette Road turnout. Work is scheduled for June 9 through June 14, 2024, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

SR 64 at Lorraine Road South and 145th Street North: Construction: Crews have begun work on the conversion of the traffic signal to a free-flowing roundabout.

  • SR 64 is a single lane in each direction.

  • From June 10 thru July 17, work phasing will be accelerated due to limited Lorraine Road closure permit. Access to Lorraine Road from SR 64 will be closed, and Lorraine Road will be open to through traffic via 44th or SR 70.
    • The traffic signal at Lorraine Road will be deactivated.
  • Phases II through IV will continue to allow single lanes in each direction on SR 64.

SR 64 at Bourneside Boulevard to Rangeland Parkway: Permit project: Manatee County has closed this section of Bourneside Boulevard through October. Please choose an alternate route.

SR 64 from 43rd Street West to 15th Street East and from 10th Street West to 10th Street East: Construction project: Construction is underway for the 1.7-mile resurfacing project through the City of Bradenton. Please use caution in the area.

 

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

I-75 at SR 72/Clark Road (Exit 205): Construction project: Project improvements include reconstructing the existing interchange to a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI), adding auxiliary lane on I-75 northbound from SR 72 to Bee Ridge Road, widen I-75 southbound from Proctor Road to SR 72, and improvements on Clark Road. This week, crews will work on the ramps, guardrails, retaining walls, and paving.

  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. bound through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 72 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 72 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.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is Summer 2024.

I-75 and Toledo Blade: Landscaping project: Through the end of June, FDOT will be installing landscaping and associated irrigation within the interchange. Motorists can expect occasional shoulder closures on Toledo Blade and I-75 ramps. Please use caution in the area.

US 41 from North of Port Commons from north of Port Commons to State College of Florida: Construction project: Project improvements include milling and resurfacing, guardrail, drainage improvements, signing and pavement markings, and signalization improvements. Expected completion is fall 2024.

Daytime Activities:

  • Install barrier walls for upcoming lane shifts and close median openings for roadway crossover reconstruction.
  • Median openings at Myakka Drive, Riverwalk Drive, Boardwalk, Ortega Place, De Miranda Avenue, Eager Street and Hoffman Street will be closed for reconstruction work. Hoffman Street crossover will be removed and remain permanently closed.
  • Motorists will be able to turn right only onto US 41 at these locations.
  • Build concrete curb between Tuscola Boulevard and Espanola Drive.
  • Curb removal and turn lane reconstruction between Tuscola Boulevard and Ortiz Boulevard.

Daytime Lane Closures:

  • Daytime lane closures Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Northbound inside lane closures between Tuscola Boulevard and Ortiz Boulevard.

Nighttime Activities:

  • Nighttime lane closures Sunday through Friday from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Northbound inside lane closures between Tuscola Boulevard and Ortiz Boulevard.

Motorists should use caution when making U-turns and be aware of workers in the area.

US 41 from Caribbean Drive to Stickney Point: Construction: Construction on the next phase along a 1.4-mile area of US 41 from Caribbean Drive to Stickney Point Road is actively underway. Work consists of implementing safety improvements along the corridor including resurfacing, lighting and signalization, median improvements, shoulder reconstruction, improved sidewalks, improved bicycle lanes, as well as needed infrastructure improvements to drainage, curb, and gutter.

  • Lane Closures: Periodic single lane closures will be needed both north and southbound.  Motorists should expect slower moving traffic after Stickney Point and US 41 intersection to Caribbean Drive with a travel time from 2 to 6 minutes and consider alternate routes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Crews continue to work on drainage and median work in the project corridor.

  • From Caribbean Drive to Gulf Gate Road: Temporary lane closures are necessary to maintain crew safety.

US 41 at Wellen Park Villages Roundabout: Permit project:  Construction of the remaining roundabout at Wellen Park continues on US 41. Lane closures are required. Consider alternate routes or add additional travel time during peak hours. Use caution in the area.

US 41 from Palm Avenue to the Gulfstream Roundabout: Special event permit: To celebrate the Fourth of July, the City of Sarasota will host a parade that will cause temporary road closures in downtown Sarasota on July 4th from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Please use posted detours or consider an alternate route.

SR 72 Stickney Point Bridge: Bridge maintenance: Starting in June, crews will begin work on the bridge improvement project to extend the bridge's service life and operational reliability, while mitigating the effects of the harsh coastal environment, severe weather, and wear from the volume of vehicle and marine traffic. The project duration is expected to be 200 days.

  • To minimize the impact on the Sarasota County community, much of the work will be performed underneath the bridge. 
  • Residents, businesses, marinas and mariners should expect construction equipment, barges and noise.
  • Marine traffic should be mostly unaffected, although barges will be in the water so crews can work underneath the bridge. 
  • Residents near the bridge can expect noise from equipment. 
  • Boat traffic will be maintained during the project and bridge openings remain on a by request basis. If a vessel requires both panels be raised to navigate through, a reservation is required.
  • When temporary lane closures are needed or work is required on alternating bridge spans, advance notice will be provided so motorists can use the alternate north bridge route or add additional travel time. 

SR 72 Clark Road and the Legacy Trail: Construction Project: Crews have begun constructing two new pedestrian bridges and intersection improvements along the Legacy Trail in Sarasota County. Expect noise from construction equipment, large trucks, and back-up alarms.

  • Pile driving has begun and noise from construction equipment should be expected.

  • Currently, there are no expected temporary lane closures (Anticipated in August 2024).

  • Occasional daytime flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large construction vehicles enter/ exit the roadway.

  • Nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures to install beams will be needed later in the project.

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

SR 758 Bee Ridge Road at the Legacy Trail: Construction project: Crews have begun constructing two new pedestrian bridges and intersection improvements along the Legacy Trail in Sarasota County. Expect noise from construction equipment, large trucks, and back-up alarms.

  • Pile driving has begun and noise from construction equipment should be expected.

  • Currently, motorists can expect temporary lane closures for unloading MSE wall materials. Expected time is 30 – 60 minutes for unloading each truck.

  • Occasional daytime flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large construction vehicles enter/ exit the roadway.

  • Nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures to install beams will be needed later in the project.

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

SR 777 River Road from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: Embankment activities continue on southbound roadway from US 41 to West Villages Parkway. Drainage structures, pipe, curb and gutter, and gravity wall installations will also continue throughout the project. Signal, ITS, and lighting work is also on-going throughout the project. Trucks will be crossing the road at various locations using intermittent flagging operations.

SR 789 between Longboat Key Club Drive to Harbourside Drive: Permit project: Town of Longboat Key is relocating existing underground utilities and installing sewer line while a new St. Regis development will be constructing right and left turn lanes and constructing driveways, sidewalk, and drainage.  Motorists can expect alternating intermittent northbound / southbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please use caution in the area.

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Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties - Week of June 2, 2024

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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-75 at US 301 Interchange (Exit 224): Construction project: Project will widen the I- 75 from SR 64 to the Manatee River, reconfigure the I-75/US 301 interchange from a partial cloverleaf interchange to a tight diamond configuration, construct new bridges will be constructed over the Manatee River for a northbound exit ramp and a southbound entrance ramp, and US 301 improvements. This week, crews will work on I-75 paving; drainage, utility, and sidewalk work on US 301; and, beam installation, and decking for the construction of the new bridges over the Manatee River.

  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 northbound during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 m. to 6 a.m. through the duration of the construction; double closures on I-75 southbound during the nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on US 301 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on Tidewater Preserve Boulevard through the duration of bridge construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and US 301 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.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is mid-2025.

I-75 between Exit 217 (SR 70) and Exit 220 (SR 64): Construction: Crews will be working in the roadway and mobilizing equipment.

June 2-6, 2024 - Temporary overnight lane closures are needed from 8 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. This affects inside lanes on both north and southbound I-75 as crews work in the median.

US 41 BUS from 17th to Bayshore Road/ 26th Street, including the 23rd Street Roundabout, Palmetto: Construction: Work is being finalized so please use caution in the construction zone and be alert for construction and landscaping in the area.

  • Motorists should expect the roundabout to be in final configuration. Please use caution as motorists adapt and remaining work is completed.

  • Following construction, landscaping teams will begin work in the area.

US 301 from 25th Court East to 13th Avenue East: Construction project: Crews have begun a 7.6-mile improvements project consisting of milling and resurfacing the roadway, widening in areas, base work, curb and gutter, sidewalk, guardrail, drainage improvements, bridge expansion joints, signalization, lighting, and signing and pavement marking.

  • Motorists should expect shoulder closures including pedestrian access restrictions along the US 301 corridor northbound and southbound between 25th Court East and 9th Avenue East. Alternate pedestrian routes will be clearly posted. To maintain safety, pedestrians should follow the posted detour signage.
  • Motorists can expect right-turn lane closures at the intersections of US 301 and Tallevast Road to 9th Avenue East from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Nighttime work begins at Tallevast Road and US 301 on June 6, 2024, at 10 p.m. Traffic will be directed by law enforcement as the new signals are installed. Hold times of 15 minutes are expected as the new structures are secured. All approaches will be affected.

The project’s expected completion is late 2024.

US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road Roundabout: Permit project: Crews are constructing the Manatee County roundabout at the intersection of US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road. Plan for additional travel time or consider an alternate route.

SR 70 /15th Street East: Construction project: Pedestrian detours are in place.

Please use caution.

SR 70 from Lorraine Road to Bourneside Boulevard: Construction project: This project includes widening SR 70 from Lorraine Road to Bourneside Boulevard from a two-lane undivided roadway to a four-lane or six-lane divided roadway, depending on the location, construction of roundabouts on SR 70 at Uihlein Road, Del Webb Boulevard, and Bourneside Boulevard, intersection improvements at the existing signalized intersection of Greenbrook Boulevard and Lorraine Road, construction of four bridges over Braden River crossings, new drainage system, construction 10-foot shared use paths, street lighting, and landscaping, and installation of new fiber optic cable connecting the two signalized intersections to Manatee County’s regional Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS).

This week, crews will continue excavating the Pond area on the southeast corner of Bourneside Boulevard and SR 70. Material will be hauled to the south side of SR 70 between Bourneside Boulevard and Uihlein Road and placed as roadway fill. Drainage work will continue on SR 70 at Bourneside Boulevard.

Work will continue constructing eastbound bridges, this will involve casting pile foundations and grading the river channel. Bridge work will continue into summer. Motorists may experience intermittent traffic stops at the bridge, flaggers will be on site directing traffic.

All work will be off the roadway with no planned lane closures. Please use caution and watch for trucks and construction vehicles entering or exiting the work zone by way of the eastbound SR 70 shoulder. Work will occur Tuesday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please use caution and be aware of workers and flaggers in the area.

SR 64 at Lorraine Road South and 145th Street North: Construction: Crews have begun work on the conversion of the traffic signal to a free-flowing roundabout. The initial Phase 1 is currently underway and has reduced SR 64 to a single lane in each direction.

  • From June 10 thru July 15, work phasing will be accelerated due to limited Lorraine Road closure Access to Lorraine Road from SR 64 will be closed, and Lorraine Road will be open to through traffic via 44th or SR 70.

  • Phases II through IV will continue to allow single lanes in each direction on SR 64.

SR 64 at Bourneside Boulevard to Rangeland Parkway: Permit project: Manatee County has closed this section of Bourneside Boulevard through October. Please choose an alternate route.

SR 64 Eastbound between Lakewood Ranch Boulevard and 117th Street: Maintenance: Motorists can expect a right lane closure for ditch cleaning, handrail and sidewalk work from June 1 – 4 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please use caution in the area.

SR 64 from 43rd Street West to 15th Street East and from 10th Street West to 10th Street East: Construction project: Construction is underway for the 1.7-mile resurfacing project through the City of Bradenton. Please use caution in the area.

 

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

I-75 at SR 72/Clark Road (Exit 205): Construction project: Project improvements include reconstructing the existing interchange to a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI), adding auxiliary lane on I-75 northbound from SR 72 to Bee Ridge Road, widen I-75 southbound from Proctor Road to SR 72, and improvements on Clark Road. This week, crews will work on the ramps, guardrails, retaining walls, and paving.

  • On Saturday, June 1, at 7 p.m. to Sunday, June 2, at 2 p.m., crews will CLOSE:
    • All interchange ramps (no ramps between I-75 and Clark Road),
    • Clark Road from Catamaran Drive to Queensbury Boulevard.
    • This is to implement the DDI; and, upon opening, motorists will be in the final configuration.
  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. bound through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 72 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 72 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.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is Summer 2024.

I-75 and Toledo Blade: Landscaping project: Through the end of June, FDOT will be installing landscaping and associated irrigation within the interchange.

Motorists can expect occasional shoulder closures on Toledo Blade and I-75 ramps. Please use caution in the area.

US 41 from North of Port Commons from north of Port Commons to State College of Florida: Construction project: Project improvements include milling and resurfacing, guardrail, drainage improvements, signing and pavement markings, and signalization improvements. Expected completion is fall 2024.

Daytime Activities:

  • Install barrier walls for upcoming lane shifts and close median openings for roadway crossover reconstruction.
  • Median openings at Myakka Drive, Riverwalk Drive, Boardwalk, Ortega Place, De Miranda Avenue, Eager Street and Hoffman Street will be closed for reconstruction Hoffman Street crossover will be removed and remain permanently closed.
  • Motorists will be able to turn right only onto US 41 at these locations.
  • Build concrete curb between Tuscola Boulevard and Espanola Drive.
  • Curb removal and turn lane reconstruction between Tuscola Boulevard and Ortiz Boulevard.

Daytime Lane Closures:

  • Daytime lane closures Monday through Friday from 7 m. to 3 p.m.
  • Northbound inside lane closures between Tuscola Boulevard and Ortiz Boulevard.

Nighttime Activities:

  • Nighttime lane closures Sunday through Friday from 8 m. to 7 a.m.
  • Northbound inside lane closures between Tuscola Boulevard and Ortiz Boulevard.

Motorists should use caution when making U-turns and be aware of workers in the area.

US 41 from Caribbean Drive to Stickney Point: Construction: Construction on the next phase along a 1.4-mile area of US 41 from Caribbean Drive to Stickney Point Road is actively underway. Work consists of implementing safety improvements along the corridor including resurfacing, lighting and signalization, median improvements, shoulder reconstruction, improved sidewalks, improved bicycle lanes, as well as needed infrastructure improvements to drainage, curb, and gutter.

  • Lane Closures: Periodic single lane closures will be needed both north and southbound. Motorists should expect slower moving traffic after Stickney Point and US 41 intersection to Caribbean Drive with a travel time from 2 to 6 minutes and consider alternate routes from 9 a.m. to 4 m.

  • Crews continue to work on drainage and median work in the project corridor.

  • From Caribbean Drive to Gulf Gate Road: Temporary lane closures are necessary to maintain crew safety.

US 41 at Wellen Park Villages Roundabout: Permit project: Construction of the remaining roundabout at Wellen Park continues on US 41. Lane closures are required. Consider alternate routes or add additional travel time during peak hours. Use caution in the area.

US 41 from Palm Avenue to the Gulfstream Roundabout: Special event permit: To celebrate the Fourth of July, the City of Sarasota will host a parade that will cause temporary road closures in downtown Sarasota on July 4th from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Please use posted detours or consider an alternate route.

SR 72 Clark Road and the Legacy Trail: Construction Project: Crews have begun constructing two new pedestrian bridges and intersection improvements along the Legacy Trail in Sarasota County. Expect noise from construction equipment, large trucks, and back-up alarms.

  • Pile driving has begun and noise from construction equipment should be expected.
  • Currently, there are no expected temporary lane closures (Anticipated in August. 2024).

  • Occasional daytime flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large construction vehicles enter/ exit the roadway.

  • Nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures to install beams will be needed later in the project.

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

SR 758 Bee Ridge Road at the Legacy Trail: Construction project: Crews have begun constructing two new pedestrian bridges and intersection improvements along the Legacy Trail in Sarasota County. Expect noise from construction equipment, large trucks, and back-up alarms.

  • Pile driving has begun and noise from construction equipment should be expected.

  • Currently, there are expected temporary lane closures starting early June for unloading MSE wall materials. Expected time is 30 – 60 minutes for unloading each truck.

  • Occasional daytime flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large construction vehicles enter/ exit the roadway.

  • Nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures to install beams will be needed later in the project.

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025

SR 777 River Road from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: Embankment activities continue on southbound roadway from US 41 to West Villages Parkway.

Drainage structures, pipe, curb and gutter, and gravity wall installations will also continue throughout the project. Signal, ITS, and lighting work is also on- going throughout the project. Nighttime asphalt paving of the River Road and Venice Avenue intersection, southbound River Road, and shared use path is tentatively scheduled to begin Sunday night, June 2, 2024. Most paving will occur outside of current travel ways; however, flaggers will be used as necessary when operations impede on current travel lanes. Trucks will be crossing the road at various locations using intermittent flagging operations.

SR 789 between Longboat Key Club Drive to Harbourside Drive: Permit project: Town of Longboat Key is relocating existing underground utilities and installing sewer line while a new St. Regis development will be constructing right and left turn lanes and constructing driveways, sidewalk, and drainage. Motorists can expect alternating intermittent northbound / southbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please use caution in the area.

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Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties - Week of May 26, 2024

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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-75 at US 301 Interchange (Exit 224): Construction project: Project will widen the I-75 from SR 64 to the Manatee River, reconfigure the I-75/US 301 interchange from a partial cloverleaf interchange to a tight diamond configuration, construct new bridges will be constructed over the Manatee River for a northbound exit ramp and a southbound entrance ramp, and US 301 improvements. This week, crews will work on I-75 paving; drainage, utility, and sidewalk work on US 301; and, beam installation, and decking for the construction of the new bridgesover the Manatee River.

  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 northbound during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. through the duration of the construction; double closures on I-75 southbound during the nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on US 301 during nighttime/overnight hoursfrom 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on Tidewater Preserve Boulevard through the duration of bridge construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and US 301 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.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway.  Estimated completion is mid-2025.

I-75 between Exit 217 (SR 70) and Exit 220 (SR 64): Construction: Crews will be working in the roadway and mobilizing equipment. 

May 26-30, June 2-6, 2024 - Temporary overnight lane closures are needed from 8 p.m. to 4:30 a.m.
This affects inside lanes on both north and southbound I-75 as crews work in the median.

US 41 BUS from 17th to Bayshore Road/ 26th Street, including the 23rd Street Roundabout, Palmetto: Construction:  Work is being finalized so please use caution in the construction zone and be alert for construction and landscaping in the area.

  • Motorists should expect the roundabout to be in final configuration.  Please use caution as motorists adapt and remaining work is completed.

  • Following construction, landscaping teams will begin work in the area.

