Oct
21

Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties - Week of October 24, 2021

Traffic-Watch

FOR WEEK OCTOBER 24, 2021

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 SR 70 Interchange (Exit 217): Construction project: This week, crews will work on widening I-75, the ramps, and median and drainage work on SR 70.

  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8:45 p.m. to 6 a.m. (northbound) or 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (southbound) through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 70 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 70 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 late 2021. The contractor is Sacyr Construction USA, LLC.

I-275 at US 19 (Exit 5): Construction project: Crews will remove the existing high mast lighting systems and replace with conventional lighting systems.  This week, crews will install the electrical conductors.

  • Motorists should expect a lane closure on I-275 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 a.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is fall 2021. The contractor is Highway Safety Devices.

I-275 at US 41 (Exit 2): Construction project: Crews will remove the existing high mast lighting systems and replace with conventional lighting systems.  This week, crews will install the electric conductors.

  • Motorists should expect a lane closure on I-275 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 a.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is fall 2021. The contractor is Highway Safety Devices.

I-75 at SR 64: Landscape installation: Crews will begin installing landscaping that requires periodic shoulder closures. No roadway lane closures are anticipated. Estimated completion is winter 2022.  Contractor is Frankie Valdez Company.

SR 789 Gulf Drive north from Avenue C to 9th Street, Bradenton Beach: Construction project: Crews will be replacing the east sidewalk with permeable pavers to improve drainage, provide natural water absorption, and relieve pressure on the current island drainage network. Expect lane closures throughout the project. Variable message signs and flagging operations will guide motorists through the construction zone. Expect noise from construction equipment. Project contractor is AF USA Construction Corporation. Project is expected to be completed by late 2021.

SR 684 Cortez Road from US 41/ 14th Street to 26th Street: Construction project: Crews have begun a median modification project to control motorist speed and safety through the corridor, provide enhanced lighting, and improve pedestrian and bicycle safety. The posted speed limit will be maintained as will pedestrian access to bus stops and side streets.

  • Motorists should expect overnight lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.  Please use caution in the active construction zone.
  • The right turn lane on west Cortez Road and 14th Street / US 41 into the shopping center will be removed.

Expected completion is winter 2022, weather permitting. The contractor is Wright Construction.

SR 37 from SR 62 to Polk County Line: Permit construction: There will be alternating north and southbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to perform pavement cores in preparation for an upcoming FDOT project.  Work begins in October and goes through December 2021. Motorists should watch for traffic shifts, use caution, and expect possible delays.

SR 64 at Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road: Construction project: Construction of a roundabout at SR 64 and Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road includes installing pedestrian activated crossings on all legs of the roundabout, adding lighting and landscaping, and installing a new traffic signal and crosswalks at SR 64 and 117th Street east.  The contractor is Watson Civil Construction, Inc. Expected completion is fall 2021, weather permitting.

  • **SPEED LIMIT IS 25 MPH THROUGH THE PROJECT**

  • Crews will finish up final striping, signage, and pedestrian features.

  • Manatee County will keep Pope Road CLOSED to thru traffic, utilize the roundabout at SR 64 and White Eagle Boulevard/Rye Road.

  • Pedestrian traffic: Sidewalks are open on both sides of SR 64.

SR 70 from Lakewood Ranch Boulevard to West of White Eagle: Permit construction project:    Motorists should expect alternating east and westbound lane closures on SR 70 from Lakewood Ranch Boulevard to west of White Eagle through the end of November from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The contractor will be constructing a left turn lane, median opening, and right turn lane.  Please use caution and expect possible delays.

SR 70 from Creekwood Boulevard to west of Caruso Road: Construction permit project: Through the end of November 2021, a detour is in place for Caruso Road on SR 70 from Creekwood Boulevard to west of Caruso Road.  This is part of the continued 44th Avenue east improvements project, constructing utility, drainage, and roadway improvements. Please plan additional travel time and 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 installing maintenance of traffic devices and erosion control fencing.

  • 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 late 2023. The contractor is Sacyr Construction USA, LLC.

I-75 at Laurel Road within the right of way, west: Permit project: Motorists should expect alternating east\westbound lane closures on Laurel Road west of I-75 within the right of way up to Pinebrook Road. Work will start in October with an expected completion of December 2021.

US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue Roundabout: Construction project: Crews will work within the right-of-way, medians, driveways and throughout the project limits. Please use caution and watch for construction vehicles, dump trucks, semi-trucks and heavy equipment entering or exiting the work zone.

Traffic shift to construction Phase 1A configuration in place (island traffic only on US 41 south of Fruitville Road and north of Main Street). Watch for new traffic patterns, traffic signals, and pavement markings. Motorists are urged to use alternate detour route, if possible.

Activities Include:

  • Continue removing old asphalt and installing waterline, stormwater and drainage pipe and structures
  • Installation of dewatering system for waterline and drainage pipe installation
  • Operation and maintenance of groundwater filtration system between Fruitville Road and Ritz Carlton Drive
  • Locate and adjust existing utility lines
  • Excavate pond on the east side of US 41
  • Install light pole bases on Gulfstream Avenue and Sunset Drive

Detours/Crossings:

  • Sidewalk at the northwest corner of US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue will be temporarily closed for the installation of drainage pipe. Pedestrian paths are available via US 41 Multi-Use Recreational Trail (MURT) along Ritz Carlton Drive. See attached temporary pedestrian detour route flyer.
  • Pedestrian crossings on US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue and 1st Street are closed. Temporary pedestrian paths around the work zone are available on Fruitville Road or Main Street during construction. Please use designated paths and follow posted detour signs.
  • Marina Jacks north parking lot entrance/exit on Gulfstream Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic. Motorists may access the parking lot via Bayfront Drive at Main Street/Marina Plaza. No through traffic allowed through this area.
  • Motorist may not exit the Marina Jacks parking lot via Bayfront Drive at Main Street/Marina Plaza. The south exit at Ringling Boulevard must be used to exit Marina Jacks.
  • Eastbound through travel lane on Gulfstream Avenue (towards downtown) will remain closed as Phase 1A adjustments are made but will reopen within the next couple weeks. Use alternate routes via Main Street or Fruitville Road.
  • Construction activities will take place during the daytime and occasionally during nighttime hours.
  • Expect noise from grinding asphalt, hammer drills, noise and vibration from construction equipment, backup alarms, vacuum trucks, pumps, and lighting.
  • Detours and lane closures will be in place during various phases of the project. During construction, the speed limit will be reduced to 25 mph on US 41 and Gulfstream Avenue.

Improvements being made as part of this project consist of replacing the existing signalized intersection on US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue with a roundabout, installation of HAWK pedestrian crossing signal system, raised pedestrian refuge islands, replacement of underground drainage structures, utilities, fiber optic, new LED streetlights, reconfiguration of stormwater retention ponds, sidewalks, and pedestrian walkways. Expected completion is early fall 2022. The contractor is Russell Engineering, Inc.

US 41 at the KMI Bridge across Hatchett Creek, Venice: Bridge construction: Crews will begin a bridge improvement project starting Monday, October 18, and going through spring 2022, weather permitting. Lane closures will be limited to overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.  Day work will be under the bridge and bridge tender house.  Marine traffic should be predominantly unaffected.  If a boat requires dual/ both bridge spans opened, it will require a 6-hour advance reservation.  During final acceptance testing, the bridge will be briefly opened four times a day for 60 days.

US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue Roundabout: Construction project: Crews will work within the right-of-way, medians, driveways and throughout the project limits. Please use caution and watch for construction vehicles, dump trucks, semi-trucks and heavy equipment entering or exiting the work zone.

Traffic shift to construction Phase 1A configuration in place (island traffic only on US 41 south of Fruitville Road and north of Main Street). Watch for new traffic patterns, traffic signals, and pavement markings. Motorists are urged to use alternate detour route, if possible.

Activities Include:

  • Continue to install stormwater/drainage pipe and structures, waterline, and electrical conduit
  • Installation of dewatering system for underground utility work
  • Operation and maintenance of groundwater filtration system between Fruitville Road and Ritz Carlton Drive
  • Install concrete foundations for future HAWK signals and signs structures on US 41
  • Excavate pond on the east side of US 41
  • Install light pole bases on Gulfstream Avenue and US 41

Detours/Crossings:

  • Sidewalk at the northwest corner of US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue will be temporarily closed for the installation of drainage pipe. Pedestrian paths are available via US 41 Multi-Use Recreational Trail (MURT) along Ritz Carlton Drive. See attached temporary pedestrian detour route flyer.
  • Pedestrian crossings on US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue and 1st Street are closed. Temporary pedestrian paths around the work zone are available on Fruitville Road or Main Street during construction. Please use designated paths and follow posted detour signs.
  • Marina Jacks north parking lot entrance/exit on Gulfstream Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic. Motorists may access the parking lot via Bayfront Drive at Main Street/Marina Plaza. No through traffic allowed through this area.
  • Motorist may not exit the Marina Jacks parking lot via Bayfront Drive at Main Street/Marina Plaza. The south exit at Ringling Boulevard must be used to exit Marina Jacks.
  • Eastbound through travel lane on Gulfstream Avenue (towards downtown) will remain closed as Phase 1A adjustments are made but will reopen within the next couple weeks. Use alternate routes via Main Street or Fruitville Road.
  • Ritz Carlton Drive will be closed during daytime hours for water line installation. The entrance to Sunset Drive will be open during hours of Ritz Carlton Drive’s closure with flaggers to assist motorists as necessary. The operation will occur early in the week for two days. Ritz Carlton Drive will reopen at night between daytime work.
  • Construction activities will take place during the daytime and occasionally during nighttime hours.
  • Expect noise from grinding asphalt, hammer drills, noise and vibration from construction equipment, backup alarms, vacuum trucks, pumps, and lighting.
  • Detours and lane closures will be in place during various phases of the project. During construction, the speed limit will be reduced to 25 mph on US 41 and Gulfstream Avenue.

Improvements being made as part of this project consist of replacing the existing signalized intersection on US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue with a roundabout, installation of HAWK pedestrian crossing signal system, raised pedestrian refuge islands, replacement of underground drainage structures, utilities, fiber optic, new LED streetlights, reconfiguration of stormwater retention ponds, sidewalks, and pedestrian walkways. Expected completion is early fall 2022. The contractor is Russell Engineering, Inc.

US 41 from University Parkway to 14th Street: Permit project: Crews will be performing test holes for utility locations.  Expect alternating north and southbound lane closures overnight from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting Monday, October 11, and going through December 2021. Please use caution and expect possible delays.

US 301 at 7th Street:  Utilities permit project: The north and southbound left turn lanes from US 301 onto 7th Street will be closed through mid-November for construction of a City of Sarasota waterline replacement on both sides of US 301. Please use caution, watch for roadway detour signs, and expect possible delays.

SR 776 between Old Englewood Road and Artists Avenue, Englewood: Utilities construction permit: FPL will be upgrading existing pole line and cable through November 2021. Motorists can expect intermittent lane closures in both the east and westbound outside lanes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please use caution in the area.

SR 72 Clark Road and Lorraine Road Roundabout: Permit construction project: Contractors have begun construction of a roundabout and will be constructing a temporary roadway.  Motorists should use caution in the area and anticipate lane closures, flagging operations and various traffic shifts. Expected completion is June 2022, weather permitting.

SR 72 Clark Road at Proctor Road and Dove Avenue Roundabout: Construction project: Crews will begin work on the new free-flowing roundabout replacing the current signalized intersection. Completion is expected in fall 2022.  The contractor is E & M Equipment.

  • During Phase I: the contractor will install sidewalk closures, temporary signals, and construct the north side of the roundabout on SR 72 and the west side of Proctor Road.
  • A lane shift has occurred, and a temporary signal is in place. Please use caution and be alert in the area.
  • Motorists should expect temporary lane closures Monday through Friday on SR 72 (Clark Road) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Expect short duration flagging operations between 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for material delivery.
  • Please use caution in the work zone and be aware of bicyclists sharing the roadway.
  • Lane closures are not allowed from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. or during non-work periods.

SR 72 Clark Road at Sawyer Road, Legacy Trail Extension Segment 2: Permit project: Crews will continue to work on the Legacy Trail construction. Please use caution in the area.  Expected completion is the end of November 2021. 

SR 72 Stickney Point Road between US 41 and Elmwood Avenue: Construction permit project: Motorists should expect intermittent east and westbound lane closures on SR 72 Stickney Point Road between US 41 and Elmwood through October 2021, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Some night work is possible. Work consists of constructing driveways, traffic signals, structures and median crossings.  Please use caution and expect possible delays.

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Oct
14

Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties - Week of October 17, 2021

Traffic-Watch

FOR WEEK OCTOBER 17, 2021

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 SR 70 Interchange (Exit 217): Construction project: This week, crews will work on widening I-75, the ramps, and median and drainage work on SR 70.

  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8:45 p.m. to 6 a.m. (northbound) or 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (southbound) through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 70 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 70 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 late 2021. The contractor is Sacyr Construction USA, LLC.

I-275 at US 19 (Exit 5): Construction project: Crews will remove the existing high mast lighting systems and replace with conventional lighting systems.  This week, crews will install the electrical conductors.

  • Motorists should expect a lane closure on I-275 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 a.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is fall 2021. The contractor is Highway Safety Devices.

I-275 at US 41 (Exit 2): Construction project: Crews will remove the existing high mast lighting systems and replace with conventional lighting systems.  This week, crews will install the electric conductors.

  • Motorists should expect a lane closure on I-275 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 a.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is fall 2021. The contractor is Highway Safety Devices.

I-75 at SR 64: Landscape installation: Crews will begin installing landscaping that requires periodic shoulder closures. No roadway lane closures are anticipated. Estimated completion is winter 2022.  Contractor is Frankie Valdez Company.

SR 789 Gulf Drive north from Avenue C to 9th Street, Bradenton Beach: Construction project: Crews will be replacing the east sidewalk with permeable pavers to improve drainage, provide natural water absorption, and relieve pressure on the current island drainage network. Expect lane closures throughout the project. Variable message signs and flagging operations will guide motorists through the construction zone. Expect noise from construction equipment. Project contractor is AF USA Construction Corporation. Project is expected to be completed by late 2021.

SR 684 Cortez Road from US 41/ 14th Street to 26th Street: Construction project: Crews have begun a median modification project to control motorist speed and safety through the corridor, provide enhanced lighting, and improve pedestrian and bicycle safety. The posted speed limit will be maintained as will pedestrian access to bus stops and side streets.

  • Motorists should expect overnight lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.  Please use caution in the active construction zone.
  • The right turn lane on west Cortez Road and 14th Street / US 41 into the shopping center will be removed.
  • Expected completion is winter 2022, weather permitting. The contractor is Wright Construction.

SR 37 from SR 62 to Polk County Line: Permit construction: There will be alternating north and southbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to perform pavement cores in preparation for an upcoming FDOT project.  Work begins in October and goes through December 2021. Motorists should watch for traffic shifts, use caution, and expect possible delays.

SR 64 at Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road: Construction project: Construction of a roundabout at SR 64 and Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road includes installing pedestrian activated crossings on all legs of the roundabout, adding lighting and landscaping, and installing a new traffic signal and crosswalks at SR 64 and 117th Street east.  The contractor is Watson Civil Construction, Inc. Expected completion is fall 2021, weather permitting.

  • **SPEED LIMIT IS 25 MPH THROUGH THE PROJECT**
  • On October 17, milling and resurfacing will be done at the intersection of SR 64 and 117th
  • OUTSIDE travel lanes will open east and westbound through the project.
  • The new entrance and exit to Greyhawk Boulevard are open.
  • Crews will finish up final striping and pedestrian features this week.  
  • Pope Road will remain CLOSED to thru traffic, utilize the roundabout at SR 64 and White Eagle Boulevard/Rye Road.
  • Pedestrian traffic: Sidewalks are open on both side of SR 64.

SR 70 from Lakewood Ranch Boulevard to West of White Eagle: Permit construction project:    Motorists should expect alternating east and westbound lane closures on SR 70 from Lakewood Ranch Boulevard to west of White Eagle through November from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The contractor will be constructing a left turn lane, median opening, and right turn lane.  Please use caution and expect possible delays.

SR 70 from Creekwood Boulevard to west of Caruso Road: Construction permit project: Through the end of October 2021, a detour is in place for Caruso Road on SR 70 from Creekwood Boulevard to west of Caruso Road.  This is part of the continued 44th Avenue east improvements project, constructing utility, drainage, and roadway improvements. Please plan additional travel time and 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 an 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 installing maintenance of traffic devices and erosion control fencing.

  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. 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 late 2023. The contractor is Sacyr Construction USA, LLC.

I-75 at Laurel Road within the right of way, west: Permit project: Motorists should expect alternating east\westbound lane closures on Laurel Road west of I-75 within the right of way up to Pinebrook Road. Work will start in October with an expected completion of December 2021.

US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue Roundabout: Construction project: Crews will work within the right-of-way, medians, driveways and throughout the project limits. Please use caution and watch for construction vehicles, dump trucks, semi-trucks and heavy equipment entering or exiting the work zone.

Traffic shift to construction Phase 1A configuration in place (island traffic only on US 41 south of Fruitville Road and north of Main Street). Watch for new traffic patterns, traffic signals, and pavement markings. Motorists are urged to use alternate detour route, if possible.

  • Activities Include:
    • Continue removing old asphalt and installing waterline, stormwater and drainage pipe and structures
    • Installation of dewatering system for waterline and drainage pipe installation
    • Operation and maintenance of groundwater filtration system between Fruitville Road and Ritz Carlton Drive
    • Locate and adjust existing utility lines
    • Excavate pond on the east side of US 41
    • Install light pole bases on Gulfstream Avenue and Sunset Drive
  • Detours/Crossings:
    • Sidewalk at the northwest corner of US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue will be temporarily closed for the installation of drainage pipe. Pedestrian paths are available via US 41 Multi-Use Recreational Trail (MURT) along Ritz Carlton Drive. See attached temporary pedestrian detour route flyer.
    • Pedestrian crossings on US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue and 1st Street are closed. Temporary pedestrian paths around the work zone are available on Fruitville Road or Main Street during construction. Please use designated paths and follow posted detour signs.
    • Marina Jacks north parking lot entrance/exit on Gulfstream Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic. Motorists may access the parking lot via Bayfront Drive at Main Street/Marina Plaza. No through traffic allowed through this area.
    • Motorist may not exit the Marina Jacks parking lot via Bayfront Drive at Main Street/Marina Plaza. The south exit at Ringling Boulevard must be used to exit Marina Jacks.
    • Eastbound through travel lane on Gulfstream Avenue (towards downtown) will remain closed as Phase 1A adjustments are made but will reopen within the next couple weeks. Use alternate routes via Main Street or Fruitville Road.
  • Construction activities will take place during the daytime and occasionally during nighttime hours.
  • Expect noise from grinding asphalt, hammer drills, noise and vibration from construction equipment, backup alarms, vacuum trucks, pumps, and lighting.
  • Detours and lane closures will be in place during various phases of the project. During construction, the speed limit will be reduced to 25 mph on US 41 and Gulfstream Avenue.
  • Improvements being made as part of this project consist of replacing the existing signalized intersection on US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue with a roundabout, installation of HAWK pedestrian crossing signal system, raised pedestrian refuge islands, replacement of underground drainage structures, utilities, fiber optic, new LED streetlights, reconfiguration of stormwater retention ponds, sidewalks, and pedestrian walkways. Expected completion is early fall 2022. The contractor is Russell Engineering, Inc.

US 41 at the KMI Bridge across Hatchett Creek, Venice: Bridge construction: Crews will begin a bridge improvement project starting Monday, October 18, and going through spring 2022, weather permitting. Lane closures will be limited to overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.  Day work will be under the bridge and bridge tender house.  Marine traffic should be predominantly unaffected.  If a boat requires dual/ both bridge spans opened, it will require a 6-hour advance reservation.  During final acceptance testing, the bridge will be briefly opened four times a day for 60 days.

US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue Roundabout: Construction project: Crews will work within the right-of-way, medians, driveways and throughout the project limits. Please use caution and watch for construction vehicles, dump trucks, semi-trucks and heavy equipment entering or exiting the work zone.

Traffic shift to construction Phase 1A configuration in place (island traffic only on US 41 south of Fruitville Road and north of Main Street). Watch for new traffic patterns, traffic signals, and pavement markings. Motorists are urged to use alternate detour route, if possible.

  • Activities include:
    • Remove old asphalt and continue installation of waterline, stormwater and drainage pipe and structures
    • Continue placement of dewatering system for drainage pipe installation
    • Install groundwater filtration system between Fruitville Road and Ritz Carlton Drive
    • Locate and adjust existing utility lines
    • Excavate pond on the east side of US 41
    • Install light pole bases on Gulfstream Avenue and Sunset Drive
  • Detours/Crossings:
    • Sidewalk at the northwest corner of US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue will be temporarily closed for the installation of drainage pipe. Pedestrian paths are available via US 41 Multi-Use Recreational Trail (MURT) along Ritz Carlton Drive. See attached temporary pedestrian detour route flyer.
    • Pedestrian crossings on US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue and 1st Street are closed. Temporary pedestrian paths around the work zone are available on Fruitville Road or Main Street during construction. Please use designated paths and follow posted detour signs.
    • Marina Jacks north parking lot entrance/exit on Gulfstream Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic. Motorists may access the parking lot via Bayfront Drive at Main Street/Marina Plaza. No through traffic allowed through this area.
    • Motorist may not exit the Marina Jacks parking lot via Bayfront Drive at Main Street/Marina Plaza. The south exit at Ringling Boulevard must be used to exit Marina Jacks.
    • Eastbound through travel lane on Gulfstream Avenue (towards downtown) will remain closed as Phase 1A adjustments are made but will reopen within the next couple weeks. Use alternate routes via Main Street or Fruitville Road.
  • Construction activities will take place during the daytime and occasionally during nighttime hours.
  • Expect noise from grinding asphalt, hammer drills, noise and vibration from construction equipment, backup alarms, vacuum trucks, pumps, and lighting.
  • Detours and lane closures will be in place during various phases of the project. During construction, the speed limit will be reduced to 25 mph on US 41 and Gulfstream Avenue.
  • Improvements being made as part of this project consist of replacing the existing signalized intersection on US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue with a roundabout, installation of HAWK pedestrian crossing signal system, raised pedestrian refuge islands, replacement of underground drainage structures, utilities, fiber optic, new LED streetlights, reconfiguration of stormwater retention ponds, sidewalks, and pedestrian walkways. Expected completion is early fall 2022. The contractor is Russell Engineering, Inc.

US 41 from University Parkway to 14th Street: Permit project: Crews will be performing test holes for utility locations.  Expect alternating north and southbound lane closures overnight from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting Monday, October 11, and going through December 2021. Please use caution and expect possible delays.

US 301 at 7th Street:  Utilities permit project: The north and southbound left turn lanes from US 301 onto 7th Street will be closed starting Monday, October 18, through  November for construction of a City of Sarasota waterline replacement on both sides of US 301. Please use caution, watch for roadway detour signs, and expect possible delays.

SR 776 between Old Englewood Road and Artists Avenue, Englewood: Utilities construction permit: FPL will be upgrading existing pole line and cable through October 2021. Motorists can expect intermittent lane closures in both the east and westbound outside lanes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please use caution in the area.

SR 72 Clark Road and Lorraine Road Roundabout: Permit construction project: Contractors have begun construction of a roundabout. Crews will begin setting up maintenance of traffic devices and construction of a temporary roadway.  Motorists should use caution in the area and anticipate lane closures, flagging operations and various traffic shifts. Expected completion is June 2022, weather permitting.

SR 72 Clark Road at Proctor Road and Dove Avenue Roundabout: Construction project: Crews will begin work on the new free-flowing roundabout replacing the current signalized intersection. Completion is expected in fall 2022.  The contractor is E & M Equipment.

  • During Phase I: the contractor will install sidewalk closures, temporary signals, and construct the north side of the roundabout on SR 72 and the west side of Proctor Road.
  • A lane shift has occurred, and a temporary signal is in place.  Please use caution and be alert in the area.
  • Motorists should expect temporary lane closures Monday through Friday on SR 72 (Clark Road) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Expect short duration flagging operations between 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for material delivery.
  • Please use caution in the work zone and be aware of bicyclists sharing the roadway.
  • Lane closures are not allowed from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. or during non-work periods.

SR 72 Clark Road at Sawyer Road, Legacy Trail Extension Segment 2: Permit project: Crews will continue to work on the Legacy Trail construction. Please use caution in the area.  Expected completion is the end of October 2021. 

SR 72 Stickney Point Road between US 41 and Elmwood Avenue: Construction permit project: Motorists should expect intermittent east and westbound lane closures on SR 72 Stickney Point Road between US 41 and Elmwood through October 2021, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Some night work is possible. Work consists of constructing driveways, traffic signals and median crossings.  Please use caution and expect possible delays.

 

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11

Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties - Week of October 10, 2021

Traffic-Watch

FOR WEEK OCTOBER 10, 2021

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 SR 70 Interchange (Exit 217): Construction project: This week, crews will work on widening I-75, the ramps, and median and drainage work on SR 70.

  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8:45 p.m. to 6 a.m. (northbound) or 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (southbound) through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 70 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 70 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 late 2021. The contractor is Sacyr Construction USA, LLC.

