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11

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

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

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

 

MANATEE COUNTY

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

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

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

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

  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and US 301 through the duration of the construction.

  • Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the interstate through the duration of the construction.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The project’s expected completion is late 2024.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Expect noise and light from construction equipment.

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

 

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

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

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

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

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

  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 72 through the duration of the construction.

  • Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the interstate through the duration of the construction.

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

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

US 41 and Boulevard of the Arts: Maintenance: City of Sarasota has scheduled intermittent lane closures on Monday, April 15, from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. to install thermo striping at the crosswalks.

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

Daytime Activities:

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

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

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

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

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

Nighttime Activities:

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

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

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

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

  • At the left turn from US 41 North turning onto SR 72 at Stickney Point towards Siesta Key, the lane width will be reduced. Please use caution as drivers acclimate.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

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

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

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

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

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

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

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

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

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08

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

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

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

 

MANATEE COUNTY

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

  • Through the first of August, the US 301 north and southbound median openings just east of 60th Avenue East (between Starbuck’s and 7-Eleven) will be closed. US 301 southbound motorists wishing to enter the restaurants should use 19th Street E or 60th Avenue E and enter on the 19th Street E driveways; and, US 301 northbound motorists wishing to enter the plaza should enter using 60th Avenue E entrance.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 northbound during nighttime/overnight hoursfrom 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.through the duration of the construction; double closures on I-75 southbound during the nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on US 301 during nighttime/overnight hoursfrom 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on Tidewater Preserve Boulevard through the duration of bridge construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and US 301 through the duration of the construction.
  • Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the interstate through the duration of the construction.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Motorists should expect shoulder closures including pedestrian access restrictions along the US 301 corridor northbound and southbound between 25th Court East and 9th Avenue East. Alternate pedestrian routes will be clearly posted. To maintain safety, pedestrians should follow the posted detour signage.
  • Motorists can expect single-lane closures on the northbound and southbound lanes of US 301 between 25th Court and 53rd Avenue East from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Nighttime work will continue from Sunday nights through Friday mornings for the next several weeks.
  • Motorists can expect right-turn lane closures at the intersections of US 301 and Tallevast Road to 9th Avenue East from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

The project’s expected completion is late 2024.

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

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

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

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

This week, crews will be clearing existing vegetation between Lorraine Road and De Webb Boulevard on the south side of SR 70 and excavating the Pond area on the southeast corner of Bourneside Boulevard and SR 70. Material will be hauled to the south side of SR 70 between Bourneside Boulevard and Uihlein Road and placed as roadway fill. Crews will begin mobilizing bridge equipment and materials at Uihlein Road. All work will be off the roadway with no planned lane closures. Please use caution and watch for trucks and construction vehicles entering or exiting the work zone by way of the eastbound SR 70 shoulder. Work will occur Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please use caution and be aware of workers and flaggers in the area.

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

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

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

SR 70 from 9th Street East to US 41: Maintenance: Crews will be conducting pipe mapping, desilting and videoing in this area through April 12, 2024.

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

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

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

  • Overnight paving from 10th to 10th requires intermittent lane closures.
  • Crews will be working on curb removal in the corridor.
  • Expect noise and light from construction equipment.
  • Motorists should consider additional travel time or an alternate route.

 

 

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

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

  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. bound through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 72 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 72 through the duration of the construction.
  • Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the interstate through the duration of the construction.

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

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

West Villages Parkway at River Road (SR 777): A temporary detour with road closures will occur from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 6 through Sunday, April 7, 2024, at the intersection of West Villages Parkway and River Road in Sarasota County. This detour will give crews the ability to construct and install needed drainage. Motorists can use the south entrance/exit to West Villages Parkway from US 41.  Motorists should use caution in the area and follow the posted detours.

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

Daytime Activities:

  • Install barrier walls for upcoming lane shifts and close median openings for roadway crossover reconstruction.
  • Median openings at Myakka Drive, Riverwalk Drive, Boardwalk, Ortega Place, De Miranda Avenue, Eager Street and Hoffman Street will be closed for reconstruction work.
  • Hoffman Street crossover will be removed and remain permanently closed.
  • Motorists will be able to turn right only onto US 41 at these locations.
  • Daytime lane closures Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nighttime Activities:

  • Curb removal and turn lane reconstruction between Tuscola Boulevard and Ortiz Boulevard.
  • Nighttime lane closures Sunday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

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

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

  • At the left turn from US 41 North turning onto SR 72 at Stickney Point towards Siesta Key, the lane width will be reduced. Please use caution as drivers acclimate.