US 301 from 25th Court East to 13th Avenue East: Construction project: Crews have begun a 7.6-mile improvements project consisting of milling and resurfacing the roadway, widening in areas, base work, curb and gutter, sidewalk, guardrail, drainage improvements, bridge expansion joints, signalization, lighting, and signing and pavement marking.  

  • Motorists should expect shoulder closures including pedestrian access restrictions along the US 301 corridor northbound and southbound between 25th Court East and 9th Avenue East. Alternate pedestrian routes will be clearly posted. To maintain safety, pedestrians should follow the posted detour signage.

  • Motorists can expect right-turn lane closures at the intersections of US 301 and Tallevast Road to 9th Avenue East from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

The project’s expected completion is late 2024.

US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road Roundabout: Permit project: Crews are constructing the Manatee County roundabout at the intersection of US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road. Plan for additional travel time or consider an alternate route.

SR 70 from Lorraine Road to Bourneside Boulevard: Construction project: This project includes widening SR 70 from Lorraine Road to Bourneside Boulevard from a two-lane undivided roadway to a four-lane or six-lane divided roadway, depending on the location, construction of roundabouts on SR 70 at Uihlein Road, Del Webb Boulevard, and Bourneside Boulevard, intersection improvements at the existing signalized intersection of Greenbrook Boulevard and Lorraine Road, construction of four bridges over Braden River crossings, new drainage system, construction 10-foot shared use paths, street lighting, and landscaping, and installation of new fiber optic cable connecting the two signalized intersections to Manatee County’s regional Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS).

No construction activities are scheduled Monday, May 27th, for observance of Memorial Day.

This week, crews will continue excavating the Pond area on the southeast corner of Bourneside Boulevard and SR 70. Material will be hauled to the south side of SR 70 between Bourneside Boulevard and Uihlein Road and placed as roadway fill. Drainage work will continue on SR 70 at Bourneside Boulevard.

Work will continue constructing eastbound bridges, this will involve casting pile foundations and grading the river channel. Bridge work will continue into summer.

All work will be off the roadway with no planned lane closures. Please use caution and watch for trucks and construction vehicles entering or exiting the work zone by way of the eastbound SR 70 shoulder. Work will occur Tuesday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please use caution and be aware of workers and flaggers in the area.

SR 70 and Lockwood Ridge Road: Permit project: Through the end of May, motorists can expect an intermittent westbound left turn lane closure, within the duel left turn lanes.  Manatee County is constructing right turn lanes on Lockwood Ridge Road. Please use caution in the area.

SR 70 (53rd Avenue East and US 301 Intersection): Maintenance: Crews will be performing pipe liner repairs located on SR 70 (53rd Avenue) and US 301 intersection. Motorists can expect a single lane east bound lane closure. Work starts May 28th from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.

SR 64 (Just East of Bradenton Motorsports): Maintenance: Crews will be performing pipe liner repairs located on SR 64 just east of Bradenton Motorsports. Work will include alternating lanes closures east and westbound. Work is scheduled from May 29, 2024, from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.

SR 64 (Between School House Road and Lorriane Road): Maintenance: Crews will be performing sidewalk repairs located on SR 64 between School House Road and Lorriane Road. Contractor will be alternating closing the lanes and shoulders east and westbound. Work starts May 28 through May 31, 2024, from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.

SR 64 at Lorraine Road South and 145th Street North: Construction: Crews have begun work on the conversion of the traffic signal to a free-flowing roundabout. The initial Phase 1 is currently underway and has reduced SR 64 to a single lane in each direction.  Phase IIA will be accelerated due to limited Lorraine Road closure permit from June 10 thru July 15, 2024.  Phases II through IV will continue to allow single lanes in each direction on SR 64.

SR 64 at Bourneside Boulevard to Rangeland Parkway: Permit project: Manatee County has closed this section of Bourneside Boulevard through October. Please choose an alternate route.

SR 64 from 43rd Street West to 15th Street East and from 10th Street West to 10th Street East: Construction project: Construction is underway for the 1.7-mile resurfacing project through the City of Bradenton.

Crews will be milling and paving overnight through May 22 and then again starting on May 29 through June 5, 2024.

Completion is slated for spring 2024.

 

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

I-75 at SR 72/Clark Road (Exit 205): Construction project: Project improvements include reconstructing the existing interchange to a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI), adding auxiliary lane on I-75 northbound from SR 72 to Bee Ridge Road, widen I-75 southbound from Proctor Road to SR 72, and improvements on Clark Road. This week, crews will work on the ramps, guardrails, retaining walls, and paving.

  • On Saturday, June 1, at 7 p.m. to Sunday, June 2, at 2 p.m., crews will CLOSE:
    • all interchange ramps (no ramps between I-75 and Clark Road); and,
    • Clark Road from Catamaran Drive to Queensbury Boulevard.
    • This is to implement the DDI; and, upon opening, motorists will be in the final configuration.
  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. bound through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 72 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 72 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.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is Summer 2024.

I-75 and Toledo Blade: Landscaping project: Through the end of June, FDOT will be installing landscaping and associated irrigation within the interchange. Motorists can expect occasional shoulder closures on Toledo Blade and I-75 ramps. Please use caution in the area.

US 41 from North of Port Commons from north of Port Commons to State College of Florida: Construction project: Project improvements include milling and resurfacing, guardrail, drainage improvements, signing and pavement markings, and signalization improvements. Expected completion is fall 2024.

No construction activities are scheduled Monday, May 27th, for observance of Memorial Day.

Daytime Activities:

  • Install barrier walls for upcoming lane shifts and close median openings for roadway crossover reconstruction.
  • Median openings at Myakka Drive, Riverwalk Drive, Boardwalk, Ortega Place, De Miranda Avenue, Eager Street and Hoffman Street will be closed for reconstruction work. Hoffman Street crossover will be removed and remain permanently closed.
  • Motorists will be able to turn right only onto US 41 at these locations.
  • Build concrete curb between Tuscola Boulevard and Espanola Drive.
  • Curb removal and turn lane reconstruction between Tuscola Boulevard and Ortiz Boulevard.

Daytime Lane Closures:

  • Daytime lane closures Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Northbound inside lane closures between Tuscola Boulevard and Ortiz Boulevard.

Nighttime Activities:

  • Nighttime lane closures Sunday through Friday from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Northbound inside lane closures between Tuscola Boulevard and Ortiz Boulevard.

Motorists should use caution when making U-turns and be aware of workers in the area.

US 41 from Caribbean Drive to Stickney Point: Construction: Construction on the next phase along a 1.4-mile area of US 41 from Caribbean Drive to Stickney Point Road is actively underway. Work consists of implementing safety improvements along the corridor including resurfacing, lighting and signalization, median improvements, shoulder reconstruction, improved sidewalks, improved bicycle lanes, as well as needed infrastructure improvements to drainage, curb and gutter.

  • Lane Closures: Periodic single lane closures will be needed both north and southbound.  Motorists should expect slower moving traffic after Stickney Point and US 41 intersection to Caribbean Drive with a travel time from 2 to 6 minutes and consider alternate routes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Crews continue to work on drainage and median work in the project corridor.

  • From Caribbean Drive to Gulf Gate Road: Temporary lane closures are necessary to maintain crew safety.

US 41 at Wellen Park Villages Roundabout: Permit project:  Construction of the remaining roundabout at Wellen Park continues on US 41. Lane closures are required. Consider alternate routes or add additional travel time during peak hours. Use caution in the area.

US 41 from Palm Avenue to the Gulfstream Roundabout: Special event permit: To celebrate the Fourth of July, the City of Sarasota will host a parade that will cause temporary road closures in downtown Sarasota on July 4th from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Please use posted detours or consider an alternate route.

SR 72 Clark Road and the Legacy Trail: Construction Project: Crews have begun constructing two new pedestrian bridges and intersection improvements along the Legacy Trail in Sarasota County. Expect noise from construction equipment, large trucks, and back-up alarms.

  • Pile driving has begun and noise from construction equipment should be expected.
  • Currently, there are no expected lane closures.

  • Occasional daytime flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large construction vehicles enter/exit the roadway.

  • Nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures to install beams will be needed later in the project.
  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

SR 758 Bee Ridge Road at the Legacy Trail: Construction Project: Crews have begun constructing two new pedestrian bridges and intersection improvements along the Legacy Trail in Sarasota County. Expect noise from construction equipment, large trucks, and back-up alarms.

  • Pile driving has begun and noise from construction equipment should be expected.
  • Currently, there are no expected lane closures.

  • Occasional daytime flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large construction vehicles enter/exit the roadway.

  • Nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures to install beams will be needed later in the project.

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

SR 776 at the Northeast Corner of Manasota Beach Road: Permit project: Through the end of May, Sarasota County will be constructing intersection improvements, including a right turn lane and signalization.  From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. motorists can expect an intermittent outside northbound lane closure on SR 776.  Please use caution in the area.

SR 777 River Road from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: Embankment activities continue on southbound roadway from US 41 to West Villages Parkway. Drainage structures, pipe, curb and gutter, and gravity wall installations will also continue throughout the project. Signal, ITS, and lighting work is also on-going throughout the project. Daytime asphalt paving in various areas along the southbound roadway, including driveways and connecting streets from Center Road to the north. Nighttime asphalt paving of the River Road and Venice Avenue intersection, southbound River Road, and the shared use path is through Friday morning, May 31, 2024. Most paving will occur outside of current travel ways; however, flaggers will be used as necessary when operations impede on current travel lanes. Trucks will be crossing the road at various locations using intermittent flagging operations.

SR 789 between Longboat Key Club Drive to Harbourside Drive: Permit project: Town of Longboat Key is relocating existing underground utilities and installing sewer line while a new St. Regis development will be constructing right and left turn lanes and constructing driveways, sidewalk, and drainage.  Motorists can expect alternating intermittent northbound / southbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please use caution in the area.

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Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties - Week of May 19, 2024

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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-75 at US 301 Interchange (Exit 224): Construction project: Project will widen the I-75 from SR 64 to the Manatee River, reconfigure the I-75/US 301 interchange from a partial cloverleaf interchange to a tight diamond configuration, construct new bridges will be constructed over the Manatee River for a northbound exit ramp and a southbound entrance ramp, and US 301 improvements. This week, crews will work on I-75 paving; drainage, utility, and sidewalk work on US 301; and, beam installation, and decking for the construction of the new bridgesover the Manatee River.

  • Nightly, from Sunday, May 19 through Thursday, May 23, crews will CLOSE the I-75 northbound exit ramp to US 301 (Exit 224) during the overnight hours from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.  Motorists should follow the posted detour signs; or, identify an alternate route.

  • Nightly, from Sunday, May 19 through Thursday, May 23, crews will CLOSE the US 301 on-ramp to I-75 northbound during the overnight hours from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.  Motorists should follow the posted detour signs; or, identify an alternate route.

  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 northbound during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. through the duration of the construction; double closures on I-75 southbound during the nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on US 301 during nighttime/overnight hoursfrom 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on Tidewater Preserve Boulevard through the duration of bridge construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and US 301 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.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway.  Estimated completion is mid-2025.

I-75 between Exit 217 (SR 70) and Exit 220 (SR 64): Construction: Crews will be working in the roadway and mobilizing equipment.

May 9, May 19-23, May 26-30, June 2-6, 2024 - Temporary overnight lane closures are needed from 8 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. This affects inside lanes on both north and southbound I-75 as crews work in the median.

US 41 BUS from 17th to Bayshore Road/ 26th Street, including the 23rd Street Roundabout, Palmetto: Construction:  Work is being finalized so please use caution in the construction zone and be alert for construction and landscaping in the area.

  • Motorists should expect the roundabout to be in final configuration.  Please use caution as motorists adapt.

  • Following construction roadwork, landscaping teams will begin work in the area.

US 301 from 25th Court East to 13th Avenue East: Construction project: Crews have begun a 7.6-mile improvements project consisting of milling and resurfacing the roadway, widening in areas, base work, curb and gutter, sidewalk, guardrail, drainage improvements, bridge expansion joints, signalization, lighting, and signing and pavement marking.  

  • Motorists should expect shoulder closures including pedestrian access restrictions along the US 301 corridor northbound and southbound between 25th Court East and 9th Avenue East. Alternate pedestrian routes will be clearly posted. To maintain safety, pedestrians should follow the posted detour signage.

  • Motorists can expect right-turn lane closures at the intersections of US 301 and Tallevast Road to 9th Avenue East from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

The project’s expected completion is late 2024.

US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road Roundabout: Permit project: Crews are constructing the Manatee County roundabout at the intersection of US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road. Plan for additional travel time or consider an alternate route.

SR 70 from Lorraine Road to Bourneside Boulevard, Bradenton: Construction project: This project includes widening SR 70 from Lorraine Road to Bourneside Boulevard from a two-lane undivided roadway to a four-lane or six-lane divided roadway, depending on the location, construction of roundabouts on SR 70 at Uihlein Road, Del Webb Boulevard, and Bourneside Boulevard, intersection improvements at the existing signalized intersection of Greenbrook Boulevard and Lorraine Road, construction of four bridges over Braden River crossings, new drainage system, construction 10-foot shared use paths, street lighting, and landscaping, and installation of new fiber optic cable connecting the two signalized intersections to Manatee County’s regional Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS).

This week, crews will continue excavating the Pond area on the southeast corner of Bourneside Boulevard and SR 70. Material will be hauled to the south side of SR 70 between Bourneside Boulevard and Uihlein Road and placed as roadway fill. Drainage work will continue on SR 70 east of Bourneside Boulevard.

Work will continue constructing eastbound bridges, this will involve driving bridge piles via hydraulic hammer and grading the river channel. This work will occur during daytime hours and produce noise that may be audible to the surrounding area. Bridge work will continue into summer.

All work will be off the roadway with no planned lane closures. Please use caution and watch for trucks and construction vehicles entering or exiting the work zone by way of the eastbound SR 70 shoulder. Work will occur Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please use caution and be aware of workers and flaggers in the area.

SR 70 and Lockwood Ridge Road: Permit project: Through the end of May, motorists can expect an intermittent westbound left turn lane closure, within the duel left turn lanes.  Manatee County is constructing right turn lanes on Lockwood Ridge Road. Please use caution in the area.

SR 70 /15th Street East: Construction project:  Starting May 13, there will be a road closure at the railroad crossing lasting through the end of the month.  Please use alternate routes.

SR 64 at Lorraine Road South and 145th Street North: Construction:  Crews have begun work on the conversion of the traffic signal to a free-flowing roundabout. Lanes on SR 64 will be reduced to single lanes in each direction after the Rye Road roundabout.

SR 64 at Bourneside Boulevard to Rangeland Parkway: Permit project: Manatee County has closed this section of Bourneside Boulevard through October. Please choose an alternate route.

SR 64 from 43rd Street West to 15th Street East and from 10th Street West to 10th Street East: Construction project: Construction is underway for the 1.7-mile resurfacing project through the City of Bradenton.

Crews will be milling and paving overnight through May 22 and then again starting on May 29 through June 5, 2024.

Completion is slated for spring 2024.

 

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

I-75 at SR 72/Clark Road (Exit 205): Construction project: Project improvements include reconstructing the existing interchange to a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI), adding auxiliary lane on I-75 northbound from SR 72 to Bee Ridge Road, widen I-75 southbound from Proctor Road to SR 72, and improvements on Clark Road. This week, crews will work on the ramps, guardrails, retaining walls, and paving.

  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. bound through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 72 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 72 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.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is mid-2024.

I-75 and Toledo Blade: Landscaping project: Through the end of June, FDOT will be installing landscaping and associated irrigation within the interchange. Motorists can expect occasional shoulder closures on Toledo Blade and I-75 ramps. Please use caution in the area.

US 41 from North of Port Commons from north of Port Commons to State College of Florida: Construction project: Project improvements include milling and resurfacing, guardrail, drainage improvements, signing and pavement markings, and signalization improvements. Expected completion is fall 2024.

Daytime Activities:

  • Install barrier walls for upcoming lane shifts and close median openings for roadway crossover reconstruction.

  • Median openings at Myakka Drive, Riverwalk Drive, Boardwalk, Ortega Place, De Miranda Avenue, Eager Street and Hoffman Street will be closed for reconstruction work. Hoffman Street crossover will be removed and remain permanently closed.

  • Motorists will be able to turn right only onto US 41 at these locations.

  • Build concrete curb between Tuscola Boulevard and Espanola Drive.

  • Curb removal and turn lane reconstruction between Tuscola Boulevard and Ortiz Boulevard.

Daytime Lane Closures:

  • Daytime lane closures Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Northbound inside lane closures between Tuscola Boulevard and Ortiz Boulevard.

Nighttime Activities:

  • Nighttime lane closures Sunday through Friday from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

  • Northbound inside lane closures between Tuscola Boulevard and Ortiz Boulevard.

Motorists should use caution when making U-turns and be aware of workers in the area.

US 41 from Caribbean Drive to Stickney Point: Construction: Construction on the next phase along a 1.4-mile area of US 41 from Caribbean Drive to Stickney Point Road is actively underway. Work consists of implementing safety improvements along the corridor including resurfacing, lighting and signalization, median improvements, shoulder reconstruction, improved sidewalks, improved bicycle lanes, as well as needed infrastructure improvements to drainage, curb and gutter.

  • Lane Closures: Periodic single lane closures will be needed both north and southbound.  Motorists should expect slower moving traffic and consider alternate routes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Crews continue to work on drainage and median work in the project corridor.

  • From Caribbean Drive to Gulf Gate Road: Temporary lane closures are necessary to maintain crew safety.

US 41 at Wellen Park Villages Roundabout: Permit project:  Construction of the remaining roundabout at Wellen Park continues on US 41. Lane closures are required. Consider alternate routes or add additional travel time during peak hours. Use caution in the area.

US 41 from Palm Avenue to the Gulfstream Roundabout: Special event permit: To celebrate the Fourth of July, the City of Sarasota will host a parade that will cause temporary road closures in downtown Sarasota on July 4th from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Please use posted detours or consider an alternate route.

SR 72 Clark Road and the Legacy Trail: Construction Project: Crews have begun constructing two new pedestrian bridges and intersection improvements along the Legacy Trail in Sarasota County. Expect noise from construction equipment, large trucks, and back-up alarms.

  • Pile driving has begun and noise from construction equipment should be expected.
  • Currently, there are no expected lane closures.

  • Occasional daytime flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large construction vehicles enter/ exit the roadway.

  • Nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures to install beams will be needed later in the project.
  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

SR 758 Bee Ridge Road at the Legacy Trail: Construction Project: Crews have begun constructing two new pedestrian bridges and intersection improvements along the Legacy Trail in Sarasota County. Expect noise from construction equipment, large trucks, and back-up alarms.