I-75 northbound over Eric Creek (1.5 miles south of the Manatee County line): Bridge maintenance: Crews will be making bridge deck repairs overnight on Tuesday, October 12, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.  Motorists should expect intermittent right lane closures.

I-75 southbound over the Manatee River (3.5 miles north of SR 64): Bridge maintenance:  Crews will be making bridge deck repairs overnight on Monday, October 11, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.  Motorists should expect intermittent right lane closures.

I-275 at US 19 (Exit 5): Construction project: Crews will remove the existing high mast lighting systems and replace with conventional lighting systems.  This week, crews will install the electrical conductors.

  • Motorists should expect a lane closure on I-275 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is fall 2021. The contractor is Highway Safety Devices.

I-275 at US 41 (Exit 2): Construction project: Crews will remove the existing high mast lighting systems and replace with conventional lighting systems.  This week, crews will install the electric conductors.

  • Motorists should expect a lane closure on I-275 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is fall 2021. The contractor is Highway Safety Devices.

I-75 at SR 64: Landscape installation: Crews will begin installing landscaping that requires periodic shoulder closures. No roadway lane closures are anticipated. Estimated completion is winter 2022.  Contractor is Frankie Valdez Company.

SR 789 Gulf Drive north from Avenue C to 9th Street, Bradenton Beach: Construction project: Crews will be replacing the east sidewalk with permeable pavers to improve drainage, provide natural water absorption, and relieve pressure on the current island drainage network. Expect lane closures throughout the project. Variable message signs and flagging operations will guide motorists through the construction zone. Expect noise from construction equipment. Project contractor is AF USA Construction Corporation. Project is expected to be completed by late 2021.

SR 684 Cortez Road from US 41/ 14th Street to 26th Street: Construction project: Crews have begun a median modification project to control motorist speed and safety through the corridor, provide enhanced lighting, and improve pedestrian and bicycle safety. The posted speed limit will be maintained as will pedestrian access to bus stops and side streets.

  • Motorists should expect overnight lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.  Please use caution in the active construction zone.
  • The right turn lane at west Cortez Road and 14th Street / US 41 into the shopping center will be closed.

Expected completion is winter 2022, weather permitting. The contractor is Wright Construction.

SR 37 from SR 62 to Polk County Line: Permit construction: There will be alternating north and southbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to perform pavement cores in preparation for an upcoming FDOT project.  Work begins in October and goes through December 2021. Motorists should watch for traffic shifts, use caution, and expect possible delays.

SR 64 at Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road: Construction project: Construction of a roundabout at SR 64 and Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road includes installing pedestrian activated crossings on all legs of the roundabout, adding lighting and landscaping, and installing a new traffic signal and crosswalks at SR 64 and 117th Street east.  The contractor is Watson Civil Construction, Inc. Expected completion is fall 2021, weather permitting.

SPEED LIMIT IS 25 MPH THROUGH THE PROJECT

  • Traffic shift to the final phase of construction has been completed.
  • Sunday night, October 10, the contractor will begin milling and resurfacing at the SR 64 and 117th east intersection and placing the final lift of asphalt at the Greyhawk Roundabout.
  • Milling and resurfacing will also take place on the mainline of SR 64 between both roundabouts (Greyhawk & Rye Road).
  • Work will continue to take place in the median of SR 64 and Greyhawk Boulevard along with the final construction of the roundabout center area.
  • Left turn lanes are open but motorists should expect occasional lane closures as needed.
  • Pope Road will remain closed to thru traffic, utilize the roundabout at SR 64 and White Eagle Boulevard/Rye Road.
  • Pedestrian traffic: Sidewalks are open on both sides of SR 64.

SR 70 from Lakewood Ranch Boulevard to West of White Eagle: Permit construction project:    Motorists should expect alternating east and westbound lane closures on SR 70 from Lakewood Ranch Boulevard to west of White Eagle, from October through November during the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The contractor will be constructing a left turn lane, median opening, and right turn lane.  Please use caution and expect possible delays.

SR 70 from Creekwood Boulevard to west of Caruso Road: Construction permit project: Through the end of October 2021, a detour is in place for Caruso Road on SR 70 from Creekwood Boulevard to west of Caruso Road.  This is part of the continued 44th Avenue east improvements project, constructing utility, drainage, and roadway improvements. Please plan additional travel time and use caution in the area.

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

I-75 at Laurel Road within the right of way, west: Permit project: Motorists should expect alternating east\westbound lane closures on Laurel Road west of I-75 within the right of way up to Pinebrook Road. Work will start in October with an expected completion of December 2021.

US 41 at the KMI Bridge across Hatchett Creek, Venice: Bridge construction: Crews will begin a bridge improvement project starting Monday, October 18, and going through spring 2022, weather permitting. Lane closures will be limited to overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.  Day work will be under the bridge and bridge tender house.   During final acceptance testing, the bridge will be briefly opened four times a day for 60 days.

US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue Roundabout: Construction project: Crews will work within the right-of-way, medians, driveways and throughout the project limits. Please use caution and watch for construction vehicles, dump trucks, semi-trucks and heavy equipment entering or exiting the work zone.

Traffic shift to construction Phase 1A configuration in place (island traffic only on US 41 south of Fruitville Road and north of Main Street). Watch for new traffic patterns, traffic signals, and pavement markings. Motorists are urged to use alternate detour route, if possible.

Activities include:

  • Remove old asphalt and continue installation of waterline, stormwater and drainage pipe and structures
  • Continue placement of dewatering system for drainage pipe installation
  • Install groundwater filtration system between Fruitville Road and Ritz Carlton Drive
  • Locate and adjust existing utility lines
  • Excavate pond on the east side of US 41
  • Install light pole bases on Gulfstream Avenue and Sunset Drive

Detours/Crossings:

  • Sidewalk at the northwest corner of US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue will be temporarily closed for the installation of drainage pipe. Pedestrian paths are available via US 41 Multi-Use Recreational Trail (MURT) along Ritz Carlton Drive. See attached temporary pedestrian detour route flyer.
  • Pedestrian crossings on US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue and 1st Street are closed. Temporary pedestrian paths around the work zone are available on Fruitville Road or Main Street during construction. Please use designated paths and follow posted detour signs.
  • Marina Jacks north parking lot entrance/exit on Gulfstream Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic. Motorists may access the parking lot via Bayfront Drive at Main Street/Marina Plaza. No through traffic allowed through this area.
  • Motorist may not exit the Marina Jacks parking lot via Bayfront Drive at Main Street/Marina Plaza. The south exit at Ringling Boulevard must be used to exit Marina Jacks.
  • Eastbound through travel lane on Gulfstream Avenue (towards downtown) will remain closed as Phase 1A adjustments are made but will reopen within the next couple weeks. Use alternate routes via Main Street or Fruitville Road.

Construction activities will take place during the daytime and occasionally during nighttime hours.

Expect noise from grinding asphalt, hammer drills, noise and vibration from construction equipment, backup alarms, vacuum trucks, pumps and lighting.

Detours and lane closures will be in place during various phases of the project. During construction, the speed limit will be reduced to 25 mph on US 41 and Gulfstream Avenue.

Improvements being made as part of this project consist of replacing the existing signalized intersection on US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue with a roundabout, installation of HAWK pedestrian crossing signal system, raised pedestrian refuge islands, replacement of underground drainage structures, utilities, fiber optic, new LED streetlights, reconfiguration of stormwater retention ponds, sidewalks, and pedestrian walkways. Expected completion is early fall 2022. The contractor is Russell Engineering, Inc.

US 41 from University Parkway to 14th Street: Permit project: Crews will be performing test holes for utility locations.  Expect alternating north and southbound lane closures overnight from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting Monday, October 11, and going through December 2021. Please use caution and expect possible delays.

SR 776 between Old Englewood Road and Artists Avenue, Englewood: Utilities construction permit: FPL will be upgrading existing pole line and cable through October 2021. Motorists can expect intermittent lane closures in both the east and westbound outside lanes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please use caution in the area.

SR 72 Clark Road and Lorraine Road Roundabout: Permit construction project: Contractors have begun construction of a roundabout. Crews will begin setting up maintenance of traffic devices and construction of a temporary roadway.  Motorists should use caution in the area and anticipate lane closures, flagging operations and various traffic shifts. Expected completion is June 4, 2022, weather permitting.

SR 72 Clark Road at Proctor Road and Dove Avenue Roundabout: Construction project: Crews will begin work on the new free-flowing roundabout replacing the current signalized intersection. Completion is expected in fall 2022.  The contractor is E & M Equipment.

  • During Phase I: the contractor will install sidewalk closures, temporary signals, and construct the north side of the roundabout on SR 72 and the west side of Proctor Road.
  • A lane shift has occurred, and a temporary signal is in place.  Please use caution and be alert in the area.
  • Motorists should expect temporary lane closures Monday through Friday on SR 72 (Clark Road) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Expect short duration flagging operations between 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for material delivery.
  • Please use caution in the work zone and be aware of bicyclists sharing the roadway.
  • Lane closures are not allowed from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. or during non-work periods.

SR 72 Clark Road at Sawyer Road, Legacy Trail Extension Segment 2: Permit project: Crews will continue to work on the Legacy Trail construction. Please use caution in the area.  Expected completion is the end of October 2021. 

SR 72 Stickney Point Road between US 41 and Elmwood Avenue: Construction permit project: Motorists should expect intermittent east and westbound lane closures on SR 72 Stickney Point Road between US 41 and Elmwood through October 2021, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Some night work is possible. Work consists of constructing driveways, traffic signals and median crossings.  Please use caution and expect possible delays.

SR 72 Stickney Point Road (0.6 miles west of US 41): Bridge maintenance: Crews will be making overnight bridge repairs on Wednesday, October 13, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.  Motorists can expect intermittent right lane closures on the east bound side of the bridge.

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30

Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties - Week of October 3, 2021

Traffic-Watch

FOR WEEK OCTOBER 3, 2021

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 SR 70 Interchange (Exit 217): Construction project: This week, crews will work on widening I-75, the ramps, and median and drainage work on SR 70.

  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8:45 p.m. to 6 a.m. (northbound) or 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (southbound) through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 70 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 70 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 late 2021. The contractor is Sacyr Construction USA, LLC.

I-275 at US 19 (Exit 5): Construction project: Crews will remove the existing high mast lighting systems and replace with conventional lighting systems.  This week, crews will install the electrical conductors.

  • Motorists should expect a lane closure on I-275 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is fall 2021. The contractor is Highway Safety Devices.

I-275 at US 41 (Exit 2): Construction project: Crews will remove the existing high mast lighting systems and replace with conventional lighting systems.  This week, crews will install the electric conductors.

  • Motorists should expect a lane closure on I-275 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is fall 2021. The contractor is Highway Safety Devices.

I-75 at SR 64: Landscape installation: Crews will begin installing landscaping that requires periodic shoulder closures. No roadway lane closures are anticipated. Estimated completion is winter 2022.  Contractor is Frankie Valdez Company.

SR 789 Gulf Drive north from Avenue C to 9th Street, Bradenton Beach: Construction project: Crews will be replacing the east sidewalk with permeable pavers to improve drainage, provide natural water absorption, and relieve pressure on the current island drainage network. Expect lane closures throughout the project. Variable message signs and flagging operations will guide motorists through the construction zone. Expect noise from construction equipment. Project contractor is AF USA Construction Corporation. Project is expected to be completed by late 2021.

SR 684 Cortez Road at 119th Street: Landscaping project: Crews are installing landscaping on the west corner of the intersection.  Occasional shoulder and lane closures may be required. Estimated completion is October 2021.  The contractor is Superior Lawn and Landscaping.

SR 684 Cortez Road from US 41/ 14th Street to 26th Street: Construction project: Crews have begun a median modification project to control motorist speed and safety through the corridor, provide enhanced lighting, and improve pedestrian and bicycle safety. The posted speed limit will be maintained as will pedestrian access to bus stops and side streets.

  • Motorists should expect overnight lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.  Please use caution in the active construction zone.
  • The right turn lane at west Cortez Road and 14th Street / US 41 into the shopping center will be closed.

Expected completion is winter 2022, weather permitting. The contractor is Wright Construction.

SR 37 from SR 62 to Polk County Line: Permit construction: There will be alternating north and southbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to perform pavement cores in preparation for an upcoming FDOT project.  Work begins Monday, October 4, and goes through December 2021. Motorists should watch for traffic shifts, use caution, and expect possible delays.

SR 70 from Creekwood Boulevard to west of Caruso Road: Construction permit project: Through the end of October 2021, a detour is in place for Caruso Road on SR 70 from Creekwood Boulevard to west of Caruso Road.  This is part of the continued 44th Avenue east improvements project, constructing utility, drainage, and roadway improvements. Please plan additional travel time and use caution in the area.

SR 64 at Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road: Construction project: Construction of a roundabout at SR 64 and Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road includes installing pedestrian activated crossings on all legs of the roundabout, adding lighting and landscaping, and installing a new traffic signal and crosswalks at SR 64 and 117th Street east.  The contractor is Watson Civil Construction, Inc. Expected completion is fall 2021, weather permitting.

**SPEED LIMIT IS 25 MPH THROUGH THE PROJECT**

  • Traffic shift to the final phase of construction has been completed.
  • Tentatively scheduled for Sunday night, October 10, the contractor will begin milling and resurfacing at the SR 64 and 117th east intersection and placing the final lift of asphalt at the Greyhawk Roundabout.
  • Work will continue to take place in the median of SR 64 and Greyhawk Boulevard along with the final construction of the roundabout center area.
  • Left turn lanes are open at Mill Run and Peace Presbyterian Church.  Motorists should expect occasional lane closures as needed to reconstruct the median curb and gutter.
  • Pope Road will remain closed to thru traffic, utilize the roundabout at SR 64 and White Eagle Boulevard/Rye Road.
  • Pedestrian traffic: Sidewalks are open on both sides of SR 64.

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

I-75 at Laurel Road within the right of way, west: Permit project: Motorists should expect alternating east\westbound lane closures on Laurel Road west of I-75 within the right of way up to Pinebrook Road. Work will start Sunday, October 6, through December 2021.

US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue Roundabout: Construction project: Crews will work within the right-of-way, medians, driveways and throughout the project limits. Please use caution and watch for construction vehicles, dump trucks, semi-trucks and heavy equipment entering or exiting the work zone.

Traffic shift to construction Phase 1A configuration in place (island traffic only on US 41 south of Fruitville Road and north of Main Street). Watch for new traffic patterns, traffic signals, and pavement markings. Motorists are urged to use alternate detour route, if possible.

Activities include:

  • Remove old asphalt and continue installation of waterline, stormwater and drainage pipe and structures
  • Continue placement of dewatering system for drainage pipe installation
  • Install groundwater filtration system between Fruitville Road and Ritz Carlton Drive
  • Locate and adjust existing utility lines
  • Excavate pond on the east side of US 41

Detours/Crossings:

  • Sidewalk at the northwest corner of US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue will be temporarily closed for the installation of drainage pipe. Pedestrian paths are available via US 41 Multi-Use Recreational Trail (MURT) along Ritz Carlton Drive. See attached temporary pedestrian detour route flyer.
  • Pedestrian crossings on US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue and 1st Street are closed. Temporary pedestrian paths around the work zone are available on Fruitville Road or Main Street during construction. Please use designated paths and follow posted detour signs.
  • Marina Jacks north parking lot entrance/exit on Gulfstream Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic. Motorists may access the parking lot via Bayfront Drive at Main Street/Marina Plaza. No through traffic allowed through this area.
  • Motorist may not exit the Marina Jacks parking lot via Bayfront Drive at Main Street/Marina Plaza. The south exit at Ringling Boulevard must be used to exit Marina Jacks.
  • Eastbound through travel lane on Gulfstream Avenue (towards downtown) will remain closed as Phase 1A adjustments are made but will reopen within the next couple weeks. Use alternate routes via Main Street or Fruitville Road.

Construction activities will take place during the daytime and occasionally during nighttime hours.

Expect noise from grinding asphalt, hammer drills, noise and vibration from construction equipment, backup alarms, vacuum trucks, pumps, and lighting.

Detours and lane closures will be in place during various phases of the project. During construction, the speed limit will be reduced to 25 mph on US 41 and Gulfstream Avenue.

Improvements being made as part of this project consist of replacing the existing signalized intersection on US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue with a roundabout, installation of HAWK pedestrian crossing signal system, raised pedestrian refuge islands, replacement of underground drainage structures, utilities, fiber optic, new LED streetlights, reconfiguration of stormwater retention ponds, sidewalks, and pedestrian walkways. Expected completion is early fall 2022. The contractor is Russell Engineering, Inc.

Overnight crews will be constructing right and left turns with a median crossing from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.  Watch for traffic shifts, use caution and expect possible delays.

SR 776 between Old Englewood Road and Artists Avenue, Englewood: Utilities construction permit: FPL will be upgrading existing pole line and cable through October 2021. Motorists can expect intermittent lane closures in both the east and westbound outside lanes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please use caution in the area.

SR 72 Clark Road and Lorraine Road Roundabout: Permit construction project: Starting October 4, 2021, contractors will begin construction of a roundabout. Crews will begin setting up maintenance of traffic devices and construction of a temporary roadway.  Motorists should use caution in the area and anticipate lane closures, flagging operations and various traffic shifts. Expected completion is June 4, 2022, weather permitting.

SR 72 Clark Road at Proctor Road and Dove Avenue Roundabout: Construction project: Crews will begin work on the new free-flowing roundabout replacing the current signalized intersection. Completion is expected in fall 2022.  The contractor is E & M Equipment.

  • During Phase I: the contractor will install sidewalk closures, temporary signals, and construct the north side of the roundabout on SR 72 and the west side of Proctor Road.
  • A lane shift is expected October starting at 7 p.m., weather permitting, as crews move through Phase I of construction. Please use caution and be alert to changing lane patterns. Also, a temporary signal will be put in place.
  • Motorists should expect temporary lane closures Monday through Friday on SR 72 (Clark Road) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Please use caution in the work zone and be aware of bicyclists sharing the roadway.
  • Lane closures are not allowed from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. or during non-work periods.

SR 72 Clark Road at Sawyer Road, Legacy Trail Extension Segment 2: Permit project: Crews will continue to work on the Legacy Trail construction. Please use caution in the area.  Expected completion is the end of October 2021. 

SR 72 Stickney Point Road between US 41 and Elmwood Avenue: Construction permit project: Motorists should expect intermittent east and westbound lane closures on SR 72 Stickney Point Road between US 41 and Elmwood through October 2021, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Some night work is possible. Work consists of constructing driveways, traffic signals and median crossings.  Please use caution and expect possible delays.

SR 72 Stickney Point Road (0.6 miles west of US 41): Bridge maintenance: Crews will be making overnight bridge repairs on Wednesday, October 13, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.  Motorists can expect intermittent right lane closures on the east bound side of the bridge.

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Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties - Week of September 26, 2021

Traffic-Watch

FOR WEEK SEPTEMBER 26, 2021

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 SR 70 Interchange (Exit 217): Construction project: Crews will work on widening I-75, the ramps, installing concrete barrier wall, median and drainage work on SR 70.

  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8:45 p.m. to 6 a.m. (northbound) or 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (southbound) through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 70 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 70 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 late 2021. The contractor is Sacyr Construction USA, LLC.

I-275 at US 19 (Exit 5): Construction project: Crews will remove the existing high mast lighting systems and replace with conventional lighting systems.  This week, crews will install the electrical pull boxes.

  • Motorists should expect a lane closure on I-275 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is fall 2021. The contractor is Highway Safety Devices.

I-275 at US 41 (Exit 2): Construction project: Crews will remove the existing high mast lighting systems and replace with conventional lighting systems.  This week, crews will install the light poles.

  • Motorists should expect a lane closure on I-275 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is fall 2021. The contractor is Highway Safety Devices.

SR 789 Gulf Drive north from Avenue C to 9th Street, Bradenton Beach: Construction project: Crews will be replacing the east sidewalk with permeable pavers to improve drainage, provide natural water absorption, and relieve pressure on the current island drainage network. Expect lane closures throughout the project. Variable message signs and flagging operations will guide motorists through the construction zone. Expect noise from construction equipment. Project contractor is AF USA Construction Corporation. Project is expected to be completed by late 2021.

SR 684 Cortez Road from US 41/ 14th Street to 26th Street: Construction project: Crews have begun a median modification project to control motorist speed and safety through the corridor, provide enhanced lighting, and improve pedestrian and bicycle safety. The posted speed limit will be maintained as will pedestrian access to bus stops and side streets.

  • Motorists should expect overnight lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.  Please use caution in the active construction zone.
  • The right turn lane at west Cortez Road and 14th Street / US 41 into the shopping center will be closed.

Expected completion is winter 2022, weather permitting. The contractor is Wright Construction.

SR 70 from Creekwood Boulevard to west of Caruso Road: Construction permit project: Through the end of September 2021, a detour is in place for Caruso Road on SR 70 from Creekwood Boulevard to west of Caruso Road.  This is part of the continued 44th Avenue east improvements project, constructing utility, drainage, and roadway improvements. Please plan additional travel time and use caution in the area.

SR 64 at Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road: Construction project: Construction of a roundabout at SR 64 and Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road includes installing pedestrian activated crossings on all legs of the roundabout, adding lighting and landscaping, and installing a new traffic signal and crosswalks at SR 64 and 117th Street east.  The contractor is Watson Civil Construction, Inc. Expected completion is fall 2021, weather permitting.

**SPEED LIMIT IS 25 MPH THROUGH THE PROJECT**

  • Traffic shift to the final phase of construction has been completed.
  • Saturday, September 25, starting at 7 a.m., crews will pour concrete for the truck apron in the middle of the roundabout.  Expect delays and follow flagger instruction to accommodate concrete trucks entering and exiting the travel lanes.
  • Tentatively scheduled for Sunday night, October 10, the contractor will begin milling and resurfacing at the SR 64 and 117th east intersection and placing the final lift of asphalt at the Greyhawk Roundabout.
  • Work will continue to take place in the median of SR 64 and Greyhawk Boulevard along with the final construction of the center of the roundabout.
  • Left turn lanes are open at Mill Run and Peace Presbyterian Church.  Motorists should expect occasional lane closures as needed to reconstruct the median curb and gutter.
  • Pope Road will remain closed to thru traffic, utilize the roundabout at SR 64 and White Eagle Boulevard/Rye Road.
  • Pedestrian traffic: Sidewalks are open on both sides of SR 64.

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue Roundabout: Construction project: Crews will work within the right-of-way, medians, driveways and throughout the project limits.

Traffic shift to construction Phase 1A configuration has been implemented. There will be no through movement at the intersection, watch for new traffic patterns, traffic signals, and pavement markings. Motorists are urged to use alternate detour route, if possible.

Activities include:

  • Continue waterline installation just south of Fruitville Road on the west side of US 41
  • Installation of groundwater filtration system between Fruitville Road and Ritz Carlton Drive
  • Locate and adjust existing utility lines
  • Placement of dewatering system for drainage pipe installation
  • Delivery of drainage pipe and structures, please use caution as semi-trucks and other heavy equipment will be entering/exiting the construction zone.
  • Night work – FPL will install conduit across Gulfstream Avenue and Sunset Point. The installation will take 1-2 nights. Expect impacts to temporary pedestrian path on the south side of Gulfstream Avenue. Pending schedule from FPL, advanced notice will be provided.

Detours/Crossings:

  • Sidewalk at the northwest corner of US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue will be temporarily closed for the installation of drainage pipe. Pedestrian paths are available via US 41 Multi-Use Recreational Trail (MURT) along Ritz Carlton Drive. See attached temporary pedestrian detour route flyer.
  • Pedestrian crossings on US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue and 1st Street are closed. Temporary pedestrian paths around the work zone are available on Fruitville Road or Main Street during construction. Please use designated paths and follow posted detour signs.
  • Marina Jacks north parking lot entrance/exit on Gulfstream Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic. Motorists may access the parking lot via Bayfront Drive at Main Street/Marina Plaza. No through traffic allowed through this area.
  • Motorist may not exit the Marina Jacks parking lot via Bayfront Drive at Main Street/Marina Plaza. The south exit at Ringling Boulevard must be used to exit Marina Jacks.
  • Eastbound through travel lane on Gulfstream Avenue (towards downtown) will remain closed as Phase 1A adjustments are made but will reopen within the next couple weeks. Use alternate routes via Main Street or Fruitville Road.

Construction activities will take place during the daytime and occasionally during nighttime hours.

Expect noise from grinding asphalt, hammer drills, noise and vibration from construction equipment, backup alarms, vacuum trucks, pumps, and lighting.

Motorists are urged to use alternate detour route, if possible. Please use caution and watch for construction vehicles and trucks entering or exiting the work zone.

Detours and lane closures will be in place during various phases of the project. During construction, the speed limit will be reduced to 25 mph on US 41 and Gulfstream Avenue.

Improvements being made as part of this project consist of replacing the existing signalized intersection on US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue with a roundabout, installation of HAWK pedestrian crossing signal system, raised pedestrian refuge islands, replacement underground drainage structures, utilities, fiber optic, new LED streetlights, reconfiguration of stormwater retention ponds, sidewalks, and pedestrian walkways. Expected completion is early fall 2022. The contractor is Russell Engineering, Inc.

US 41 and Gulfstream Avenue: Landscape construction: Crews will be taking soil samples in the median and anticipate possible overnight lane closures from  7 p.m. on September 28, and ending by 6 a.m. on September 29, 2021.