  • Lane Closures: For the next three weeks while crews are excavating in the median, single lane closures will be needed.  Motorists should expect slower moving traffic and consider alternate routes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

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

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

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

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

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

SR 777 River Road from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: Motorists can expect pond excavation near Venice Avenue and just north of Rambler’s Rest RV Park on the northbound roadway. Embankment activities continue on the southbound roadway from US 41 to Stoney Creek Boulevard. Drainage structures, pipe, curb and gutter, and gravity wall installations will also continue throughout the project. Signal, ITS, and lighting work is also on-going throughout the project. Daytime Asphalt Paving will continue on Southbound River Road, outside of active traffic areas, at various locations throughout the project. Trucks will be crossing the road at various locations using intermittent flagging operations.

  • Saturday, April 6, motorists will not be able to enter/ exit West Villages from/ to River Road. Please use alternate access points.

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

SR 681 from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: The ongoing resurfacing project will improve drainage, provide a cross-slope correction for leveling and comfort, new guardrail, updated signing and marking, install intelligent transportation equipment and signalization.

  • Crews will have intermittent lane closures on SR 681 from Honore Avenue to US 41 for the duration of the project.
  • Crews will continue to pave the roadway throughout the project limits.
  • Motorists should anticipate slower moving traffic or consider an alternate route.
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02

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

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

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

 

MANATEE COUNTY

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

  • On Thursday, April 1, at midnight to Thursday, August 1, crews will close the US 301 north and southbound median openings just east of 60th Avenue East (between Starbuck’s and 7-Eleven). US 301 southbound motorists wishing to enter the restaurants should use 19th Street E or 60th Avenue E and enter on the 19th Street E driveways; and, US 301 northbound motorists wishing to enter the plaza should enter using 60th Avenue E entrance.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 northbound during nighttime/overnight hoursfrom 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.through the duration of the construction; double closures on I-75 southbound during the nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on US 301 during nighttime/overnight hoursfrom 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on Tidewater Preserve Boulevard through the duration of bridge construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and US 301 through the duration of the construction.
  • Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the interstate through the duration of the construction.

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

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

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

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

  • Extended daytime lane closures are necessary for concrete work.
  • Now that paving is complete, a lane shift will occur.  Use caution in the area as motorists adjust.

  • Motorists should use caution in the area or consider alternate routes.

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

  • Motorists should expect shoulder closures including pedestrian access restrictions along the US 301 corridor northbound and southbound between 25th Court East and 9th Avenue East. Alternate pedestrian routes will be clearly posted. To maintain safety, pedestrians should follow the posted detour signage.
  • Motorists can expect single-lane closures on the northbound and southbound lanes of US 301 between 25th Court and 53rd Avenue East from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Nighttime work will continue from Sunday nights through Friday mornings for the next several weeks.
  • Motorists can expect right-turn lane closures at the intersections of US 301 and Tallevast Road to 9th Avenue East from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

The project’s expected completion is late 2024.

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

SR 789 / 5310 Gulf of Mexico Drive: Maintenance: Sidewalk repairs from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. A sidewalk closure will be in place. Please use caution.

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

This week, crews will be clearing existing vegetation between Greenbrook Boulevard and Bourneside Boulevard on the south side of SR 70 and excavating the Pond area on the southeast corner of Bourneside Boulevard and SR 70. Material will be hauled to the south side of SR 70 between Bourneside Boulevard and Uihlein Road and placed as roadway fill. Crews will begin mobilizing bridge equipment and materials at Uihlein Road. All work will be off the roadway with no planned lane closures. Please use caution and watch for trucks and construction vehicles entering or exiting the work zone by way of the eastbound SR 70 shoulder. Work will occur Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please use caution and be aware of workers and flaggers in the area.

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

SR 70 (53rd Avenue Between US 301 and US 41): Maintenance: Crews will be performing pipe cleaning and mapping located on SR 70 (53rd Avenue) between US 41 and US 301. Motorists can expect alternating lane closures both east and westbound. Work runs through Friday, April 5, from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m.

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

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

  • Overnight paving from 10th to 10th requires intermittent lane closures.
  • Crews will be working on curb removal in the corridor.
  • Expect noise and light from construction equipment.

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

 

 

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

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

  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. bound through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 72 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 72 through the duration of the construction.
  • Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the interstate through the duration of the construction.