  • Pile driving has begun and noise from construction equipment should be expected.
  • Currently, there are no expected lane closures.

  • Occasional daytime flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large construction vehicles enter/ exit the roadway.

  • Nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures to install beams will be needed later in the project.

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

SR 776 at the Northeast Corner of Manasota Beach Road: Permit project: Through the end of May, Sarasota County will be constructing intersection improvements, including a right turn lane and signalization.  From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. motorists can expect an intermittent outside northbound lane closure on SR 776.  Please use caution in the area.

SR 777 River Road from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: Embankment activities continue on southbound roadway from US 41 to West Villages Parkway. Drainage structures, pipe, curb and gutter, and gravity wall installations will also continue throughout the project. Signal, ITS, and lighting work is also on-going throughout the project. Daytime asphalt paving in various areas along the southbound roadway, including driveways and connecting streets from Center Road to the north. Trucks will be crossing the road at various locations using intermittent flagging operations.

SR 789 between Longboat Key Club Drive to Harbourside Drive: Permit project: Town of Longboat Key is relocating existing underground utilities and installing sewer line while a new St. Regis development will be constructing right and left turn lanes and constructing driveways, sidewalk, and drainage.  Motorists can expect alternating intermittent northbound / southbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please use caution in the area.

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Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties - Week of May 12, 2024

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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-75 at US 301 Interchange (Exit 224): Construction project: Project will widen the I-75 from SR 64 to the Manatee River, reconfigure the I-75/US 301 interchange from a partial cloverleaf interchange to a tight diamond configuration, construct new bridges will be constructed over the Manatee River for a northbound exit ramp and a southbound entrance ramp, and US 301 improvements. This week, crews will work on I-75 paving; drainage, utility, and sidewalk work on US 301; and, beam installation, and decking for the construction of the new bridgesover the Manatee River.

  • On Sunday, May 12, at 9 p.m. to Monday, May 13, at 5 a.m., crews will CLOSE the I-75 northbound exit ramp to US 301 southbound (Exit 224).  Motorists will exit at I-75 northbound to US 301 northbound, make a U-turn at 60th St E, and return to US 301 southbound.

  • On Sunday, May 12, at 9 p.m. to Monday, May 13, at 5 a.m., crews will CLOSE the US 301 southbound to I-75 southbound ramp (Exit 224).  Motorists will continue on US 301 southbound to 51st St E, make a U-turn, and use the US 301 northbound ramp to I-75 southbound.

  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 northbound during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. through the duration of the construction; double closures on I-75 southbound during the nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on US 301 during nighttime/overnight hoursfrom 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on Tidewater Preserve Boulevard through the duration of bridge construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and US 301 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.

  • Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway.  Estimated completion is mid-2025.

I-75 between Exit 217 (SR 70) and Exit 220 (SR 64): Construction: Crews will be working in the roadway and mobilizing equipment.

May 9 and May 12, 2024 - Temporary overnight lane closures are needed from 8 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. This affects both inside lanes of north and southbound I-75 as they demobilize the crane and equipment from the median.

US 41 BUS from 17th to Bayshore Road/ 26th Street, including the 23rd Street Roundabout, Palmetto: Construction:  Work is being finalized so please use caution in the construction zone and be alert for construction and landscaping in the area.

  • Motorists should expect the roundabout to be in final configuration by week’s end, barring any weather delays.  Please use caution as motorists adapt.

  • Expect noise and light from construction equipment.

  • Following construction roadwork, landscaping teams will begin work in the area.

US 301 from 25th Court East to 13th Avenue East: Construction project: Crews have begun a 7.6-mile improvements project consisting of milling and resurfacing the roadway, widening in areas, base work, curb and gutter, sidewalk, guardrail, drainage improvements, bridge expansion joints, signalization, lighting, and signing and pavement marking.  

  • Motorists should expect shoulder closures including pedestrian access restrictions along the US 301 corridor northbound and southbound between 25th Court East and 9th Avenue East. Alternate pedestrian routes will be clearly posted. To maintain safety, pedestrians should follow the posted detour signage.

  • Motorists can expect right-turn lane closures at the intersections of US 301 and Tallevast Road to 9th Avenue East from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

The project’s expected completion is late 2024.

US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road Roundabout: Permit project: Crews are constructing the Manatee County roundabout at the intersection of US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road. Plan for additional travel time or consider an alternate route.

SR 70 from Lorraine Road to Bourneside Boulevard: Construction project: This project includes widening SR 70 from Lorraine Road to Bourneside Boulevard from a two-lane undivided roadway to a four-lane or six-lane divided roadway, depending on the location, construction of roundabouts on SR 70 at Uihlein Road, Del Webb Boulevard, and Bourneside Boulevard, intersection improvements at the existing signalized intersection of Greenbrook Boulevard and Lorraine Road, construction of four bridges over Braden River crossings, new drainage system, construction 10-foot shared use paths, street lighting, and landscaping, and installation of new fiber optic cable connecting the two signalized intersections to Manatee County’s regional Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS).

This week, crews will be clearing existing vegetation between Lorraine Road and De Webb Boulevard on the south side of SR 70 and clearing the Pond A area on the north side of SR 70, west of Uihlein Road and excavating. Crews will continue excavating the Pond area on the southeast corner of Bourneside Boulevard and SR 70. Material will be hauled to the south side of SR 70 between Bourneside Boulevard and Uihlein Road and placed as roadway fill. Drainage work will continue on SR 70 east of Bourneside Boulevard.

Work will continue constructing eastbound bridges, this will involve driving bridge piles via hydraulic hammer and grading the river channel. This work will occur during daytime hours and produce noise that may be audible to the surrounding area. Bridge work will continue into summer.

All work will be off the roadway with no planned lane closures. Please use caution and watch for trucks and construction vehicles entering or exiting the work zone by way of the eastbound SR 70 shoulder. Work will occur Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please use caution and be aware of workers and flaggers in the area.

SR 70 and Lockwood Ridge Road: Permit project: Through the end of May, motorists can expect an intermittent westbound left turn lane closure, within the duel left turn lanes.  Manatee County is constructing right turn lanes on Lockwood Ridge Road. Please use caution in the area.

SR 70 /15th Street East: Construction project:  Starting May 13, there will be a road closure at the railroad crossing lasting two weeks.  Please use alternate route.

SR 64 at Lorraine Road South and 145th Street North: Construction:  Crews will begin work on the conversion of the traffic signal to a free-flowing roundabout. The initial Phase 1 will have limited impact on traffic. Phases II through IV will reduce the roadway to single lanes in each direction.

SR 64 at Bourneside Boulevard to Rangeland Parkway: Permit project: Manatee County has closed this section of Bourneside Boulevard through October. Please choose an alternate route.

SR 64 from 43rd Street West to 15th Street East and from 10th Street West to 10th Street East: Construction project: Construction is underway for the 1.7-mile resurfacing project through the City of Bradenton. Completion is slated for spring 2024.

 

 

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

I-75 at SR 72/Clark Road (Exit 205): Construction project: Project improvements include reconstructing the existing interchange to a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI), adding auxiliary lane on I-75 northbound from SR 72 to Bee Ridge Road, widen I-75 southbound from Proctor Road to SR 72, and improvements on Clark Road. This week, crews will work on the ramps, guardrails, retaining walls, and paving.

  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. bound through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 72 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 72 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.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is mid-2024.

I-75 and Toledo Blade: Landscaping project: Through the end of June, FDOT will be installing landscaping and associated irrigation within the interchange. Motorists can expect occasional shoulder closures on Toledo Blade and I-75 ramps. Please use caution in the area.

US 41 from North of Port Commons from North of Port Commons to State College of Florida: Construction project: Project improvements include milling and resurfacing, guardrail, drainage improvements, signing and pavement markings, and signalization improvements. Expected completion is fall 2024.

Daytime Activities:

  • Install barrier walls for upcoming lane shifts and close median openings for roadway crossover reconstruction.

  • Median openings at Myakka Drive, Riverwalk Drive, Boardwalk, Ortega Place, De Miranda Avenue, Eager Street and Hoffman Street will be closed for reconstruction work. Hoffman Street crossover will be removed and remain permanently closed.

  • Motorists will be able to turn right only onto US 41 at these locations.

  • Build concrete curb between Tuscola Boulevard and Espanola Drive.

  • Curb removal and turn lane reconstruction between Tuscola Boulevard and Ortiz Boulevard.

Daytime Lane Closures:

  • Daytime lane closures Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Northbound inside lane closures between Tuscola Boulevard and Ortiz Boulevard.

Nighttime Activities:

  • Nighttime lane closures Sunday through Friday from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

  • Northbound inside lane closures between Tuscola Boulevard and Ortiz Boulevard.

Motorists should use caution when making U-turns and be aware of workers in the area.

US 41 from Caribbean Drive to Stickney Point: Construction: Construction on the next phase along a 1.4-mile area of US 41 from Caribbean Drive to Stickney Point Road is actively underway. Work consists of implementing safety improvements along the corridor including resurfacing, lighting and signalization, median improvements, shoulder reconstruction, improved sidewalks, improved bicycle lanes, as well as needed infrastructure improvements to drainage, curb and gutter.

  • Lane Closures: Periodic single lane closures will be needed both north and southbound.  Motorists should expect slower moving traffic and consider alternate routes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Stickney Point and US 41 Pedestrian Sidewalks: Pedestrians can expect alternating sidewalk closures.  Please use extreme caution in the area and be alert for traffic conditions and motorists’ limited visibility.  Consider an alternate route.

  • Crews continue to work on drainage in the project corridor.

  • From Caribbean Drive to Gulf Gate Road: Temporary lane closures maybe necessary to maintain crew safety.

US 41 at Wellen Park Villages Roundabout: Permit project:  Construction of the remaining roundabout at Wellen Park is underway on US 41. Lane closures are required. Consider alternate routes or add additional travel time during peak hours. Use caution in the area.

SR 72 Clark Road and the Legacy Trail: Construction Project: Crews have begun constructing two new pedestrian bridges and intersection improvements along the Legacy Trail in Sarasota County. Expect noise from construction equipment, large trucks, and back-up alarms.  Occasional nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures during construction to install beams will also be needed. Expected completion is winter 2024/2025. Occasional flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large vehicles enter/ exit the roadway.

  • Noise from construction equipment should be expected.
  • In the coming weeks, pile driving will begin.
  • Currently, there no expected lane closures.

  • Occasional daytime flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large construction vehicles enter/ exit the roadway.

  • Nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures to install beams will also be needed.

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

SR 758 Bee Ridge Road at the Legacy Trail: Construction Project: Crews have begun constructing two new pedestrian bridges and intersection improvements along the Legacy Trail in Sarasota County. Expect noise from construction equipment, large trucks, and back-up alarms.

  • Noise from construction equipment should be expected.
  • In the coming weeks, pile driving will begin.
  • Currently, there no expected lane closures.

  • Occasional daytime flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large construction vehicles enter/ exit the roadway.

  • Nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures to install beams will also be needed.

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

SR 776 at the Northeast Corner of Manasota Beach Road: Permit project: Through the end of May, Sarasota County will be constructing intersection improvements, including a right turn lane and signalization.  From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. motorists can expect an intermittent outside northbound lane closure on SR 776.  Please use caution in the area.

SR 777 River Road from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: Motorists can expect final pond grading and sodding near Venice Avenue on the northbound roadway. Embankment activities continue on southbound roadway from US 41 to Stoney Creek Boulevard. Drainage structures, pipe, curb and gutter, and gravity wall installations will also continue throughout the project. Signal, ITS, and lighting work is also on-going throughout the project. Daytime Asphalt paving of Southbound River is tentatively scheduled to continue on 5/13/24. Paving will occur outside of current travel ways and lane closures will not be needed.  Trucks will be crossing the road at various locations using intermittent flagging operations.

SR 780 Fruitville RoadSouth of Beneva Road: Permit: Motorists can expect overnight intermittent outside eastbound lane closure from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., from the hours of 9am to 4pm.  Contractor will be performing soil boring for upcoming project.  Please use caution and watch for detours and workers.

SR 789 between Longboat Key Club Drive to Harbourside Drive: Permit project: Town of Longboat Key is relocating existing underground utilities and installing sewer line while a new development will be constructing right and left turn lanes and constructing driveways, sidewalk, and drainage.  Motorists can expect alternating intermittent northbound / southbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please use caution in the area.

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Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties - Week of May 5, 2024

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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-75 at US 301 Interchange (Exit 224): Construction project: Project will widen the I-75 from SR 64 to the Manatee River, reconfigure the I-75/US 301 interchange from a partial cloverleaf interchange to a tight diamond configuration, construct new bridges will be constructed over the Manatee River for a northbound exit ramp and a southbound entrance ramp, and US 301 improvements. This week, crews will work on I-75 paving; drainage, utility, and sidewalk work on US 301; and, beam installation, and decking for the construction of the new bridgesover the Manatee River.

  • On Thursday, May 9, at 9 p.m. to Friday, May 10 at 5 a.m., crews will CLOSE the I-75 northbound exit ramp to US 301 southbound (Exit 224).  Motorists will exit at I-75 northbound to US 301 northbound, make a U-turn at 60th St E, and return to US 301 southbound.

  • From Thursday, May 9, at 9 p.m. to Friday, May 10 at 5 a.m., crews will CLOSE the US 301 southbound to I-75 southbound ramp (Exit 224).  Motorists will continue on US 301 southbound to 51st St E, make a U-turn, and use the US 301 northbound ramp to I-75 southbound.

  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 northbound during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. through the duration of the construction; double closures on I-75 southbound during the nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on US 301 during nighttime/overnight hoursfrom 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on Tidewater Preserve Boulevard through the duration of bridge construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and US 301 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.

    Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway.  Estimated completion is mid-2025.

I-75 between Exit 217 (SR 70) and Exit 220 (SR 64): Construction: Crews will be working in the roadway and mobilizing equipment.

May 6 – 9 and May 12, 2024 - Temporary overnight lane closures are needed from 8 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. This affects both inside lanes of north and southbound I-75 as they demobilize the crane and equipment from the median.

US 41 BUS from 17th to Bayshore Road/ 26th Street, including the 23rd Street Roundabout, Palmetto: Construction:  Work is being finalized so please use caution in the construction zone and be alert for construction and landscaping in the area.

  • Motorists should anticipate lane shifts and use caution in the area.

US 301 from 25th Court East to 13th Avenue East: Construction project: Crews have begun a 7.6-mile improvements project consisting of milling and resurfacing the roadway, widening in areas, base work, curb and gutter, sidewalk, guardrail, drainage improvements, bridge expansion joints, signalization, lighting, and signing and pavement marking.  

  • Motorists should expect shoulder closures including pedestrian access restrictions along the US 301 corridor northbound and southbound between 25th Court East and 9th Avenue East. Alternate pedestrian routes will be clearly posted. To maintain safety, pedestrians should follow the posted detour signage.

  • Motorists can expect right-turn lane closures at the intersections of US 301 and Tallevast Road to 9th Avenue East from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    The project’s expected completion is late 2024.

US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road Roundabout: Permit project: Crews are constructing the Manatee County roundabout at the intersection of US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road. Plan for additional travel time or consider an alternate route. Please use caution.

SR 70 from Lorraine Road to Bourneside Boulevard: Construction project: This project includes widening SR 70 from Lorraine Road to Bourneside Boulevard from a two-lane undivided roadway to a four-lane or six-lane divided roadway, depending on the location, construction of roundabouts on SR 70 at Uihlein Road, Del Webb Boulevard, and Bourneside Boulevard, intersection improvements at the existing signalized intersection of Greenbrook Boulevard and Lorraine Road, construction of four bridges over Braden River crossings, new drainage system, construction 10-foot shared use paths, street lighting, and landscaping, and installation of new fiber optic cable connecting the two signalized intersections to Manatee County’s regional Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS).

This week, crews will be clearing existing vegetation between Lorraine Road and De Webb Boulevard on the south side of SR 70 and clearing the Pond A area on the north side of SR 70, west of Uihlein Road and excavating. Crews will continue excavating the Pond area on the southeast corner of Bourneside Boulevard and SR 70. Material will be hauled to the south side of SR 70 between Bourneside Boulevard and Uihlein Road and placed as roadway fill. Drainage work will begin on SR 70 east of Bourneside Boulevard.

Work will continue constructing eastbound bridges, this will involve driving bridge piles via hydraulic hammer and grading the river channel. This work will occur during daytime hours and produce noise that may be audible to the surrounding area. Bridge work will continue into summer.

All work will be off the roadway with no planned lane closures. Please use caution and watch for trucks and construction vehicles entering or exiting the work zone by way of the eastbound SR 70 shoulder. Work will occur Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please use caution and be aware of workers and flaggers in the area.

SR 70 and Lockwood Ridge Road: Permit project: Through the end of May, motorists can expect an intermittent westbound left turn lane closure, within the duel left turn lanes.  Manatee County is constructing right turn lanes on Lockwood Ridge Road. Please use caution in the area.

SR 64 at Lorraine Road South and 145th Street North: Construction:  Crews will begin work on the conversion of the traffic signal to a free-flowing roundabout. The initial Phase 1, starting May 6, will have limited impact on traffic. Phases II through IV, will reduce the roadway to single lanes in each direction.

SR 64 at Bourneside Boulevard to Rangeland Parkway: Permit project: Manatee County has closed this section of Bourneside Boulevard through October. Please choose an alternate route.

SR 64 from 43rd Street West to 15th Street East and from 10th Street West to 10th Street East: Construction project: Construction is underway for the 1.7-mile resurfacing project through the City of Bradenton. Completion is slated for spring 2024.

  • Crews will begin overnight paving on May 5, 2024.

  • Expect noise and light from construction equipment.

  • Motorists should consider additional travel time or an alternate route.

 

 

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

I-75 at SR 72/Clark Road (Exit 205): Construction project: Project improvements include reconstructing the existing interchange to a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI), adding auxiliary lane on I-75 northbound from SR 72 to Bee Ridge Road, widen I-75 southbound from Proctor Road to SR 72, and improvements on Clark Road. This week, crews will work on the ramps, guardrails, retaining walls, and paving.

  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. bound through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 72 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 72 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.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is mid-2024.

I-75 and Toledo Blade: Landscaping project: Through the end of June, FDOT will be installing landscaping and associated irrigation within the interchange. Motorists can expect occasional shoulder closures on Toledo Blade and I-75 ramps. Please use caution in the area.

US 41 from North of Port Commons from north of Port Commons to State College of Florida, Sarasota: Construction project: Project improvements include milling and resurfacing, guardrail, drainage improvements, signing and pavement markings, and signalization improvements. Expected completion is fall 2024.

Daytime Activities:

  • Install barrier walls for upcoming lane shifts and close median openings for roadway crossover reconstruction.