SR 776 between Old Englewood Road and Artists Avenue, Englewood: Utilities construction permit: FPL will be upgrading existing pole line and cable through September 30, 2021. Motorists can expect intermittent lane closures in both the east and westbound outside lanes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please use caution in the area.

SR 72 Clark Road and Lorraine Road Roundabout: Permit construction project: Starting October 4, 2021, contractors will begin construction of a roundabout. Crews will begin setting up maintenance of traffic devices and construction of a temporary roadway.  Motorists should use caution in the area and anticipate lane closures, flagging operations and various traffic shifts. Expected completion is June 4, 2022, weather permitting.

SR 72 Clark Road at Proctor Road and Dove Avenue Roundabout: Construction project: Crews will begin work on the new free-flowing roundabout replacing the current signalized intersection. Completion is expected in fall 2022.  The contractor is E & M Equipment.

  • During Phase I: the contractor will install sidewalk closures, temporary signals, and construct the north side of the roundabout on SR 72 and the west side of Proctor Road.
  • A lane shift is expected, weather permitting, as crews move through Phase I of construction. Please use caution and be alerted to changing lane patterns. Also, a temporary signal will be put in place.
  • Motorists should expect temporary lane closures Monday through Friday on SR 72 (Clark Road) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Please use caution in the work zone and be aware of bicyclists sharing the roadway.
  • Lane closures are not allowed from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. or during non-work periods.

SR 72 Clark Road at Sawyer Road, Legacy Trail Extension Segment 2: Permit project: Crews will continue to work on the Legacy Trail construction. Please use caution in the area.  Expected completion is the end of September 2021. 

SR 72 Stickney Point Road between US 41 and Elmwood Avenue: Construction permit project: Motorists should expect intermittent east and westbound lane closures on SR 72 Stickney Point Road between US 41 and Elmwood through Thursday, September 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Some night work is possible. Work consists of constructing driveways, traffic signals and median crossings.  Please use caution and expect possible delays.

SR 72 Stickney Point Road (0.6 miles west of US 41): Bridge maintenance: Crews will be making overnight bridge repairs Sunday, September 26, through Thursday, September 30, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.  Motorists can expect intermittent right lane closures on both sides of the bridge.

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Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties - Week of September 19, 2021

Traffic-Watch

FOR WEEK SEPTEMBER 19, 2021

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 SR 70 Interchange (Exit 217): Construction project: This week, crews will work on

widening I-75, the ramps, installing concrete barrier wall, and median/ drainage work on SR 70.

  • On Friday, September 17, 2021, at 11 p.m. through Monday, September 20, crews will close the I-75 northbound off-ramp to SR 70 in Manatee County.  SR 70 eastbound will be reduced to two lanes within the interchange area during this time.  Motorists are urged to exercise caution and follow posted detour signage.  Law enforcement officers will be present.
  • On Friday, September 17, 2021, at 11 p.m. through Saturday, September 18, at 4 p.m., crews will close the SR 70 eastbound on-ramp to I-75 northbound.  Motorists are urged to exercise caution and follow posted detour signage.  Law enforcement officers will be present.
  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8:45 p.m. to 6 a.m. (northbound) or 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (southbound) through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 70 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 70 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 late 2021. The contractor is Sacyr Construction USA, LLC.

I-275 at US 19 (Exit 5): Construction project: Crews will remove the existing high mast lighting systems and replace with conventional lighting systems.  This week, crews will install the electrical pull boxes.

  • Motorists should expect a lane closure on I-275 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is fall 2021. The contractor is Highway Safety Devices.

I-275 at US 41 (Exit 2): Construction project: Crews will remove the existing high mast lighting systems and replace with conventional lighting systems.  This week, crews will install the light poles.

  • Motorists should expect a lane closure on I-275 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is fall 2021. The contractor is Highway Safety Devices.

SR 789 Gulf Drive north from Avenue C to 9th Street, Bradenton Beach: Construction project: Crews will be replacing the east sidewalk with permeable pavers to improve drainage, provide natural water absorption, and relieve pressure on current island drainage network. Expect lane closures throughout the project. Variable message signs and flagging operations will guide motorists through the construction zone. Expect noise from construction equipment. Project contractor is AF USA Construction Corporation. Project is expected to be completed by late 2021.

SR 684 Cortez Road from US 41/ 14th Street to 26th Street: Construction project: Crews have begun a median modification project to control motorist speed and safety through the corridor, provide enhanced lighting, and improve pedestrian and bicycle safety. The posted speed limit will be maintained as will pedestrian access to bus stops and side streets.

  • Motorists should expect overnight lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.  Please use caution in the active construction zone.

Expected completion is winter 2022, weather permitting. The contractor is Wright Construction.

SR 70 from Creekwood Boulevard to west of Caruso Road: Construction permit project: Through the end of September 2021, a detour is in place for Caruso Road on SR 70 from Creekwood Boulevard to west of Caruso Road.  This is part of the continued 44th Avenue east improvements project, constructing utility, drainage, and roadway improvements. Please plan additional travel time and use caution in the area.

SR 64 at Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road: Construction project: Construction of a roundabout at SR 64 and Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road includes installing pedestrian activated crossings on all legs of the roundabout, adding lighting and landscaping, and installing a new traffic signal and crosswalks at SR 64 and 117th Street east.  The contractor is Watson Civil Construction, Inc. Expected completion is fall 2021, weather permitting.

**SPEED LIMIT IS 25 MPH THROUGH THE PROJECT**

TRAFFIC SHIFT TO THE FINAL PHASE OF CONSTRUCTION.

  • Outside travel lanes are open east and westbound through the project work zone.
  • The new westbound entrance/ exit to Greyhawk Boulevard is open.
  • Work will continue to take place in the median of SR 64 and Greyhawk Boulevard along with the final construction of the center of the roundabout.
  • Left turn lanes are open at Mill Run and Peace Presbyterian Church.  Motorists should expect occasional lane closures as needed to reconstruct the median curb and gutter.
  • Pope Road will remain closed to thru traffic, utilize the roundabout at SR 64 and White Eagle Boulevard/Rye Road.
  • Pedestrian traffic: Sidewalks are open on both sides of SR 64.

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue Roundabout: Construction project: Crews will work within the right-of-way, medians, driveways and throughout the project limits.

Traffic shift to construction Phase 1A configuration has been implemented. There will be no through movement at the intersection, watch for new traffic patterns, traffic signals, and pavement markings. Motorists are urged to use alternate detour route, if possible.

Activities Include:

  • Waterline installation just south of Fruitville Road on the west side of US 41
  • Installation of groundwater filtration system between Fruitville Road and Ritz Carlton Drive
  • Continue locating and adjustment of existing utility lines
  • Placement of dewatering system for drainage pipe installation
  • Delivery of drainage pipe and structures, please use caution as semi-trucks and other heavy equipment will be entering/exiting the construction zone.
  • Night work to add or adjust roadway striping and additional signage, as necessary

Detours/Crossings:

  • Sidewalk at the northwest corner of US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue will be temporarily closed for the installation of drainage pipe. Pedestrian paths are available via US 41 Multi-Use Recreational Trail (MURT) along Ritz Carlton Drive. See attached temporary pedestrian detour route flyer.
  • Pedestrian crossings on US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue and 1st Street are closed. Temporary pedestrian paths around the work zone are available on Fruitville Road or Main Street during construction. Please use designated paths and follow posted detour signs.
  • Marina Jacks north parking lot entrance/exit on Gulfstream Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic. Motorists may access the parking lot via Bayfront Drive at Main Street/Marina Plaza. No through traffic allowed through this area.
  • Motorist may not exit the Marina Jacks parking lot via Bayfront Drive at Main Street/Marina Plaza. The south exit at Ringling Boulevard must be used to exit Marina Jacks.
  • Eastbound through travel lane on Gulfstream Avenue (towards downtown) will remain closed as Phase 1A adjustments are made but will reopen within the next couple weeks. Use alternate routes via Main Street or Fruitville Road.

Construction activities will take place during the daytime and occasionally during nighttime hours.

Expect noise from grinding asphalt, hammer drills, noise and vibration from construction equipment, backup alarms, vacuum trucks, pumps, and lighting.

Motorists are urged to use alternate detour route, if possible. Please use caution and watch for construction vehicles and trucks entering or exiting the work zone.

Detours and lane closures will be in place during various phases of the project. During construction, the speed limit will be reduced to 25 mph on US 41 and Gulfstream Avenue.

Improvements being made as part of this project consist of replacing the existing signalized intersection on US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue with a roundabout, installation of HAWK pedestrian crossing signal system, raised pedestrian refuge islands, replacement of underground drainage structures, utilities, fiber optic, new LED streetlights, reconfiguration of stormwater retention ponds, sidewalks, and pedestrian walkways. Expected completion is early fall 2022. The contractor is Russell Engineering, Inc.

US 41 and Gulfstream Avenue: Landscape construction: Crews will be taking soil samples in the median and anticipate possible overnight lane closures from  7 p.m. on September 28, 2021, and ending by 6 a.m. on September 29, 2021.

SR 776, between Old Englewood Road and Artists Avenue, Englewood: Utilities construction permit: FPL will be upgrading existing pole line and cable through September 30, 2021. Motorists can expect intermittent lane closures in both the east and westbound outside lanes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please use caution in the area.

SR 72 Clark Road at McIntosh Road: Permit project:  Motorists should anticipate intermittent lane closures at the intersection of SR 72 Clark Road and McIntosh Road from Sunday, September 19, thru Tuesday, September 21, from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.  Contractor will be striping for Legacy Trail pavement markings.  Please use caution and expect possible delays.

SR 72 Clark Road at Proctor Road and Dove Avenue Roundabout: Construction project: Crews will begin work on the new free-flowing roundabout replacing the current signalized intersection. Completion is expected in fall 2022.  The contractor is E & M Equipment.

  • During Phase I: the contractor will install sidewalk closures, temporary signals, and construct the north side of the roundabout on SR 72 and the west side of Proctor Road.
  • A lane shift is expected, weather permitting, as crews move through Phase I of construction. Please use caution and be alerted to changing lane patterns.
  • Motorists should expect temporary lane closures Monday through Friday on SR 72 (Clark Road) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Please use caution in the work zone and be aware of bicyclists sharing the roadway.
  • Lane closures are not allowed from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. or during non-work periods.

SR 72 Clark Road at Sawyer Road, Legacy Trail Extension Segment 2: Permit project: Crews will continue to work on the Legacy Trail construction. Please use caution in the area.  Expected completion is the end of September 2021. 

SR 72 Stickney Point Road between US 41 and Elmwood Avenue: Construction permit project: Motorists should expect intermittent east and westbound lane closures on SR 72 Stickney Point Road between US 41 and Elmwood through Thursday, September 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Some night work is possible. Work consists of constructing driveways, traffic signals and median crossings.  Please use caution and expect possible delays.

SR 72 Stickney Point Road (0.6 miles west of US 41): Bridge maintenance: Crews will be making overnight bridge repairs Sunday, September 26, through Thursday, September 30, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.  Motorists can expect intermittent right lane closures on both sides of the bridge.

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Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties - Week of September 12, 2021

Traffic-Watch

FOR WEEK SEPTEMBER 12, 2021

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 SR 70 Interchange (Exit 217): Construction project: This week, crews will work on

widening I-75, the ramps, installing concrete barrier wall, and median and drainage work on SR 70.

  • This week, motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 ramps during nighttime/overnight hours from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8:45 p.m. to 6 a.m. (northbound) or 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (southbound) through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 70 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 70 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 late 2021. The contractor is Sacyr Construction USA, LLC.

I-275 at US 19 (Exit 5): Construction project: Crews will remove the existing high mast lighting systems and replace with conventional lighting systems. This week, crews will install the electrical pull boxes.

  • Motorists should expect a lane closure on I-275 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is fall 2021. The contractor is Highway Safety Devices.

I-275 at US 41 (Exit 2): Construction project: Crews will remove the existing high mast lighting systems and replace with conventional lighting systems. This week, crews will install the light poles.

  • Motorists should expect a lane closure on I-275 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is fall 2021. The contractor is Highway Safety Devices.

SR 789 Gulf Drive north from Avenue C to 9th Street, Bradenton Beach: Construction project: Crews will be replacing the east sidewalk with permeable pavers to improve drainage, provide natural water absorption, and relieve pressure on current island drainage network. Expect lane closures throughout the project. Variable message signs and flagging operations will guide motorists through the construction zone. Expect noise from construction equipment. Project contractor is AF USA Construction Corporation. Project is expected to be completed by late 2021.

SR 684 Cortez Road from US 41/ 14th Street to 26th Street: Construction project: Crews have begun a median modification project to control motorist speed and safety through the corridor, provide enhanced lighting, and improve pedestrian and bicycle safety. The posted speed limit will be maintained as will pedestrian access to bus stops and side streets.

  • Motorists should expect overnight lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Please use caution in the active construction zone.

Expected completion is winter 2022, weather permitting. The contractor is Wright Construction.

SR 70 between SR Verna Bethany Road and Betts Road: Maintenance project: Turtle Infrastructure will be milling and resurfacing this section of roadway both east and westbound on Monday, September 13,  through Thursday, September 16, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Flagging operations will be in place. All needed repairs are less than 100’ in length. The crew will set lane closures make the small repair and continue to the next.

SR 70 from Creekwood Boulevard to west of Caruso Road: Construction permit project: Through the end of September 2021, a detour is in place for Caruso Road on SR 70 from Creekwood Boulevard to west of Caruso Road.  This is part of the continued 44th Avenue east improvements project, constructing utility, drainage, and roadway improvements. Please plan additional travel time and use caution in the area.

SR 64 at Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road: Construction project: Construction of a roundabout at SR 64 and Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road includes installing pedestrian activated crossings on all legs of the roundabout, adding lighting and landscaping, and installing a new traffic signal and crosswalks at SR 64 and 117th Street east.  The contractor is Watson Civil Construction, Inc. Expected completion is fall 2021, weather permitting.

**SPEED LIMIT IS 25 MPH THROUGH THE PROJECT**

TRAFFIC SHIFT TO THE FINAL PHASE OF CONSTRUCTION.

  • Outside travel lanes are open east and westbound through the project work zone.
  • The new westbound entrance/ exit to Greyhawk Boulevard is open.
  • Work will continue to take place in the median of SR 64 and Greyhawk Boulevard along with the final construction of the center of the roundabout.
  • Left turn lanes are open at Mill Run and Peace Presbyterian Church.  Motorists should expect occasional lane closures as needed to reconstruct the median curb and gutter.
  • Pope Road will remain closed to thru traffic, utilize the roundabout at SR 64 and White Eagle Boulevard/Rye Road.
  • Pedestrian traffic: Sidewalks are open on both sides of SR 64.

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue Roundabout Project, Sarasota: Construction project: Crews will work within the right-of-way, medians, driveways and throughout the project limits.

Traffic shift to construction Phase 1A configuration has been implemented. There will be no through movement at the intersection, watch for new traffic patterns, traffic signals, and pavement markings. Motorists are urged to use alternate detour route, if possible.

Activities include:

  • Removal of old asphalt and concrete curb on US 41 and Gulfstream Avenue
  • Continue locating and adjustment of existing utility lines
  • Placement of dewatering system for drainage pipe installation
  • Delivery of drainage pipe and structures, please use caution as semi-trucks and other heavy equipment will be entering/exiting the construction zone.
  • Night work to add or adjust roadway striping and additional signage, as necessary

Detours/Crossings:

  • Sidewalk at the northwest corner of US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue will be temporarily closed for the installation of drainage pipe. Pedestrian paths are available via US 41 Multi-Use Recreational Trail (MURT) along Ritz Carlton Drive. See attached temporary pedestrian detour route flyer.
  • Pedestrian crossings on US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue and 1st Street are closed. Temporary pedestrian paths around the work zone are available on Fruitville Road or Main Street. Please use designated paths and follow posted detour signs
  • Marina Jacks north parking lot entrance/exit on Gulfstream Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic. Motorists may access the parking lot via Bayfront Drive at Main Street/Marina Plaza. No through traffic allowed through this area.
  • Motorists may not exit the Marina Jacks parking lot via Bayfront Drive at Main Street/Marina Plaza. The south exit at Ringling Boulevard must be used to exit Marina Jacks.
  • Eastbound through travel lane on Gulfstream Avenue (towards downtown) will remain closed as Phase 1A adjustments are made but will reopen within the next couple weeks. Use alternate routes via Main Street or Fruitville Road.

Construction activities will take place during the daytime and occasionally during nighttime hours.

Expect noise from grinding asphalt, hammer drills, noise and vibration from construction equipment, backup alarms, vacuum trucks, pumps, and lighting.

Motorists are urged to use alternate detour route, if possible. Please use caution and watch for construction vehicles and trucks entering or exiting the work zone.

Detours and lane closures will be in place during various phases of the project.

During construction, the speed limit will be reduced to 25 mph on US 41 and Gulfstream Avenue.

Improvements being made as part of this project consist of replacing the existing signalized intersection on US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue with a roundabout, installation of HAWK pedestrian crossing signal system, raised pedestrian refuge islands, replacement of underground drainage structures, utilities, fiber optic, new LED streetlights, reconfiguration of stormwater retention ponds, sidewalks, and pedestrian walkways.

Expected completion is early fall 2022. The contractor is Russell Engineering, Inc.

US 41 (Venice Bypass) from Center Road to Gulf Coast Boulevard: Construction project: Crews are widening US 41 from Center Road to Gulf Coast Boulevard to a six-lane highway, replacing traffic signals, installing new pavement markings and signage; installing concrete curb and sidewalks; improving new drainage; and installing new highway lighting. Use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern. The contractor is Bergeron Land Development, Inc. Expected completion is September 2021. 

  • Motorists should expectintermittent daytimeand nighttime lane closures as crews conduct final construction activities. Please watch for crews in the roadway.

SR 776, between Old Englewood Road and Artists Avenue, Englewood: Utilities construction permit: FPL will be upgrading existing pole line and cable through September 30, 2021. Motorists can expect intermittent lane closures in both the east and westbound outside lanes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please use caution in the area.

SR 758 Siesta Drive at Siesta Key’s North Drawbridge: Bridge construction: Crews will be making overnight bridge repairs Thursday, September 16, from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.  Motorists can expect intermittent lane closures on either side of the bridge. Use caution in the area.

SR 72 Clark Road at Proctor Road and Dove Avenue Roundabout: Construction project: Crews will begin work on the new free-flowing roundabout replacing the current signalized intersection. Completion is expected in fall 2022.  The contractor is E & M Equipment.

  • During Phase I: the contractor will install sidewalk closures, temporary signals, and construct the north side of the roundabout on SR 72 and the west side of Proctor Road.
  • A traffic shift is expected in the next week to two, weather permitting, as crews move through Phase I of construction. Please use caution and be alert to changing lane patterns.
  • Motorists should expect temporary lane closures Monday through Friday on SR 72 (Clark Road) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Please use caution in the work zone and be aware of bicyclists sharing the roadway.
  • Lane closures are not allowed from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. or during non-work periods.

SR 72 Clark Road at Sawyer Road, Legacy Trail Extension Segment 2: Permit project: Crews will continue to work on the Legacy Trail construction. Please use caution in the area.  Expected completion is the end of September 2021. 

SR 72 Stickney Point Road between US 41 and Elmwood Avenue: Construction permit project: Motorists should expect intermittent east and westbound lane closures on SR 72 Stickney Point Road between US 41 and Elmwood through Thursday, September 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Some night work is possible. Work consists of constructing driveways, traffic signals and median crossings.  Please use caution and expect possible delays.

SR 72 Stickney Point Road (0.6 miles west of US-41): Bridge maintenance: Crews will be making overnight bridge repairs Sunday, September 26, through Thursday, September 30, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Motorists can expect intermittent right lane closures on both sides of the bridge.

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Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties - Week of September 5, 2021

Traffic-Watch

FOR WEEK SEPTEMBER 5, 2021

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 SR 70 Interchange (Exit 217): Construction project: This week, crews will work on widening I-75, the ramps, installing concrete barrier wall, and median and drainage work on SR 70.

  • In observance of the Labor Day Holiday, crews will not work between Friday, September 3, through Monday, September 6, 2021.
  • This week, motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 ramps during nighttime/overnight hours from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8:45 p.m. to 6 a.m. (northbound) or 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (southbound) through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 70 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 70 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 late 2021. The contractor is Sacyr Construction USA, LLC.

I-275 at US 19 (Exit 5): Construction project: Crews will remove the existing high mast lighting systems and replace with conventional lighting systems. This week, crews will install the electrical pull boxes.

  • Motorists should expect a lane closure on I-275 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is fall 2021. The contractor is Highway Safety Devices.

I-275 at US 41 (Exit 2): Construction project: Crews will remove the existing high mast lighting systems and replace with conventional lighting systems. This week, crews will install the light poles.

  • Motorists should expect a lane closure on I-275 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is fall 2021. The contractor is Highway Safety Devices.

US 41 Business ramp over to 17th Street west: Maintenance construction: Crews will be installing quick curb. Motorists should expect inside travel lanes closures both north and southbound on September 7, 8 and 9, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

SR 70 and White Eagle Boulevard. Maintenance project:  On Thursday night, September 9, Turtle Infrastructure will be milling and resurfacing the outside west bound right lane and a section of the intersection from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

SR 70 between SR Verna Bethany Road and Betts Road: Maintenance project: Turtle Infrastructure will be milling and resurfacing this section of roadway both east and westbound on Monday, September 13,  through Thursday, September 16, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Flagging operations will be in place. All needed repairs are less than 100’ in length. The crew will set lane closures make the small repair and continue to the next.

SR 684 Cortez Road at 119th Street: Landscaping project: Crews are installing landscaping on the west corner of the intersection.  Occasional shoulder and lane closures may be required. Estimated completion is October 2021.  The contractor is Superior Lawn and Landscaping.

  • On Wednesday, September 8, and Thursday, September 9,  motorists can expect temporary lane closures with a flagged operation on the north side of 119th Street for the delivery and installation of large Royal Palms. 

SR 684 Cortez Road from US 41/ 14th Street to 26th Street: Construction project: Crews have begun a median modification project to control motorist speed and safety through the corridor, provide enhanced lighting, and improve pedestrian and bicycle safety. The posted speed limit will be maintained as will pedestrian access to bus stops and side streets.

  • Motorists should expect overnight lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.  Please use caution in the active construction zone.

Expected completion is winter 2022, weather permitting. The contractor is Wright Construction.

SR 70 from Creekwood Boulevard to west of Caruso Road: Construction permit project: Through the end of September 2021, a detour is in place for Caruso Road on SR 70 from Creekwood Boulevard to west of Caruso Road.  This is part of the continued 44th Avenue east improvements project, constructing utility, drainage, and roadway improvements. Please plan additional travel time and use caution in the area.

SR 64 at Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road: Construction project: Construction of a roundabout at SR 64 and Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road includes installing pedestrian activated crossings on all legs of the roundabout, adding lighting and landscaping, and installing a new traffic signal and crosswalks at SR 64 and 117th Street east.  The contractor is Watson Civil Construction, Inc. Expected completion is fall 2021, weather permitting.

**SPEED LIMIT IS 25 MPH THROUGH THE PROJECT**

TRAFFIC SHIFT TO THE FINAL PHASE OF CONSTRUCTION.

  • Outside travel lanes are open east and westbound through the project work zone.
  • The new westbound entrance/ exit to Greyhawk Boulevard is open.
  • Work will continue to take place in the median of SR 64 and Greyhawk Boulevard along with the final construction of the center of the roundabout.
  • Left turn lanes are open at Mill Run and Peace Presbyterian Church.  Motorists should expect occasional lane closures as needed to reconstruct the median curb and gutter.
  • Pope Road will remain closed to thru traffic, utilize the roundabout at SR 64 and White Eagle Boulevard/Rye Road.
  • Pedestrian traffic: Sidewalks are open on both sides of SR 64.

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue Roundabout: Construction project: Crews will work within the right-of-way, medians, driveways and throughout the project limits.

In observance of Labor Day, no construction activities are scheduled Monday, September 6, 2021. Traffic shift to construction Phase 1A configuration has been implemented. There will be no through movement at the intersection, watch for new traffic patterns, traffic signals, and pavement markings. Motorists are urged to use alternate detour route, if possible.

Activities include:

Installation of additional signal poles and traffic signal lights at Sunset Point

  • Removal of old asphalt and concrete curb on US 41 and Gulfstream Avenue
  • Continue locating and adjustment of existing utility lines
  • Placement of dewatering system for drainage pipe installation
  • Delivery of drainage pipe and structures, please use caution as semi-trucks and other heavy equipment will be entering/exiting the construction zone
  • Night work to add or adjust roadway striping and additional signage, as necessary

Detours/Crossings:

  • Sidewalk at the northwest corner of US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue will be temporarily closed for the installation of drainage pipe. Pedestrian paths are available via US 41 Multi-Use Recreational Trail (MURT) along Ritz Carlton Drive. See attached temporary pedestrian detour route flyer.
  • Pedestrian crossings on US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue and 1st Street are closed. Temporary pedestrian paths around the work zone are available on Fruitville Road or Main Street during construction. Please use designated paths and follow posted detour signs.
  • Marina Jacks north parking lot entrance/exit on Gulfstream Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic. Motorists may access the parking lot via Bayfront Drive at Main Street/Marina Plaza. No through traffic allowed through this area.
  • Motorist may not exit the Marina Jacks parking lot via Bayfront Drive at Main Street/Marina Plaza. The south exit at Ringling Boulevard must be used to exit Marina Jacks.
  • Eastbound through travel lane on Gulfstream Avenue (towards downtown) will remain closed as Phase 1A adjustments are made but will reopen within the next couple weeks. Use alternate routes via Main Street or Fruitville Road.