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

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

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

Daytime Activities:

  • Install barrier walls for upcoming lane shifts and close median openings for roadway crossover reconstruction.
  • Median openings at Myakka Drive, Riverwalk Drive, Boardwalk, Ortega Place, De Miranda Avenue, Eager Street and Hoffman Street will be closed for reconstruction work.
  • Hoffman Street crossover will be removed and remain permanently closed.
  • Motorists will be able to turn right only onto US 41 at these locations.
  • Daytime lane closures Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nighttime Activities:

  • Curb removal and turn lane reconstruction between Tuscola Boulevard and Ortiz Boulevard.
  • Nighttime lane closures Sunday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

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

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

  • At the left turn from US 41 North turning onto SR 72 at Stickney Point towards Siesta Key, the lane width will be reduced. Please use caution as drivers acclimate.

  • Lane Closures: For the next three weeks while crews are excavating in the median, single lane closures will be needed.  Motorists should expect slower moving traffic and consider alternate routes.
  • Crews continue to work on drainage in the project corridor.

  • Medians: crews are working in the median throughout the project limits. Motorists can expect limited access.

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

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

US 41 from Browning Street to Lincoln Drive, Ringling College: Permit project: Through April 1 from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m., Ringling College will be removing and replacing sidewalk and making drainage repairs. Motorists should expect temporary intermittent outside lane closures as needed.  Please use caution.

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

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

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

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

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

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

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

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

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

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

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

SR 789 from Longboat Club Road to SR 64: Construction project: Crews will be placing safety enhancements through the corridor. Temporary lane shifts or closures will be needed so motorists should use caution.

SR 681 from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: The ongoing resurfacing project will improve drainage, provide a cross-slope correction for leveling and comfort, new guardrail, updated signing and marking, install intelligent transportation equipment and signalization. Paving on the project has started so motorists should expect temporary lane closures for the duration of the project.

  • Crews will have intermittent lane closures on SR 681 from Honore Avenue to US 41.
  • Crews will continue to pave the roadway throughout the project limits.
  • Motorists should anticipate slower moving traffic or consider an alternate route.

  • Noise from construction equipment should be anticipated for the duration.
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Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties - Week of March 24, 2024

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

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

 

MANATEE COUNTY

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

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

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

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

  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and US 301 through the duration of the construction.

  • Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the interstate through the duration of the construction.

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

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

March 24 through April 13, 2024 - Temporary overnight lane closures are needed from 8 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. This affects both inside lanes of north and southbound I-75 as they demobilize the crane and equipment from the median.

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

  • Extended daytime lane closures are necessary for concrete work.
  • Overnight lane closures to complete roadway paving starts Sunday, March 25 – March 26, barring any weather delays.
  • After paving is complete a traffic shift will occur. Use caution in the area as motorists adjust.

  • Motorists should use caution in the area and consider alternate routes.

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

  • Motorists should expect shoulder closures including pedestrian access restrictions along the US 301 corridor northbound and southbound between 25th Court East and 9th Avenue East. Alternate pedestrian routes will be clearly posted. To maintain safety, pedestrians should follow the posted detour signage.
  • Motorists can expect single-lane closures on the northbound and southbound lanes of US 301 from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Nighttime work will continue from Sunday nights through Friday mornings for the next several weeks.
  • Motorists can expect right-turn lane closures at the intersections of US 301 and Tallevast Road to 9th Avenue East from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

The project’s expected completion is late 2024.

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

SR 789 / 5310 Gulf of Mexico Drive: Maintenance: Sidewalk repairs from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. A sidewalk closure will be in place. Please use caution.

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

This week, crews will be clearing existing vegetation between Greenbrook Boulevard and Bourneside Boulevard on the south side of SR 70 and excavating the Pond area on the southeast corner of Bourneside Boulevard and SR 70. Material will be hauled to the south side of SR 70 between Bourneside Boulevard and Uihlein Road and placed as roadway fill. Crews will begin mobilizing bridge equipment and materials at Uihlein Road. All work will be off the roadway with no planned lane closures. Please use caution and watch for trucks and construction vehicles entering or exiting the work zone by way of the eastbound SR 70 shoulder. Work will occur Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please use caution and be aware of workers and flaggers in the area.

SR 70 at 3 locations - 66th Street East, 24th Street East, and 18th Street Boulevard East: Safety improvements during the Manatee County Schools Spring Break: From March 25th through March 29th temporary delineators will be installed.

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

SR 70 (53rd Avenue Between US 301 and US 41): Maintenance: Crews will be performing pipe cleaning and mapping located on SR 70 (53rd Avenue) between US 41 and US 301. Motorists can expect alternating lane closures both east and westbound. Work runs through March 29, 2024, from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m.

SR 70 and SR 64 (East of Lorriane Road to County Line): Maintenance: Power shearing between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Possible shoulder closures. Please use caution.

SR 70 between 9th Street East and US 41: Maintenance: Crews will be working overnight on pipe video and mapping. Please use caution in the area.