  • Median openings at Myakka Drive, Riverwalk Drive, Boardwalk, Ortega Place, De Miranda Avenue, Eager Street and Hoffman Street will be closed for reconstruction work. Hoffman Street crossover will be removed and remain permanently closed.

  • Motorists will be able to turn right only onto US 41 at these locations.

  • Build concrete curb between Tuscola Boulevard and Espanola Drive.

  • Curb removal and turn lane reconstruction between Tuscola Boulevard and Ortiz Boulevard.

Daytime Lane Closures:

  • Daytime lane closures Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Northbound inside lane closures between Tuscola Boulevard and Ortiz Boulevard.

Nighttime Activities:

  • Nighttime lane closures Sunday through Friday from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

  • Northbound inside lane closures between Tuscola Boulevard and Ortiz Boulevard.

Motorists should use caution when making U-turns and be aware of workers in the area.

US 41 from Caribbean Drive to Stickney Point: Construction: Construction on the next phase along a 1.4-mile area of US 41 from Caribbean Drive to Stickney Point Road is actively underway. Work consists of implementing safety improvements along the corridor including resurfacing, lighting and signalization, median improvements, shoulder reconstruction, improved sidewalks, improved bicycle lanes, as well as needed infrastructure improvements to drainage, curb and gutter.

  • Lane Closures: Periodic single lane closures will be needed both north and southbound.  Motorists should expect slower moving traffic and consider alternate routes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Crews continue to work on drainage in the project corridor.
  • From Caribbean Drive to Gulf Gate Road: Temporary lane closures may be necessary to maintain crew safety.

US 41 at Wellen Park Villages Roundabout: Permit project:  Construction of the remaining roundabout at Wellen Park is underway on US 41. Lane closures are required. Consider alternate routes or add additional travel time during peak hours. Use caution in the area.

SR 72 Clark Road and the Legacy Trail: Construction Project: Crews have begun constructing two new pedestrian bridges and intersection improvements along the Legacy Trail in Sarasota County. Expect noise from construction equipment, large trucks, and back-up alarms.  Occasional nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures during construction to install beams will also be needed. Expected completion is winter 2024/2025. Occasional flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large vehicles enter/ exit the roadway.

  • Noise from construction equipment should be expected.
  • In the coming weeks, pile driving will begin.
  • Currently, there no expected lane closures.

  • Occasional daytime flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large construction vehicles enter/exit the roadway.

  • Nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures to install beams will also be needed.

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

SR 758 Bee Ridge Road at the Legacy Trail: Construction Project: Crews have begun constructing two new pedestrian bridges and intersection improvements along the Legacy Trail in Sarasota County. Expect noise from construction equipment, large trucks, and back-up alarms.

  • Noise from construction equipment should be expected.
  • In the coming weeks, pile driving will begin.
  • Currently, there no expected lane closures.

  • Occasional daytime flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large construction vehicles enter/exit the roadway.

  • Nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures to install beams will also be needed.

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

SR 776 at the Northeast Corner of Manasota Beach Road: Permit project: Through the end of May, Sarasota County will be constructing intersection improvements, including a right turn lane and signalization.  From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. motorists can expect an intermittent outside northbound lane closure on SR 776.  Please use caution in the area.

SR 777 River Road from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: Motorists can expect final pond grading and sodding near Venice Avenue on the northbound roadway. Embankment activities continue on southbound roadway from US 41 to Stoney Creek Boulevard. Drainage structures, pipe, curb and gutter, and gravity wall installations will also continue throughout the project. Signal, ITS, and lighting work is also on-going throughout the project. Trucks will be crossing the road at various locations using intermittent flagging operations.

SR 789 between Longboat Key Club Drive to Harbourside Drive: Permit project: Town of Longboat Key is relocating existing underground utilities and installing sewer line while a new development will be constructing right and left turn lanes and constructing driveways, sidewalk, and drainage.  Motorists can expect alternating intermittent northbound / southbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please use caution in the area.

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Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties - Week of April 28, 2024

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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-75 at US 301 Interchange (Exit 224): Construction project: Project will widen the I-75 from SR 64 to the Manatee River, reconfigure the I-75/US 301 interchange from a partial cloverleaf interchange to a tight diamond configuration, construct new bridges will be constructed over the Manatee River for a northbound exit ramp and a southbound entrance ramp, and US 301 improvements. This week, crews will work on I-75 paving; drainage, utility, and sidewalk work on US 301; and, beam installation, and decking for the construction of the new bridgesover the Manatee River.

  • On Thursday, April 25, at 10 pm to Friday, April 26, at 5am, crews will CLOSE the I-75 southbound off-ramp to US 301.  Motorists are advised to follow the posted detours; or, identify alternative routes.

  • On Thursday, April 25, at 10 pm to Friday, April 26, at 5am, crews will CLOSE the US 301 on-ramp to I-75 southbound.  Motorists are advised to follow the posted detours; or, identify alternative routes.

  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 northbound during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. through the duration of the construction; double closures on I-75 southbound during the nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on US 301 during nighttime/overnight hoursfrom 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on Tidewater Preserve Boulevard through the duration of bridge construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and US 301 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.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway.  Estimated completion is mid-2025.

US 41 BUS from 17th to Bayshore Road/ 26th Street, including the 23rd Street Roundabout, Palmetto: Construction:  Work is being finalized so please use caution in the construction zone and be alert for construction and landscaping in the area.

US 301 from 25th Court East to 13th Avenue East: Construction project: Crews have begun a 7.6-mile improvements project consisting of milling and resurfacing the roadway, widening in areas, base work, curb and gutter, sidewalk, guardrail, drainage improvements, bridge expansion joints, signalization, lighting, and signing and pavement marking.

  • Motorists should expect shoulder closures including pedestrian access restrictions along the US 301 corridor northbound and southbound between 25th Court East and 9th Avenue East. Alternate pedestrian routes will be clearly posted. To maintain safety, pedestrians should follow the posted detour signage.

  • Motorists can expect right-turn lane closures at the intersections of US 301 and Tallevast Road to 9th Avenue East from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

The project’s expected completion is late 2024.

US 301 DeSoto Bridge Closure: Special Event Permit:  The DeSoto Grand Parade and block party will take place on Saturday, April 27, starting at 4 p.m., closing the bridge and portions of Manatee Avenue.  Motorists should consider alternate routes or follow the posted detour.

US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road Roundabout: Permit project: Crews are constructing the Manatee County roundabout at the intersection of US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road. Plan for additional travel time or consider an alternate route. Please use caution.

US 41 and Moccasin Wallow Road: Permit project: Manatee County will be installing a watermain across all lanes of US 41 and Moccasin Wallow Road thru April 25 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

  • April 21 – 25: northbound lanes will have alternating inside and outside lane closures.

SR 70 from Lorraine Road to Bourneside Boulevard, Bradenton: Construction project: This project includes widening SR 70 from Lorraine Road to Bourneside Boulevard from a two-lane undivided roadway to a four-lane or six-lane divided roadway, depending on the location, construction of roundabouts on SR 70 at Uihlein Road, Del Webb Boulevard, and Bourneside Boulevard, intersection improvements at the existing signalized intersection of Greenbrook Boulevard and Lorraine Road, construction of four bridges over Braden River crossings, new drainage system, construction 10-foot shared use paths, street lighting, and landscaping, and installation of new fiber optic cable connecting the two signalized intersections to Manatee County’s regional Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS).

This week, crews will be clearing existing vegetation between Lorraine Road and De Webb Boulevard on the south side of SR 70 and clearing the Pond A area on the north side of SR 70, west of Uihlein Rd. Crews will continue excavating the Pond area on the southeast corner of Bourneside Boulevard and SR 70. Material will be hauled to the south side of SR 70 between Bourneside Boulevard and Uihlein Road and placed as roadway fill. Construction of the eastern eastbound bridge over the Braden River will involve driving bridge piles. This work will occur during daytime hours and produce noise that may be audible to the surrounding area.

All work will be off the roadway with no planned lane closures. Please use caution and watch for trucks and construction vehicles entering or exiting the work zone by way of the eastbound SR 70 shoulder. Work will occur Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please use caution and be aware of workers and flaggers in the area.

SR 70 and Lockwood Ridge Road: Permit project: Through the end of May, motorists can expect an intermittent westbound left turn lane closure, within the duel left turn lanes.  Manatee County is constructing right turn lanes on Lockwood Ridge Road. Please use caution in the area.

SR 70 from 9th Street East to US 41: Maintenance: Crews will be conducting pipe mapping, desilting and videoing in this area through April 26, 2024.

  • Motorists can expect overnight lane closures from 8 p.m. – 5 a.m. Sunday thru Thursday either west or east bound.

SR 64 at Lorraine Road South and 145th Street North: Construction:  Crews will begin work on the conversion of the traffic signal to a free-flowing roundabout. The initial Phase 1, starting May 6, will have limited impact on traffic. Phases II through IV, will reduce the roadway to single lanes in each direction.

SR 64 at Bourneside Boulevard to Rangeland Parkway: Permit project: Manatee County has closed this section of Bourneside Boulevard through October. Please choose an alternate route.

SR 64 from 43rd Street West to 15th Street East and from 10th Street West to 10th Street East: Construction project: Construction is underway for the 1.7-mile resurfacing project through the City of Bradenton. Completion is slated for spring 2024.

  • Expect noise and light from construction equipment.

  • Motorists should consider additional travel time or an alternate route.

 

 

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

I-75 at SR 72/Clark Road (Exit 205): Construction project: Project improvements include reconstructing the existing interchange to a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI), adding auxiliary lane on I-75 northbound from SR 72 to Bee Ridge Road, widen I-75 southbound from Proctor Road to SR 72, and improvements on Clark Road. This week, crews will work on the ramps, guardrails, retaining walls, and paving.

  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. bound through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 72 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 72 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.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is mid-2024.

I-75 and Toledo Blade: Landscaping project: Through the end of June, FDOT will be installing landscaping and associated irrigation within the interchange. Motorists can expect occasional shoulder closures on Toledo Blade and I-75 ramps. Please use caution in the area.

US 41 from North of Port Commons from north of Port Commons to State College of Florida: Construction project: Project improvements include milling and resurfacing, guardrail, drainage improvements, signing and pavement markings, and signalization improvements. Expected completion is fall 2024.

Daytime Activities:

  • Install barrier walls for upcoming lane shifts and close median openings for roadway crossover reconstruction.

  • Median openings at Myakka Drive, Riverwalk Drive, Boardwalk, Ortega Place, De Miranda Avenue, Eager Street and Hoffman Street will be closed for reconstruction work. Hoffman Street crossover will be removed and remain permanently closed.

  • Motorists will be able to turn right only onto US 41 at these locations.

  • Build concrete curb between Tuscola Boulevard and Espanola Drive.

  • Curb removal and turn lane reconstruction between Tuscola Boulevard and Ortiz Boulevard.

Daytime Lane Closures:

  • Daytime lane closures Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Northbound inside lane closures between Tuscola Boulevard and Ortiz Boulevard.

Nighttime Activities:

  • Nighttime lane closures Sunday through Friday from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

  • Northbound inside lane closures between Tuscola Boulevard and Ortiz Boulevard.

Motorists should use caution when making U-turns and be aware of workers in the area.

US 41 from Caribbean Drive to Stickney Point: Construction: Construction on the next phase along a 1.4-mile area of US 41 from Caribbean Drive to Stickney Point Road is actively underway. Work consists of implementing safety improvements along the corridor including resurfacing, lighting and signalization, median improvements, shoulder reconstruction, improved sidewalks, improved bicycle lanes, as well as needed infrastructure improvements to drainage, curb and gutter.

  • Lane Closures: Periodic single lane closures will be needed both north and southbound.  Motorists should expect slower moving traffic and consider alternate routes.

  • Crews continue to work on drainage in the project corridor.

  • From Caribbean Drive to Gulf Gate Road: Temporary Lane closures may be necessary to maintain crew safety.

US 41 at Wellen Park Villages D&E Roundabouts: Permit project:  Construction of two roundabouts is underway on US 41. Lane closures are required. Consider alternate routes or add additional travel time during peak hours. Use caution in the area.

SR 72 Clark Road and the Legacy Trail: Construction Project: Crews have begun constructing two new pedestrian bridges and intersection improvements along the Legacy Trail in Sarasota County. Expect noise from construction equipment, large trucks, and back-up alarms.  Occasional nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures during construction to install beams will also be needed. Expected completion is winter 2024/2025. Occasional flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large vehicles enter/ exit the roadway.

  • Occasional daytime flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large construction vehicles enter/ exit the roadway.

  • Nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures to install beams will also be needed.

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

SR 758 Bee Ridge Road at the Legacy Trail: Construction Project: Crews have begun constructing two new pedestrian bridges and intersection improvements along the Legacy Trail in Sarasota County. Expect noise from construction equipment, large trucks, and back-up alarms.

  • Noise from construction equipment should be expected.

  • Occasional daytime flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large construction vehicles enter/ exit the roadway.

  • Nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures to install beams will also be needed.

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

SR 776 at the Northeast Corner of Manasota Beach Road: Permit project: Through the end of May, Sarasota County will be constructing intersection improvements, including a right turn lane and signalization.  From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. motorists can expect an intermittent outside northbound lane closure on SR 776.  Please use caution in the area.

SR 777 River Road from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: Motorists can expect final pond grading and sodding near Venice Avenue and just north of Rambler’s Rest RV Park on the northbound roadway. Embankment activities continue on southbound roadway from US 41 to Stoney Creek Boulevard. Drainage structures, pipe, curb and gutter, and gravity wall installations will also continue throughout the project. Signal, ITS, and lighting work is also on-going throughout the project. Trucks will be crossing the road at various locations using intermittent flagging operations. Nighttime asphalt paving of Venice Avenue and River Road is tentatively scheduled to begin Sunday night, April 29, 2024, through May 10, 2024.

SR 789 between Longboat Key Club Drive to Harbourside Drive: Permit project: Town of Longboat Key is relocating existing underground utilities and installing sewer line while a new development will be constructing right and left turn lanes and constructing driveways, sidewalk, and drainage.  Motorists can expect alternating intermittent northbound / southbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please use caution in the area.

SR 681 from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: The resurfacing project is focused on final work. Temporary lane closures may be needed.

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Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties - Week of April 21, 2024

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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-75 at US 301 Interchange (Exit 224): Construction project: Project will widen the I-75 from SR 64 to the Manatee River, reconfigure the I-75/US 301 interchange from a partial cloverleaf interchange to a tight diamond configuration, construct new bridges will be constructed over the Manatee River for a northbound exit ramp and a southbound entrance ramp, and US 301 improvements. This week, crews will work on I-75 paving; drainage, utility, and sidewalk work on US 301; and, beam installation, and decking for the construction of the new bridgesover the Manatee River.

  • On Thursday, April 25, at 10 pm to Friday, April 26, at 5am, crews will CLOSE the I-75 southbound off-ramp to US 301.  Motorists are advised to follow the posted detours; or, identify alternative routes.

  • On Thursday, April 25, at 10 pm to Friday, April 26, at 5am, crews will CLOSE the US 301 on-ramp to I-75 southbound.  Motorists are advised to follow the posted detours; or, identify alternative routes.

  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 northbound during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. through the duration of the construction; double closures on I-75 southbound during the nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on US 301 during nighttime/overnight hoursfrom 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on Tidewater Preserve Boulevard through the duration of bridge construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and US 301 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.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway.  Estimated completion is mid-2025.

US 41/14th Street/Tamiami Trail, 325 feet south of College Drive/General Spaatz Boulevard: Permit project: Starting April 22 – April 26 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., crews will be painting an overhead pedestrian bridge.  Please watch for workers in the area. There will be alternating intermittent north and southbound, alternating inside/outside lane closures.

US 41 BUS from 17th to Bayshore Road/ 26th Street, including the 23rd Street Roundabout, Palmetto: Construction:  Work is being finalized so please use caution in the construction zone and be alert for construction and landscaping in the area.

US 301 from 25th Court East to 13th Avenue East: Construction project: Crews have begun a 7.6-mile improvements project consisting of milling and resurfacing the roadway, widening in areas, base work, curb and gutter, sidewalk, guardrail, drainage improvements, bridge expansion joints, signalization, lighting, and signing and pavement marking.

  • Motorists should expect shoulder closures including pedestrian access restrictions along the US 301 corridor northbound and southbound between 25th Court East and 9th Avenue East. Alternate pedestrian routes will be clearly posted. To maintain safety, pedestrians should follow the posted detour signage.

  • Motorists can expect single-lane closures on the northbound and southbound lanes of US 301 between 25th Court and 53rd Avenue East from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Nighttime work will continue from Sunday nights through Friday mornings for the next several weeks.

  • Motorists can expect right-turn lane closures at the intersections of US 301 and Tallevast Road to 9th Avenue East from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

The project’s expected completion is late 2024.

US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road Roundabout: Permit project: Crews are constructing the Manatee County roundabout at the intersection of US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road. Plan for additional travel time or consider an alternate route. Please use caution.

US 41 and Moccasin Wallow Road: Permit project: Manatee County will be installing a watermain across all lanes of US 41 and Moccasin Wallow Road starting April 14 thru April 25 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. 

  • April 17-18: southbound lanes will have alternating inside and outside lane closures.
  • April 21 – 25: northbound lanes will have alternating inside and outside lane closures.

SR 70 from Lorraine Road to Bourneside Boulevard, Bradenton: Construction project: This project includes widening SR 70 from Lorraine Road to Bourneside Boulevard from a two-lane undivided roadway to a four-lane or six-lane divided roadway, depending on the location, construction of roundabouts on SR 70 at Uihlein Road, Del Webb Boulevard, and Bourneside Boulevard, intersection improvements at the existing signalized intersection of Greenbrook Boulevard and Lorraine Road, construction of four bridges over Braden River crossings, new drainage system, construction 10-foot shared use paths, street lighting, and landscaping, and installation of new fiber optic cable connecting the two signalized intersections to Manatee County’s regional Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS).

This week, crews will be clearing existing vegetation between Lorraine Road and De Webb Boulevard on the south side of SR 70 and clearing the Pond A area on the north side of SR 70, west of Uihlein Rd. Crews will continue excavating the Pond area on the southeast corner of Bourneside Boulevard and SR 70. Material will be hauled to the south side of SR 70 between Bourneside Boulevard and Uihlein Road and placed as roadway fill. Construction of the eastern eastbound bridge over the Braden River will involve driving bridge piles. This work will occur during daytime hours and produce noise that may be audible to the surrounding area.

All work will be off the roadway with no planned lane closures. Please use caution and watch for trucks and construction vehicles entering or exiting the work zone by way of the eastbound SR 70 shoulder. Work will occur Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please use caution and be aware of workers and flaggers in the area.