Construction activities will take place during the daytime and occasionally during nighttime hours.

Expect noise from grinding asphalt, hammer drills, noise and vibration from construction equipment, backup alarms, vacuum trucks, pumps, and lighting.

Motorists are urged to use alternate detour route, if possible. Please use caution and watch for construction vehicles and trucks entering or exiting the work zone.

Detours and lane closures will be in place during various phases of the project. During construction, the speed limit will be reduced to 25 mph on US 41 and Gulfstream Avenue.

Improvements being made as part of this project consist of replacing the existing signalized intersection on US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue with a roundabout, installation of HAWK pedestrian crossing signal system, raised pedestrian refuge islands, replacement of underground drainage structures, utilities, fiber optic, new LED streetlights, reconfiguration of stormwater retention ponds, sidewalks, and pedestrian walkways. Expected completion is early fall 2022. The contractor is Russell Engineering, Inc.

US 41 at 5353 Tamiami Trail: Maintenance project: On Wednesday night, September 8, Turtle Infrastructure will be milling and resurfacing the US 41 roadway overnight from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. There will be intermittent lane closures both north and south bound. The work area is less than 100’ in length.

US 41 (Venice Bypass) from Center Road to Gulf Coast Boulevard: Construction project: Crews are widening US 41 from Center Road to Gulf Coast Boulevard to a six-lane highway, replacing traffic signals, installing new pavement markings and signage; installing concrete curb and sidewalks; improving new drainage; and installing new highway lighting. Use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern. The contractor is Bergeron Land Development, Inc. Expected completion is September 2021. 

  • The newly installed traffic signal at Detwiler’s Farm Market is fully activated.
  • Motorists should expectintermittent daytimeand nighttime lane closures as crews conduct final construction activities. Please watch for crews in the roadway.
  • Bergeron will be completing final work items over the Labor Day holiday.  Expect overnight operations that may require single lane closures.

SR 776 Old Englewood Road from Artists Avenue to Harvard Street, Englewood: Construction permit: FPL will be upgrading existing pole line and cable through September 5, 2021. Motorists can expect intermittent lane closures in both the north and southbound lanes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please use caution in the area.

SR 776, between Old Englewood Road and Artists Avenue, Englewood: Construction permit: FPL will be upgrading existing pole line and cable through September 30, 2021. Motorists can expect intermittent lane closures in both the east and westbound outside lanes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please use caution in the area.

SR 72 Clark Road at Proctor Road and Dove Avenue Roundabout: Construction project: Crews will begin work on the new free-flowing roundabout replacing the current signalized intersection. Completion is expected in fall 2022. The contractor is E & M Equipment.

  • During Phase I: the contractor will install sidewalk closures, temporary signals, and construct the north side of the roundabout on SR 72 and the west side of Proctor Road.
  • A traffic shift is expected in the next week to two, weather permitting, as crews move through Phase I of construction. Please use caution and be alert to changing lane patterns.
  • Motorists should expect temporary lane closures Monday through Friday on SR 72 (Clark Road) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Please use caution in the work zone and be aware of bicyclists sharing the roadway.
  • Lane closures are not allowed from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. or during non-work periods.

SR 72 Clark Road at Sawyer Road, Legacy Trail Extension Segment 2: Permit project: Crews will continue to work on the Legacy Trail construction. Please use caution in the area. Expected completion is the end of September 2021. 

SR 72 Stickney Point Bridge: Bridge repairs: Crews will be making overnight bridge repairs Tuesday, September 7, through Thursday, September 9, from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. Motorists can expect intermittent eastbound lane closures.

SR 72 Stickney Point Road between US 41 and Elmwood Avenue: Construction permit project: Motorists should expect intermittent east and westbound lane closures on SR 72 Stickney Point Road between US 41 and Elmwood through Thursday, September 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Some night work is possible. Work consists of constructing driveways, traffic signals and median crossings.  Please use caution and expect possible delays.

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26

Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties: WEEK OF AUGUST 29 – SEPTEMBER 4, 2021

Traffic-Watch

FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 29 – SEPTEMBER 4, 2021

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 SR 70 Interchange (Exit 217): Construction project: This week, crews will work on widening I-75, the ramps, installing concrete barrier wall, and median and drainage work on SR 70.

  • In observance of the Labor Day Holiday, crews will not work between Friday, September 3, through Monday, September 6, 2021.
  • This week, motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 ramps during nighttime/overnight hours from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8:45 p.m. to 6 a.m. (northbound) or 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (southbound) through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 70 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 70 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 late 2021. The contractor is Sacyr Construction USA, LLC.

I-75 over Braden River (2.5 miles south of SR-70): Bridge repairs: Crews will be making overnight repairs from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Expect north bound intermittent lane closures.

I-75 over Buffalo Canal (800 feet south of I-275): Bridge repairs: Crews will be making overnight repairs Thursday, September 2, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Motorists can expect intermittent southbound lane closures.

I-275 at US 19 (Exit 5): Construction project: Crews will remove the existing high mast lighting systems and replace with conventional lighting systems.  This week, crews will install the electrical pull boxes.

  • Motorists should expect a lane closure on I-275 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is fall 2021. The contractor is Highway Safety Devices.

I-275 at US 41 (Exit 2): Construction project: Crews will remove the existing high mast lighting systems and replace with conventional lighting systems.  This week, crews will install the light poles.

  • Motorists should expect a lane closure on I-275 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is fall 2021. The contractor is Highway Safety Devices.

SR 684 Cortez Road at 119th Street: Landscaping project: Crews are installing landscaping on the west corner of the intersection.  Occasional shoulder and lane closures may be required. Estimated completion is October 2021.  The contractor is Superior Lawn and Landscaping.

SR 684 Cortez Road from US 41/ 14th Street to 26th Street: Construction project: Crews have begun a median modification project to control motorist speed and safety through the corridor, provide enhanced lighting, and improve pedestrian and bicycle safety. The posted speed limit will be maintained as will pedestrian access to bus stops and side streets.

  • Motorists should expect overnight lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.  Please use caution in the active construction zone.

Expected completion is winter 2022, weather permitting. The contractor is Wright Construction.

SR 70 from Creekwood Boulevard to west of Caruso Road: Construction permit project: Through the end of September 2021, a detour is in place for Caruso Road on SR 70 from Creekwood Boulevard to west of Caruso Road.  This is part of the continued 44th Avenue east improvements project, constructing utility, drainage, and roadway improvements. Please plan additional travel time and use caution in the area.

SR 64 at Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road: Construction project: Construction of a roundabout at SR 64 and Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road includes installing pedestrian activated crossings on all legs of the roundabout, adding lighting and landscaping, and installing a new traffic signal and crosswalks at SR 64 and 117th Street east.  The contractor is Watson Civil Construction, Inc. Expected completion is fall 2021, weather permitting.

**SPEED LIMIT IS 25 MPH THROUGH THE PROJECT**

TRAFFIC SHIFT TO THE FINAL PHASE OF CONSTRUCTION.

  • Outside travel lanes are open east and westbound through the project work zone.
  • The new westbound entrance/ exit to Greyhawk Boulevard is open.
  • Work will continue to take place in the median of SR 64 and Greyhawk Boulevard along with the final construction of the center of the roundabout.
  • Left turn lanes are open at Mill Run and Peace Presbyterian Church.  Motorists should expect occasional lane closures as needed to reconstruct the median curb and gutter.
  • Pope Road will remain closed to thru traffic, utilize the roundabout at SR 64 and White Eagle Boulevard/Rye Road.
  • Pedestrian traffic: Sidewalks are open on both sides of SR 64.

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue Roundabout: Construction project: Crews will work within the right-of-way, medians, driveways and throughout the project limits.Traffic shift to construction Phase 1A configuration has been implemented. There will no through movement at the intersection, watch for new traffic patterns, traffic signals, and pavement markings. Motorists are urged to use alternate detour route, if possible. Please see the project website link for detailed Phase 1A traffic movements: https://valerin-group.com/wp-content/uploads/Detour-map-Phase-1A.mp4.

Activities include:

  • Phase 1A traffic shift adjustments to signals, roadway striping, supplemental signage etc. Roadway striping will be adjusted as necessary to supplement existing signage.
  • Excavation for new utility lines continues on the west side of US 41 between Fruitville Road and Gulfstream Avenue.
  • Removal of existing curb and asphalt on US 41 and Gulfstream Avenue.
  • Night work to add or adjust roadway striping and additional signage will take place during nighttime hours.

Detours/Crossings:

  • Pedestrian crossings on US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue and 1st Street are closed. Temporary pedestrian paths around the work zone are available on Fruitville Road or Main Street during construction. Please use designated paths and follow posted detour signs.
  • Marina Jacks north parking lot entrance/exit on Gulfstream Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic. Motorists may access the parking lot via Bayfront Drive at Main Street/Marina Plaza. No through traffic allowed through this area.
  • Motorist may not exit the Marina Jacks parking lot via Bayfront Drive at Main Street/Marina Plaza. The south exit at Ringling Boulevard must be used to exit Marina Jacks.
  • Eastbound through travel lane on Gulfstream Avenue (towards downtown) will remain closed as Phase 1A adjustments are made but will reopen within the next couple weeks. Use alternate routes via Main Street or Fruitville Road.

Construction activities will take place during the daytime and occasionally during nighttime hours.

Expect noise from grinding asphalt, hammer drills, noise and vibration from construction equipment, backup alarms, vacuum trucks, pumps, and lighting.

Motorists are urged to use alternate detour route, if possible. Please use caution and watch for construction vehicles and trucks entering or exiting the work zone.

Detours and lane closures will be in place during various phases of the project. During construction, the speed limit will be reduced to 25 mph on US 41 and Gulfstream Avenue.

Improvements being made as part of this project consist of replacing the existing signalized intersection on US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue with a roundabout, installation of HAWK pedestrian crossing signal system, raised pedestrian refuge islands, replacement of underground drainage structures, utilities, fiber optic, new LED streetlights, reconfiguration of stormwater retention ponds, sidewalks, and pedestrian walkways. Expected completion is early fall 2022. The contractor is Russell Engineering, Inc.

US 41 over Roberts Bay: Bridge maintenance: FDOT and FIU teams will be field testing the bridge superstructure overnight Thursday, September 2, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.  Motorists should expect intermittent northbound lane closures.

US 41 (Venice Bypass) from Center Road to Gulf Coast Boulevard: Construction project: Crews are widening US 41 from Center Road to Gulf Coast Boulevard to a six-lane highway, replacing traffic signals, installing new pavement markings and signage; installing concrete curb and sidewalks; improving new drainage; and installing new highway lighting. Use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern. The contractor is Bergeron Land Development, Inc. Expected completion is September 2021. 

  • The newly installed traffic signal at Detwiler’s Farm Market is now fully activated.
  • Motorists should expectintermittent daytimeand nighttime lane closures as crews conduct final construction activities. Please watch for crews in the roadway.

SR 776 Old Englewood Road from Artists Avenue to Harvard Street, Englewood: Construction permit: FPL will be upgrading existing pole line and cable through September 5, 2021. Motorists can expect intermittent lane closures in both the north and southbound lanes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please use caution in the area.

SR 776, between Old Englewood Road and Artists Avenue, Englewood: Construction permit: FPL will be upgrading existing pole line and cable through September 30, 2021. Motorists can expect intermittent lane closures in both the east and westbound outside lanes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please use caution in the area.

SR 72 Clark Road at Proctor Road and Dove Avenue Roundabout: Construction project: Crews will begin work on the new free-flowing roundabout replacing the current signalized intersection. Completion is expected in fall 2022.  The contractor is E & M Equipment.

  • During Phase I: the contractor will install sidewalk closures, temporary signals, and construct the north side of the roundabout on SR 72 and the west side of Proctor Road.
  • A traffic shift is expected in the next week to two as crews move on to the next phase of construction. Please use caution and be alert to changing lane patterns.
  • Motorists should expect temporary lane closures Monday through Friday on SR 72 (Clark Road) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Please use caution in the work zone and be aware of bicyclists sharing the roadway.
  • Lane closures are not allowed from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. or during non-work periods.

SR 72 Clark Road at Sawyer Road, Legacy Trail Extension Segment 2: Permit project: Crews will continue to work on the Legacy Trail construction. Please use caution in the area.  Expected completion is the end of September 2021. 

SR 72 Stickney Point Bridge: Bridge repairs: Crews will be making overnight bridge repairs Tuesday, September 7, through Thursday, September 9, from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. Motorists can expect intermittent eastbound lane closures.

SR 72 Stickney Point Road between US 41 and Elmwood Avenue: Construction permit project: Motorists should expect intermittent east and westbound lane closures on SR 72 Stickney Point Road between US 41 and Elmwood through Thursday, September 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Some night work is possible. Work consists of constructing driveways, traffic signals and median crossings.  Please use caution and expect possible delays.

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19

Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties

Traffic-Watch

FOR WEEK AUGUST 22, 2021

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 SR 70 Interchange (Exit 217): Construction project: This week, crews will work on widening I-75, the ramps, installing concrete barrier wall, and median and drainage work on SR 70.

  • This week, motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 ramps during nighttime/overnight hours from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8:45 p.m. to 6 a.m. (northbound) or 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (southbound) through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 70 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 70 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 work is underway. Estimated completion is late fall 2021. The contractor is Sacyr Construction USA, LLC.

I-275 at US 19 (Exit 5): Construction project: Crews will remove the existing high mast lighting systems and replace with conventional lighting systems.  This week, crews will install the electrical pull boxes.

  • Motorists should expect a lane closure on I-275 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is fall 2021. The contractor is Highway Safety Devices.

I-275 at US 41 (Exit 2): Construction project: Crews will remove the existing high mast lighting systems and replace with conventional lighting systems.  This week, crews will install the light poles.

  • Motorists should expect a lane closure on I-275 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is fall 2021. The contractor is Highway Safety Devices.

I-275 northbound at the Skyway Fishing Pier service road bridges (nos. 130141 and 139003):  Bridge maintenance: Expect flagging operations with lane closures Tuesday, August 24,  from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Use caution in the area.

SR 684 Cortez Road at 119th Street: Landscaping project: Crews are installing landscaping on the west corner of the intersection.  Occasional shoulder and lane closures may be required. Estimated completion is October 2021.  The contractor is Superior Lawn and Landscaping.

SR 684 Cortez Road from US 41/ 14th Street to 26th Street: Construction project: Crews have begun a median modification project to control motorist speed and safety through the corridor, provide enhanced lighting, and improve pedestrian and bicycle safety. The posted speed limit will be maintained as will pedestrian access to bus stops and side streets.

  • Motorists should expect overnight lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.  Please use caution in the active construction zone.

Expected completion is winter 2022, weather permitting. The contractor is Wright Construction.

SR 70 from Creekwood Boulevard to west of Caruso Road: Construction permit project: Through the end of September 2021, a detour is in place for Caruso Road on SR 70 from Creekwood Boulevard to west of Caruso Road.  This is part of the continued 44th Avenue east improvements project, constructing utility, drainage, and roadway improvements. Please plan additional travel time and use caution in the area.

SR 64 and 19th Street west, City of Bradenton: Construction permit project: On Wednesday, August 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., motorists can expect intermittent eastbound lane closures on SR 64 and 19th Street as crews mount a sign on the nearby building.  Please use caution.

SR 64 at Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road: Construction project: Construction of a roundabout at SR 64 and Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road includes installing pedestrian activated crossings on all legs of the roundabout, adding lighting and landscaping, and installing a new traffic signal and crosswalks at SR 64 and 117th Street east.  The contractor is Watson Civil Construction, Inc. Expected completion is fall 2021, weather permitting.

**SPEED LIMIT IS 25 MPH THROUGH THE PROJECT**

TRAFFIC SHIFT TO THE FINAL PHASE OF CONSTRUCTION.

  • Outside travel lanes will be open east and westbound through the project work zone.
  • The new westbound entrance/ exit to Greyhawk Boulevard will open
  • Work will continue to take place in the median of SR 64 and Greyhawk Boulevard along with the final construction of the center of the roundabout.
  • Expect lane closures on the inside travel lanes to accommodate final construction.  Continue to utilize the roundabout at SR 64 and White Eagle Boulevard/Rye Road as needed.
  • Pope Road will remain closed to thru traffic, utilize the roundabout at SR 64 and White Eagle Boulevard/Rye Road.
  • The eastbound left turns remain closed from Greyhawk to Mill Run. Utilize the roundabout at SR 64 and White Eagle Boulevard/Rye Road.
  • Pedestrian traffic: Sidewalks are open on both sides of SR 64.

 

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue Roundabout: Construction project: Crews will work within the right-of-way, medians, driveways and throughout the project limits.

Traffic shift to construction Phase 1A configuration has been implemented. There will no through traffic at the intersection, watch for new traffic patterns, traffic signals, and pavement markings. Motorists are urged to use an alternate route, if possible.

Please click this link to view a map showing Phase 1A traffic movements.

Activities include:

  • Phase 1A traffic shift adjustments to signals, striping, signage etc. Work is expected to continue day and night until final adjustments are made.
  • Excavation for new utility lines will begin on the west side of US 41 between Fruitville Road and Gulfstream Avenue.

Detours/Crossings:

  • Pedestrian crossings on US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue and 1st Street are closed. Temporary pedestrian paths around the work zone are available on Fruitville Road or Main Street during construction. Please use designated paths and follow posted detour signs.
  • Marina Jacks north parking lot entrance/exit on Gulfstream Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic. Motorists may access the parking lot via Bayfront Drive at Main Street/Marina Plaza. No through traffic allowed through this area.
  • Motorist may not exit the Marina Jacks parking lot via Bayfront Drive at Main Street/Marina Plaza. The south exit at Ringling Boulevard must be used to exit Marina Jacks.
  • Eastbound through travel lane on Gulfstream Avenue (towards downtown) will remain closed as Phase 1A adjustments are made but will reopen within the next couple weeks. Use alternate routes via Main Street or Fruitville Road.

Construction activities will take place during the daytime and occasionally during nighttime hours.

Expect noise from grinding asphalt, hammer drills, noise and vibration from construction equipment, backup alarms, vacuum trucks, pumps, and lighting.

Motorists are urged to use alternate detour route, if possible. Please use caution and watch for construction vehicles and trucks entering or exiting the work zone.

Detours and lane closures will be in place during various phases of the project. During construction, the speed limit will be reduced to 25 mph on US 41 and Gulfstream Avenue.

Improvements being made as part of this project consist of replacing the existing signalized intersection on US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue with a roundabout, installation of HAWK pedestrian crossing signal system, raised pedestrian refuge islands, replacement of underground drainage structures, utilities, fiber optic, new LED streetlights, reconfiguration of stormwater retention ponds, sidewalks, and pedestrian walkways. Expected completion is early fall 2022. The contractor is Russell Engineering, Inc.

US 41 over Roberts Bay: Bridge maintenance: FDOT and FIU teams will be field testing the bridge superstructure overnight Thursday, September 2, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.  Motorists should expect intermittent northbound lane closures.

US 41 (Venice Bypass) from Center Road to Gulf Coast Boulevard: Construction project: Crews are widening US 41 from Center Road to Gulf Coast Boulevard to a six-lane highway, replacing traffic signals, installing new pavement markings and signage; installing concrete curb and sidewalks; improving new drainage; and installing new highway lighting. Use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern. The contractor is Bergeron Land Development, Inc. Expected completion is August 2021. 

  • Motorists should expect intermittent day and nighttime lane closures as crews conduct final paving and striping activities. Please watch for crews in the roadway.
  • Pedestrian traffic has been shifted to the newly constructed sidewalk on the east and west sides of the roadway. Sidewalk construction continues along some segments on the east side of the roadway. Pedestrians should use caution and use the temporary pedestrian access pathway in those areas.   
  • Crews are working within the driveways and the right-of-way along the north and southbound lanes of US 41. Please use caution when turning into businesses and shopping plazas. 

SR 776 Englewood Road from Artists Avenue to Harvard Street, Englewood: Construction permit: FPL will be upgrading existing pole line and cable through Saturday, August 29, 2021. Motorists can expect intermittent lane closures in both the north and southbound lanes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please use caution in the area.

SR 789 at New Pass Bridge, Longboat Key: Bridge construction: This improvement project is in final stages of completion, addressing structural, mechanical, and electrical repairs to the bridge. The normal two lanes of island traffic have been maintained but please use caution in the area.

  • Final equipment testing is required for the remainder of the project, including brief bridge openings. To minimize inconvenience, inspectors will test in the early morning hours from 6 to 7 a.m. (If necessary, the contractor is allowed two openings per hour but for no longer than 10 minutes and they must be at least 15 minutes apart.)
  • Marine openings no longer require a 6-hour advance reservation.
  • Pedestrians can only use the protected sidewalk on the west side of the bridge.
  • Bicyclists must walk their bikes across the grates as permanent signage directs.

The contractor is Quinn Construction. Completion is expected by summer 2021.   

SR 72 Clark Road at Proctor Road and Dove Avenue Roundabout: Construction project: Crews will begin work on the new free-flowing roundabout replacing the current signalized intersection. Completion is expected in fall 2022.  The contractor is E & M Equipment.

  • During Phase I: the contractor will install sidewalk closures, temporary signals, and construct the north side of the roundabout on SR 72 and the west side of Proctor Road.
  • Motorists should expect temporary lane closures Monday through Friday on SR 72 (Clark Road) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Crews will be constructing temporary lanes on the north side of SR 72. 
  • Please use caution in the work zone and be aware of bicyclists sharing the roadway.
  • Lane closures are not allowed from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. or during non-work periods.

SR 72 Clark Road at Sawyer Road, Legacy Trail Extension Segment 2: Permit project: Crews will be working on the continued Legacy Trail construction. Please use caution in the area.  Expected completion is the end of September 2021. 

SR 72 Stickney Point Road between US 41 and Elmwood Avenue: Construction permit project: Motorists should expect intermittent east and westbound lane closures on SR 72 Stickney Point Road between US 41 and Elmwood through Thursday, September 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Some night work is possible. Work consists of constructing driveways, traffic signals and median crossings.  Please use caution and expect possible delays.

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Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties

Traffic-Watch

FOR WEEK AUGUST 8, 2021

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 SR 70 Interchange (Exit 217): Construction project: This week, crews will work on widening I-75, the ramps, installing concrete barrier wall, and median and drainage work on SR 70.

  • This week, motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 ramps during nighttime/overnight hours from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8:45 p.m. to 6 a.m. (northbound) or 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (southbound) through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 70 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 70 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 work is underway. Estimated completion is late fall 2021. The contractor is Sacyr Construction USA, LLC.

I-75 and Moccasin Wallow Road: Landscape installation: Crews will be installing landscaping so occasional shoulder closures may be required. Estimated completion is August 2021.  The contractor is Frankie Valdez Company. 

I-275 at US 19 (Exit 5): Construction project: Crews will remove the existing high mast lighting systems and replace with conventional lighting systems.  This week, crews will install the electrical pull boxes.

  • Motorists should expect a lane closure on I-275 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is fall 2021. The contractor is Highway Safety Devices.

I-275 at US 41 (Exit 2): Construction project: Crews will remove the existing high mast lighting systems and replace with conventional lighting systems.  This week, crews will install the electrical pull boxes.

  • Motorists should expect a lane closure on I-275 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is fall 2021. The contractor is Highway Safety Devices.

I-275 between Bayshore and Frog Creek Roads: Bridge maintenance: A DBi Services crew will be making routine repairs to the bridge deck and deck joints on Tuesday, August 10, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures both north and southbound.

I-275 between Ellenton Gillette Road and Abel Road: Bridge maintenance: A DBi Services crew will be making repairs to the bridge deck and joints on Wednesday, August 11, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures both north and southbound.

I-275 northbound at the Skyway Fishing Pier service road bridges (nos. 130141 and 139003):  Bridge maintenance: Expect flagging operations with lane closures Tuesday, August 24,  from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Use caution in the area.

US 41 over the Manatee River (Green Bridge): Bridge maintenance: A DBi Services crew will be making routine repairs to the bridge deck and deck joints on Thursday, August 12, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures both north and southbound

SR 684 Cortez Road at 119th Street: Landscaping project: Crews are installing landscaping on the west corner of the intersection.  Occasional shoulder and lane closures may be required. Estimated completion is October 2021.  The contractor is Superior Lawn and Landscaping.

SR 684 Cortez Road from US 41/ 14th Street to 26th Street: Construction project: Crews have begun a median modification project to control motorist speed and safety through the corridor, provide enhanced lighting, and improve pedestrian and bicycle safety. The posted speed limit will be maintained as will pedestrian access to bus stops and side streets. Lane closures are limited to evening and overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Expected completion is summer 2021, weather permitting. The contractor is Wright Construction.

  • Motorists should expect overnight lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.  Please use caution in the active construction zone.

SR 70 from Creekwood Boulevard to west of Caruso Road: Construction permit project: Through August 2021, a detour is in place for Caruso Road on SR 70 from Creekwood Boulevard to west of Caruso Road.  This is part of the continued 44th Avenue east improvements project, constructing utility, drainage, and roadway improvements. Please plan additional travel time and use caution in the area.