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

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

  • Overnight paving from 10th to 10th requires intermittent lane closures.
  • Crews will be working on curb removal in the corridor.
  • Expect noise and light from construction equipment.
  • Motorists should consider additional travel time or an alternate route.

SR 62 (between US 301 and CR39): Maintenance: Shoulder rework starting between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shoulder closures will be in place so use caution in the area.

SR 62 Corridor in Manatee County: Maintenance: Along the SR 62 corridor, crews will be conducting roadside mitered-end replacements.

 

 

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

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

  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. bound through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 72 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 72 through the duration of the construction.
  • Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the interstate through the duration of the construction.

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

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

US 41/14th Street West from 63rd Avenue to just past 54th Avenue: Permit project: Starting March 25, Monday, to March 29, Friday, from 9 p.m. to 5 am. crew will be performing roadway testing.  Please use caution and watch for workers in the area.

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

Daytime Activities:

  • Install barrier walls for upcoming lane shifts and close median openings for roadway crossover reconstruction.
  • Median openings at Myakka Drive, Riverwalk Drive, Palm Harbor Drive, Boardwalk, Blackburn Boulevard, Ortega Place, De Miranda Avenue, Eager Street and Hoffman Street will be closed for reconstruction work.
  • Hoffman Street crossover will be removed and remain permanently closed.
  • Motorists will be able to turn right only onto US 41 at these locations.
  • Daytime lane closures Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nighttime Activities:

  • Curb removal and turn lane reconstruction between Tuscola Boulevard and Ortiz Boulevard.
  • Nighttime lane closures Sunday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

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

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

  • At the left turn from US 41 North turning onto SR 72 at Stickney Point towards Siesta Key, the lane width will be reduced. Please use caution as drivers acclimate.

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

  • Medians: crews are working in the median throughout the project limits. Motorists can expect limited access.

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

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

US 41 from Browning Street to Lincoln Drive, Ringling College: Permit project: Through April 1 from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m., Ringling College will be removing and replacing sidewalk and making drainage repairs. Motorists should expect temporary intermittent outside lane closures as needed.  Please use caution.

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

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

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

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

SR 758 Bee Ridge Road Advance Vehicle Detection System Installations: Traffic signal systems management:  Motorists should expect intermittent overnight lane closures from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. at Bee Ridge Road and multiple crossing intersections. Motorists should remain alert at all times and exercise caution when traveling in the vicinity.

  • March 22nd, Friday, Murdock Avenue and Lockwood Ridge Road.
  • March 25th, Monday, Beneva Road, Sawyer Road, and McIntosh Road.
  • March 26th, Tuesday, Honore Avenue, Center Gate/Woodmont and Maxfield Drive.
  • March 27th, Wednesday, Cattlemen Road, Mauna Loa.
  • March 28th, Thursday, I-75 North and Southbound ramps.

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

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

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

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

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

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

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

SR 789 from Longboat Club Road to SR 64: Construction project: Crews will be placing safety enhancements through the corridor. Temporary lane shifts or closures will be needed so motorists should use caution.

SR 681 from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: The ongoing resurfacing project will improve drainage, provide a cross-slope correction for leveling and comfort, new guardrail, updated signing and marking, install intelligent transportation equipment and signalization. Paving on the project has started so motorists should expect temporary lane closures for the duration of the project.

  • Crews will have intermittent lane closures on SR 681 from Honore Avenue to US 41.
  • Crews will continue to pave the roadway throughout the project limits.
  • Motorists should anticipate slower moving traffic or consider an alternate route.
  • Noise from construction equipment should be anticipated for the duration.
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Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties - Week of March 17, 2024

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

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

 

MANATEE COUNTY

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

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

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

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

  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and US 301 through the duration of the construction.

  • Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the interstate through the duration of the construction.

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

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

  • Extended daytime lane closures are necessary.
  • In late March, crews will continue paving.

  • Motorists should use caution in the area and consider alternate routes.

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

  • Motorists should expect shoulder closures including pedestrian access restrictions along the US 301 corridor northbound and southbound between 25th Court East and 9th Avenue East. Alternate pedestrian routes will be clearly posted. To maintain safety, pedestrians should follow the posted detour signage.
  • Beginning on Sunday, March 10, motorists can expect single-lane closures on the northbound and southbound lanes of US 301 from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Nighttime work will continue from Sunday nights through Friday mornings for the next several weeks.
  • Motorists can expect right-turn lane closures at the intersections of US 301 and Tallevast Road to 9th Avenue East from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

The project’s expected completion is late 2024.