SR 70 between 11th Street Court West to 8th Street Court: Permit project: FPL to replace existing insulator on the power pole. Please watch for workers in the area. Motorists can expect an intermittent westbound outside lane closure on Thursday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SR 70 and Lockwood Ridge Road: Permit project: Through the end of May, motorists can expect an intermittent westbound left turn lane closure, within the duel left turn lanes.  Manatee County is constructing right turn lanes on Lockwood Ridge Road. Please use caution in the area.

SR 70 from 9th Street East to US 41: Maintenance: Crews will be conducting pipe mapping, desilting and videoing in this area through April 26, 2024.

  • Motorists can expect overnight lane closures from 8 p.m. – 5 a.m. Sunday thru Thursday either west or east bound.

SR 64 at Bourneside Boulevard to Rangeland Parkway: Permit project: Manatee County has closed this section of Bourneside Boulevard through October. Please choose an alternate route.

SR 64 from 43rd Street West to 15th Street East and from 10th Street West to 10th Street East: Construction project: Construction is underway for the 1.7-mile resurfacing project through the City of Bradenton. Completion is slated for spring 2024.

  • Expect noise and light from construction equipment.

  • Motorists should consider additional travel time or an alternate route.

 

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

I-75 at SR 72/Clark Road (Exit 205): Construction project: Project improvements include reconstructing the existing interchange to a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI), adding auxiliary lane on I-75 northbound from SR 72 to Bee Ridge Road, widen I-75 southbound from Proctor Road to SR 72, and improvements on Clark Road. This week, crews will work on the ramps, guardrails, retaining walls, and paving.

  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. bound through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 72 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 72 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.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is mid-2024.

I-75 and Toledo Blade: Landscaping project: Through the end of June, FDOT will be installing landscaping and associated irrigation within the interchange. Motorists can expect occasional shoulder closures on Toledo Blade and I-75 ramps. Please use caution in the area.

US 41 from North of Port Commons from north of Port Commons to State College of Florida: Construction project: Project improvements include milling and resurfacing, guardrail, drainage improvements, signing and pavement markings, and signalization improvements. Expected completion is fall 2024.

Daytime Activities:

  • Install barrier walls for upcoming lane shifts and close median openings for roadway crossover reconstruction.

  • Median openings at Myakka Drive, Riverwalk Drive, Boardwalk, Ortega Place, De Miranda Avenue, Eager Street and Hoffman Street will be closed for reconstruction work.

  • Hoffman Street crossover will be removed and remain permanently closed.

  • Motorists will be able to turn right only onto US 41 at these locations.

  • Daytime lane closures Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nighttime Activities:

  • Curb removal and turn lane reconstruction between Tuscola Boulevard and Ortiz Boulevard.

  • Nighttime lane closures Sunday through Friday from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Motorists should use caution when making U-turns and be aware of workers in the area.

US 41 from Caribbean Drive to Stickney Point: Construction: Construction on the next phase along a 1.4-mile area of US 41 from Caribbean Drive to Stickney Point Road is actively underway. Work consists of implementing safety improvements along the corridor including resurfacing, lighting and signalization, median improvements, shoulder reconstruction, improved sidewalks, improved bicycle lanes, as well as needed infrastructure improvements to drainage, curb and gutter.

  • Lane Closures: For the next three weeks single lane closures will be needed.  Motorists should expect slower moving traffic and consider alternate routes.

  • Crews continue to work on drainage in the project corridor.

  • From Caribbean Drive to Gulf Gate Road: Temporary lane closures maybe necessary to maintain crew safety.

US 41 at Wellen Park Villages D&E Roundabouts: Permit project:  Construction of two roundabouts is underway on US 41. Lane closures are required. Consider alternate routes or add additional travel time during peak hours.

  • Upcoming traffic shift is expected. Use caution in the area.

SR 72 Clark Road and the Legacy Trail: Construction Project: Crews have begun constructing two new pedestrian bridges and intersection improvements along the Legacy Trail in Sarasota County. Expect noise from construction equipment, large trucks, and back-up alarms.  Occasional nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures during construction to install beams will also be needed. Expected completion is winter 2024/2025. Occasional flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large vehicles enter/ exit the roadway.

  • Occasional daytime flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large construction vehicles enter/ exit the roadway.

  • Nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures to install beams will also be needed.

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

SR 758 Bee Ridge Road at the Legacy Trail: Construction Project: Crews have begun constructing two new pedestrian bridges and intersection improvements along the Legacy Trail in Sarasota County. Expect noise from construction equipment, large trucks, and back-up alarms.

  • On April 18, crews will be working overnight from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Motorists can expect a single lane closure.
  • Occasional daytime flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large construction vehicles enter/ exit the roadway.

  • Nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures to install beams will also be needed.

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

SR 776 at the Northeast Corner of Manasota Beach Road: Permit project: Through the end of May, Sarasota County will be constructing intersection improvements, including a right turn lane and signalization.  From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. motorists can expect an intermittent outside northbound lane closure on SR 776.  Please use caution in the area.

SR 777 River Road from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: Motorists can expect final pond grading and sodding near Venice Avenue and just north of Rambler’s Rest RV Park on the northbound roadway. Embankment activities continue on southbound roadway from US 41 to Stoney Creek Boulevard. Drainage structures, pipe, curb and gutter, and gravity wall installations will also continue throughout the project. Signal, ITS, and lighting work is also on-going throughout the project. Trucks will be crossing the road at various locations using intermittent flagging operations. Nighttime asphalt paving of Venice Avenue, and the River Road and Venice Avenue. Intersection is tentatively scheduled to begin Sunday night, April 28, 2024.

SR 789 between Longboat Key Club Drive to Harbourside Drive: Permit project: Town of Longboat Key is relocating existing underground utilities and installing sewer line while a new development will be constructing right and left turn lanes and constructing driveways, sidewalk, and drainage.  Motorists can expect alternating intermittent northbound / southbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please use caution in the area.

SR 681 from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: The resurfacing project will improve drainage, provide a cross-slope correction for leveling and comfort, new guardrail, updated signing and marking, install intelligent transportation equipment and signalization. Crews will have temporary lane closures on SR 681 from Honore Avenue to US 41 for the duration of the project.

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Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties - Week of April 14, 2024

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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-75 at US 301 Interchange (Exit 224): Construction project: Project will widen the I-75 from SR 64 to the Manatee River, reconfigure the I-75/US 301 interchange from a partial cloverleaf interchange to a tight diamond configuration, construct new bridges will be constructed over the Manatee River for a northbound exit ramp and a southbound entrance ramp, and US 301 improvements. This week, crews will work on I-75 paving; drainage, utility, and sidewalk work on US 301; and, beam installation, and decking for the construction of the new bridgesover the Manatee River.

  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 northbound during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. through the duration of the construction; double closures on I-75 southbound during the nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on US 301 during nighttime/overnight hoursfrom 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on Tidewater Preserve Boulevard through the duration of bridge construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and US 301 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.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway.  Estimated completion is mid-2025.

I-75 between Exit 217 (SR 70) and Exit 220 (SR 64): Construction: Crews will be working in the roadway and mobilizing equipment. 

Through April 13, 2024 - Temporary overnight lane closures are needed from 8 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. This affects both inside lanes of north and southbound I-75 as they demobilize the crane and equipment from the median.

US 41 BUS from 17th to Bayshore Road/ 26th Street, including the 23rd Street Roundabout, Palmetto: Construction:  Work is underway so please use caution in the construction zone and be alert for construction equipment in the area.

  • Motorists should use caution in the area as motorists adapt to the new intersection.

US 301 and 30th Avenue East: Permit project: FPL will be performing maintenance work on powerlines with intermittent westbound outside lane closure on US 301 and 30th Avenue East on Wednesday, April 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

US 301 from 25th Court East to 13th Avenue East: Construction project: Crews have begun a 7.6-mile improvements project consisting of milling and resurfacing the roadway, widening in areas, base work, curb and gutter, sidewalk, guardrail, drainage improvements, bridge expansion joints, signalization, lighting, and signing and pavement marking.  

  • Motorists should expect shoulder closures including pedestrian access restrictions along the US 301 corridor northbound and southbound between 25th Court East and 9th Avenue East. Alternate pedestrian routes will be clearly posted. To maintain safety, pedestrians should follow the posted detour signage.

  • Motorists can expect single-lane closures on the northbound and southbound lanes of US 301 between 25th Court and 53rd Avenue East from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Nighttime work will continue from Sunday nights through Friday mornings for the next several weeks.

  • Motorists can expect right-turn lane closures at the intersections of US 301 and Tallevast Road to 9th Avenue East from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    The project’s expected completion is late 2024.

US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road Roundabout: Permit project: Crews are constructing the Manatee County roundabout at the intersection of US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road. Plan for additional travel time or consider an alternate route. Please use caution. Completion is expected by late spring 2024.

US 41 and Moccasin Wallow Road: Permit project: Manatee County will be installing a watermain across all lanes of US 41 and Moccasin Wallow Road starting April 14 thru April 25 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. 

  • April 14 - 18: southbound lanes will have alternating inside and outside lane closures.
  • April 21 – 25: northbound lanes will have alternating inside and outside lane closures.

SR 70 from Lorraine Road to Bourneside Boulevard, Bradenton: Construction project: This project includes widening SR 70 from Lorraine Road to Bourneside Boulevard from a two-lane undivided roadway to a four-lane or six-lane divided roadway, depending on the location, construction of roundabouts on SR 70 at Uihlein Road, Del Webb Boulevard, and Bourneside Boulevard, intersection improvements at the existing signalized intersection of Greenbrook Boulevard and Lorraine Road, construction of four bridges over Braden River crossings, new drainage system, construction 10-foot shared use paths, street lighting, and landscaping, and installation of new fiber optic cable connecting the two signalized intersections to Manatee County’s regional Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS).

This week, crews will be clearing existing vegetation between Lorraine Road and De Webb Boulevard on the south side of SR 70 and clearing the Pond A area on the north side of SR 70, west of Uihlein Road and excavating. Crews will continue excavating the Pond area on the southeast corner of Bourneside Boulevard and SR 70. Material will be hauled to the south side of SR 70 between Bourneside Boulevard and Uihlein Road and placed as roadway fill.

Crews will begin mobilizing bridge equipment and materials at Uihlein Road. Construction of the eastern eastbound bridge over the Braden River will begin the week of April 15th. The work will involve driving bridge piles via hydraulic hammer. This work will occur during daytime hours and produce noise that may be audible to the surrounding area. Bridge work will continue into summer.

All work will be off the roadway with no planned lane closures. Please use caution and watch for trucks and construction vehicles entering or exiting the work zone by way of the eastbound SR 70 shoulder. Work will occur Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please use caution and be aware of workers and flaggers in the area.

SR 70 between 11th Street Court West to 8th Street Court: Permit project: FPL to replace existing insulator on the power pole. Please watch for workers in the area. Motorists can expect an intermittent westbound outside lane closure on Thursday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

SR 70 and Lockwood Ridge Road: Permit project: Through the end of May, motorists can expect an intermittent westbound left turn lane closure, within the duel left turn lanes.  Manatee County is constructing right turn lanes on Lockwood Ridge Road. Please use caution in the area.

SR 70 from 9th Street East to US 41: Maintenance: Crews will be conducting pipe mapping, desilting and videoing in this area through April 19, 2024.

  • Motorists can expect overnight lane closures from 8 p.m. – 5 a.m. Sunday thru Thursday either west or east bound.

SR 64 at Bourneside Boulevard to Rangeland Parkway: Permit project: Manatee County has closed this section of Bourneside Boulevard through October. Please choose an alternate route.

SR 64 from 43rd Street West to 15th Street East and from 10th Street West to 10th Street East: Construction project: Construction is underway for the 1.7-mile resurfacing project through the City of Bradenton. Completion is slated for spring 2024.

  • Overnight paving from 10th to 10th requires intermittent lane closures.

  • Crews will be working on curb removal in the corridor.

  • Expect noise and light from construction equipment.

  • Motorists should consider additional travel time or an alternate route.

 

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

I-75 at SR 72/Clark Road (Exit 205): Construction project: Project improvements include reconstructing the existing interchange to a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI), adding auxiliary lane on I-75 northbound from SR 72 to Bee Ridge Road, widen I-75 southbound from Proctor Road to SR 72, and improvements on Clark Road. This week, crews will work on the ramps, drainage, retaining walls, and paving.

  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. bound through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 72 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 72 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.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is mid-2024.

I-75 and Toledo Blade: Landscaping project: Through the end of June, FDOT will be installing landscaping and associated irrigation within the interchange. Motorists can expect occasional shoulder closures on Toledo Blade and I-75 ramps. Please use caution in the area.

US 41 and Boulevard of the Arts: Maintenance: City of Sarasota has scheduled intermittent lane closures on Monday, April 15, from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. to install thermo striping at the crosswalks.

US 41 from North of Port Commons from north of Port Commons to State College of Florida: Construction project: Project improvements include milling and resurfacing, guardrail, drainage improvements, signing and pavement markings, and signalization improvements. Expected completion is fall 2024.

Daytime Activities:

  • Install barrier walls for upcoming lane shifts and close median openings for roadway crossover reconstruction.

  • Median openings at Myakka Drive, Riverwalk Drive, Boardwalk, Ortega Place, De Miranda Avenue, Eager Street and Hoffman Street will be closed for reconstruction work.

  • Hoffman Street crossover will be removed and remain permanently closed.

  • Motorists will be able to turn right only onto US 41 at these locations.

  • Daytime lane closures Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nighttime Activities:

  • Curb removal and turn lane reconstruction between Tuscola Boulevard and Ortiz Boulevard.

  • Nighttime lane closures Sunday through Friday from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

  • Motorists should use caution when making U-turns and be aware of workers in the area.

US 41 from Caribbean Drive to Stickney Point: Construction: Construction on the next phase along a 1.4-mile area of US 41 from Caribbean Drive to Stickney Point Road is actively underway. Work consists of implementing safety improvements along the corridor including resurfacing, lighting and signalization, median improvements, shoulder reconstruction, improved sidewalks, improved bicycle lanes, as well as needed infrastructure improvements to drainage, curb and gutter.

  • At the left turn from US 41 North turning onto SR 72 at Stickney Point towards Siesta Key, the lane width will be reduced. Please use caution as drivers acclimate.

  • Lane Closures: For the next three weeks single lane closures will be needed.  Motorists should expect slower moving traffic and consider alternate routes.

  • Crews continue to work on drainage in the project corridor.

  • From Caribbean Drive to Gulf Gate Road: Temporary lane closures maybe necessary to maintain crew safety.

US 41 at Wellen Park Villages D&E Roundabouts: Permit project:  Construction of two roundabouts is underway on US 41. Lane closures are required. Consider alternate routes or add additional travel time during peak hours.

  • Upcoming traffic shift is expected. Use caution in the area.

SR 72 Clark Road and the Legacy Trail: Construction Project: Crews have begun constructing two new pedestrian bridges and intersection improvements along the Legacy Trail in Sarasota County. Expect noise from construction equipment, large trucks, and back-up alarms.  Occasional nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures during construction to install beams will also be needed. Expected completion is winter 2024/2025. Occasional flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large vehicles enter/ exit the roadway.

  • Occasional daytime flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large construction vehicles enter/exit the roadway.

  • Nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures to install beams will also be needed.

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

SR 758 Bee Ridge Road at the Legacy Trail: Construction Project: Crews have begun constructing two new pedestrian bridges and intersection improvements along the Legacy Trail in Sarasota County. Expect noise from construction equipment, large trucks, and back-up alarms.

  • Occasional daytime flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large construction vehicles enter/exit the roadway.

  • Nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures to install beams will also be needed.

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

SR 776 at the Northeast Corner of Manasota Beach Road: Permit project: Through the end of May, Sarasota County will be constructing intersection improvements, including a right turn lane and signalization.  From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. motorists can expect an intermittent outside northbound lane closure on SR 776.  Please use caution in the area.

SR 777 River Road from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: Motorists can expect final pond grading near Venice Avenue and just north of Rambler’s Rest RV Park on the northbound roadway. Embankment activities continue on the southbound roadway from US 41 to Stoney Creek Boulevard. Drainage structures, pipe, curb and gutter, and gravity wall installations will also continue throughout the project. Signal, ITS, and lighting work is also on-going throughout the project. Trucks will be crossing the road at various locations using intermittent flagging operations.

SR 789 between Longboat Key Club Drive to Harbourside Drive: Permit project: Town of Longboat Key is relocating existing underground utilities and installing sewer line while a new development will be constructing right and left turn lanes and constructing driveways, sidewalk, and drainage.  Motorists can expect alternating intermittent northbound / southbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please use caution in the area.

SR 681 from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: The resurfacing project will improve drainage, provide a cross-slope correction for leveling and comfort, new guardrail, updated signing and marking, install intelligent transportation equipment and signalization. Crews will have temporary lane closures on SR 681 from Honore Avenue to US 41 for the duration of the project.

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Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties - Week of April 7, 2024

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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-75 at US 301 Interchange (Exit 224): Construction project: Project will widen the I-75 from SR 64 to the Manatee River, reconfigure the I-75/US 301 interchange from a partial cloverleaf interchange to a tight diamond configuration, construct new bridges will be constructed over the Manatee River for a northbound exit ramp and a southbound entrance ramp, and US 301 improvements. This week, crews will work on I-75 paving; drainage, utility, and sidewalk work on US 301; and, beam installation, and decking for the construction of the new bridges over the Manatee River.

  • Through the first of August, the US 301 north and southbound median openings just east of 60th Avenue East (between Starbuck’s and 7-Eleven) will be closed. US 301 southbound motorists wishing to enter the restaurants should use 19th Street E or 60th Avenue E and enter on the 19th Street E driveways; and, US 301 northbound motorists wishing to enter the plaza should enter using 60th Avenue E entrance.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 northbound during nighttime/overnight hoursfrom 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.through the duration of the construction; double closures on I-75 southbound during the nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on US 301 during nighttime/overnight hoursfrom 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on Tidewater Preserve Boulevard through the duration of bridge construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and US 301 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.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway.  Estimated completion is mid-2025.

I-75 between Exit 217 (SR 70) and Exit 220 (SR 64): Construction: Crews will be working in the roadway and mobilizing equipment. 

Through April 13, 2024 - Temporary overnight lane closures are needed from 8 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. This affects both inside lanes of north and southbound I-75 as they demobilize the crane and equipment from the median.

US 41 BUS from 17th to Bayshore Road/ 26th Street, including the 23rd Street Roundabout, Palmetto: Construction:  Work is underway so please use caution in the construction zone and be alert for construction equipment in the area.

  • Motorists should use caution in the area as motorists adapt to the new intersection.