SR 64 at Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road: Construction project: Construction of a roundabout at SR 64 and Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road includes installing pedestrian activated crossings on all legs of the roundabout, adding lighting and landscaping, and installing a new traffic signal and crosswalks at SR 64 and 117th Street east.  The contractor is Watson Civil Construction, Inc. Expected completion is fall 2021, weather permitting.

**SPEED LIMIT IS 25 MPH THROUGH THE PROJECT**

  • East/ westbound lanes are one lane each direction through the project work zone.
  • The eastbound left turns remain closed at Greyhawk Boulevard and Mill Run.   Utilize the roundabout at SR 64 and White Eagle Boulevard/Rye Road.
  • The entrance and exit to Greyhawk Boulevard for westbound traffic has been shifted to the west to accommodate the re-construction of the east side of Greyhawk.
  • Westbound travel lanes are detoured onto the newly constructed travel lanes on the north side of the median just west of Greyhawk.
  • Eastbound thru lane remains the same.
  • Pope Road will remain closed to thru traffic, utilize the roundabout at SR 64 and White Eagle Boulevard/Rye Road.
  • Pedestrian traffic: Sidewalks are open on both side of SR 64.
  • TRAFFIC SHIFT TO THE FINAL PHASE IV: tentatively scheduled for Thursday, August 19,  if weather permits.

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue Roundabout: Construction project: Crews will work within the right-of-way, medians, driveways and throughout the project limits.

Activities Include:

  • Night work is scheduled Sunday, August 8, and Monday, August 9, weather permitting. Work includes compaction of base material and asphalt paving in the median areas of US 41 and Gulfstream Avenue. This work may be extended to the following days/nights depending on weather conditions.
  • Construction of the temporary roadway along the Marina Jacks parking lot continues. Activities include compaction and grading of the roadway base material and placement of asphalt on the new temporary roadway.
  • Sign installation and preparation for the upcoming traffic switch scheduled on Friday, August 13th, weather permitting. See details below.
  • Installation of electrical conduit along the east side of Gulfstream Avenue. This work will take place between the retainage ponds and sidewalk.

Detours/Crossings:

  • Detours during construction Phase 1A will be implemented after the upcoming traffic switch.
  • Pedestrian crossings on US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue and 1st Street are closed. Temporary pedestrian paths around the work zone are available on Fruitville Road or Main Street during construction. Please use designated paths and follow posted detour signs.
  • Marina Jacks north parking lot entrance/exit on Gulfstream Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic. Motorists may access the parking lot via Bayfront Drive at Main Street/Marina Plaza. No through traffic allowed through this area.
  • Eastbound through travel lane on Gulfstream Avenue (towards downtown) will remain closed as part of the Pre-Phase of construction. Use alternate routes via Main Street or Fruitville Road.

Upcoming Activities:

Major traffic shift to construction Phase 1A is scheduled to start the night of Friday, August 13, weather permitting. The transition to the new traffic pattern is expected take several days and will occur throughout the weekend. Crews are expected to work continuously, day and night until the traffic shift is complete. This work may be extended to the following days/nights depending on weather conditions.

During the night of the traffic switch, expect stop and go traffic, changing lane conditions to new traffic patterns and restricted movements. Motorists are urged to find alternate routes, if possible. Expect noise from grinding asphalt, hammer drills, vibration from construction equipment, backup alarms and lighting. Police officers and roadway flaggers will be onsite to direct motorist onto the new traffic patterns.

Construction activities will take place during the daytime and occasionally during nighttime hours.

Expect noise from grinding asphalt, hammer drills, noise and vibration from construction equipment, backup alarms, vacuum trucks, pumps, and lighting.

Motorists are urged to use alternate detour route, if possible. Please use caution and watch for construction vehicles and trucks entering or exiting the work zone.

Detours and lane closures will be in place during various phases of the project. During construction, the speed limit will be reduced to 25 mph on US 41 and Gulfstream Avenue.

Improvements being made as part of this project consist of replacing the existing signalized intersection on US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue with a roundabout, installation of HAWK pedestrian crossing signal system, raised pedestrian refuge islands, replacement of underground drainage structures, utilities, fiber optic, new LED streetlights, reconfiguration of stormwater retention ponds, sidewalks, and pedestrian walkways. Expected completion is early fall 2022. The contractor is Russell Engineering, Inc.

US 41 (Venice Bypass) from Center Road to Gulf Coast Boulevard: Construction project: Crews are widening US 41 from Center Road to Gulf Coast Boulevard to a six-lane highway, replacing traffic signals, installing new pavement markings and signage; installing concrete curb and sidewalks; improving new drainage; and installing new highway lighting. Use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern. The contractor is Bergeron Land Development, Inc. Expected completion is August 2021. 

  • The newly installed traffic signal at Detwiler’s Farm Market will be fully activated on Monday, August 9, after the 14-day flash period.
  • Motorists should expect intermittent day and nighttime lane closures as crews conduct final paving and striping activities. Please watch for crews in the roadway.
  • Pedestrian traffic has been shifted to the newly constructed sidewalk on the east and west sides of the roadway. Sidewalk construction continues along some segments on the east side of the roadway. Pedestrians should use caution and use the temporary pedestrian access pathway in those areas.   
  • Crews are working within the driveways and the right-of-way along the north and southbound lanes of US 41. Please use caution when turning into businesses and shopping plazas. 

SR 758 Siesta Drive at Siesta Key Bridge: Bridge maintenance: DBi Services will be performing routine bridge inspections overnight Monday, August 9, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.  Expect intermittent lane closures with flagging operations to guide motorists.

SR 776 Englewood Road from Artists Avenue to Harvard Street, Englewood: Construction permit: FPL will be upgrading existing pole line and cable through Saturday, August 29, 2021. Motorists can expect intermittent lane closures in both the north and southbound lanes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please use caution in the area.

SR 780 Fruitville Road at Tree Road: Construction permit: crews will be stringing cables across all lanes of traffic through Friday, August 13, from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. Expect intermittent traffic stops both east and west bound.  Use caution and watch for work crews.

SR 780 Fruitville Road between Shady Parkway to Christie Avenue: Construction Permit Project: Motorists should expect intermittent eastbound outside lane closures through  Friday, August 13, from the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Work consists of reconstructing the existing driveway for a housing development.  Please use caution and expect possible delays.

SR 789 at New Pass Bridge, Longboat Key: Bridge construction: The improvement project includes structural, mechanical, and electrical repairs to the bridge. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained during the construction but please use caution in the area as lane patterns will be adjusted.

  • Equipment testing at the bridge will be required for the remainder of the project, requiring brief bridge openings. When possible, inspectors will test in the early morning hours from 6 to 7 a.m. to minimize inconvenience. (If necessary, the contractor is allowed two openings per hour but for no longer than 10 minutes and they must be at least 15 minutes apart.)
  • Marine openings no longer require a 6-hour advance reservation.
  • Temporary lane shifts may be used as the project enters its final stages, but both lanes will remain open.
  • Pedestrians can only use the protected sidewalk on the west side of the bridge.
  • Bicyclists must walk their bikes across the grates as permanent signage directs.

The contractor is Quinn Construction. Completion is expected by summer 2021.   

SR 72 Clark Road at Proctor Road and Dove Avenue Roundabout: Construction project: Crews will begin work on the new free-flowing roundabout replacing the current signalized intersection. Completion is expected in fall 2022.  The contractor is E & M Equipment.

  • During Phase I: the contractor will install sidewalk closures, install temporary signals, and construct the north side of the roundabout at SR 72 and the west side of Proctor Road.
  • The contractor is currently installing the “maintenance of traffic” (MOT) advanced warning signs, erosion control devices, and clearing/ grubbing the north side of SR 72.
  • During the week of August 14, 2021, motorists should expect short duration flagging operations as materials are delivered to the site. Lane closures on SR 72 (Clark Road) are possible from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Over the next few weeks, the contractor will be constructing temporary lanes on the north side of SR 72.  Flagging operations on SR72 and Proctor Road are possible.
  • Lane closures are not allowed from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. or during non-work periods.

SR 72 Clark Road at Sawyer Road, Legacy Trail Extension Segment 2: Permit project: Crews will be working on the continued Legacy Trail construction. Please use caution in the area.  Expected completion is late summer. 

Scheduled:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, August 8 through August 11: Eastbound outside lane will be closed for the demolition, removal and replacement of curbs and sidewalk.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, August 16 through August 18:  Both the east and westbound inside lanes will be closed for curb demolition and replacement.

SR 72 Stickney Point Road between US 41 and Elmwood Avenue: Construction permit project: Motorists should expect intermittent east and westbound lane closures on SR 72 Stickney Point Road between US 41 and Elmwood Avenue starting on Monday, August 9, to September 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Some night work may be possible. Work consists of constructing driveways, traffic signals and median crossings.  Please use caution and expect possible delays.

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03

Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties

Traffic-Watch

FOR WEEK AUGUST 1, 2021

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 SR 70 Interchange (Exit 217): Construction project: This week, crews will work on widening I-75, the ramps, installing concrete barrier wall, and median and drainage work on SR 70.

  • This week, motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 ramps during nighttime/overnight hours from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8:45 p.m. to 6 a.m. (northbound) or 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (southbound) through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 70 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 70 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 work is underway. Estimated completion is late fall 2021. The contractor is Sacyr Construction USA, LLC.

I-75 and Moccasin Wallow Road: Landscape installation: Crews will be installing landscaping so occasional shoulder closures may be required. Estimated completion is August 2021.  The contractor is Frankie Valdez Company. 

I-275 over Terra Ceia River (1.2 miles west of US 41): Bridge maintenance: DBi Services crews will be making bridge deck and joint repairs on Monday, August 2, 2021.  Motorists can expect intermittent lane closures both north and southbound from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

I-275 at US 19 (Exit 5): Construction project: Crews will remove the existing high mast lighting systems and replace with conventional lighting systems.  This week, crews will install the electrical pull boxes.

  • Motorists should expect a lane closure on I-275 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers work is underway. Estimated completion is mid-2021. The contractor is Highway Safety Devices.

I-275 at US 41 (Exit 2): Construction project: Crews will remove the existing high mast lighting systems and replace with conventional lighting systems.  This week, crews will install the electrical pull boxes.

  • On Wednesday, August 4, at 7 p.m. to Thursday, August 5, at 7 a.m., the US 41 on-ramp to I-275 northbound will be closed.  Motorists are advised to follow the posted detour route or use local routes.
  • On Thursday, August 5, at 7 p.m. to Friday, August 6, at 7 a.m., the I-275 southbound off-ramp to US 41 will be closed.  Motorists are advised to follow the posted detour route or use local routes.
  • Motorists should expect a lane closure on I-275 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers work is underway. Estimated completion is mid-2021. The contractor is Highway Safety Devices.

I-275 between Bayshore and Frog Creek Roads: Bridge maintenance: A DBi Services crew will be making routine repairs to the bridge deck and deck joints on Tuesday, August 10, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures both north and southbound.

I-275 between Ellenton Gillette Road and Abel Road: Bridge maintenance: A DBi Services crew will be making repairs to the bridge deck and joints on Wednesday, August 11, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures both north and southbound.

US 41 over the Manatee River (Green Bridge): Bridge maintenance: A DBi Services crew will be making routine repairs to the bridge deck and deck joints on Thursday, August 12, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures both north and southbound

SR 684 Cortez Road at 119th Street: Landscaping project: Crews are installing landscaping on the west corner of the intersection.  Occasional shoulder and lane closures may be required. Estimated completion is October 2021.  The contractor is Superior Lawn and Landscaping.

SR 684 Cortez Road from US 41/ 14th Street to 26th Street: Construction project: Crews have begun a median modification project to control motorist speed and safety through the corridor, provide enhanced lighting, and improve pedestrian and bicycle safety. The posted speed limit will be maintained as will pedestrian access to bus stops and side streets. Lane closures are limited to evening and overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Expected completion is summer 2021, weather permitting. The contractor is Wright Construction.

  • Motorists should expect overnight lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.  Please use caution in the active construction zone.

SR 70 from Creekwood Boulevard to west of Caruso Road: Construction permit project: Through August 2021, a detour is in place for Caruso Road on SR 70 from Creekwood Boulevard to west of Caruso Road.  This is part of the continued 44th Avenue east improvements project, constructing utility, drainage, and roadway improvements. Please plan additional travel time and use caution in the area.

SR 64 at Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road: Construction project: Construction of a roundabout at SR 64 and Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road includes installing pedestrian activated crossings on all legs of the roundabout, adding lighting and landscaping, and installing a new traffic signal and crosswalks at SR 64 and 117th Street east.  The contractor is Watson Civil Construction, Inc. Expected completion is summer 2021, weather permitting.

**SPEED LIMIT IS 25 MPH THROUGH THE PROJECT**

  • East/ westbound lanes are one lane each direction through the project work zone.
  • The eastbound left turns remain closed at Greyhawk Boulevard and Mill Run.   Utilize the roundabout at SR 64 and White Eagle Boulevard/Rye Road.
  • The entrance and exit to Greyhawk Boulevard for Westbound traffic has been shifted to the west to accommodate the re-construction of the east side of Greyhawk.
  • Westbound travel lanes are detoured onto the newly constructed travel lanes on the north side of the median just west of Greyhawk.
  • Eastbound thru lane remains the same.
  • Pope Road will remain closed to thru traffic, utilize the roundabout at SR 64 and White Eagle Boulevard/Rye Road.
  • Pedestrian traffic: Sidewalks are open on both side of SR 64.

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue Roundabout Project: Construction project: Crews will work within the right-of-way, medians, driveways and throughout the project limits.

Activities include:

  • Construction of the temporary roadway along the Marina Jacks parking lot continues. Activity involves compaction and grading of the roadway base material.
  • Pre-work for removal of existing curb and median on US 41 and Gulfstream Avenue in preparation for the next traffic phase. These activities will take place during the during nighttime hours.
  • Delivery and compaction of roadway base material for construction of the temporary roadway. Expect vibration from compactors/rollers.
  • Installation of electrical conduit along the east side of Gulfstream Avenue. This work will take place between the ponds and sidewalk.

Detours/Crossings:

  • Pedestrian crossings on US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue and 1st Street are closed. Temporary pedestrian paths around the work zone are available on Fruitville Road or Main Street during construction. Please use designated paths and follow posted detour signs.
  • Marina Jacks north parking lot entrance/exit on Gulfstream Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic. Motorists may access the parking lot via Bayfront Drive at Main Street/Marina Plaza. No through traffic allowed through this area.
  • Eastbound through travel lane on Gulfstream Avenue (towards downtown) will remain closed as part of the Pre-Phase of construction. Use alternate routes via Main Street or Fruitville Road.

Upcoming Activities:

Major traffic shift to the next construction phase is projected mid-August, weather permitting. The transition to the new traffic pattern is expected take several days and will occur throughout the weekend. Crews are expected to work continuously, day and night until the traffic shift is complete. Police officers and roadway flaggers will be onsite to direct motorist onto the new lane conditions and patterns.

Construction activities will take place during the daytime and occasionally during nighttime hours.

Expect noise and vibration from construction equipment, backup alarms, lighting, vacuum trucks, and pumps.

Motorists are urged to use caution and watch for construction vehicles and dump trucks entering or exiting the work zone.

Detours and lane closures will be in place during various phases of the project. During construction, the speed limit will be reduced to 25 mph on US 41 and Gulfstream Avenue.

Improvements being made as part of this project consist of replacing the existing signalized intersection on US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue with a roundabout, installation of HAWK pedestrian crossing signal system, raised pedestrian refuge islands, replacement of underground drainage structures, utilities, fiber optic, new LED streetlights, reconfiguration of stormwater retention ponds, sidewalks, and pedestrian walkways. Expected completion is early fall 2022. The contractor is Russell Engineering, Inc.

US 41 (Venice Bypass) from Center Road to Gulf Coast Boulevard: Construction project: Crews are widening US 41 from Center Road to Gulf Coast Boulevard to a six-lane highway, replacing traffic signals, installing new pavement markings and signage; installing concrete curb and sidewalks; improving new drainage; and installing new highway lighting. Use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern. The contractor is Bergeron Land Development, Inc. Expected completion is August 2021. 

  • The newly installed traffic signal at Detwiler’s Farm Market will be fully activated on Monday, August 9, after the 14-day flash period.
  • Motorists should expect intermittent day and nighttime lane closures as crews conduct final paving and striping activities. Please watch for crews in the roadway.
  • Pedestrian traffic has been shifted to the newly constructed sidewalk on the east and west sides of the roadway. Sidewalk construction continues along some segments on the east side of the roadway. Pedestrians should use caution and use the temporary pedestrian access pathway in those areas.   
  • Crews are working within the driveways and the right-of-way along the north and southbound lanes of US 41. Please use caution when turning into businesses and shopping plazas. 

SR 758 Siesta Drive at Siesta Key Bridge: Bridge maintenance: DBi Services will be performing routine bridge inspections overnight Monday, August 9, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.  Expect intermittent lane closures with flagging operations to guide motorists.

SR 776 Englewood Road from Artists Avenue to Harvard Street, Englewood: Construction permit: FPL will be upgrading existing pole line and cable through Saturday, August 29, 2021. Motorists can expect intermittent lane closures in both the north and southbound lanes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please use caution in the area.

SR 780 Fruitville Road at Tree Road: Construction permit: starting Monday, August 2, through Friday, August 13, from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m., crews will be stringing cables across all lanes of traffic. Expect intermittent traffic stops both east and west bound.  Use caution and watch for work crews.

SR 789 at New Pass Bridge, Longboat Key: Bridge construction: The improvement project includes structural, mechanical, and electrical repairs to the bridge. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained during the construction but please use caution in the area as lane patterns will be adjusted. If bridge closures are required, they will be done between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. with no detour longer than 30 minutes.

  • Equipment testing at the bridge will be required for the remainder of the project, requiring bridge openings. When possible, inspectors will test in the early morning hours from 6 to 7 a.m. to minimize inconvenience. (If necessary, the contractor is allowed two openings per hour but for no longer than 10 minutes and they must be at least 15 minutes apart.)
  • Temporary lane shifts may be used as the project enters its final stages, but both lanes will remain open.
  • Pedestrians can only use the protected sidewalk on the west side of the bridge.
  • Bicyclists must walk their bikes across the grates as permanent signage directs.

The contractor is Quinn Construction. Completion is expected by summer 2021.   

SR 72 Clark Road at Proctor Road and Dove Avenue Roundabout: Construction project: Crews will begin work on the new free-flowing roundabout replacing the current signalized intersection. Completion is expected in fall 2022.  The contractor is E & M Equipment.

  • During Phase I: the contractor will install sidewalk closures, install temporary signals, and construct the north side of the roundabout at SR 72 and the west side of Proctor Road.
  • On Monday, August 2, expect an eastbound lane closure from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on SR 72 Clark Road, approximately 1,000 feet before the intersection with Proctor Road. 
  • The contractor has begun installing the “maintenance of traffic” (MOT) advanced warning signs, erosion control devices, and clearing and grubbing the north side of SR 72. This work will include shoulder closures with short duration flagging operations to unload equipment and materials.
  • Over the next few weeks, the contractor will be constructing temporary lanes on the north side of SR 72.  Flagging operations on SR72 and Proctor Road are possible.
  • Lane closures and traffic shifts will be in place during various phases of the project so use caution in the construction zone.
  • Lane closures are not allowed from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. or during non-work periods.

SR 72 Clark Road at Sawyer Road, Legacy Trail Extension Segment 2: Permit project: Crews will be working on the continued Legacy Trail construction. Please use caution in the area.  Expected completion is late summer. 

Scheduled:

  • Monday, August 2: Shifting to the east side, outside lanes will be closed for the demolition and removal of train tracks and full depth asphalt restoration.
  • Thursday, August 5: Eastbound two inside lanes will be closed for the demolition and removal of train tracks and full depth asphalt restoration.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, August 8 through August 11: Eastbound outside lane will be closed for the demolition, removal and replacement of curbs and sidewalk.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, August 16 through August 18:  Both the east and westbound inside lanes will be closed for curb demolition and replacement.
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20

Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties

Traffic-Watch

FOR WEEK JULY 18, 2021

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 SR 70 Interchange (Exit 217): Construction project: This week, crews will work on widening I-75, the ramps, installing concrete barrier wall, and median and drainage work on SR 70.

  • This week, motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 ramps during nighttime/overnight hours from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8:45 p.m. to 6 a.m. (northbound) or 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (southbound) through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 70 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 70 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 work is underway. Estimated completion is late fall 2021. The contractor is Sacyr Construction USA, LLC.

I-75 and Moccasin Wallow Road: Landscape installation: Crews will be installing landscaping so occasional shoulder closures may be required. Estimated completion is August 2021.  The contractor is Frankie Valdez Company. 

I-275 over Terra Ceia River (1.2 mi. west of US 41): Bridge maintenance: DBi Services crews will be making bridge deck and joint repairs on Monday, July 26, and Tuesday, July 27, 2021.  Motorists can expect intermittent lane closures both north and southbound from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

I-275 at US 19 (Exit 5): Construction project: Crews will remove the existing high mast lighting systems and replace with conventional lighting systems.  This week, crews will install the electrical pull boxes.

  • Motorists should expect a lane closure on I-275 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers work is underway. Estimated completion is mid-2021. The contractor is Highway Safety Devices.

I-275 at US 41 (Exit 2): Construction project: Crews will remove the existing high mast lighting systems and replace with conventional lighting systems.  This week, crews will install the electrical pull boxes.

  • Motorists should expect a lane closure on I-275 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers work is underway. Estimated completion is mid-2021. The contractor is Highway Safety Devices.

SR 684 Cortez Road at 119th Street: Landscaping project: Starting Monday, July 19, crews will begin installing landscaping on the west corner of the intersection.  Occasional shoulder and lane closures may be required. Estimated completion is October 2021.  The contractor is Superior Lawn and Landscaping.

SR 684 Cortez Road from US 41/ 14th Street to 26th Street: Construction project: Crews have begun a median modification project to control motorist speed and safety through the corridor, provide enhanced lighting, and improve pedestrian and bicycle safety. The posted speed limit will be maintained as will pedestrian access to bus stops and side streets. Lane closures are limited to evening and overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Expected completion is summer 2021, weather permitting. The contractor is Wright Construction Group.

  • Motorists should expect overnight lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.  Please use caution in the active construction zone.

SR 70 west of White Eagle Boulevard: Construction permit project: There will be intermittent east and westbound right lane closures on SR 70, west of White Eagle Boulevard, thru July 24, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Crews will be constructing right and left turn lanes, a median opening, driveway and drainage.  Use caution and expect possible delays.

SR 70 from Creekwood Boulevard to west of Caruso Road: Construction permit project: Through August 2021, a detour is in place for the Caruso Road closure on SR 70 from Creekwood Boulevard to west of Caruso Road.  This is part of the continued 44th Avenue east improvements project, constructing utility, drainage, and roadway improvements. Please plan additional travel time and use caution in the area.

SR 64 at Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road: Construction project: Construction of a roundabout at SR 64 and Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road includes installing pedestrian activated crossings on all legs of the roundabout, adding lighting and landscaping, and installing a new traffic signal and crosswalks at SR 64 and 117th Street east.  The contractor is Watson Civil Construction, Inc. Expected completion is summer 2021, weather permitting.

  • **SPEED LIMIT IS 25 MPH THROUGH THE PROJECT**
  • East and westbound lanes are one lane each direction through the project.
  • TRAFFIC SHIFT - Phase IIIB: A traffic shift for the next phase of the project is scheduled for overnight Monday, July 19, 2021.
    • The eastbound left turn into Peace Presbyterian Church will reopen.
    • The eastbound left turns will remain closed at Greyhawk Boulevard and Mill Run.  Utilize the roundabout at SR 64 and White Eagle Boulevard/Rye Road.
    • The entrance and exit to Greyhawk Boulevard for westbound traffic will be shifted to accommodate the re-construction of the east side of Greyhawk.
    • Westbound travel lanes will be detoured onto the newly constructed travel lanes on the north side of the median just west of Greyhawk.
    • Eastbound thru lanes will remain the same.
  • Pope Road will remain closed to thru traffic, utilize the roundabout at SR 64 and White Eagle Boulevard/Rye Road.
  • Pedestrian traffic: Sidewalks are open on both side of SR 64.

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue Roundabout: Construction project: Crews will work within the right-of-way, medians, driveways and throughout the project limits.

Activities include:

  • Construction of the temporary roadway along the Marina Jacks parking lot continues. Activity involves moving material from the pond site on the east side of US 41 to the west side of US 41.
  • Pre-work for removal of existing curb and median on US 41 and Gulfstream Avenue in preparation for the next traffic phase. These activities will take place during the during nighttime hours.
  • Delivery and compaction of roadway base material for construction of the temporary roadway. Expect vibration from compactors/rollers.
  • Installation of electrical conduit along the east side of Gulfstream Avenue. This work will take place between the ponds and sidewalk.

Detours/Crossings:

  • Pedestrian crossing at the US 41 and Gulfstream Avenue intersection is closed in preparation for the next traffic phase. Temporary pedestrian paths around the work zone have been implemented. Pedestrian crossings are available on Fruitville Road or Main Street during construction. Please use designated paths and follow posted detour signs.
  • Marina Jacks north parking lot entrance/exit on Gulfstream Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic. Motorists may access the parking lot via Bayfront Drive at Main Street/Marina Plaza. No through traffic allowed through this area.
  • Eastbound through travel lane on Gulfstream Avenue (towards downtown) will remain closed as part of the Pre-Phase of construction. Use alternate routes via Main Street or Fruitville Road.