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

SR 789 / 5310 Gulf of Mexico Drive: Maintenance: Sidewalk repairs start March 18, 2024, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. A sidewalk closure will be in place. Please use caution.

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

This week, crews will be clearing existing vegetation between Greenbrook Boulevard and Bourneside Boulevard on the south side of SR 70 and excavating the Pond area on the southeast corner of Bourneside Boulevard and SR 70. Material will be hauled to the south side of SR 70 east of Bourneside Boulevard and placed as roadway fill. All work will be off the roadway with no planned lane closures. Please use caution and watch for trucks and construction vehicles entering or exiting the work zone by way of the eastbound SR 70 shoulder. Work will occur Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please use caution and be aware of workers and flaggers in the area.

SR 70 at 3 locations - 66th Street East, 24th Street East, and 18th Street Boulevard East: Safety improvements during the Manatee County Schools Spring Break: From March 25th through March 29th temporary delineators will be installed.

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

SR 70 (53rd Avenue Between US 301 and US 41): Maintenance: Crews will be performing pipe cleaning and mapping located on SR 70 (53rd Avenue) between US 41 and US 301. Motorists can expect alternating lane closures both east and westbound. Work runs through March 29, 2024, from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m.

SR 70 and SR 64 (East of Lorriane Road to County Line): Maintenance: Power shearing starts March 18, 2024, between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Possible shoulder closures. Please use caution.

SR 70 between 9th Street East and US 41: Maintenance: Crews will be working overnight on pipe video and mapping. Please use caution in the area.

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

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

  • Overnight paving starts March14, from 10th to 10th, and requires intermittent lane closures.
  • Crews will be working on curb removal in the corridor.
  • Expect noise and light from construction equipment.
  • Motorists should consider additional travel time or an alternate route.

SR 64 between Perico Preserve and 43rd Street West: Maintenance: Crews will be striping the roadway overnight.  Motorists should anticipate slower moving traffic and use caution in the area.

SR 62 (between US 301 and CR39): Maintenance: Shoulder rework starting March 18, 2024, between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shoulder closures will be in place so use caution in the area.

SR 62 Corridor in Manatee County: Maintenance: Along the SR 62 corridor, crews will be conducting roadside mitered-end replacements.

 

 

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

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

  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. bound through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 72 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 72 through the duration of the construction.
  • Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the interstate through the duration of the construction.

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

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

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

Daytime Activities:

  • Install barrier walls for upcoming lane shifts and close median openings for roadway crossover reconstruction.
  • Median openings at Myakka Drive, Riverwalk Drive, Palm Harbor Drive, Boardwalk, Blackburn Boulevard, Ortega Place, De Miranda Avenue, Eager Street and Hoffman Street will be closed for reconstruction work.
  • Hoffman Street crossover will be removed and remain permanently closed.
  • Motorists will be able to turn right only onto US 41 at these locations.
  • Daytime lane closures Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nighttime Activities:

  • Curb removal and turn lane reconstruction between Tuscola Boulevard and Ortiz Boulevard.
  • Nighttime lane closures Sunday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

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

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

  • At the left turn from US 41 North turning onto SR 72 at Stickney Point towards Siesta Key, the lane width will be reduced. Please use caution as drivers acclimate.

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

  • Medians: crews are working in the median throughout the project limits. Motorists can expect limited access.

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

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

US 41 from Browning Street to Lincoln Drive, Ringling College: Permit project: Starting March 19 through April 1 from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m., Ringling College will be removing and replacing sidewalk and making drainage repairs. Motorists should expect temporary intermittent outside lane closures as needed.  Please use caution.

US 301 at Oak Street and Lauren Street: Permit project: The City of Sarasota will be videoing inside manholes overnight on March 19, 2024, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Watch for temporary detour with intermittent lane closures on both the north and southbound directions.

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

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

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

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

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

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

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

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

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

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

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

SR 789 from Longboat Club Road to SR 64: Construction project: Crews will be placing safety enhancements through the corridor. Temporary lane shifts or closures will be needed so motorists should use caution.

SR 681 from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: The ongoing resurfacing project will improve drainage, provide a cross-slope correction for leveling and comfort, new guardrail, updated signing and marking, install intelligent transportation equipment and signalization. Paving on the project has started so motorists should expect temporary lane closures for the duration of the project.

  • Crews will have intermittent lane closures on SR 681 from Honore Avenue to US 41.
  • Crews will continue to pave the roadway throughout the project limits.
  • Motorists should anticipate slower moving traffic or consider an alternate route.
  • Noise from construction equipment should be anticipated for the duration.
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Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties - Week of March 10, 2024

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

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

 

MANATEE COUNTY

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

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

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

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

  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and US 301 through the duration of the construction.

  • Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the interstate through the duration of the construction.

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

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

  • Extended daytime lane closures are necessary.
  • In late March, crews will continue paving.

  • Motorists should use caution in the area and consider alternate routes.

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

  • Motorists should expect shoulder closures including pedestrian access restrictions along the US 301 corridor northbound and southbound between 25th Court East and 9th Avenue East. Alternate pedestrian routes will be clearly posted. To maintain safety, pedestrians should follow the posted detour signage.
  • Beginning on Sunday, March 10, motorists can expect single-lane closures on the northbound and southbound lanes of US 301 from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Nighttime work will continue from Sunday nights through Friday mornings for the next several weeks.
  • Motorists can expect right-turn lane closures at the intersections of US 301 and Tallevast Road to 9th Avenue East from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

The project’s expected completion is late 2024.

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

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

This week, crews will be clearing existing vegetation between Greenbrook Boulevard and Bourneside Boulevard on the south side of SR 70 and excavating the Pond area on the southeast corner of Bourneside Boulevard and SR 70. Material will be hauled to the south side of SR 70 east of Bourneside Boulevard and placed as roadway fill. All work will be off the roadway with no planned lane closures. Please use caution and watch for trucks and construction vehicles entering or exiting the work zone by way of the eastbound SR 70 shoulder. Work will occur Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please use caution and be aware of workers and flaggers in the area.

SR 70 at 3 locations - 66th Street East, 24th Street East, and 18th Street Boulevard East: Safety improvements during the Manatee County Schools Spring Break: From March 25th through March 29th temporary delineators will be installed.

SR 70 (Between CR 675 and 41000 SR 70): Maintenance Contractor will be performing asphalt repairs located on SR 70 between CR 675 and 41000 SR 70. Motorists can expect alternating lane closures east and westbound through March 8, 2024, from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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

SR 70 (53rd Avenue Between US 301 and US 41): Maintenance: Crews will be performing pipe cleaning and mapping located on SR 70 (53rd Avenue) between US 41 and US 301. Motorists can expect alternating lane closures both east and westbound. Work starts March 10th, and runs through March 29, 2024, from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m.

SR 70 (53rd Avenue Between 301 BLVD. and 9th Street East): Maintenance: Crews will be making asphalt repairs in both the outside eastbound lanes and the inside westbound lane on SR 70 (53rd Avenue) between 301 BLVD. and 9th Street East. Motorists can expect alternating lane closures both east and westbound. Work starts March 10th and runs through March 14th from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m.

SR 64 (Manatee Ave) and US 41: Maintenance: Crews will be making asphalt repairs on US 41 starting at the intersection of SR 64 heading south in both southbound lanes. Motorists can expect alternating lane closures southbound. Work starts March 10th and runs through March 11th from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m.

SR 64 East Approximately a Mile East of Verna Betheny Road: Maintenance: Crews will be working in the roadside area Monday, March 11, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and require a flagging operation. Please use caution in the area.

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

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

  • Overnight paving starts March14, from 10th to 10th, and requires intermittent lane closures.
  • Crews will be working on curb removal in the corridor.
  • Expect noise and light from construction equipment.
  • Motorists should consider additional travel time or an alternate route.

 

 

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

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

  • On Thursday, March 14, at 11.59 p.m. to Friday, March 15, at 2 a.m., crews will CLOSE I-75 southbound between Bee Ridge Road (Exit 207) and Clark Road (Exit 205).  All I-75 southbound drivers will exit at Bee Ridge Road (Exit 207) and continue on Bee Ridge Road to a left onto Honore Avenue to a left onto Clark Road to I-75 southbound.
  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. bound through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 72 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 72 through the duration of the construction.
  • Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the interstate through the duration of the construction.

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

US 41 and Laurel Road: Permit project: FPL will be installing new power poles on the outside northbound / southbound lanes through Friday, March 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please use caution and watch for workers and traffic changes.

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

Daytime Activities:

  • Install barrier walls for upcoming lane shifts and close median openings for roadway crossover reconstruction.
  • Median openings at Myakka Drive, Riverwalk Drive, Palm Harbor Drive, Boardwalk, Blackburn Boulevard, Ortega Place, De Miranda Avenue, Eager Street and Hoffman Street will be closed for reconstruction work.
  • Hoffman Street crossover will be removed and remain permanently closed.
  • Motorists will be able to turn right only onto US 41 at these locations.
  • Daytime lane closures Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nighttime Activities:

  • Curb removal and turn lane reconstruction between Tuscola Boulevard and Ortiz Boulevard.
  • Nighttime lane closures Sunday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

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

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

  • Monday night, March 11, through Thursday, March 14, at Gulf Gate Drive to Stickney Point there will be a traffic shift reducing the north and southbound lanes.  Motorists should consider alternate routes or add additional travel time.