US 301 and 30th Avenue East: Permit project: FPL will be performing maintenance work on powerlines with intermittent westbound outside lane closure on US 301 and 30th Ave East on Wednesday, April 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

US 301 from 25th Court East to 13th Avenue East: Construction project: Crews have begun a 7.6-mile improvements project consisting of milling and resurfacing the roadway, widening in areas, base work, curb and gutter, sidewalk, guardrail, drainage improvements, bridge expansion joints, signalization, lighting, and signing and pavement marking.  

  • Motorists should expect shoulder closures including pedestrian access restrictions along the US 301 corridor northbound and southbound between 25th Court East and 9th Avenue East. Alternate pedestrian routes will be clearly posted. To maintain safety, pedestrians should follow the posted detour signage.
  • Motorists can expect single-lane closures on the northbound and southbound lanes of US 301 between 25th Court and 53rd Avenue East from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Nighttime work will continue from Sunday nights through Friday mornings for the next several weeks.
  • Motorists can expect right-turn lane closures at the intersections of US 301 and Tallevast Road to 9th Avenue East from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

The project’s expected completion is late 2024.

US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road Roundabout: Permit project: Crews have are constructing the Manatee County roundabout at the intersection of US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road. Plan for additional travel time or consider an alternate route. Please use caution. Completion is expected by late spring 2024.

US 41 and Moccasin Wallow Road: Permit project: Manatee County will be installing a watermain across all lanes of US 41 and Moccasin Wallow Road starting April 14 thru April 25 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. 

  • April 14 -18: southbound lanes will have alternating inside and outside lane closures.
  • April 21 – 25: northbound lanes will have alternating inside and outside lane closures.

SR 70 from Lorraine Road to Bourneside Boulevard: Construction project: This project includes widening SR 70 from Lorraine Road to Bourneside Boulevard from a two-lane undivided roadway to a four-lane or six-lane divided roadway, depending on the location, construction of roundabouts on SR 70 at Uihlein Road, Del Webb Boulevard, and Bourneside Boulevard, intersection improvements at the existing signalized intersection of Greenbrook Boulevard and Lorraine Road, construction of four bridges over Braden River crossings, new drainage system, construction 10-foot shared use paths, street lighting, and landscaping, and installation of new fiber optic cable connecting the two signalized intersections to Manatee County’s regional Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS).

This week, crews will be clearing existing vegetation between Lorraine Road and De Webb Boulevard on the south side of SR 70 and excavating the Pond area on the southeast corner of Bourneside Boulevard and SR 70. Material will be hauled to the south side of SR 70 between Bourneside Boulevard and Uihlein Road and placed as roadway fill. Crews will begin mobilizing bridge equipment and materials at Uihlein Road. All work will be off the roadway with no planned lane closures. Please use caution and watch for trucks and construction vehicles entering or exiting the work zone by way of the eastbound SR 70 shoulder. Work will occur Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please use caution and be aware of workers and flaggers in the area.

Construction of the eastern eastbound bridge will begin the week of April 15th. The work will involve driving bridge piles via hydraulic hammer. This work will occur during daytime hours and produce noise that may be audible to the surrounding area. Bridge work will continue into summer.

SR 70 between 11th Street Court Wes to 8th Street Court: Permit project: FPL to replace existing insulator on the power pole. Please watch for workers in the area. Motorists can expect an intermittent westbound outside lane closure on Thursday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

SR 70 and Lockwood Ridge Road: Permit project: Through the end of May, motorists can expect an intermittent westbound left turn lane closure, within the duel left turn lanes.  Manatee County is constructing right turn lanes on Lockwood Ridge Road. Please use caution in the area.

SR 70 from 9th Street East to US 41: Maintenance: Crews will be conducting pipe mapping, desilting and videoing in this area through April 12, 2024.

  • Motorists can expect overnight lane closures from 8 p.m. – 5 a.m. Sunday thru Thursday either west or east bound.

SR 64 at Bourneside Boulevard to Rangeland Parkway: Permit project: Manatee County has closed this section of Bourneside Boulevard through October. Please choose an alternate route.

SR 64 from 43rd Street West to 15th Street East and from 10th Street West to 10th Street East: Construction project: Construction is underway for the 1.7-mile resurfacing project through the City of Bradenton. Completion is slated for spring 2024.

  • Overnight paving from 10th to 10th requires intermittent lane closures.
  • Crews will be working on curb removal in the corridor.
  • Expect noise and light from construction equipment.
  • Motorists should consider additional travel time or an alternate route.

 

 

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

I-75 at SR 72/Clark Road (Exit 205): Construction project: Project improvements include reconstructing the existing interchange to a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI), adding auxiliary lane on I-75 northbound from SR 72 to Bee Ridge Road, widen I-75 southbound from Proctor Road to SR 72, and improvements on Clark Road. This week, crews will work on the ramps, drainage, retaining walls, and paving.

  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. bound through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 72 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 72 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.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is mid-2024.

I-75 and Toledo Blade: Landscaping project: Through the end of June, FDOT will be installing landscaping and associated irrigation within the interchange. Motorists can expect occasional shoulder closures on Toledo Blade and I-75 ramps. Please use caution in the area.

West Villages Parkway at River Road (SR 777): A temporary detour with road closures will occur from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 6 through Sunday, April 7, 2024, at the intersection of West Villages Parkway and River Road in Sarasota County. This detour will give crews the ability to construct and install needed drainage. Motorists can use the south entrance/exit to West Villages Parkway from US 41.  Motorists should use caution in the area and follow the posted detours.

US 41 from North of Port Commons from north of Port Commons to State College of Florida: Construction project: Project improvements include milling and resurfacing, guardrail, drainage improvements, signing and pavement markings, and signalization improvements. Expected completion is fall 2024.

Daytime Activities:

  • Install barrier walls for upcoming lane shifts and close median openings for roadway crossover reconstruction.
  • Median openings at Myakka Drive, Riverwalk Drive, Boardwalk, Ortega Place, De Miranda Avenue, Eager Street and Hoffman Street will be closed for reconstruction work.
  • Hoffman Street crossover will be removed and remain permanently closed.
  • Motorists will be able to turn right only onto US 41 at these locations.
  • Daytime lane closures Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nighttime Activities:

  • Curb removal and turn lane reconstruction between Tuscola Boulevard and Ortiz Boulevard.
  • Nighttime lane closures Sunday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Motorists should use caution when making U-turns and be aware of workers in the area.

US 41 from Caribbean Drive to Stickney Point: Construction: Construction on the next phase along a 1.4-mile area of US 41 from Caribbean Drive to Stickney Point Road is actively underway. Work consists of implementing safety improvements along the corridor including resurfacing, lighting and signalization, median improvements, shoulder reconstruction, improved sidewalks, improved bicycle lanes, as well as needed infrastructure improvements to drainage, curb and gutter.

  • At the left turn from US 41 North turning onto SR 72 at Stickney Point towards Siesta Key, the lane width will be reduced. Please use caution as drivers acclimate.

  • Lane Closures: For the next three weeks while crews are excavating in the median, single lane closures will be needed.  Motorists should expect slower moving traffic and consider alternate routes.

  • Crews continue to work on drainage in the project corridor.

  • From Caribbean Drive to Gulf Gate Road: Temporary lane closures will be necessary to maintain crew safety.

US 41 at Wellen Park Villages D&E Roundabouts: Permit projectConstruction of two roundabouts is underway on US 41. Lane closures are required. Consider alternate routes or add additional travel time during peak hours.

  • Upcoming traffic shift is expected. Use caution in the area.

SR 72 Clark Road and the Legacy Trail: Construction Project: Crews have begun constructing two new pedestrian bridges and intersection improvements along the Legacy Trail in Sarasota County. Expect noise from construction equipment, large trucks, and back-up alarms.  Occasional nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures during construction to install beams will also be needed. Expected completion is winter 2024/2025. Occasional flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large vehicles enter/ exit the roadway.

  • Occasional daytime flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large construction vehicles enter/exit the roadway.

  • Nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures to install beams will also be needed.

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

SR 758 Bee Ridge Road at the Legacy Trail: Construction Project: Crews have begun constructing two new pedestrian bridges and intersection improvements along the Legacy Trail in Sarasota County. Expect noise from construction equipment, large trucks, and back-up alarms.

  • Occasional daytime flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large construction vehicles enter/exit the roadway.

  • Nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures to install beams will also be needed.

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

SR 776 at the Northeast Corner of Manasota Beach Road: Permit project: Through the end of May, Sarasota County will be constructing intersection improvements, including a right turn lane and signalization.  From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. motorists can expect an intermittent outside northbound lane closure on SR 776.  Please use caution in the area.

SR 777 River Road from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: Motorists can expect pond excavation near Venice Avenue and just north of Rambler’s Rest RV Park on the northbound roadway. Embankment activities continue on the southbound roadway from US 41 to Stoney Creek Boulevard. Drainage structures, pipe, curb and gutter, and gravity wall installations will also continue throughout the project. Signal, ITS, and lighting work is also on-going throughout the project. Daytime Asphalt Paving will continue on Southbound River Road, outside of active traffic areas, at various locations throughout the project. Trucks will be crossing the road at various locations using intermittent flagging operations.

  • Saturday, April 6, motorists will not be able to enter/ exit West Villages from/ to River Road. Please use alternate access points.

SR 789 between Longboat Key Club Drive to Harbourside Drive: Permit project: Town of Longboat Key is relocating existing underground utilities and installing sewer line while a new development will be constructing right and left turn lanes and constructing driveways, sidewalk, and drainage.  Motorists can expect alternating intermittent northbound / southbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please use caution in the area.

SR 681 from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: The ongoing resurfacing project will improve drainage, provide a cross-slope correction for leveling and comfort, new guardrail, updated signing and marking, install intelligent transportation equipment and signalization.

  • Crews will have intermittent lane closures on SR 681 from Honore Avenue to US 41 for the duration of the project.
  • Crews will continue to pave the roadway throughout the project limits.
  • Motorists should anticipate slower moving traffic or consider an alternate route.
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Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties - Week of March 30, 2024

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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-75 at US 301 Interchange (Exit 224): Construction project: Project will widen the I-75 from SR 64 to the Manatee River, reconfigure the I-75/US 301 interchange from a partial cloverleaf interchange to a tight diamond configuration, construct new bridges will be constructed over the Manatee River for a northbound exit ramp and a southbound entrance ramp, and US 301 improvements. This week, crews will work on I-75 paving; drainage, utility, and sidewalk work on US 301; and, beam installation, and decking for the construction of the new bridges over the Manatee River.

  • On Thursday, April 1, at midnight to Thursday, August 1, crews will close the US 301 north and southbound median openings just east of 60th Avenue East (between Starbuck’s and 7-Eleven). US 301 southbound motorists wishing to enter the restaurants should use 19th Street E or 60th Avenue E and enter on the 19th Street E driveways; and, US 301 northbound motorists wishing to enter the plaza should enter using 60th Avenue E entrance.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 northbound during nighttime/overnight hoursfrom 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.through the duration of the construction; double closures on I-75 southbound during the nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on US 301 during nighttime/overnight hoursfrom 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on Tidewater Preserve Boulevard through the duration of bridge construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and US 301 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.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway.  Estimated completion is mid-2025.

I-75 between Exit 217 (SR 70) and Exit 220 (SR 64): Construction: Crews will be working in the roadway and mobilizing equipment. 

Through April 13, 2024 - Temporary overnight lane closures are needed from 8 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. This affects both inside lanes of north and southbound I-75 as they demobilize the crane and equipment from the median.

US 41 BUS from 17th to Bayshore Road/ 26th Street, including the 23rd Street Roundabout, Palmetto: Construction:  Work is underway so please use caution in the construction zone and be alert for construction equipment in the area.

  • Extended daytime lane closures are necessary for concrete work.
  • Now that paving is complete, a lane shift will occur.  Use caution in the area as motorists adjust.

  • Motorists should use caution in the area or consider alternate routes.

US 301 from 25th Court East to 13th Avenue East: Construction project: Crews have begun a 7.6-mile improvements project consisting of milling and resurfacing the roadway, widening in areas, base work, curb and gutter, sidewalk, guardrail, drainage improvements, bridge expansion joints, signalization, lighting, and signing and pavement marking.  

  • Motorists should expect shoulder closures including pedestrian access restrictions along the US 301 corridor northbound and southbound between 25th Court East and 9th Avenue East. Alternate pedestrian routes will be clearly posted. To maintain safety, pedestrians should follow the posted detour signage.
  • Motorists can expect single-lane closures on the northbound and southbound lanes of US 301 between 25th Court and 53rd Avenue East from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Nighttime work will continue from Sunday nights through Friday mornings for the next several weeks.
  • Motorists can expect right-turn lane closures at the intersections of US 301 and Tallevast Road to 9th Avenue East from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

The project’s expected completion is late 2024.

US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road Roundabout: Permit project: Crews have are constructing the Manatee County roundabout at the intersection of US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road. Plan for additional travel time or consider an alternate route. Please use caution. Completion is expected by late spring 2024.

SR 789 / 5310 Gulf of Mexico Drive: Maintenance: Sidewalk repairs from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. A sidewalk closure will be in place. Please use caution.

SR 70 from Lorraine Road to Bourneside Boulevard: Construction project: This project includes widening SR 70 from Lorraine Road to Bourneside Boulevard from a two-lane undivided roadway to a four-lane or six-lane divided roadway, depending on the location, construction of roundabouts on SR 70 at Uihlein Road, Del Webb Boulevard, and Bourneside Boulevard, intersection improvements at the existing signalized intersection of Greenbrook Boulevard and Lorraine Road, construction of four bridges over Braden River crossings, new drainage system, construction 10-foot shared use paths, street lighting, and landscaping, and installation of new fiber optic cable connecting the two signalized intersections to Manatee County’s regional Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS).

This week, crews will be clearing existing vegetation between Greenbrook Boulevard and Bourneside Boulevard on the south side of SR 70 and excavating the Pond area on the southeast corner of Bourneside Boulevard and SR 70. Material will be hauled to the south side of SR 70 between Bourneside Boulevard and Uihlein Road and placed as roadway fill. Crews will begin mobilizing bridge equipment and materials at Uihlein Road. All work will be off the roadway with no planned lane closures. Please use caution and watch for trucks and construction vehicles entering or exiting the work zone by way of the eastbound SR 70 shoulder. Work will occur Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please use caution and be aware of workers and flaggers in the area.

SR 70 and Lockwood Ridge Road: Permit project: Through the end of May, motorists can expect an intermittent westbound left turn lane closure, within the duel left turn lanes.  Manatee County is constructing right turn lanes on Lockwood Ridge Road. Please use caution in the area.

SR 70 (53rd Avenue Between US 301 and US 41): Maintenance: Crews will be performing pipe cleaning and mapping located on SR 70 (53rd Avenue) between US 41 and US 301. Motorists can expect alternating lane closures both east and westbound. Work runs through Friday, April 5, from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m.

SR 64 at Bourneside Boulevard to Rangeland Parkway: Permit: Manatee County has closed this section of Bourneside Boulevard through October. Please choose an alternate route.

SR 64 from 43rd Street West to 15th Street East and from 10th Street West to 10th Street East: Construction project: Construction is underway for the 1.7-mile resurfacing project through the City of Bradenton. Completion is slated for spring 2024.

  • Overnight paving from 10th to 10th requires intermittent lane closures.
  • Crews will be working on curb removal in the corridor.
  • Expect noise and light from construction equipment.

  • Motorists should consider additional travel time or an alternate route.

 

 

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

I-75 at SR 72/Clark Road (Exit 205): Construction project: Project improvements include reconstructing the existing interchange to a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI), adding auxiliary lane on I-75 northbound from SR 72 to Bee Ridge Road, widen I-75 southbound from Proctor Road to SR 72, and improvements on Clark Road. This week, crews will work on the ramps, drainage, retaining walls, and paving.

  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. bound through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 72 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 72 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.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is mid-2024.

I-75 and Toledo Blade: Landscaping project: Through the end of June, FDOT will be installing landscaping and associated irrigation within the interchange. Motorists can expect occasional shoulder closures on Toledo Blade and I-75 ramps. Please use caution in the area.

US 41 from North of Port Commons from north of Port Commons to State College of Florida: Construction project: Project improvements include milling and resurfacing, guardrail, drainage improvements, signing and pavement markings, and signalization improvements. Expected completion is fall 2024.

Daytime Activities:

  • Install barrier walls for upcoming lane shifts and close median openings for roadway crossover reconstruction.
  • Median openings at Myakka Drive, Riverwalk Drive, Boardwalk, Ortega Place, De Miranda Avenue, Eager Street and Hoffman Street will be closed for reconstruction work.
  • Hoffman Street crossover will be removed and remain permanently closed.
  • Motorists will be able to turn right only onto US 41 at these locations.
  • Daytime lane closures Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nighttime Activities:

  • Curb removal and turn lane reconstruction between Tuscola Boulevard and Ortiz Boulevard.
  • Nighttime lane closures Sunday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Motorists should use caution when making U-turns and be aware of workers in the area.

US 41 from Caribbean Drive to Stickney Point: Construction: Construction on the next phase along a 1.4-mile area of US 41 from Caribbean Drive to Stickney Point Road is actively underway. Work consists of implementing safety improvements along the corridor including resurfacing, lighting and signalization, median improvements, shoulder reconstruction, improved sidewalks, improved bicycle lanes, as well as needed infrastructure improvements to drainage, curb and gutter.

  • At the left turn from US 41 North turning onto SR 72 at Stickney Point towards Siesta Key, the lane width will be reduced. Please use caution as drivers acclimate.

  • Lane Closures: For the next three weeks while crews are excavating in the median, single lane closures will be needed.  Motorists should expect slower moving traffic and consider alternate routes.
  • Crews continue to work on drainage in the project corridor.

  • Medians: crews are working in the median throughout the project limits. Motorists can expect limited access.

  • From Caribbean Drive to Gulf Gate Road: Temporary lane closures will be necessary to maintain crew safety.

US 41 at Wellen Park Villages D&E Roundabouts: Permit projectConstruction of two roundabouts is underway on US 41. Lane closures are required. Consider alternate routes or add additional travel time during peak hours.

US 41 from Browning Street to Lincoln Drive, Ringling College: Permit project: Through April 1 from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m., Ringling College will be removing and replacing sidewalk and making drainage repairs. Motorists should expect temporary intermittent outside lane closures as needed.  Please use caution.

SR 72 Clark Road and the Legacy Trail: Construction Project: Crews have begun constructing two new pedestrian bridges and intersection improvements along the Legacy Trail in Sarasota County. Expect noise from construction equipment, large trucks, and back-up alarms.  Occasional nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures during construction to install beams will also be needed. Expected completion is winter 2024/2025. Occasional flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large vehicles enter/ exit the roadway.