Construction activities will take place during the daytime and occasionally during nighttime hours.

Expect noise and vibration from construction equipment, backup alarms, lighting, vacuum trucks, and pumps.

Motorists are urged to use caution and watch for construction vehicles and dump trucks entering or exiting the work zone.

Detours and lane closures will be in place during various phases of the project. During construction, the speed limit will be reduced to 25 mph on US 41 and Gulfstream Avenue.

Improvements being made as part of this project consist of replacing the existing signalized intersection on US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue with a roundabout, installation of HAWK pedestrian crossing signal system, raised pedestrian refuge islands, replacement of underground drainage structures, utilities, fiber optic, new LED streetlights, reconfiguration of stormwater retention ponds, sidewalks, and pedestrian walkways. Expected completion is early fall 2022. The contractor is Russell Engineering, Inc.

US 41 (Venice Bypass) from Center Road to Gulf Coast Boulevard: Construction project: Crews are widening US 41 from Center Road to Gulf Coast Boulevard to a six-lane highway, replacing traffic signals, installing new pavement markings and signage; installing concrete curb and sidewalks; improving new drainage; and installing new highway lighting. Use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern. The contractor is Bergeron Land Development, Inc. Expected completion is July 2021.

  • A new traffic switch will go into effect Friday, July 16, 2021. Northbound and southbound traffic will be shifted towards the median, allowing traffic to flow in each direction while the contractor finishes activities near the outside lanes. Additionally, the new signal at Detwiler’s Farm Market will be activated in flashing mode on Friday, July 16, 2021.
  • Motorists should expect intermittent interruptions of the median crossings into shopping centers and side streets throughout the month of May while crews perform work in the medians.  Motorists who are not able to turn at the desired median crossing can travel further down the roadway to make a U-turn where available.
  • Intermittent daytime lane closures will be in effect on northbound US 41 Bypass from Center Road to Venice Avenue from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please watch for crews in the roadway.
  • Pedestrian traffic has been shifted to the newly constructed sidewalk on the east and west sides of the roadway. Sidewalk construction continues along some segments on the east side of the roadway. Pedestrians should use caution and use the temporary pedestrian access pathway in those areas.  
  • Crews are working within the driveways and the right-of-way along the northbound and southbound lanes of US 41. Use caution when turning into businesses and shopping plazas.

SR 789 at New Pass Bridge, Longboat Key: Bridge construction: The improvement project includes structural, mechanical, and electrical repairs to the bridge. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained during the construction but please use caution in the area as lane patterns will be adjusted. If bridge closures are required, they will be done between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. with no detour longer than 30 minutes.

  • Equipment testing at the bridge will be required for the remainder of the project, requiring bridge openings. When possible, inspectors will test in the early morning hours from 6 to 7 a.m. to minimize inconvenience. (If necessary, the contractor is allowed two openings per hour but for no longer than 10 minutes and they must be at least 15 minutes apart.)
  • Temporary lane shifts may be used as the project enters its final stages, but both lanes will remain open.
  • Pedestrians can only use the protected sidewalk on the west side of the bridge.
  • Bicyclists must walk their bikes across the grates as permanent signage directs.
  • For marine openings, a 6-hour advance reservation is required thru July 31, 2021.

The contractor is Quinn Construction. Completion is expected by summer 2021.   

SR 72 Clark Road at Proctor Road and Dove Avenue Roundabout: Construction project: Crews will begin work on the new free-flowing roundabout replacing the current signalized intersection. Completion is expected in fall 2022.  The contractor is E & M Equipment.

  • During Phase I: the contractor will install sidewalk closures, install temporary signals, and construct the north side of the roundabout at SR 72 and the west side of Proctor Road.
  • The contractor has begun installing the “maintenance of traffic” (MOT) advanced warning signs, erosion control devices, and clearing and grubbing the north side of SR 72. Work will be limited to shoulder closures with short duration flagging operations to unload equipment and materials.
  • Over the next few weeks, the contractor will be constructing temporary lanes on the north side of SR 72.  Flagging operations on SR72 and Proctor Road are possible.
  • Lane closures and traffic shifts will be in place during various phases of the project so use caution in the construction zone.
  • Lane closures are not allowed from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. or during non-work periods.

SR 72 Clark Road at Sawyer Road, Legacy Trail Extension Segment 2: Permit project: Starting on Monday, July 12, crews will install variable message boards notifying motorists of the upcoming Legacy Trail construction. Please use caution in the area.  Expected completion is late summer.  Scheduled below:

  • On Monday, July 19: Westbound outside lane will be closed for the demolition and removal of train tracks with full depth asphalt restoration. 
  • Thursday, July 22: Westbound two inside lanes will be closed for the completion of demolition and removal of train tracks and full depth asphalt restoration.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, July 26 through July 28, westbound outside lanes will be closed for the demolition, removal and replacement of curbs and sidewalk.
  • Monday, August 2: Shifting to the east side, outside lanes will be closed for the demolition and removal of train tracks and full depth asphalt restoration
  • Thursday, August 5: Eastbound two inside lanes will be closed for the demolition and removal of train tracks and full depth asphalt restoration
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, August 8 through August 11: Eastbound outside lane will be closed for the demolition, removal and replacement of curbs and sidewalk.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, August 16 through August 18:  Both the east and westbound inside lanes will be closed for curb demolition and replacement.
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Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties

Traffic-Watch

FOR WEEK JULY 11, 2021

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 SR 70 Interchange (Exit 217): Construction project: This week, crews will work on widening I-75, the ramps, installing concrete barrier wall, and median and drainage work on SR 70.

  • This week, motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 ramps during nighttime/overnight hours from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8:45 p.m. to 6 a.m. (northbound) or 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (southbound) through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 70 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 70 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 work is underway. Estimated completion is late fall 2021. The contractor is Sacyr Construction USA, LLC.

I-75 and Moccasin Wallow Road: Landscape installation: Crews will be installing landscaping so occasional shoulder closures may be required. Estimated completion is August 2021.  The contractor is Frankie Valdez Company. 

I-275 over Terra Ceia River (1.2 mi. west of US 41): Bridge maintenance: DBi Services crews will be making bridge deck and joint repairs on Monday, July 26, and Tuesday, July 27, 2021.  Motorists can expect intermittent lane closures both north and southbound from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

I-275 at US 19 (Exit 5): Construction project: Crews will remove the existing high mast lighting systems and replace with conventional lighting systems.  This week, crews will install the electrical pull boxes.

  • Motorists should expect a lane closure on I-275 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers work is underway. Estimated completion is mid-2021. The contractor is Highway Safety Devices.

I-275 at US 41 (Exit 2): Construction project: Crews will remove the existing high mast lighting systems and replace with conventional lighting systems.  This week, crews will install the electrical pull boxes.

  • Motorists should expect a lane closure on I-275 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers work is underway. Estimated completion is mid-2021. The contractor is Highway Safety Devices.

SR 684 Cortez Road from US 41/ 14th Street to 26th Street: Construction project: Crews have begun a median modification project to control motorist speed and safety through the corridor, provide enhanced lighting, and improve pedestrian and bicycle safety. The posted speed limit will be maintained as will pedestrian access to bus stops and side streets. Lane closures are limited to evening and overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Expected completion is summer 2021, weather permitting. The contractor is Wright Construction Group.

  • Motorists should expect overnight lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.  Please use caution in the active construction zone.

SR 70 west of White Eagle Boulevard: Construction permit project: There will be intermittent east and westbound right lane closures on SR 70, west of White Eagle Boulevard, thru July 24, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Crews will be constructing right and left turn lanes, a median opening, driveway and drainage.  Use caution and expect possible delays.

SR 70 from Creekwood Boulevard to west of Caruso Road: Construction permit project: Through August 2021, a detour is in place for the Caruso Road closure on SR 70 from Creekwood Boulevard to west of Caruso Road.  This is part of the continued 44th Avenue east improvements project, constructing utility, drainage, and roadway improvements. Please plan additional travel time and use caution in the area.

SR 64 at Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road: Construction project: Construction of a roundabout at SR 64 and Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road includes installing pedestrian activated crossings on all legs of the roundabout, adding lighting and landscaping, and installing a new traffic signal and crosswalks at SR 64 and 117th Street east.  The contractor is Watson Civil Construction, Inc. Expected completion is fall 2021, weather permitting.

  • **SPEED LIMIT IS 25 MPH THROUGH THE PROJECT**
  • East and westbound lanes are one lane in each direction through the project.

Switch to MOT Phase IIIB is scheduled for Sunday night, July 18, 2021.

  • The eastbound left turn lane at Peace Presbyterian Church will reopen.
  • At the entrance and exit to Greyhawk Boulevard, westbound traffic will be shifted to allow the re-construction of the east side of Greyhawk.
  • Westbound travel lanes, going towards I-75, will be detoured onto the newly constructed travel lanes on the north side of the median just west of Greyhawk.
  • Eastbound lanes will remain the same.
  • The left turns at Greyhawk Boulevard and Mill Run will remain closed.  Continue to utilize the roundabout at SR 64 and White Eagle Boulevard/Rye Road.
  • Pope Road will remain closed to thru traffic, utilize the roundabout at SR 64 and White Eagle Boulevard/Rye Road.
  • Pedestrian traffic: Sidewalks are open on both sides of SR 64.

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

I-75 over Raintree Boulevard: Bridge maintenance: On Monday, July 12, DBi Services will make overnight bridge deck repairs from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.  Expect intermittent northbound left lane closures and use caution in the area.

I-75 over Cowpen Slough (2.5 miles south of SR-681): Bridge maintenance: On Monday, July 12, DBi Services will repair bridge rail and substructure from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Expect intermittent lane closures both north and southbound. Use caution in the area.

US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue Roundabout: Construction project: Crews will work within the right-of-way, medians, driveways and throughout the project limits. Activities include:

  • Pre-work for removal of existing curb and median on US 41 and Gulfstream Avenue may begin in preparation for the next traffic phase.
  • Night work may be scheduled based on weather conditions to remove the sign structure across US 41 south of the intersection. Northbound and southbound lane closures are expected, with occasional interruption to traffic. Law enforcement officers will be onsite to direct traffic.
  • Pedestrian crossing at the US 41 and Gulfstream Avenue intersection is expected to be closed in preparation for the next traffic phase. Temporary pedestrian paths around the work zone have been implemented. Pedestrian crossings are available on Fruitville Road or Main Street during construction. Please use designated paths and follow posted detour signs.
  • Construction of the temporary roadway along the Marina Jacks parking lot continues. Activity involves moving material from the pond site on the east side of US 41 to the west side of US 41. Dump trucks will be hauling material utilizing Gulfstream Avenue and Main Street.
  • Installation of electrical conduit along the east side of Gulfstream Avenue is expected. This work will take place between the ponds and sidewalk.
  • Marina Jacks north parking lot entrance/exit on Gulfstream Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic. Motorists may access the parking lot via Bayfront Drive at Main Street/Marina Plaza. No through traffic allowed through this area.
  • Eastbound through travel lane on Gulfstream Avenue (towards downtown) will remain closed as part of the pre-phase of construction. Use alternate routes via Main Street or Fruitville Road.

Construction activities will take place during the daytime and occasionally during nighttime hours. Expect noise and vibration from construction equipment, backup alarms, lighting, vacuum trucks, and pumps.

Detours and lane closures will be in place during various phases of the project. During construction, the speed limit will be reduced to 25 mph on US 41 and Gulfstream Avenue.

Improvements being made as part of this project consist of replacing the existing signalized intersection on US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue with a roundabout, installation of HAWK pedestrian crossing signal system, raised pedestrian refuge islands, replacement of underground drainage structures, utilities, fiber optic, new LED streetlights, reconfiguration of stormwater retention ponds, sidewalks, and pedestrian walkways. Expected completion is early fall 2022. The contractor is Russell Engineering, Inc.

US 41 from Blackburn Point Road to Preymore Street: Construction project: Work includes resurfacing the roadway, improving drainage, constructing sidewalks, replacing the US 41 northbound bridge over North Creek and installing new highway lighting along the three-mile project. 

  • Final phase of completion: During the final stages of project completion and clean up, motorists can expect temporary lane closures throughout the project limits. 
  • The contract allows northbound lane closures between 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and southbound from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 
  • All work is weather permitting and may cause schedule and contractor adjustments.

Bergeron Land Development, Inc. is the contractor. Expected completion is July 2021.

US 41 (Venice Bypass) from Center Road to Gulf Coast Boulevard: Construction project: Crews are widening US 41 from Center Road to Gulf Coast Boulevard to a six-lane highway, replacing traffic signals, installing new pavement markings and signage; installing concrete curb and sidewalks; improving new drainage; and installing new highway lighting. Use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern. The contractor is Bergeron Land Development, Inc. Expected completion is summer 2021.

  • A new traffic pattern will go into effect Tuesday, July 13, 2021. North and southbound traffic will be shifted towards the median, allowing traffic to flow in each direction while the contractor finishes activities near the outside lanes.
  • The new traffic signal at Detwiler’s Farm Market will be activated in flash mode on Wednesday, July 14, 2021.
  • Motorists should expect intermittent interruptions of the median crossings into shopping centers and side streets while crews perform work in the medians.  Motorists who are not able to turn at the desired median crossing can travel further down the roadway to make a U-turn where available.
  • Intermittent daytime lane closures will be in effect on northbound US 41 Bypass from Center Road to Venice Avenue from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please watch for crews in the roadway.
  • Pedestrian traffic has been shifted to the newly constructed sidewalk on the east and west sides of the roadway. Sidewalk construction continues along some segments. Pedestrians should use caution and use the temporary pedestrian access pathway in those areas.  
  • Crews are working within the driveways and the right-of-way along the northbound and southbound lanes of US 41. Please use caution when turning into businesses and shopping plazas.

SR 789 at New Pass Bridge, Longboat Key: Bridge construction: The improvement project includes structural, mechanical, and electrical repairs to the bridge. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained during the construction but please use caution in the area as lane patterns will be adjusted. If bridge closures are required, they will be done between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. with no detour longer than 30 minutes.

  • Equipment testing at the bridge will be required for the remainder of the project.  Expect possible bridge openings from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Two openings per hour are allowed but for no longer than 10 minutes and they must be at least 15 minutes apart.
  • Motorists can expect temporary lane shifts as needed for the remainder of the project, but both lanes will remain open.
  • Pedestrians can only use the protected sidewalk on the west side of the bridge.
  • Bicyclists must walk their bikes across the grates as permanent signage directs.
  • For marine openings, a 6-hour advance reservation is required thru July 31, 2021.

The contractor is Quinn Construction. Completion is expected by summer 2021.   

SR 72 Clark Road at Proctor Road and Dove Avenue Roundabout: Construction project: Crews will begin work on the new free-flowing roundabout replacing the current signalized intersection. Completion is expected in fall 2022.  The contractor is E & M Equipment.

  • Lane closures and traffic shifts will be in place during various phases of the project.  Use caution in the construction zone.
  • Lane closures are not allowed from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. or during non-work periods.
  • During Phase I: the contractor will install sidewalk closures, install temporary signals, and construct the north side of the roundabout at SR 72 and the west side of Proctor Road.
  • The contractor has begun installing the “maintenance of traffic” (MOT) advanced warning signs, erosion control devices, and clearing and grubbing the north side of SR 72. Work will be limited to shoulder closures with short duration flagging operations to unload equipment and materials.
  • Over the next few weeks, the contractor will be constructing temporary lanes on the north side of SR 72.  Flagging operations on SR72 and Proctor Road are possible.

SR 72 Clark Road at Sawyer Road, Legacy Trail Extension Segment 2: Permit project: Starting on Monday, July 12, crews will install variable message boards notifying motorists of the upcoming Legacy Trail construction. Please use caution in the area.  Expected completion is late summer.  Scheduled below:

  • On Monday, July 19: Westbound outside lane will be closed for the demolition and removal of train tracks with full depth asphalt restoration. 
  • Thursday, July 22: Westbound two inside lanes will be closed for the completion of demolition and removal of train tracks and full depth asphalt restoration.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, July 26 through July 28, westbound outside lanes will be closed for the demolition, removal and replacement of curbs and sidewalk.
  • Monday, August 2: Shifting to the east side, outside lanes will be closed for the demolition and removal of train tracks and full depth asphalt restoration
  • Thursday, August 5: Eastbound two inside lanes will be closed for the demolition and removal of train tracks and full depth asphalt restoration
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, August 8 through August 11: Eastbound outside lane will be closed for the demolition, removal and replacement of curbs and sidewalk.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, August 16 through August 18:  Both the east and westbound inside lanes will be closed for curb demolition and replacement.

SR 681 from en Theos Lane, Venice: Construction permit project: Construction will begin for a housing development entrance, left and right turn lanes, a median opening, and drainage. Motorists should expect east and westbound lane closures through July 11, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please use caution and expect possible delays.

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01

Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties

Traffic-Watch

FOR WEEK JULY 4, 2021

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 SR 70 Interchange (Exit 217): Construction project: This week, crews will work on widening I-75, the ramps, installing concrete barrier wall, and median and drainage work on SR 70.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8:45 p.m. to 6 a.m. (northbound) or 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (southbound) through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 70 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 70 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 work is underway. Estimated completion is late fall 2021. The contractor is Sacyr Construction USA, LLC.

I-75 and Moccasin Wallow Road: Landscape installation: Crews will be installing landscaping so occasional shoulder closures may be required. Estimated completion is August 2021.  The contractor is Frankie Valdez Company. 

I-275 at US 19 (Exit 5): Construction project: Crews will remove the existing high mast lighting systems and replace with conventional lighting systems.  This week, crews will install the electrical pull boxes.

  • Motorists should expect a lane closure on I-275 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers work is underway. Estimated completion is mid-2021. The contractor is Highway Safety Devices.

I-275 at US 41 (Exit 2): Construction project: Crews will remove the existing high mast lighting systems and replace with conventional lighting systems.  This week, crews will install the electrical pull boxes.

  • Motorists should expect a lane closure on I-275 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers work is underway. Estimated completion is mid-2021. The contractor is Highway Safety Devices.

US 41 from SR 64 and US 301, City of Palmetto: Permit project: The Green Bridge will be closed both north and southbound during The City of Palmetto’s Fourth of July Celebration.  Traffic will be detoured from US 41 to 7th Street west over the De Soto Bridge from the 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. The City of Palmetto Police Department will direct traffic before and after the event. Please use caution, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic, and expect delays.

SR 789 Gulf Drive south of 13th Street: utilities permit: FPL crews will be working on power lines Tuesday, July 6, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Expect flagging operations to guide motorists and use caution in the area.

SR 684 Cortez Road from US 41/ 14th Street to 26th Street: Construction project: Crews have begun a median modification project to control motorist speed and safety through the corridor, provide enhanced lighting, and improve pedestrian and bicycle safety. The posted speed limit will be maintained as will pedestrian access to bus stops and side streets. Lane closures are limited to evening and overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Expected completion is summer 2021, weather permitting. The contractor is Wright Construction Group.

  • Starting Tuesday, July 6, motorists should expect overnight lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.  Please use caution in the active construction zone.

SR 70 west of White Eagle Boulevard: Construction permit project: There will be intermittent east and westbound right lane closures on SR 70, west of White Eagle Boulevard, thru July 24, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Crews will be constructing right and left turn lanes, a median opening, driveway and drainage.  Use caution and expect possible delays.

SR 70 from Creekwood Boulevard to west of Caruso Road: Construction permit project: Through August 2021, a detour is in place for the Caruso Road closure on SR 70 from Creekwood Boulevard to west of Caruso Road.  This is part of the continued 44th Avenue east improvements project, constructing utility, drainage, and roadway improvements. Please plan additional travel time and use caution in the area.

SR 64 at Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road: Construction project: Construction of a roundabout at SR 64 and Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road includes installing pedestrian activated crossings on all legs of the roundabout, adding lighting and landscaping, and installing a new traffic signal and crosswalks at SR 64 and 117th Street east.  The contractor is Watson Civil Construction, Inc. Expected completion is fall 2021, weather permitting.

  • TRAFFIC PATTERN – Traffic lanes are detoured onto the south side of the roundabout.
  • ** THE SPEED LIMIT HAS BEEN REDUCED TO 25 MPH **
  • East and westbound is one lane in each direction through the project.
  • The eastbound left turns are temporarily closed at Peace Presbyterian Church, Greyhawk Boulevard and Mill Run.  Utilize SR 64 and Rye Road Roundabout to circle back.
  • Pope Road is closed to thru traffic, utilize the roundabout at SR 64 and Rye Road.
  • Sidewalks are open on both sides of SR 64. 

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

I-75 over Raintree Boulevard: Bridge maintenance: On Monday, July 12, DBi Services will make overnight bridge deck repairs from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.  Expect intermittent northbound left lane closures and use caution in the area.

I-75 over Cowpen Slough (2.5 miles south of SR-681): Bridge maintenance: On Monday, July 12, DBi Services will repair bridge rail and substructure from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Expect intermittent lane closures both north and southbound. Use caution in the area.

US 41 at KMI Bridge: Bridge maintenance: On Wednesday, July 7, and Thursday, July 8, DBi Services will make routine bridge repairs.  Expect intermittent lane closures both north and southbound from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue Roundabout: Construction project: Crews will work within the right-of-way, medians, driveways and throughout the project limits. Activities include:

  • Pre-work for removal of existing curb and median on US 41 and Gulfstream Avenue may begin in preparation for the next traffic phase.
  • Pedestrian crossing at the US 41 and Gulfstream Avenue intersection is expected to be closed in preparation for the next traffic phase. Temporary pedestrian paths around the work zone have been implemented. Pedestrian crossings are available on Fruitville Road or Main Street during construction. Please use designated paths and follow posted detour signs.
  • Construction of the temporary roadway along the Marina Jacks parking lot continues. Activity involves moving material from the pond site on the east side of US 41 to the west side of US 41. Dump trucks will be hauling material utilizing Gulfstream Avenue and Main Street.
  • Installation of electrical conduit along the east side of Gulfstream Avenue is expected. This work will take place between the ponds and sidewalk.
  • Marina Jacks north parking lot entrance/exit on Gulfstream Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic. Motorists may access the parking lot via Bayfront Drive at Main Street/Marina Plaza. No through traffic allowed through this area.
  • Eastbound through travel lane on Gulfstream Avenue (towards downtown) will remain closed as part of the Pre-Phase of construction. Use alternate routes via Main Street or Fruitville Road.

Traffic on Gulfstream Avenue may be interrupted. Police officers or flaggers will be present during these times to control traffic. Motorists are urged to use caution and watch for workers, construction vehicles, pickup trucks and other construction equipment within the work zone and entering or exiting the travel lanes.

Construction activities will take place during the daytime and occasionally during nighttime hours. Expect noise and vibration from construction equipment, backup alarms, lighting, vacuum trucks, and pumps.

Detours and lane closures will be in place during various phases of the project. During construction, the speed limit will be reduced to 25 mph on US 41 and Gulfstream Avenue.

Improvements being made as part of this project consist of replacing the existing signalized intersection on US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue with a roundabout, installation of HAWK pedestrian crossing signal system, raised pedestrian refuge islands, replacement of underground drainage structures, utilities, fiber optic, new LED streetlights, reconfiguration of stormwater retention ponds, sidewalks, and pedestrian walkways. Expected completion is early fall 2022. The contractor is Russell Engineering, Inc.

US 41 from Blackburn Point Road to Preymore Street: Construction project: Work includes resurfacing the roadway, improving drainage, constructing sidewalks, replacing the US 41 northbound bridge over North Creek and installing new highway lighting along the three-mile project. 

  • Final phase of completion: During the final stages of project completion and clean up, motorists can expect temporary lane closures throughout the project limits. 
  • The contract allows northbound lane closures between 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and southbound from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 
  • All work is weather permitting and may cause schedule and contractor adjustments.

Bergeron Land Development, Inc. is the contractor. Expected completion is July 2021.

US 41 from Indian Avenue to Venice Avenue: The City of Venice will host Fourth of July celebrations from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.  The City of Venice Police Department will direct traffic through the area.  Use caution, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic, and expect delays.

US 41 (Venice Bypass) from Center Road to Gulf Coast Boulevard: Construction project: Crews are widening US 41 from Center Road to Gulf Coast Boulevard to a six-lane highway, replacing traffic signals, installing new pavement markings and signage; installing concrete curb and sidewalks; improving new drainage; and installing new highway lighting. Use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern. The contractor is Bergeron Land Development, Inc. Expected completion is July 2021.

  • Northbound and southbound traffic will be shifted towards the median, allowing traffic to flow in each direction while the contractor finishes activities near the outside lanes.
  • Motorists should expect intermittent interruptions of the median crossings into shopping centers and side streets throughout the month of May while crews perform work in the medians.  Motorists who are not able to turn at the desired median crossing can travel further down the roadway to make a U-turn where available.
  • Intermittent daytime lane closures will be in effect on northbound US 41 Bypass from Center Road to Venice Avenue from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please watch for crews in the roadway.
  • Pedestrian traffic has been shifted to the newly constructed sidewalk on the east and west sides of the roadway. Sidewalk construction continues along some segments on the east side of the roadway. Pedestrians should use caution and use the temporary pedestrian access pathway in those areas.  
  • Crews are working within the driveways and the right-of-way along the northbound and southbound lanes of US 41. Please use caution turning into businesses and shopping plazas.