  • At the left turn from US 41 North turning onto SR 72 at Stickney Point towards Siesta Key, the lane width will be reduced. Please use caution as drivers acclimate.

  • Crews continue to work on drainage and sod placement.

  • Medians: crews are working in the median throughout the project limits. Motorists can expect limited access.

  • From Caribbean Drive to Gulf Gate Road: Temporary lane closures will be necessary to maintain safety while work in the median is completed.

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

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

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

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

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

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

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

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

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

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

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

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

SR 789 from Longboat Club Road to SR 64: Construction project: Crews will be placing safety enhancements through the corridor. Temporary lane shifts or closures will be needed so motorists should use caution.

SR 681 from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: The ongoing resurfacing project will improve drainage, provide a cross-slope correction for leveling and comfort, new guardrail, updated signing and marking, install intelligent transportation equipment and signalization. Paving on the project has started so motorists should expect temporary lane closures for the duration of the project.

  • Crews will have intermittent lane closures from SR 681 at I-75, from Honore Avenue up to US 41.
  • Crews will continue to pave the roadway throughout the project limits:
  • Motorists should anticipate slower moving traffic or consider an alternate route.
  • Noise from construction equipment should be anticipated for the duration.
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Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties - Week of March 3, 2024

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

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

 

MANATEE COUNTY

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

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

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

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

  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and US 301 through the duration of the construction.

  • Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the interstate through the duration of the construction.

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

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

  • Extended daytime lane closures are necessary.
  • In late March, crews will continue paving.

  • Motorists should use caution in the area and consider alternate routes.

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

  • Motorists should expect shoulder closures including pedestrian access restrictions along the US 301 corridor northbound and southbound between 25th Court East and Whitfield Avenue. Alternate pedestrian routes will be clearly posted. To maintain safety, pedestrians should follow the posted detour signage.
  • Beginning on Sunday, March 10, motorists can expect single-lane closures on the northbound and southbound lanes of US 301 from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Nighttime work will continue from Sunday nights through Friday mornings for the next several weeks.
  • Motorists can expect right-turn lane closures at the intersections of US 301 and Tallevast Road to 9th Avenue East from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

The project’s expected completion is late 2024.

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

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

This week, crews will be clearing existing vegetation between Uihlein Road and Bourneside Boulevard on the south side of SR 70 and excavating the Pond area on the southeast corner of Bourneside Boulevard and SR 70. Material will be hauled to the south side of SR 70 east of Bourneside Boulevard and placed as roadway fill. All work will be off the roadway with no planned lane closures. Please use caution and watch for trucks and construction vehicles entering or exiting the work zone by way of the eastbound SR 70 shoulder. Work will occur Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please use caution and be aware of workers and flaggers in the area.

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

SR 70 (53rd Avenue Between US 301 and US 41): Maintenance: Crews will be performing pipe cleaning and mapping located on SR 70 (53rd Avenue) between US 41 and US 301. Motorists can expect alternating lane closures both east and westbound. Work starts March 3, and runs through March 29, 2024, from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m.

SR 70 (Between CR 675 and 41000 SR 70): Maintenance Contractor will be performing asphalt repairs located on SR 70 between CR 675 and 41000 SR 70. Motorists can expect alternating lane closures east and westbound starting March 5through March 8, 2024, from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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

  • Overnight paving starts March14, from 10th to 10th, and requires intermittent lane closures.
  • Crews will be working on curb removal in the corridor.
  • Expect noise and light from construction equipment.
  • Motorists should consider additional travel time or an alternate route.

 

 

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

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

  • On Thursday, March 7, at 12 a.m. to Friday, March 8, at 2 a.m., crews will CLOSE I-75 southbound between Bee Ridge Road (Exit 207) and Clark Road (Exit 205).  All I-75 southbound drivers will exit at Bee Ridge Road (Exit 207) and continue on Bee Ridge Road to a left onto Honore Avenue to a left onto Clark Road to I-75 southbound.

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

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

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

  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 72 through the duration of the construction.

  • Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the interstate through the duration of the construction.

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

US 41 and Laurel Road: Permit project: FPL will be installing new power poles on the outside northbound / southbound lanes through Friday, March 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please use caution and watch for workers and traffic changes.