  • Occasional daytime flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large construction vehicles enter/ exit the roadway.

  • Nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures to install beams will also be needed.

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

SR 758 Bee Ridge Road at the Legacy Trail: Construction Project: Crews have begun constructing two new pedestrian bridges and intersection improvements along the Legacy Trail in Sarasota County. Expect noise from construction equipment, large trucks, and back-up alarms.

  • Occasional daytime flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large construction vehicles enter/ exit the roadway.

  • Nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures to install beams will also be needed.

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

SR 776 at the Northeast Corner of Manasota Beach Road: Permit project: Through the end of May, Sarasota County will be constructing intersection improvements, including a right turn lane and signalization.  From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. motorists can expect an intermittent outside northbound lane closure on SR 776.  Please use caution in the area.

SR 777 River Road from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: Motorists can expect pond excavation near Venice Avenue and just north of Rambler’s Rest RV Park on the northbound roadway. Embankment activities continue on the southbound roadway from US 41 to Stoney Creek Boulevard. Drainage structures, pipe, curb and gutter, and gravity wall installations will also continue throughout the project. Signal, ITS, and lighting work is also on-going throughout the project.  Trucks will be crossing the road at various locations using intermittent flagging operations.

SR 789 between Longboat Key Club Drive to Harbourside Drive: Permit project: Town of Longboat Key is relocating existing underground utilities and installing sewer line while a new development will be constructing right and left turn lanes and constructing driveways, sidewalk, and drainage.  Motorists can expect alternating intermittent northbound / southbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please use caution in the area.

SR 789 from Longboat Club Road to SR 64: Construction project: Crews will be placing safety enhancements through the corridor. Temporary lane shifts or closures will be needed so motorists should use caution.

SR 681 from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: The ongoing resurfacing project will improve drainage, provide a cross-slope correction for leveling and comfort, new guardrail, updated signing and marking, install intelligent transportation equipment and signalization. Paving on the project has started so motorists should expect temporary lane closures for the duration of the project.

  • Crews will have intermittent lane closures on SR 681 from Honore Avenue to US 41.
  • Crews will continue to pave the roadway throughout the project limits.
  • Motorists should anticipate slower moving traffic or consider an alternate route.

  • Noise from construction equipment should be anticipated for the duration.
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Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties - Week of March 24, 2024

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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-75 at US 301 Interchange (Exit 224): Construction project: Project will widen the I-75 from SR 64 to the Manatee River, reconfigure the I-75/US 301 interchange from a partial cloverleaf interchange to a tight diamond configuration, construct new bridges will be constructed over the Manatee River for a northbound exit ramp and a southbound entrance ramp, and US 301 improvements. This week, crews will work on I-75 paving; drainage, utility, and sidewalk work on US 301; and, beam installation, and decking for the construction of the new bridges over the Manatee River.

  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 northbound during nighttime/overnight hoursfrom 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.through the duration of the construction; double closures on I-75 southbound during the nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on US 301 during nighttime/overnight hoursfrom 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on Tidewater Preserve Boulevard through the duration of bridge construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and US 301 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.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway.  Estimated completion is mid-2025.

I-75 between Exit 217 (SR 70) and Exit 220 (SR 64): Construction: Crews will be working in the roadway and mobilizing equipment. 

March 24 through April 13, 2024 - Temporary overnight lane closures are needed from 8 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. This affects both inside lanes of north and southbound I-75 as they demobilize the crane and equipment from the median.

US 41 BUS from 17th to Bayshore Road/ 26th Street, including the 23rd Street Roundabout, Palmetto: Construction:  Work is underway so please use caution in the construction zone and be alert for construction equipment in the area.

  • Extended daytime lane closures are necessary for concrete work.
  • Overnight lane closures to complete roadway paving starts Sunday, March 25 – March 26, barring any weather delays.
  • After paving is complete a traffic shift will occur. Use caution in the area as motorists adjust.

  • Motorists should use caution in the area and consider alternate routes.

US 301 from 25th Court East to 13th Avenue East: Construction project: Crews have begun a 7.6-mile improvements project consisting of milling and resurfacing the roadway, widening in areas, base work, curb and gutter, sidewalk, guardrail, drainage improvements, bridge expansion joints, signalization, lighting, and signing and pavement marking.  

  • Motorists should expect shoulder closures including pedestrian access restrictions along the US 301 corridor northbound and southbound between 25th Court East and 9th Avenue East. Alternate pedestrian routes will be clearly posted. To maintain safety, pedestrians should follow the posted detour signage.
  • Motorists can expect single-lane closures on the northbound and southbound lanes of US 301 from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Nighttime work will continue from Sunday nights through Friday mornings for the next several weeks.
  • Motorists can expect right-turn lane closures at the intersections of US 301 and Tallevast Road to 9th Avenue East from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

The project’s expected completion is late 2024.

US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road Roundabout: Permit project: Crews are constructing the Manatee County roundabout at the intersection of US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road. A lane shift is in place. Plan for additional travel time or consider an alternate route. Please use caution in the area. Completion is expected by late spring 2024.

SR 789 / 5310 Gulf of Mexico Drive: Maintenance: Sidewalk repairs from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. A sidewalk closure will be in place. Please use caution.

SR 70 from Lorraine Road to Bourneside Boulevard, Bradenton: Construction project: This project includes widening SR 70 from Lorraine Road to Bourneside Boulevard from a two-lane undivided roadway to a four-lane or six-lane divided roadway, depending on the location, construction of roundabouts on SR 70 at Uihlein Road, Del Webb Boulevard, and Bourneside Boulevard, intersection improvements at the existing signalized intersection of Greenbrook Boulevard and Lorraine Road, construction of four bridges over Braden River crossings, new drainage system, construction 10-foot shared use paths, street lighting, and landscaping, and installation of new fiber optic cable connecting the two signalized intersections to Manatee County’s regional Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS).

This week, crews will be clearing existing vegetation between Greenbrook Boulevard and Bourneside Boulevard on the south side of SR 70 and excavating the Pond area on the southeast corner of Bourneside Boulevard and SR 70. Material will be hauled to the south side of SR 70 between Bourneside Boulevard and Uihlein Road and placed as roadway fill. Crews will begin mobilizing bridge equipment and materials at Uihlein Road. All work will be off the roadway with no planned lane closures. Please use caution and watch for trucks and construction vehicles entering or exiting the work zone by way of the eastbound SR 70 shoulder. Work will occur Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please use caution and be aware of workers and flaggers in the area.

SR 70 at 3 locations - 66th Street East, 24th Street East, and 18th Street Boulevard East: Safety improvements during the Manatee County Schools Spring Break: From March 25th through March 29th temporary delineators will be installed.

SR 70 and Lockwood Ridge Road: Permit project: Through the end of May, motorists can expect an intermittent westbound left turn lane closure, within the duel left turn lanes.  Manatee County is constructing right turn lanes on Lockwood Ridge Road. Please use caution in the area.

SR 70 (53rd Avenue Between US 301 and US 41): Maintenance: Crews will be performing pipe cleaning and mapping located on SR 70 (53rd Avenue) between US 41 and US 301. Motorists can expect alternating lane closures both east and westbound. Work runs through March 29, 2024, from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m.

SR 70 and SR 64 (East of Lorriane Road to County Line): Maintenance: Power shearing between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Possible shoulder closures. Please use caution.

SR 70 between 9th Street East and US 41: Maintenance: Crews will be working overnight on pipe video and mapping. Please use caution in the area.

SR 64 at Bourneside Boulevard to Rangeland Parkway: Permit: Manatee County has closed this section of Bourneside Boulevard through October. Please choose an alternate route.

SR 64 from 43rd Street West to 15th Street East and from 10th Street West to 10th Street East: Construction project: Construction is underway for the 1.7-mile resurfacing project through the City of Bradenton. Completion is slated for spring 2024.

  • Overnight paving from 10th to 10th requires intermittent lane closures.
  • Crews will be working on curb removal in the corridor.
  • Expect noise and light from construction equipment.
  • Motorists should consider additional travel time or an alternate route.

SR 62 (between US 301 and CR39): Maintenance: Shoulder rework starting between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shoulder closures will be in place so use caution in the area.

SR 62 Corridor in Manatee County: Maintenance: Along the SR 62 corridor, crews will be conducting roadside mitered-end replacements.

 

 

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

I-75 at SR 72/Clark Road (Exit 205): Construction project: Project improvements include reconstructing the existing interchange to a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI), adding auxiliary lane on I-75 northbound from SR 72 to Bee Ridge Road, widen I-75 southbound from Proctor Road to SR 72, and improvements on Clark Road. This week, crews will work on the ramps, drainage, retaining walls, and paving.

  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. bound through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 72 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 72 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.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is mid-2024.

I-75 and Toledo Blade: Landscaping project: Through the end of June, FDOT will be installing landscaping and associated irrigation within the interchange. Motorists can expect occasional shoulder closures on Toledo Blade and I-75 ramps. Please use caution in the area.

US 41/14th Street West from 63rd Avenue to just past 54th Avenue: Permit project: Starting March 25, Monday, to March 29, Friday, from 9 p.m. to 5 am. crew will be performing roadway testing.  Please use caution and watch for workers in the area.

US 41 from North of Port Commons from north of Port Commons to State College of Florida: Construction project: Project improvements include milling and resurfacing, guardrail, drainage improvements, signing and pavement markings, and signalization improvements. Expected completion is fall 2024.

Daytime Activities:

  • Install barrier walls for upcoming lane shifts and close median openings for roadway crossover reconstruction.
  • Median openings at Myakka Drive, Riverwalk Drive, Palm Harbor Drive, Boardwalk, Blackburn Boulevard, Ortega Place, De Miranda Avenue, Eager Street and Hoffman Street will be closed for reconstruction work.
  • Hoffman Street crossover will be removed and remain permanently closed.
  • Motorists will be able to turn right only onto US 41 at these locations.
  • Daytime lane closures Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nighttime Activities:

  • Curb removal and turn lane reconstruction between Tuscola Boulevard and Ortiz Boulevard.
  • Nighttime lane closures Sunday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Motorists should use caution when making U-turns and be aware of workers in the area.

US 41 from Caribbean Drive to Stickney Point: Construction: Construction on the next phase along a 1.4-mile area of US 41 from Caribbean Drive to Stickney Point Road is actively underway. Work consists of implementing safety improvements along the corridor including resurfacing, lighting and signalization, median improvements, shoulder reconstruction, improved sidewalks, improved bicycle lanes, as well as needed infrastructure improvements to drainage, curb and gutter.

  • At the left turn from US 41 North turning onto SR 72 at Stickney Point towards Siesta Key, the lane width will be reduced. Please use caution as drivers acclimate.

  • Crews continue to work on drainage in the project corridor.

  • Medians: crews are working in the median throughout the project limits. Motorists can expect limited access.

  • From Caribbean Drive to Gulf Gate Road: Temporary lane closures will be necessary to maintain crew safety.

US 41 at Wellen Park Villages D&E Roundabouts: Permit projectConstruction of two roundabouts is underway on US 41. Lane closures are required. Consider alternate routes or add additional travel time during peak hours.

US 41 from Browning Street to Lincoln Drive, Ringling College: Permit project: Through April 1 from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m., Ringling College will be removing and replacing sidewalk and making drainage repairs. Motorists should expect temporary intermittent outside lane closures as needed.  Please use caution.

SR 72 Clark Road and the Legacy Trail: Construction Project: Crews have begun constructing two new pedestrian bridges and intersection improvements along the Legacy Trail in Sarasota County. Expect noise from construction equipment, large trucks, and back-up alarms.  Occasional nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures during construction to install beams will also be needed. Expected completion is winter 2024/2025. Occasional flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large vehicles enter/ exit the roadway.

  • Occasional daytime flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large construction vehicles enter/exit the roadway.

  • Nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures to install beams will also be needed.

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

SR 758 Bee Ridge Road Advance Vehicle Detection System Installations: Traffic signal systems management:  Motorists should expect intermittent overnight lane closures from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. at Bee Ridge Road and multiple crossing intersections. Motorists should remain alert at all times and exercise caution when traveling in the vicinity.

  • March 22nd, Friday, Murdock Avenue and Lockwood Ridge Road.
  • March 25th, Monday, Beneva Road, Sawyer Road, and McIntosh Road.
  • March 26th, Tuesday, Honore Avenue, Center Gate/Woodmont and Maxfield Drive.
  • March 27th, Wednesday, Cattlemen Road, Mauna Loa.
  • March 28th, Thursday, I-75 North and Southbound ramps.

SR 758 Bee Ridge Road at the Legacy Trail: Construction Project: Crews have begun constructing two new pedestrian bridges and intersection improvements along the Legacy Trail in Sarasota County. Expect noise from construction equipment, large trucks, and back-up alarms.

  • Occasional daytime flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large construction vehicles enter/exit the roadway.

  • Nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures to install beams will also be needed.

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

SR 776 at the Northeast Corner of Manasota Beach Road: Permit project: Through the end of May, Sarasota County will be constructing intersection improvements, including a right turn lane and signalization.  From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. motorists can expect an intermittent outside northbound lane closure on SR 776.  Please use caution in the area.

SR 777 River Road from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: Motorists can expect pond excavation near Venice Avenue and just north of Rambler’s Rest RV Park on the northbound roadway. Embankment activities continue on the southbound roadway from US 41 to Stoney Creek Boulevard. Drainage structures, pipe, curb and gutter, and gravity wall installations will also continue throughout the project. Signal, ITS, and lighting work is also on-going throughout the project.  Trucks will be crossing the road at various locations using intermittent flagging operations.

SR 789 between Longboat Key Club Drive to Harbourside Drive: Permit project: Town of Longboat Key is relocating existing underground utilities and installing sewer line while a new development will be constructing right and left turn lanes and constructing driveways, sidewalk, and drainage.  Motorists can expect alternating intermittent northbound/southbound lane closures through March from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please use caution in the area.

SR 789 from Longboat Club Road to SR 64: Construction project: Crews will be placing safety enhancements through the corridor. Temporary lane shifts or closures will be needed so motorists should use caution.

SR 681 from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: The ongoing resurfacing project will improve drainage, provide a cross-slope correction for leveling and comfort, new guardrail, updated signing and marking, install intelligent transportation equipment and signalization. Paving on the project has started so motorists should expect temporary lane closures for the duration of the project.

  • Crews will have intermittent lane closures on SR 681 from Honore Avenue to US 41.
  • Crews will continue to pave the roadway throughout the project limits.
  • Motorists should anticipate slower moving traffic or consider an alternate route.
  • Noise from construction equipment should be anticipated for the duration.
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Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties - Week of March 17, 2024

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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-75 at US 301 Interchange (Exit 224): Construction project: Project will widen the       I-75 from SR 64 to the Manatee River, reconfigure the I-75/US 301 interchange from a partial cloverleaf interchange to a tight diamond configuration, construct new bridges will be constructed over the Manatee River for a northbound exit ramp and a southbound entrance ramp, and US 301 improvements. This week, crews will work on I-75 paving; drainage, utility, and sidewalk work on US 301; and, beam installation, and decking for the construction of the new bridges over the Manatee River.

  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 northbound during nighttime/overnight hoursfrom 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.through the duration of the construction; double closures on I-75 southbound during the nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on US 301 during nighttime/overnight hoursfrom 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on Tidewater Preserve Boulevard through the duration of bridge construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and US 301 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.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway.  Estimated completion is mid-2025.

US 41 BUS from 17th to Bayshore Road/ 26th Street, including the 23rd Street Roundabout, Palmetto: Construction:  Work is underway so please use caution in the construction zone and be alert for construction equipment in the area.

  • Extended daytime lane closures are necessary.
  • In late March, crews will continue paving.

  • Motorists should use caution in the area and consider alternate routes.

US 301 from 25th Court East to 13th Avenue East: Construction project: Crews have begun a 7.6-mile improvements project consisting of milling and resurfacing the roadway, widening in areas, base work, curb and gutter, sidewalk, guardrail, drainage improvements, bridge expansion joints, signalization, lighting, and signing and pavement marking.  

  • Motorists should expect shoulder closures including pedestrian access restrictions along the US 301 corridor northbound and southbound between 25th Court East and 9th Avenue East. Alternate pedestrian routes will be clearly posted. To maintain safety, pedestrians should follow the posted detour signage.
  • Beginning on Sunday, March 10, motorists can expect single-lane closures on the northbound and southbound lanes of US 301 from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Nighttime work will continue from Sunday nights through Friday mornings for the next several weeks.
  • Motorists can expect right-turn lane closures at the intersections of US 301 and Tallevast Road to 9th Avenue East from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

The project’s expected completion is late 2024.

US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road Roundabout: Permit project: Crews are constructing the Manatee County roundabout at the intersection of US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road. A lane shift is in place. Plan for additional travel time or consider an alternate route. Please use caution in the area. Completion is expected by late spring 2024.

SR 789 / 5310 Gulf of Mexico Drive: Maintenance: Sidewalk repairs start March 18, 2024, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. A sidewalk closure will be in place. Please use caution.

SR 70 from Lorraine Road to Bourneside Boulevard: Construction project: This project includes widening SR 70 from Lorraine Road to Bourneside Boulevard from a two-lane undivided roadway to a four-lane or six-lane divided roadway, depending on the location, construction of roundabouts on SR 70 at Uihlein Road, Del Webb Boulevard, and Bourneside Boulevard, intersection improvements at the existing signalized intersection of Greenbrook Boulevard and Lorraine Road, construction of four bridges over Braden River crossings, new drainage system, construction 10-foot shared use paths, street lighting, and landscaping, and installation of new fiber optic cable connecting the two signalized intersections to Manatee County’s regional Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS).

This week, crews will be clearing existing vegetation between Greenbrook Boulevard and Bourneside Boulevard on the south side of SR 70 and excavating the Pond area on the southeast corner of Bourneside Boulevard and SR 70. Material will be hauled to the south side of SR 70 east of Bourneside Boulevard and placed as roadway fill. All work will be off the roadway with no planned lane closures. Please use caution and watch for trucks and construction vehicles entering or exiting the work zone by way of the eastbound SR 70 shoulder. Work will occur Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please use caution and be aware of workers and flaggers in the area.

SR 70 at 3 locations - 66th Street East, 24th Street East, and 18th Street Boulevard East: Safety improvements during the Manatee County Schools Spring Break: From March 25th through March 29th temporary delineators will be installed.

SR 70 and Lockwood Ridge Road: Permit project: Through the end of May, motorists can expect an intermittent westbound left turn lane closure, within the duel left turn lanes.  Manatee County is constructing right turn lanes on Lockwood Ridge Road. Please use caution in the area.