SR 789 at New Pass Bridge, Longboat Key: Bridge construction: The improvement project includes structural, mechanical, and electrical repairs to the bridge. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained during the construction but please use caution in the area as lane patterns will be adjusted. If bridge closures are required, they will be done between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. with no detour longer than 30 minutes.

  • Equipment testing at the bridge will be required for the remainder of the project.  Expect possible bridge openings from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Two openings per hour are allowed but for no longer than 10 minutes and they must be at least 15 minutes apart.
  • Motorists can expect temporary lane shifts as needed for the remainder of the project, but both lanes will remain open.
  • Pedestrians can only use the protected sidewalk on the west side of the bridge.
  • Bicyclists must walk their bikes across the grates as permanent signage directs.
  • For marine openings, a 6-hour advance reservation is required thru July 31, 2021.

The contractor is Quinn Construction. Completion is expected by summer 2021.   

SR 72 Clark Road at Proctor Road and Dove Avenue Roundabouts: Construction project: Crews will begin work Thursday, July 8, on the new free-flowing roundabout replacing the current signalized intersection. Completion is expected in fall 2022.  The contractor is E & M Equipment.

  • Lane closures and traffic shifts will be in place during various phases of the project.  Use caution in the construction zone.
  • Lane closures are not allowed from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. or during non-work periods.
  • During Phase I, the contractor will install sidewalk closures, install temporary signals, and construct the north side of the roundabout at SR 72 and the west side of Proctor Road.
  • On Thursday and Friday, July 8 and 9, the contractor will begin installing the “management of traffic” (MOT) advanced warning signs, erosion control devices, and clearing and grubbing the north side of SR 72. Work will be limited to shoulder closures with short duration flagging operations to unload equipment and materials.
  • Over the next few weeks, the contractor will be constructing temporary lanes on the north side of SR 72.  Flagging operations on SR72 and Proctor Road are possible.

SR 72 Clark Road at Sawyer Road, Legacy Trail Extension Segment 2: Permit project: Starting on Monday, July 12, crews will install variable message boards notifying motorists of the upcoming Legacy Trail construction. Please use caution in the area.  Expected completion is late summer.  Scheduled below:

  • On Monday, July 19: Westbound outside lane will be closed for the demolition and removal of train tracks with full depth asphalt restoration. 
  • Thursday, July 22: Westbound two inside lanes will be closed for the completion of demolition and removal of train tracks and full depth asphalt restoration.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, July 26 through July 28, westbound outside lanes will be closed for the demolition, removal and replacement of curbs and sidewalk.
  • Monday, August 2: Shifting to the east side, outside lanes will be closed for the demolition and removal of train tracks and full depth asphalt restoration
  • Thursday, August 5: Eastbound two inside lanes will be closed for the demolition and removal of train tracks and full depth asphalt restoration
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, August 8 through August 11: Eastbound outside lane will be closed for the demolition, removal and replacement of curbs and sidewalk.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, August 16 through August 18:  Both the east and westbound inside lanes will be closed for curb demolition and replacement.

SR 72 at Stickney Point Bridge and SR 758 at Siesta Key North Bridge: marine closures: during Siesta Key Fourth of July celebrations on Sunday, both island access bridges will be closed to marine openings from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. to facilitate smooth traffic flow off the island.

SR 681 from en Theos Lane, Venice: Construction permit project: Construction will begin for a housing development entrance, left and right turn lanes, a median opening, and drainage. Motorists should expect east and westbound lane closures through July 11, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please use caution and expect possible delays.

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Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties

Traffic-Watch

FOR WEEK JUNE 27, 2021

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 SR 70 Interchange (Exit 217): Construction project: This week, crews will work on widening I-75, the ramps, installing concrete barrier wall, and median and drainage work on SR 70.

  • No lane closures will be permitted after midnight on Saturday, July 3, through Monday, July 5th, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8:45 p.m. to 6 a.m. (northbound) or 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (southbound) through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 70 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 70 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 late-fall 2021. The contractor is Sacyr Construction USA, LLC.

I-75 and Moccasin Wallow Road: Landscape installation: Crews will be installing landscaping so occasional shoulder closures may be required. Estimated completion is August 2021.  The contractor is Frankie Valdez Company. 

I-275 at the southbound SunPass toll booth: Maintenance project: On Monday, June 28, through Thursday, July 1, expect intermittent overnight lane closures from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

I-275 at US 19 overpass both east and westbound: Maintenance project: On Monday, June 28, through Thursday, July 1, expect intermittent overnight lane closures from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

I-275 at US 41 overpass both east and westbound: Maintenance project: On Monday, June 28, through Thursday, July 1, expect intermittent overnight lane closures from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

I-275 at US 19 (Exit 5): Construction project: Crews will remove the existing high mast lighting systems and replace with conventional lighting systems.  This week, crews will install the electrical pull boxes.

  • Motorists should expect a lane closure on I-275 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is mid-2021. The contractor is Highway Safety Devices.

I-275 at US 41 (Exit 2): Construction project: Crews will remove the existing high mast lighting systems and replace with conventional lighting systems.  This week, crews will install the electrical pull boxes.

  • Motorists should expect a lane closure on I-275 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is mid-2021. The contractor is Highway Safety Devices.

US 41 from SR 64 and US 301, City of Palmetto: Permit project: The Green Bridge will be closed both north and southbound during The City of Palmetto’s Fourth of July Celebration.  Traffic will be detoured from US 41 to 7th Street west over the De Soto bridge from the 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. The City of Palmetto Police Department will direct traffic before and after the event. Please use caution, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic, and expect delays.

SR 684 Cortez Road from US 41/ 14th Street to 26th Street: Construction project: Crews have begun a median modification project to control motorist speed and safety through the corridor, provide enhanced lighting, and improve pedestrian and bicycle safety. The posted speed limit will be maintained as will pedestrian access to bus stops and side streets. Lane closures are limited to evening and overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Please use caution in the active construction zone. Expected completion is summer 2021, weather permitting. The contractor is Wright Construction Group.

SR 70 west of White Eagle Boulevard: Construction permit project: There will be intermittent east and westbound right lane closures on SR 70, west of White Eagle Boulevard, thru July 24, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Crews will be constructing right and left turn lanes, a median opening, driveway and drainage.  Use caution and expect possible delays.

SR 70 from Creekwood Boulevard to west of Caruso Road: Construction permit project: Through August 2021, a detour is in place for the Caruso Road closure on SR 70 from Creekwood Boulevard to west of Caruso Road.  This is part of the continued 44th Avenue east improvements project, constructing utility, drainage, and roadway improvements. Please plan additional travel time and use caution in the area.

SR 64 at Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road: Construction project: Construction of a roundabout at SR 64 and Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road includes installing pedestrian activated crossings on all legs of the roundabout, adding lighting and landscaping, and installing a new traffic signal and crosswalks at SR 64 and 117th Street east.  The contractor is Watson Civil Construction, Inc. Expected completion is fall 2021, weather permitting.

  • TRAFFIC PATTERN – Traffic lanes are detoured onto the south side of the roundabout.
  • ** THE SPEED LIMIT HAS BEEN REDUCED TO 25 MPH **
  • East and westbound is one lane in each direction through the project.
  • The eastbound left turns are temporarily closed at Peace Presbyterian Church, Greyhawk Boulevard and Mill Run.  Utilize SR 64 and Rye Road Roundabout to circle back.
  • Pope Road is closed to thru traffic, utilize the roundabout at SR 64 and Rye Road.
  • Sidewalks are open on both sides of SR 64. 

 

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

I-75 over Raintree Boulevard: Bridge maintenance: On Monday, July 12, DBi Services will be making overnight bridge deck repairs from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.  Expect intermittent northbound left lane closures and use caution in the area.

I-75 over Cowpen Slough (2.5 miles south of SR-681): Bridge maintenance: On Monday, July 12, DBi Services will repair bridge rail and substructure from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Expect intermittent lane closures both north and southbound. Use caution in the area.

US 41 at KMI Bridge: Bridge maintenance: On Monday, June 28, through Thursday, July 1, and Wednesday, July 7, and Thursday, July 8, DBi Services will be making routine bridge repairs.  Expect intermittent lane closures both north and southbound from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue Roundabout: Construction project: Crews will work within the right-of-way, medians, driveways and throughout the project limits. Activities include:

  • Night work is scheduled for Tuesday, June 22, and Thursday, June 24, for the installation of sanitary sewer main along the eastern side of the retention pond and installation of temporary traffic signals. Activities expected from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Installation of underground pipe on the west side of US 41 continues.
  • Construction of the temporary roadway along the Marina Jacks parking lot continues. Activity involves moving material from the pond site on the east side of US 41 to the west side of US 41. Dump trucks will be hauling material utilizing Gulfstream Avenue and Main Street.
  • Marina Jacks north parking lot entrance/exit on Gulfstream Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic. Motorists may access the parking lot via Bayfront Drive at Main Street/Marina Plaza. No through traffic allowed through this area.
  • Eastbound through travel lane on Gulfstream Avenue (towards downtown) will remain closed as part of the Pre-Phase of construction. Use alternate routes via Main Street or Fruitville Road.
  • Temporary pedestrian paths around the work zone have been implemented. Pedestrian crossings will be available on Fruitville Road or Main Street during construction. Please use designated paths and follow posted detour signs.

Traffic on Gulfstream Avenue may be interrupted. Police officers or flaggers will be present during these times to control traffic. Motorists are urged to use caution and watch for workers, construction vehicles, pickup trucks and other construction equipment within the work zone and entering or exiting the travel lanes.

Construction activities will take place during the daytime and occasionally during nighttime hours. Expect noise and vibration from construction equipment, backup alarms, lighting, vacuum trucks, and pumps.

Detours and lane closures will be in place during various phases of the project. During construction, the speed limit will be reduced to 25 mph on US 41 and Gulfstream Avenue.

Improvements being made as part of this project consist of replacing the existing signalized intersection on US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue with a roundabout, installation of HAWK pedestrian crossing signal system, raised pedestrian refuge islands, replacement of underground drainage structures, utilities, fiber optic, new LED streetlights, reconfiguration of stormwater retention ponds, sidewalks, and pedestrian walkways. Expected completion is early fall 2022. The contractor is Russell Engineering, Inc.

US 41 from Blackburn Point Road to Preymore Street: Construction project: Work includes resurfacing the roadway, improving drainage, constructing sidewalks, replacing the US 41 northbound bridge over North Creek and installing new highway lighting along the three-mile project. 

  • During final stages of project completion and clean up, motorists can expect temporary lane closures throughout the project limits. 
  • The contract allows northbound lane closures between 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and southbound from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 
  • All work is weather permitting and may cause schedule and contractor adjustments.

Bergeron Land Development, Inc. is the contractor. Expected completion is July 2021.

US 41 from Indian Avenue to Venice Avenue: The City of Venice will host Fourth of July celebrations from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.  The City of Venice Police Department will direct traffic through the area.  Use caution, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic, and expect delays.

US 41 (Venice Bypass) from Center Road to Gulf Coast Boulevard: Construction project: Crews are widening US 41 from Center Road to Gulf Coast Boulevard to a six-lane highway, replacing traffic signals, installing new pavement markings and signage; installing concrete curb and sidewalks; improving new drainage; and installing new highway lighting. Use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern. The contractor is Bergeron Land Development, Inc. Expected completion is July 2021.

  • The traffic switch scheduled for Saturday, June 26, has been postponed. At a further date, northbound and southbound traffic will be shifted towards the median, allowing traffic to flow in each direction while the contractor finishes activities near the outside lanes.
  • Motorists should expect intermittent interruptions of the median crossings into shopping centers and side streets throughout the month of May while crews perform work in the medians.  Motorists who are not able to turn at the desired median crossing can travel further down the roadway to make a U-turn where available.
  • Intermittent daytime lane closures will be in effect on northbound US 41 Bypass from Center Road to Venice Avenue from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please watch for crews in the roadway.
  • Pedestrian traffic has been shifted to the newly constructed sidewalk on the east and west sides of the roadway. Sidewalk construction continues along some segments on the east side of the roadway. Pedestrians should use caution and use the temporary pedestrian access pathway in those areas.  
  • Crews are working within the driveways and the right-of-way along the northbound and southbound lanes of US 41. Please use caution turning into businesses and shopping plazas.

SR 681 from en Theos Lane, Venice: Construction permit project: Construction will begin for a housing development entrance, left and right turn lanes, a median opening, and drainage. Motorists should expect east and westbound lane closures through June 30, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please use caution and expect possible delays.

SR 789 at New Pass Bridge, Longboat Key: Bridge construction: The improvement project includes structural, mechanical, and electrical repairs to the bridge. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained during the construction but please use caution in the area as lane patterns will be adjusted. If nighttime bridge closures are required, they will be done between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. with no detour longer than 30 minutes.

  • Equipment testing will be required for the remainder of the project.  Expect possible non-marine bridge openings from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Motorists can expect temporary lane shifts as needed for the remainder of the project. Both lanes will remain open.
  • Pedestrians and bicyclists can only use the protected sidewalk on the west side of the bridge.  Bicyclists must walk their bikes across the grates as permanent signage has always directed.
  • For marine openings, a 6-hour advance reservation is required thru July 31, 2021.

The contractor is Quinn Construction. Completion is expected by summer 2021.   

Stickney Point Bridge and Siesta Key North Bridge: marine closure: during Siesta Key Fourth of July celebrations on Sunday, both island access bridges will be closed to marine openings from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. to facilitate smooth traffic flow on and off the island.

 

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17

Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties

Traffic-Watch

FOR WEEK JUNE 20, 2021

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 SR 70 Interchange (Exit 217): Construction project: This week, crews will work on widening I-75, the ramps, installing concrete barrier wall, and median and drainage work on SR 70.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8:45 p.m. to 6 a.m. (northbound) or 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (southbound) through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 70 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 70 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 work is underway. Estimated completion is fall 2021. The contractor is Sacyr Construction USA, LLC.

I-75 at Braden River (2.5 miles south of SR 70): Bridge maintenance:  DBi Services will be making repairs to the bridge deck joints on Monday, June 21, through Tuesday, June 22, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.  Expect right lane closures.  Proceed with caution thru the work zone.

I-75 and Moccasin Wallow Road: Landscape installation: Crews will be installing landscaping so occasional shoulder closures may be required. Estimated completion is August 2021.  The contractor is Frankie Valdez Company. 

I-275 at US 19 (Exit 5): Construction project: Crews will remove the existing high mast lighting systems and replace with conventional lighting systems.  This week, crews will install the electrical pull boxes. Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers work is underway. Estimated completion is mid-2021. The contractor is Highway Safety Devices.

I-275 at US 41 (Exit 2): Construction project: Crews will remove the existing high mast lighting systems and replace with conventional lighting systems.  This week, crews will install the electrical pull boxes. Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers work is underway. Estimated completion is mid-2021. The contractor is Highway Safety Devices.

SR 684 Cortez Road from US 41/ 14th Street to 26th Street: Construction project: Crews will begin a median modification in June 2021 to control motorist speed and safety through the corridor, provide enhanced lighting, and improve pedestrian and bicycle safety. The posted speed limit will be maintained as will pedestrian access to bus stops and side streets. Lane closures are limited to evening and overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Please use caution in the active construction zone. Expected completion is summer 2021, weather permitting. The contractor is Wright Construction Group.

SR 70 west of White Eagle Boulevard: Construction permit project: There will be intermittent east and westbound right lane closures on SR 70, west of White Eagle Boulevard, thru July 24, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Crews will be constructing right and left turn lanes, a median opening, driveway and drainage.  Use caution and expect possible delays.

SR 70 from Creekwood Boulevard to west of Caruso Road: Construction permit project: Starting in June and going through August 2021, there will be a detour set up for the Caruso Road closure on SR 70 from Creekwood Boulevard to west of Caruso Road.  This is part of the continued 44th Avenue east improvements project, constructing utility, drainage, and roadway improvements. Please plan additional travel time and use caution in the area.

SR 64 at Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road: Construction project: Construction of a roundabout at SR 64 and Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road includes installing pedestrian activated crossings on all legs of the roundabout, adding lighting and landscaping, and installing a new traffic signal and crosswalks at SR 64 and 117th Street east.  The contractor is Watson Civil Construction, Inc. Expected completion is fall 2021, weather permitting.

  • TRAFFIC PATTERN– Traffic lanes are detoured onto the south side of the roundabout.
  • ** THE SPEED LIMIT HAS BEEN REDUCED TO 25 MPH **
  • East and westbound is one lane in each direction through the project.
  • The eastbound left turns are temporarily closed at Peace Presbyterian Church, Greyhawk Boulevard and Mill Run.  Utilize SR 64 and Rye Road Roundabout to circle back.
  • Pope Road is closed to thru traffic, utilize the roundabout at SR 64 and Rye Road.
  • Pedestrian traffic: Sidewalks are open on both sides of SR 64.  There is an alternate pathway on the north side of SR 64, detoured around construction areas at Greyhawk. 
  • Signals at 117th Street east and SR 64 are fully activated.  Lane closures may be needed to complete miscellaneous construction items.

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue Roundabout: Construction project: Crews will work within the right-of-way, medians, driveways and throughout the project limits. Activities include:

  • Night work is scheduled for Tuesday, June 22, and Thursday, June 24, for the installation of sanitary sewer main along the eastern side of the retention pond and installation of temporary traffic signals. Activities are expected to begin at 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Installation of underground pipe on the west side of US 41 continues.
  • Construction of the temporary roadway along the Marina Jacks’ parking lot continues. Activity involves moving material from the pond site on the east side of US 41 to the west side of US 41. Dump trucks will be hauling material utilizing Gulfstream Avenue and Main Street.
  • Marina Jacks’ north parking lot entrance/exit on Gulfstream Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic. Motorists may access the parking lot via Bayfront Drive at Main Street/Marina Plaza. No through traffic allowed through this area.
  • Eastbound through travel lane on Gulfstream Avenue (towards downtown) will remain closed as part of the Pre-Phase of construction. Use alternate routes via Main Street or Fruitville Road.
  • Temporary pedestrian paths around the work zone have been implemented. Pedestrian crossings will be available on Fruitville Road or Main Street during construction. Please use designated paths and follow posted detour signs.

Traffic on Gulfstream Avenue may be interrupted. Police officers or flaggers will be present during these times to control traffic. Motorists are urged to use caution and watch for workers, construction vehicles, pickup trucks and other construction equipment within the work zone and entering or exiting the travel lanes.

Construction activities will take place during the daytime and occasionally during nighttime hours. Expect noise and vibration from construction equipment, backup alarms, lighting, vacuum trucks, and pumps.

Detours and lane closures will be in place during various phases of the project. During construction, the speed limit will be reduced to 25 mph on US 41 and Gulfstream Avenue.

Improvements being made as part of this project consist of replacing the existing signalized intersection on US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue with a roundabout, installation of HAWK pedestrian crossing signal system, raised pedestrian refuge islands, replacement of underground drainage structures, utilities, fiber optic, new LED streetlights, reconfiguration of stormwater retention ponds, sidewalks, and pedestrian walkways. Expected completion is early fall 2022. The contractor is Russell Engineering, Inc.

US 41 from Blackburn Point Road to Preymore Street: Construction project: Work includes resurfacing the roadway, improving drainage, constructing sidewalks, replacing the US 41 northbound bridge over North Creek and installing new highway lighting along the three-mile project. 

  • During final stages of project completion and clean up, motorists can expect temporary lane closures throughout the project limits. 
  • The contract allows northbound lane closures between 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and southbound from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 
  • All work is weather permitting and may cause schedule and contractor adjustments.

Bergeron Land Development, Inc. is the contractor. Expected completion is July 2021.

US 41 (Venice Bypass) from Center Road to Gulf Coast Boulevard: Construction project: Crews are widening US 41 from Center Road to Gulf Coast Boulevard to a six-lane highway, replacing traffic signals, installing new pavement markings and signage; installing concrete curb and sidewalks; improving new drainage; and installing new highway lighting. Use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern. The contractor is Bergeron Land Development, Inc. Expected completion is July 2021.

  • A new traffic switch will go into effect Sunday, June 26, 2021. Northbound and southbound traffic will be shifted towards the median, allowing traffic to flow in each direction while the contractor finishes activities near the outside lanes.
  • Motorists should expect intermittent interruptions of the median crossings into shopping centers and side streets throughout the month of May while crews perform work in the medians.  Motorists who are not able to turn at the desired median crossing can travel further down the roadway to make a U-turn where available.
  • Intermittent daytime lane closures will be in effect on northbound US 41 Bypass from Center Road to Venice Avenue from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please watch for crews in the roadway.
  • Pedestrian traffic has been shifted to the newly constructed sidewalk on the east and west sides of the roadway. Sidewalk construction continues along some segments on the east side of the roadway. Pedestrians should use caution and use the temporary pedestrian access pathway in those areas.  
  • Crews are working within the driveways and the right-of-way along the northbound and southbound lanes of US 41. Please use caution turning into businesses and shopping plazas.

US 301 and Fruitville Road: Maintenance construction: The right turn lane from Fruitville Road onto US 301 will be closed for inlet repairs from Monday morning, June 21, at 8 a.m. through Wednesday, June 23, after 5 p.m. Right turns will still be permitted from the middle lane, and Traffic Operations will monitor and adjust signal timing to insure optimum traffic flow.

SR 681 from en Theos Lane, Venice: Construction permit project: Construction will begin for a housing development entrance, left and right turn lanes, a median opening, and drainage. Motorists should expect east and westbound lane closures through June 30, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please use caution and expect possible delays.

SR 789 John Ringling Causeway Bridge: Maintenance permit project: starting Monday, June 21, and Tuesday, June 22, from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m., motorists can expect intermittent westbound inside lane closures from the beginning of the ramp to the end ramp.  Landscape contractors will be removing damaged palm trees and replacing with the same variety.  Use caution and expect delays.

SR 789 at New Pass Bridge, Longboat Key: Bridge construction: The improvement project includes structural, mechanical, and electrical repairs to the bridge. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained during the construction but please use caution in the area as lane patterns will be adjusted. If nighttime bridge closures are required, they will be done between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. with no detour longer than 30 minutes.

  • Beginning Monday, June 21, from 11 p.m. through potentially 5 a.m., the SR 789 New Pass Bridge improvement project will begin functional systems testing. There will be several bridge openings during overnight hours. You will hear the bridge siren each time the bridge is raised, and motorists will be temporarily delayed. This is being done now during evening hours to minimize traffic backups.
  • Equipment testing will be required for the remainder of the project.  Expect possible non-marine bridge openings during off peak hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Motorists can expect temporary lane shifts as needed for the remainder of the project. Both lanes will remain open.
  • Pedestrians and bicyclists can only use the protected sidewalk on the west side of the bridge.  Bicyclists must walk their bikes across the grates as permanent signage has always directed.
  • For marine openings, a 6-hour advance reservation is required thru July 31, 2021.

The contractor is Quinn Construction. Completion is expected by summer 2021.   

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Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties

Traffic-Watch

FOR WEEK JUNE 13, 2021

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 SR 70 Interchange (Exit 217): Construction project: This week, crews will work on widening I-75, the ramps, installing concrete barrier wall, and median and drainage work on SR 70.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8:45 p.m. to 6 a.m. (northbound) or 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (southbound) through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 70 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 70 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 work is underway. Estimated completion is fall 2021. The contractor is Sacyr Construction USA, LLC.

I-75 and Moccasin Wallow Road: Landscape installation: Crews will be installing landscaping so occasional shoulder closures may be required. Estimated completion is August 2021.  The contractor is Frankie Valdez Company. 

I-275 at US 19 (Exit 5): Construction project: Crews will remove the existing high mast lighting systems and replace with conventional lighting systems.  This week, crews will install the electrical pull boxes. Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers work is underway. Estimated completion is mid-2021. The contractor is Highway Safety Devices.

I-275 at US 41 (Exit 2): Construction project: Crews will remove the existing high mast lighting systems and replace with conventional lighting systems.  This week, crews will install the electrical pull boxes. Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers work is underway. Estimated completion is mid-2021. The contractor is Highway Safety Devices.

SR 684 at the Cortez Road draw bridge: Bridge maintenance: DBi Services crews will be making bridge structure repairs overnight on Monday, June 14, through Thursday, June 17, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.  Expect intermittent lane closures with flagging operations to guide motorists. Please use caution and be alert for crews working in the construction zone.

SR 684 Cortez Road from US 41/ 14th Street to 26th Street: Construction project: Crews will begin a median modification in June 2021 to improve vehicle throughput, improve access to retail, provide enhanced lighting, and improved safety. The posted speed limit will be maintained as will pedestrian access to bus stops and side streets. Lane closures are limited to evening and overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Please use caution in the active construction zone. Expected completion is summer 2021, weather permitting. The contractor is Wright Construction Group.

SR 70 west of White Eagle Boulevard: Construction permit project: There will be intermittent east and westbound right lane closures on SR 70, west of White Eagle Boulevard, thru July 24, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Crews will be constructing right and left turn lanes, a median opening, driveway and drainage.  Use caution and expect possible delays.

SR 70 from Creekwood Boulevard to west of Caruso Road: Construction permit project: Starting in June and going through August 2021, there will be a detour set up for the Caruso Road closure on SR 70 from Creekwood Boulevard to west of Caruso Road.  This is part of the continued 44th Avenue east improvements project, constructing utility, drainage, and roadway improvements. Please plan additional travel time and use caution in the area.

SR 64 at Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road: Construction project: Construction of a roundabout at SR 64 and Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road includes installing pedestrian activated crossings on all legs of the roundabout, adding lighting and landscaping, and installing a new traffic signal and crosswalks at SR 64 and 117th Street east.  The contractor is Watson Civil Construction, Inc. Expected completion is fall 2021, weather permitting.

  • TRAFFIC PATTERN– Traffic lanes are detoured onto the south side of the roundabout.
  • ** THE SPEED LIMIT HAS BEEN REDUCED TO 25 MPH **
  • East and westbound is one lane in each direction through the project.
  • The eastbound left turns are temporarily closed at Peace Presbyterian Church, Greyhawk Boulevard and Mill Run.  Utilize SR 64 and Rye Road Roundabout to circle back.
  • Pope Road is closed to thru traffic, utilize the roundabout at SR 64 and Rye Road.
  • Pedestrian traffic: Sidewalks are open on both sides of SR 64.  There is an alternate pathway on the north side of SR 64, detoured around construction areas at Greyhawk. 
  • Signals at 117th Street east and SR 64 are fully activated.  Right lane closures may be needed to complete miscellaneous construction items.

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue Roundabout: Construction project: Crews will work within the right-of-way, medians, driveways and throughout the project limits. Activities include:

  • Crews expected to begin building the temporary roadway along the Marina Jacks parking lot. Activity involves moving material from the pond site on the east side of US 41 to the west side of US 41. Dump trucks will be hauling material utilizing Gulfstream Avenue and Main Street towards Marina Jacks. Expect noise and vibration from construction equipment and watch for trucks entering and leaving the roadway.
  • Sanitary sewer main installation along the eastern side of the retention pond continues. Night work is expected for the tie in of the sanitary sewer. Due to unexpected issues, this work is canceled from last week and is expected to be scheduled within 1 to 2 weeks.
  • Underground pipe installation on the west side of US 41 is expected.  Expect noise from pumps and construction equipment.
  • Night work is scheduled for Thursday, June 17, for the installation of drainage structures near the southbound US 41 travel lanes. Lane closures are expected for southbound traffic north of the Main Street intersection. Activity is expected from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Expect noise from equipment and lights.
  • Eastbound through travel lane on Gulfstream Avenue (towards downtown) will remain closed as part of the Pre-Phase of construction. Use alternate routes via Main Street or Fruitville Road.
  • Marina Jack north parking lot entrance/exit on Gulfstream Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic. Motorists may access the parking lot via Bayfront Drive at Main Street/Marina Plaza. No through traffic allowed through this area.
  • Temporary pedestrian paths around the work zone have been implemented. Pedestrian crossings will be available on Fruitville Road or Main Street during construction. Please use designated paths and follow posted detour signs.

Detours and lane closures will be in place during various phases of the project. Initial pre-phase work involves building temporary roadway for use during subsequent phases. This work will not impact existing travel lane configuration.

Construction activities will take place during the daytime and occasionally during nighttime hours. Expect noise from backup alarms, construction equipment, pumps, and power tools during daytime and nighttime operations.

During construction, the speed limit will be reduced to 25 mph on US 41 and Gulfstream Avenue. Motorists are urged to use caution and watch for workers, construction vehicles, pickup trucks and other construction equipment within the work zone and entering or exiting the travel lanes.

Improvements being made as part of this project consist of replacing the existing signalized intersection on US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue with a roundabout, installation of HAWK pedestrian crossing signal system, raised pedestrian refuge islands, replacement of underground drainage structures, utilities, fiber optic, new LED streetlights, reconfiguration of stormwater retention ponds, sidewalks, and pedestrian walkways. Expected completion is early fall 2022. The contractor is Russell Engineering, Inc.

US 41 from Blackburn Point Road to Preymore Street: Construction project: Work includes resurfacing the roadway, improving drainage, constructing sidewalks, replacing the US 41 northbound bridge over North Creek and installing new highway lighting along the three-mile project. 

  • During final stages of project completion and clean up, motorists can expect temporary lane closures throughout the project limits. 
  • The contract allows northbound lane closures between 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and southbound from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 
  • All work is weather permitting and may cause schedule and contractor adjustments.

Bergeron Land Development, Inc. is the contractor. Expected completion is July 2021.

US 41 (Venice Bypass) from Center Road to Gulf Coast Boulevard: Construction project: Crews are widening US 41 from Center Road to Gulf Coast Boulevard to a six-lane highway, replacing traffic signals, installing new pavement markings and signage; installing concrete curb and sidewalks; improving new drainage; and installing new highway lighting. Use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern. The contractor is Bergeron Land Development, Inc. Expected completion is July 2021. 

  • Motorists should expect intermittent interruptions of the median crossings into shopping centers and side streets throughout the month of May while crews perform work in the medians.  Motorists who are not able to turn at the desired median crossing can travel further down the roadway to make a U-turn where available.
  • Intermittent daytime lane closures will be in effect on northbound US 41 Bypass from Center Roadto Venice Avenue from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please watch for crews in the roadway.
  • Pedestrian traffic has been shifted to the newly constructed sidewalk on the east and west sides of the roadway. Sidewalk construction continues along some segments on the east side of the roadway. Pedestrians should use caution and use the temporary pedestrian access pathway in those areas.   
  • Crews are working within the driveways and the right-of-way along the northbound and southbound lanes of US 41. Please use caution when turning into businesses and shopping plazas. 

SR 681 from en Theos Lane, Venice: Construction permit project: Construction will begin for a housing development entrance, left and right turn lanes, a median opening, and drainage. Motorists should expect east and westbound lane closures through June 30, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please use caution and expect possible delays.

SR 789 at New Pass Bridge, Longboat Key: Bridge construction: The improvement project includes structural, mechanical, and electrical repairs to the bridge. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained during the construction but please use caution in the area as lane patterns will be adjusted. If nighttime bridge closures are required, they will be done between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. with no detour longer than 30 minutes.

  • Motorists can expect temporary lane shifts as needed for the remainder of the project.
  • Pedestrians and bicyclists can only use the protected sidewalk on the west side of the bridge.  Bicyclists must walk their bikes across the grates as permanent signage has always directed.
  • The bridge will require a 6-hour advance reservation for openings thru July 31, 2021.
  • Equipment testing will be required for the remainder of the project.  Expect possible bridge openings during off peak hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Two openings per hour are allowed but for no longer than 10 minutes and must be at least 15 minutes apart.

The contractor is Quinn Construction. Completion is expected by summer 2021.   

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03

Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties

Traffic-Watch

FOR WEEK JUNE 6, 2021

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 SR 70 Interchange (Exit 217): Construction project:  Crews will work on widening I-75, the ramps, installing concrete barrier wall, and median and drainage work on SR 70.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8:45 p.m. to 6 a.m. (northbound) or 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (southbound) through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 70 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 70 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 fall 2021. The contractor is Sacyr Construction USA, LLC.

I-75 and Moccasin Wallow Road: Landscape installation: Crews will be installing landscaping so occasional shoulder closures may be required. Estimated completion is August 2021.  The contractor is Frankie Valdez Company. 

I-275 at US 19 (Exit 5): Construction project: Crews will remove the existing high mast lighting systems and replace with conventional lighting systems.  This week, crews will install the electrical pull boxes. Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is mid-2021. The contractor is Highway Safety Devices.

I-275 at US 41 (Exit 2): Construction project: Crews will remove the existing high mast lighting systems and replace with conventional lighting systems.  This week, crews will install the electrical pull boxes. Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is mid-2021. The contractor is Highway Safety Devices.

SR 684 at the Cortez Road draw bridge: Bridge maintenance: DBi Services crews will be making bridge structure repairs overnight on Monday, June 14, through Thursday, June 17, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.  Expect intermittent lane closures with flagging operations to guide motorists. Please use caution and be alert for crews working in the construction zone.

SR 684 Cortez Road from US 41/ 14th Street to 26th Street: Construction project: Crews will begin a median modification in June 2021 to improve vehicle throughput, improve access to retail, provide enhanced lighting, and improved safety. The posted speed limit will be maintained as will pedestrian access to bus stops and side streets. Lane closures are limited to evening and overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Please use caution in the active construction zone. Expected completion is summer 2021, weather permitting. The contractor is Wright Construction Group.

SR 70 west of White Eagle Boulevard: Construction permit project: There will be intermittent east and westbound right lane closures on SR 70, west of White Eagle Boulevard, thru July 24, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Crews will be constructing right and left turn lanes, a median opening, driveway and drainage.  Use caution and expect possible delays.

SR 70 from Creekwood Boulevard to west of Caruso Road: Construction permit project: Starting in June and going through August 2021, there will be a detour set up for the Caruso Road closure on SR 70 from Creekwood Boulevard to west of Caruso Road.  This is part of the continued 44th Avenue east improvements project, constructing utility, drainage, and roadway improvements. Please plan additional travel time and use caution in the area.

SR 64 at Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road: Construction project: Construction of a roundabout at SR 64 and Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road includes installing pedestrian activated crossings on all legs of the roundabout, adding lighting and landscaping, and installing a new traffic signal and crosswalks at SR 64 and 117th Street east.  The contractor is Watson Civil Construction, Inc. Expected completion is fall 2021, weather permitting.

  • TRAFFIC PATTERN– Traffic lanes are detoured onto the south side of the roundabout.
  • ** THE SPEED LIMIT HAS BEEN REDUCED TO 25 MPH **
  • East and westbound is one lane in each direction through the project.
  • The eastbound left turns are temporarily closed at Peace Presbyterian Church, Greyhawk Boulevard and Mill Run.  Utilize SR 64 and Rye Road Roundabout to circle back.
  • Pope Road is closed to thru traffic, utilize the roundabout at SR 64 and Rye Road.
  • Pedestrian traffic: Sidewalks are open on both sides of SR 64.  There is an alternate pathway on the north side of SR 64, detoured around construction areas at Greyhawk. 
  • Signals at 117th Street east and SR 64 are fully activated.  Right lane closures may be needed to complete miscellaneous construction items.

 

SARASOTA COUNTY  

US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue Roundabout: Construction project: Crews will work within the right-of-way, medians, driveways and throughout the project limits. Activities include:

  • Crews will continue building the temporary roadway along the Marina Jacks parking lot. Activity involves moving material from the pond site on the east side of US 41 to the west side of US 41. Dump trucks will be hauling material utilizing Gulfstream Avenue and Main Street towards Marina Jacks. Expect noise and vibration from construction equipment and watch for trucks entering and leaving the roadway.
  • Sanitary sewer main installation along the eastern side of the retention pond continues. Night work is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, June 8, or Wednesday, June 9, for the tie in of the sanitary sewer. This activity is expected to start at 8 p.m. and continue overnight until 6 a.m. Expect noise from construction equipment, vacuum trucks, and lights.
  • Underground pipe installation on the west side of US 41 is expected.  Expect noise from pumps and construction equipment.
  • Install stormwater structures on the east side of US 41 at the intersection which is closed off to through traffic.
  • Eastbound through travel lane on Gulfstream Avenue (towards downtown) will remain closed as part of the Pre-Phase of construction. Use alternate routes via Main Street or Fruitville Road.
  • Marina Jack north parking lot entrance/exit on Gulfstream Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic. Motorists may access the parking lot via Bayfront Drive at Main Street/Marina Plaza. No through traffic allowed through this area.
  • Temporary pedestrian paths around the work zone have been implemented. Pedestrian crossings will be available on Fruitville Road or Main Street during construction. Please use designated paths and follow posted detour signs.

Detours and lane closures will be in place during various phases of the project. Initial pre-phase work involves building temporary roadway for use during subsequent phases. This work will not impact existing travel lane configuration.

Construction activities will take place during the daytime and occasionally during nighttime hours. Expect noise from backup alarms, construction equipment, pumps, and power tools during daytime and nighttime operations.

During construction, the speed limit will be reduced to 25 mph on US 41 and Gulfstream Avenue. Motorists are urged to use caution and watch for workers, construction vehicles, pickup trucks and other construction equipment within the work zone and entering or exiting the travel lanes.

Improvements being made as part of this project consist of replacing the existing signalized intersection on US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue with a roundabout, installation of HAWK pedestrian crossing signal system, raised pedestrian refuge islands, replacement of underground drainage structures, utilities, fiber optic, new LED streetlights, reconfiguration of stormwater retention ponds, sidewalks, and pedestrian walkways. Expected completion is early fall 2022. The contractor is Russell Engineering, Inc.

US 41 from Blackburn Point Road to Preymore Street: Construction project: Work includes resurfacing the roadway, improving drainage, constructing sidewalks, replacing the US 41 northbound bridge over North Creek and installing new highway lighting along the three-mile project. 

  • During final stages of project completion, expect work for concrete, curb, striping, handrails, handicap ramps, sidewalk, signage, sod and clean up.  Motorists can expect temporary lane closures throughout the project boundaries. 
  • The contract allows northbound lane closures between 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and southbound from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 
  • All work is weather permitting and may cause schedule and contractor adjustments.

Bergeron Land Development, Inc. is the contractor. Expected completion is July 2021.

US 41 (Venice Bypass) from Center Road to Gulf Coast Boulevard: Construction project: Crews are widening US 41 from Center Road to Gulf Coast Boulevard to a six-lane highway, replacing traffic signals, installing new pavement markings and signage; installing concrete curb and sidewalks; improving new drainage; and installing new highway lighting. Use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern. The contractor is Bergeron Land Development, Inc. Expected completion is July 2021. 

  • A new traffic switch will go into effect June 8, 2021. Northbound and southbound traffic will be shifted towards the median, allowing traffic to flow in each direction while the contractor finishes activities near the outside lanes.
  • Motorists should expect intermittent interruptions of the median crossings into shopping centers and side streets throughout the month of May while crews perform work in the medians.  Motorists who are not able to turn at the desired median crossing can travel further down the roadway to make a U-turn where available.
  • Intermittent daytime lane closures will be in effect on northbound US 41 Bypass from Center Roadto Venice Avenue from 8m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please watch for crews in the roadway.
  • Pedestrian traffic has been shifted to the newly constructed sidewalk on the east and west sides of the roadway. Sidewalk construction continues along some segments on the east side of the roadway. Pedestrians should use caution and use the temporary pedestrian access pathway in those areas.   
  • Crews are working within the driveways and the right-of-way along the northbound and southbound lanes of US 41. Please use caution when turning into businesses and shopping plazas. 

SR 681 from en Theos Lane, Venice: Construction permit project: Construction will begin for a housing development entrance, left and right turn lanes, a median opening, and drainage. Motorists should expect east and westbound lane closures through June 30, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please use caution and expect possible delays.

SR 789 at New Pass Bridge, Longboat Key: Bridge construction: The improvement project includes structural, mechanical, and electrical repairs to the bridge. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained during the construction but please use caution in the area as lane patterns will be adjusted. If nighttime bridge closures are required, they will be done between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. with no detour longer than 30 minutes.

  • Pedestrians and bicyclists can only use the protected sidewalk on the west side of the bridge for the duration.  Bicyclists must walk their bikes across the grates.
  • The bridge will require a 6-hour advance reservation for openings thru July 31, 2021.
  • Equipment testing at the bridge will be required for the remainder of the project.  Expect possible bridge openings during off peak hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Two openings per hour are allowed but for no longer than 10 minutes and they must be at least 15 minutes apart.

The contractor is Quinn Construction. Completion is expected by summer 2021.   

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20

Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties

Traffic-Watch

FOR WEEK MAY 23, 2021

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 SR 70 Interchange (Exit 217): Construction project: This week, crews will work on widening I-75, the ramps, installing concrete barrier wall, and median and drainage work on SR 70.

  • On Monday, May 17 at 11 p.m. to Tuesday, May 18 at 5 a.m., crews will close the I-75 southbound off-ramp to SR 70.  Motorists are advised to proceed to University Parkway (Exit 213) and return to the interstate northbound or use local routes.
  • On Tuesday, May 18, at 11 p.m. to Wednesday, May 19, at 5 a.m., crews will close the I-75 southbound off-ramp to SR 70.  Motorists are advised to proceed to University Parkway (Exit 213) and return to the interstate northbound or use local routes.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8:45 p.m. to 6 a.m. (northbound) or 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (southbound) through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 70 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 70 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 fall 2021. The contractor is Sacyr Construction USA, LLC.

I-75 and Moccasin Wallow Road: Landscape installation: Crews will be installing landscaping so occasional shoulder closures may be required. Estimated completion is August 2021.  The contractor is Frankie Valdez Company. 

I-275 at US 19 (Exit 5): Construction project: Crews will remove the existing high mast lighting systems and replace with conventional lighting systems.  Crews will work on the light pole foundations. Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is mid-2021. The contractor is Highway Safety Devices.

I-275 at US 41 (Exit 2): Construction project: Crews will remove the existing high mast lighting systems and replace with conventional lighting systems.  Crews will be installing conduit, so variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is mid-2021. The contractor is Highway Safety Devices.

SR 64 / Manatee Avenue at Gulf Drive on Anna Maria Island: Maintenance project: On Monday, May 24, through Friday, May 28, crews will be making drainage improvements in the area, constructing curb and gutters, and elevating and reconstructing the sidewalk to allow for larger drainage pipes.  Expect lane closures and a pedestrian detour.  Please use caution in the work zone and be alert for pedestrians and bicyclists. Contractor is Evans Contracting Services.

SR 684 Cortez Road from US 41/ 14th Street to 26th Street: Construction project: Crews will begin a median modification in June 2021 to improve vehicle throughput, improve access to retail, provide enhanced lighting, and improved safety. The posted speed limit will be maintained as will pedestrian access to bus stops and side streets. Lane closures are limited to evening and overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Please use caution in the active construction zone. Expected completion is summer 2021, weather permitting. The contractor is Wright Construction Group.

SR 70 west of White Eagle Boulevard: Construction permit project: There will be intermittent east and westbound right lane closures on SR 70, west of White Eagle Boulevard, starting May 24 and going thru July 24, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Crews will be constructing right and left turn lanes, a median opening, driveway and drainage.  Use caution and expect possible delays.

SR 70 from Creekwood Boulevard to west of Caruso Road: Construction permit project: Starting in June and going through August 2021, there will be a detour set up for the Caruso Road closure on SR 70 from Creekwood Boulevard to west of Caruso Road.  This is part of the continued 44th Avenue east improvements project, constructing utility, drainage, and roadway improvements. Please plan additional travel time and use caution in the area.

SR 64 over Sarasota Pass at the Anna Maria Island Bridge: Bridge maintenance: DBi Systems will be making bridge structure repairs overnight on Sunday, May 23, through Thursday, May 27, 2021. Expect flagging operations intermittently in both the east and westbound lanes from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Please use caution in the work zone.

SR 64 at Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road: Construction project: Construction of a roundabout at SR 64 and Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road includes installing pedestrian activated crossings on all legs of the roundabout, adding lighting and landscaping, and installing a new traffic signal and crosswalks at SR 64 and 117th Street east.  The contractor is Watson Civil Construction, Inc. Expected completion is fall 2021, weather permitting.

  • TRAFFIC PATTERN– Traffic is now detoured onto the new lanes on the south side of the roundabout.
  • ** THE SPEED LIMIT HAS BEEN REDUCED TO 25 MPH **
  • East and westbound is one lane in each direction through the project.
  • The eastbound left turns are temporarily closed at Peace Presbyterian Church, Greyhawk Boulevard and Mill Run.  Utilize the roundabout at SR 64 at Rye Road to circle back.
  • Pope Road is closed to thru traffic, utilize the roundabout at SR 64 and Rye Road.
  • Pedestrian traffic: Sidewalks are open on both sides of SR 64.  There is an alternate pathway on the north side of SR 64, detoured around construction areas at Greyhawk. 
  • Signals at 117th Street east and SR 64 are fully activated.  Right lane closures may be needed to complete miscellaneous construction items.

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue Roundabout: Construction project: Crews will work within the right-of-way, medians, driveways and throughout the project limits. Activities include:

  • Night work is scheduled for Wednesday, May 26th, and possibly Thursday, May 27th, for the installation of storm drainage pipe and structure on the west side of US 41 just south of the Gulfstream Avenue intersection. This activity requires a south bound lane closure which is expected to start at 8 p.m. and continue overnight until 6 a.m. Expect lights, noise, vibrations from equipment and soil backfill operation.
  • Sanitary sewer main installation along the eastern side of the retention pond continues.
  • Underground pipe installation across US 41 from the retention pond on the east side towards the Marina Jack parking lot on the west side. Expect noise from pumps and construction equipment.
  • Install stormwater structures on the east side of US 41 at the intersection which is closed off to through traffic.
  • Eastbound through travel lane on Gulfstream Avenue (towards downtown) will remain closed as part of the Pre-Phase of construction. Use alternate routes via Main Street or Fruitville Road.
  • Marina Jack north parking lot entrance/exit on Gulfstream Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic. Motorists may access the parking lot via Bayfront Drive at Main Street/Marina Plaza. No through traffic allowed through this area.
  • Temporary pedestrian paths around the work zone have been implemented. Pedestrian crossings will be available on Fruitville Road or Main Street during construction. Please use designated paths and follow posted detour signs.

Detours and lane closures will be in place during various phases of the project. Initial pre-phase work involves building temporary roadway for use during subsequent phases. This work will not impact existing travel lane configuration.

Construction activities will take place during the daytime and occasionally during nighttime hours. Expect noise from backup alarms, construction equipment, pumps, and power tools during daytime and nighttime operations.

During construction, the speed limit will be reduced to 25 mph on US 41 and Gulfstream Avenue. Motorists are urged to use caution and watch for workers, construction vehicles, pickup trucks and other construction equipment within the work zone and entering or exiting the travel lanes.

Improvements being made as part of this project consist of replacing the existing signalized intersection on US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue with a roundabout, installation of HAWK pedestrian crossing signal system, raised pedestrian refuge islands, replacement of underground drainage structures, utilities, fiber optic, new LED streetlights, reconfiguration of stormwater retention ponds, sidewalks, and pedestrian walkways. Expected completion is early fall 2022. The contractor is Russell Engineering, Inc.

US 41 from Blackburn Point Road to Preymore Street: Construction project: Work includes resurfacing the roadway, improving drainage, constructing sidewalks, replacing the US 41 northbound bridge over North Creek and installing new highway lighting along the three-mile project. 

  • During final stages of project completion, expect work for paving, concrete, curb, striping, handrails, handicap ramps, signage, sod and clean up.  Motorists can expect temporary lane closures throughout the project boundaries. 
  • The contract allows northbound lane closures between 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and southbound from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 
  • Use caution as traffic shifts to the final configuration.
  • All work is weather permitting and may cause schedule and contractor adjustments.

Bergeron Land Development, Inc. is the contractor. Expected completion is spring 2021.

US 41 and Roberts Bay Bridge, Nokomis, Maintenance project: On Monday, May 24, Northstar contracting crews will be conducting bridge testing on the evening and overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.   Expect temporary single-lane closures and use caution in the area.

US 41 (Venice Bypass) from Center Road to Gulf Coast Boulevard: Construction project: Crews are widening US 41 from Center Road to Gulf Coast Boulevard to a six-lane highway, replacing traffic signals, installing new pavement markings and signage; installing concrete curb and sidewalks; improving new drainage; and installing new highway lighting. Use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern. The contractor is Bergeron Land Development, Inc. Expected completion is spring 2021. 

  • A new traffic switch is now in effect. The northbound lanes have been shifted east onto the newly paved road and crews have begun work in the median.
  • Motorists should expect intermittent interruptions of the median crossings into shopping centers and side streets throughout the month of May while crews perform work in the medians.  Motorists who are not able to turn at the desired median crossing can travel further down the roadway to make a U-turn where available.
  • Intermittent daytime lane closures will be in effect on northbound US 41 Bypass from Center Roadto Venice Avenue from 8m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please watch for crews in the roadway.
  • Pedestrian traffic has been shifted to the newly constructed sidewalk on the east and west sides of the roadway. Sidewalk construction continues along some segments on the east side of the roadway. Pedestrians should use caution and use the temporary pedestrian access pathway in those areas.   
  • Crews are working within the driveways and the right-of-way along the northbound and southbound lanes of US 41. Please use caution when turning into businesses and shopping plazas. 

SR 72 between Sawyer Road and Sawyer Loop Road: Construction permit project: Sarasota County’s contractor will be working on the Clark Road Legacy Trail Extension through May 30, 2021. Daytime work hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and nighttime hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Temporary daily lane closures will be in place so use caution in the area. Some nighttime work is scheduled so expect noise from construction equipment.

SR 681 from en Theos Lane, Venice: Construction permit project: Construction will begin for a housing development entrance, left and right turn lanes, a median opening, and drainage. Motorists should expect east and westbound lane closures from May 10 through June 30, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please use caution and expect possible delays.

SR 789 at New Pass Bridge, Longboat Key: Bridge construction: The improvement project includes structural, mechanical, and electrical repairs to the bridge. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained during the construction but please use caution in the area as lane patterns will be adjusted. If nighttime bridge closures are required, they will be done between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. with no detour longer than 30 minutes.

  • Pedestrians and bicyclists can only use the protected sidewalk on the west side of the bridge for the duration.  Bicyclists must walk their bikes across the grates.
  • The bridge will require a 6-hour advance reservation for openings thru July 31, 2021.

The contractor is Quinn Construction. Completion is expected by summer 2021.   

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