SR 70 (53rd Avenue Between US 301 and US 41): Maintenance: Crews will be performing pipe cleaning and mapping located on SR 70 (53rd Avenue) between US 41 and US 301. Motorists can expect alternating lane closures both east and westbound. Work runs through March 29, 2024, from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m.

SR 70 and SR 64 (East of Lorriane Road to County Line): Maintenance: Power shearing starts March 18, 2024, between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Possible shoulder closures. Please use caution.

SR 70 between 9th Street East and US 41: Maintenance: Crews will be working overnight on pipe video and mapping. Please use caution in the area.

SR 64 at Bourneside Boulevard to Rangeland Parkway: Permit: Manatee County has closed this section of Bourneside Boulevard through October. Please choose an alternate route.

SR 64 from 43rd Street West to 15th Street East and from 10th Street West to 10th Street East: Construction project: Construction is underway for the 1.7-mile resurfacing project through the City of Bradenton. Completion is slated for spring 2024.

  • Overnight paving starts March14, from 10th to 10th, and requires intermittent lane closures.
  • Crews will be working on curb removal in the corridor.
  • Expect noise and light from construction equipment.
  • Motorists should consider additional travel time or an alternate route.

SR 64 between Perico Preserve and 43rd Street West: Maintenance: Crews will be striping the roadway overnight.  Motorists should anticipate slower moving traffic and use caution in the area.

SR 62 (between US 301 and CR39): Maintenance: Shoulder rework starting March 18, 2024, between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shoulder closures will be in place so use caution in the area.

SR 62 Corridor in Manatee County: Maintenance: Along the SR 62 corridor, crews will be conducting roadside mitered-end replacements.

 

 

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

I-75 at SR 72/Clark Road (Exit 205): Construction project: Project improvements include reconstructing the existing interchange to a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI), adding auxiliary lane on I-75 northbound from SR 72 to Bee Ridge Road, widen I-75 southbound from Proctor Road to SR 72, and improvements on Clark Road. This week, crews will work on the ramps, drainage, retaining walls, and paving.

  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. bound through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 72 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 72 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.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is mid-2024.

I-75 and Toledo Blade: Landscaping project: Through the end of June, FDOT will be installing landscaping and associated irrigation within the interchange. Motorists can expect occasional shoulder closures on Toledo Blade and I-75 ramps. Please use caution in the area.

US 41 from North of Port Commons from north of Port Commons to State College of Florida: Construction project: Project improvements include milling and resurfacing, guardrail, drainage improvements, signing and pavement markings, and signalization improvements. Expected completion is fall 2024.

Daytime Activities:

  • Install barrier walls for upcoming lane shifts and close median openings for roadway crossover reconstruction.
  • Median openings at Myakka Drive, Riverwalk Drive, Palm Harbor Drive, Boardwalk, Blackburn Boulevard, Ortega Place, De Miranda Avenue, Eager Street and Hoffman Street will be closed for reconstruction work.
  • Hoffman Street crossover will be removed and remain permanently closed.
  • Motorists will be able to turn right only onto US 41 at these locations.
  • Daytime lane closures Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nighttime Activities:

  • Curb removal and turn lane reconstruction between Tuscola Boulevard and Ortiz Boulevard.
  • Nighttime lane closures Sunday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Motorists should use caution when making U-turns and be aware of workers in the area.

US 41 from Caribbean Drive to Stickney Point: Construction: Construction on the next phase along a 1.4-mile area of US 41 from Caribbean Drive to Stickney Point Road is actively underway. Work consists of implementing safety improvements along the corridor including resurfacing, lighting and signalization, median improvements, shoulder reconstruction, improved sidewalks, improved bicycle lanes, as well as needed infrastructure improvements to drainage, curb and gutter.

  • At the left turn from US 41 North turning onto SR 72 at Stickney Point towards Siesta Key, the lane width will be reduced. Please use caution as drivers acclimate.

  • Crews continue to work on drainage in the project corridor.

  • Medians: crews are working in the median throughout the project limits. Motorists can expect limited access.

  • From Caribbean Drive to Gulf Gate Road: Temporary lane closures will be necessary to maintain crew safety.

US 41 at Wellen Park Villages D&E Roundabouts: Permit projectConstruction of two roundabouts is underway on US 41. Lane closures are required. Consider alternate routes or add additional travel time during peak hours.

US 41 from Browning Street to Lincoln Drive, Ringling College: Permit project: Starting March 19 through April 1 from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m., Ringling College will be removing and replacing sidewalk and making drainage repairs. Motorists should expect temporary intermittent outside lane closures as needed.  Please use caution.

US 301 at Oak Street and Lauren Street: Permit project: The City of Sarasota will be videoing inside manholes overnight on March 19, 2024, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Watch for temporary detour with intermittent lane closures on both the north and southbound directions.

SR 72 Clark Road and the Legacy Trail: Construction Project: Crews have begun constructing two new pedestrian bridges and intersection improvements along the Legacy Trail in Sarasota County. Expect noise from construction equipment, large trucks, and back-up alarms.  Occasional nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures during construction to install beams will also be needed. Expected completion is winter 2024/2025. Occasional flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large vehicles enter/ exit the roadway.

  • Occasional daytime flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large construction vehicles enter/exit the roadway.

  • Nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures to install beams will also be needed.

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

SR 758 Bee Ridge Road at the Legacy Trail: Construction Project: Crews have begun constructing two new pedestrian bridges and intersection improvements along the Legacy Trail in Sarasota County. Expect noise from construction equipment, large trucks, and back-up alarms.

  • Occasional daytime flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large construction vehicles enter/exit the roadway.

  • Nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures to install beams will also be needed.

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

SR 776 at the Northeast Corner of Manasota Beach Road: Permit project: Through the end of May, Sarasota County will be constructing intersection improvements, including a right turn lane and signalization.  From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. motorists can expect an intermittent outside northbound lane closure on SR 776.  Please use caution in the area.

SR 777 River Road from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: Motorists can expect pond excavation near Venice Avenue and just north of Rambler’s Rest RV Park on the northbound roadway. Embankment activities continue on the southbound roadway from US 41 to Stoney Creek Boulevard. Drainage structures, pipe, curb and gutter, and gravity wall installations will also continue throughout the project. Signal, ITS, and lighting work is also on-going throughout the project.  Trucks will be crossing the road at various locations using intermittent flagging operations.

SR 789 between Longboat Key Club Drive to Harbourside Drive: Permit project: Town of Longboat Key is relocating existing underground utilities and installing sewer line while a new development will be constructing right and left turn lanes and constructing driveways, sidewalk, and drainage.  Motorists can expect alternating intermittent northbound / southbound lane closures through March from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please use caution in the area.

SR 789 from Longboat Club Road to SR 64: Construction project: Crews will be placing safety enhancements through the corridor. Temporary lane shifts or closures will be needed so motorists should use caution.

SR 681 from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: The ongoing resurfacing project will improve drainage, provide a cross-slope correction for leveling and comfort, new guardrail, updated signing and marking, install intelligent transportation equipment and signalization. Paving on the project has started so motorists should expect temporary lane closures for the duration of the project.

  • Crews will have intermittent lane closures on SR 681 from Honore Avenue to US 41.
  • Crews will continue to pave the roadway throughout the project limits.
  • Motorists should anticipate slower moving traffic or consider an alternate route.
  • Noise from construction equipment should be anticipated for the duration.
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Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties - Week of March 10, 2024

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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-75 at US 301 Interchange (Exit 224): Construction project: Project will widen the I-75 from SR 64 to the Manatee River, reconfigure the I-75/US 301 interchange from a partial cloverleaf interchange to a tight diamond configuration, construct new bridges will be constructed over the Manatee River for a northbound exit ramp and a southbound entrance ramp, and US 301 improvements. This week, crews will work on I-75 paving; drainage, utility, and sidewalk work on US 301; and, beam installation, and decking for the construction of the new bridges over the Manatee River.

  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 northbound during nighttime/overnight hoursfrom 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.through the duration of the construction; double closures on I-75 southbound during the nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on US 301 during nighttime/overnight hoursfrom 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on Tidewater Preserve Boulevard through the duration of bridge construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and US 301 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.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway.  Estimated completion is mid-2025.

US 41 BUS from 17th to Bayshore Road/ 26th Street, including the 23rd Street Roundabout, Palmetto: Construction:  Work is underway so please use caution in the construction zone and be alert for construction equipment in the area.

  • Extended daytime lane closures are necessary.
  • In late March, crews will continue paving.

  • Motorists should use caution in the area and consider alternate routes.

US 301 from 25th Court East to 13th Avenue East: Construction project: Crews have begun a 7.6-mile improvements project consisting of milling and resurfacing the roadway, widening in areas, base work, curb and gutter, sidewalk, guardrail, drainage improvements, bridge expansion joints, signalization, lighting, and signing and pavement marking.  

  • Motorists should expect shoulder closures including pedestrian access restrictions along the US 301 corridor northbound and southbound between 25th Court East and 9th Avenue East. Alternate pedestrian routes will be clearly posted. To maintain safety, pedestrians should follow the posted detour signage.
  • Beginning on Sunday, March 10, motorists can expect single-lane closures on the northbound and southbound lanes of US 301 from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Nighttime work will continue from Sunday nights through Friday mornings for the next several weeks.
  • Motorists can expect right-turn lane closures at the intersections of US 301 and Tallevast Road to 9th Avenue East from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

The project’s expected completion is late 2024.

US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road Roundabout: Permit project: Crews have are constructing the Manatee County roundabout at the intersection of US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road. A lane shift is in place. Plan for additional travel time or consider an alternate route. Please use caution in the area. Completion is expected by late spring 2024.

SR 70 from Lorraine Road to Bourneside Boulevard: Construction project: This project includes widening SR 70 from Lorraine Road to Bourneside Boulevard from a two-lane undivided roadway to a four-lane or six-lane divided roadway, depending on the location, construction of roundabouts on SR 70 at Uihlein Road, Del Webb Boulevard, and Bourneside Boulevard, intersection improvements at the existing signalized intersection of Greenbrook Boulevard and Lorraine Road, construction of four bridges over Braden River crossings, new drainage system, construction 10-foot shared use paths, street lighting, and landscaping, and installation of new fiber optic cable connecting the two signalized intersections to Manatee County’s regional Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS).

This week, crews will be clearing existing vegetation between Greenbrook Boulevard and Bourneside Boulevard on the south side of SR 70 and excavating the Pond area on the southeast corner of Bourneside Boulevard and SR 70. Material will be hauled to the south side of SR 70 east of Bourneside Boulevard and placed as roadway fill. All work will be off the roadway with no planned lane closures. Please use caution and watch for trucks and construction vehicles entering or exiting the work zone by way of the eastbound SR 70 shoulder. Work will occur Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please use caution and be aware of workers and flaggers in the area.

SR 70 at 3 locations - 66th Street East, 24th Street East, and 18th Street Boulevard East: Safety improvements during the Manatee County Schools Spring Break: From March 25th through March 29th temporary delineators will be installed.

SR 70 (Between CR 675 and 41000 SR 70): Maintenance Contractor will be performing asphalt repairs located on SR 70 between CR 675 and 41000 SR 70. Motorists can expect alternating lane closures east and westbound through March 8, 2024, from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.

SR 70 and Lockwood Ridge Road: Permit project: Through the end of May, motorists can expect an intermittent westbound left turn lane closure, within the duel left turn lanes.  Manatee County is constructing right turn lanes on Lockwood Ridge Road. Please use caution in the area.

SR 70 (53rd Avenue Between US 301 and US 41): Maintenance: Crews will be performing pipe cleaning and mapping located on SR 70 (53rd Avenue) between US 41 and US 301. Motorists can expect alternating lane closures both east and westbound. Work starts March 10th, and runs through March 29, 2024, from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m.

SR 70 (53rd Avenue Between 301 BLVD. and 9th Street East): Maintenance: Crews will be making asphalt repairs in both the outside eastbound lanes and the inside westbound lane on SR 70 (53rd Avenue) between 301 BLVD. and 9th Street East. Motorists can expect alternating lane closures both east and westbound. Work starts March 10th and runs through March 14th from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m.

SR 64 (Manatee Ave) and US 41: Maintenance: Crews will be making asphalt repairs on US 41 starting at the intersection of SR 64 heading south in both southbound lanes. Motorists can expect alternating lane closures southbound. Work starts March 10th and runs through March 11th from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m.

SR 64 East Approximately a Mile East of Verna Betheny Road: Maintenance: Crews will be working in the roadside area Monday, March 11, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and require a flagging operation. Please use caution in the area.

SR 64 at Bourneside Boulevard to Rangeland Parkway: Permit: Manatee County has closed this section of Bourneside Boulevard through October. Please choose an alternate route.

SR 64 from 43rd Street West to 15th Street East and from 10th Street West to 10th Street East: Construction project: Construction is underway for the 1.7-mile resurfacing project through the City of Bradenton. Completion is slated for spring 2024.

  • Overnight paving starts March14, from 10th to 10th, and requires intermittent lane closures.
  • Crews will be working on curb removal in the corridor.
  • Expect noise and light from construction equipment.
  • Motorists should consider additional travel time or an alternate route.

 

 

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

I-75 at SR 72/Clark Road (Exit 205): Construction project: Project improvements include reconstructing the existing interchange to a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI), adding auxiliary lane on I-75 northbound from SR 72 to Bee Ridge Road, widen I-75 southbound from Proctor Road to SR 72, and improvements on Clark Road. This week, crews will work on the ramps, drainage, retaining walls, and paving.

  • On Thursday, March 14, at 11.59 p.m. to Friday, March 15, at 2 a.m., crews will CLOSE I-75 southbound between Bee Ridge Road (Exit 207) and Clark Road (Exit 205).  All I-75 southbound drivers will exit at Bee Ridge Road (Exit 207) and continue on Bee Ridge Road to a left onto Honore Avenue to a left onto Clark Road to I-75 southbound.
  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. bound through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 72 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 72 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.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is mid-2024.

US 41 and Laurel Road: Permit project: FPL will be installing new power poles on the outside northbound / southbound lanes through Friday, March 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please use caution and watch for workers and traffic changes.

US 41 from North of Port Commons from north of Port Commons to State College of Florida: Construction project: Project improvements include milling and resurfacing, guardrail, drainage improvements, signing and pavement markings, and signalization improvements. Expected completion is fall 2024.

Daytime Activities:

  • Install barrier walls for upcoming lane shifts and close median openings for roadway crossover reconstruction.
  • Median openings at Myakka Drive, Riverwalk Drive, Palm Harbor Drive, Boardwalk, Blackburn Boulevard, Ortega Place, De Miranda Avenue, Eager Street and Hoffman Street will be closed for reconstruction work.
  • Hoffman Street crossover will be removed and remain permanently closed.
  • Motorists will be able to turn right only onto US 41 at these locations.
  • Daytime lane closures Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nighttime Activities:

  • Curb removal and turn lane reconstruction between Tuscola Boulevard and Ortiz Boulevard.
  • Nighttime lane closures Sunday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Motorists should use caution when making U-turns and be aware of workers in the area.

US 41 from Caribbean Drive to Stickney Point: Construction: Construction on the next phase along a 1.4-mile area of US 41 from Caribbean Drive to Stickney Point Road is actively underway. Work consists of implementing safety improvements along the corridor including resurfacing, lighting and signalization, median improvements, shoulder reconstruction, improved sidewalks, improved bicycle lanes, as well as needed infrastructure improvements to drainage, curb and gutter.

  • Monday night, March 11, through Thursday, March 14, at Gulf Gate Drive to Stickney Point there will be a traffic shift reducing the north and southbound lanes.  Motorists should consider alternate routes or add additional travel time.

  • At the left turn from US 41 North turning onto SR 72 at Stickney Point towards Siesta Key, the lane width will be reduced. Please use caution as drivers acclimate.

  • Crews continue to work on drainage and sod placement.

  • Medians: crews are working in the median throughout the project limits. Motorists can expect limited access.

  • From Caribbean Drive to Gulf Gate Road: Temporary lane closures will be necessary to maintain safety while work in the median is completed.

US 41 at Wellen Park Villages D&E Roundabouts: Permit projectConstruction of two roundabouts is underway on US 41. Lane closures are required. Consider alternate routes or add additional travel time during peak hours.

SR 72 Clark Road and the Legacy Trail: Construction Project: Crews have begun constructing two new pedestrian bridges and intersection improvements along the Legacy Trail in Sarasota County. Expect noise from construction equipment, large trucks, and back-up alarms.  Occasional nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures during construction to install beams will also be needed. Expected completion is winter 2024/2025. Occasional flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large vehicles enter/ exit the roadway.

  • Occasional daytime flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large construction vehicles enter/ exit the roadway.

  • Nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures to install beams will also be needed.

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

SR 758 Bee Ridge Road at the Legacy Trail: Construction Project: Crews have begun constructing two new pedestrian bridges and intersection improvements along the Legacy Trail in Sarasota County. Expect noise from construction equipment, large trucks, and back-up alarms.

  • Occasional daytime flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large construction vehicles enter/ exit the roadway.

  • Nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures to install beams will also be needed.

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

SR 776 at the Northeast Corner of Manasota Beach Road: Permit project: Through the end of May, Sarasota County will be constructing intersection improvements, including a right turn lane and signalization.  From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., motorists can expect an intermittent outside northbound lane closure on SR 776.  Please use caution in the area.

SR 777 River Road from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: Motorists can expect pond excavation near Venice Avenue and just north of Rambler’s Rest RV Park on the northbound roadway. Embankment activities continue on the southbound roadway from US 41 to Stoney Creek Boulevard. Drainage structures, pipe, curb and gutter, and gravity wall installations will also continue throughout the project. Signal, ITS, and lighting work is also on-going throughout the project.  Trucks will be crossing the road at various locations using intermittent flagging operations.

SR 789 between Longboat Key Club Drive to Harbourside Drive: Permit project: Town of Longboat Key is relocating existing underground utilities and installing sewer line while a new development will be constructing right and left turn lanes and constructing driveways, sidewalk, and drainage.  Motorists can expect alternating intermittent northbound / southbound lane closures through March from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please use caution in the area.

SR 789 from Longboat Club Road to SR 64: Construction project: Crews will be placing safety enhancements through the corridor. Temporary lane shifts or closures will be needed so motorists should use caution.

SR 681 from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: The ongoing resurfacing project will improve drainage, provide a cross-slope correction for leveling and comfort, new guardrail, updated signing and marking, install intelligent transportation equipment and signalization. Paving on the project has started so motorists should expect temporary lane closures for the duration of the project.

  • Crews will have intermittent lane closures from SR 681 at I-75, from Honore Avenue up to US 41.
  • Crews will continue to pave the roadway throughout the project limits:
  • Motorists should anticipate slower moving traffic or consider an alternate route.
  • Noise from construction equipment should be anticipated for the duration.
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