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

Daytime Activities:

  • Install barrier walls for upcoming lane shifts and close median openings for roadway crossover reconstruction.
  • Median openings at Myakka Drive, Riverwalk Drive, Palm Harbor Drive, Boardwalk, Blackburn Boulevard, Ortega Place, De Miranda Avenue, Eager Street and Hoffman Street will be closed for reconstruction work.
  • Hoffman Street crossover will be removed and remain permanently closed.
  • Motorists will be able to turn right only onto US 41 at these locations.
  • Daytime lane closures Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nighttime Activities:

  • Curb removal and turn lane reconstruction between Tuscola Boulevard and Ortiz Boulevard.
  • Nighttime lane closures Sunday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

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

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

  • At the left turn from US 41 North turning onto SR 72 at Stickney Point towards Siesta Key, the lane width will be reduced. Please use caution as drivers acclimate.

  • Crews continue to work on drainage and sidewalk.

  • Medians: crews are working in the median throughout the project limits. Motorists can expect limited access.

  • From Caribbean Drive to Gulf Gate Road: Temporary lane closures will be necessary to maintain safety while work in the median is completed.

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

  • Village E at US 41 and Brimstone northbound recently implemented a traffic shift. This will move both lanes of traffic to the new pavement and partial roundabout.

  • Please use caution in the area as motorists adapt.

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

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

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

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

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

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

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

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

SR 776 at the Northeast Corner of Manasota Beach Road: Permit project: Starting Monday, February 26, and going through the end of May, Sarasota County will be constructing intersection improvements, including a right turn lane and signalization.  From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., motorists can expect an intermittent outside northbound lane closure on SR 776.  Please use caution in the area.

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

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

SR 789 from Longboat Club Road to SR 64: Construction project: Crews will be placing safety enhancements through the corridor. Temporary lane shifts or closures will be needed so motorists should use caution.

SR 681 from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: The ongoing resurfacing project will improve drainage, provide a cross-slope correction for leveling and comfort, new guardrail, updated signing and marking, install intelligent transportation equipment and signalization. Paving on the project has started so motorists should expect temporary lane closures for the duration of the project.

  • Crews will have intermittent lane closures from SR 681 at I-75, from Honore Avenue up to US 41.

  • On March 4 and 5, the southbound SR 681 ramp will have temporary overnight lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. while wrong way driver detection systems are installed. Consider alternate access points. Detour to Laurel Road.

  • Crews will continue to pave the roadway throughout the project limits:

  • Monday: paving crossover and patching in guardrail post holes
  • Tuesday: southbound, outside lane to Legacy Trail Bridge
  • Wednesday: from Legacy Trail Bridge to 681 Ramp B Bridge
  • Thursday: from 681 Ramp B Bridge to end and begin Ramp A Northbound.
  • Friday: continue northbound and/or inside SB lane.

  • Motorists should anticipate slower moving traffic or consider an alternate route.
  • Noise from construction equipment should be anticipated for the duration.
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23

Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties - Week of February 25, 2024

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

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

 

MANATEE COUNTY

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

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

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

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

  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and US 301 through the duration of the construction.
  • Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the interstate through the duration of the construction.

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

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

  • Crews have begun paving and lane shifts are necessary as crews work in different areas.
  • Motorists should use caution in the area and consider alternate routes.

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

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

The project’s expected completion is late 2024.

US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road Roundabout: Permit project: Crews have begun construction of a Manatee County roundabout at the intersection of US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road. A lane shift is in place. Plan for additional travel time or consider an alternate route. Please use caution in the area. Completion is expected by late spring 2024.

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

This week, crews will be clearing existing vegetation between Polo Trail and Bourneside Boulevard on the south side of SR 70 and excavating the Pond area on the southeast corner of Bourneside Boulevard and SR 70. Material will be hauled to the south side of SR 70 east of Bourneside Boulevard and placed as roadway fill. All work will be off the roadway with no planned lane closures. Please use caution and watch for trucks and construction vehicles entering or exiting the work zone by way of the eastbound SR 70 shoulder. Work will occur Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please use caution and be aware of workers and flaggers in the area.

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

  • Temporary daytime right lane closures are necessary for isolated concrete work.
    • From 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., work will start from 15th Street East and move west to 43rd Street.
  • Motorists should consider additional travel time or an alternate route.
  • Expect noise and light from construction equipment.

 

 

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

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

  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. bound through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 72 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 72 through the duration of the construction.
  • Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the interstate through the duration of the construction.

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

I-75 and Bee Ridge Road Northbound Ramp Closure with Detour: Bridge construction: On February 15, Thursday, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., crews will be making bridge repairs, requiring a northbound ramp closure and detour.  Use caution in the area and anticipate additional travel time.

US 41 and Laurel Road: Permit project: FPL will be installing new power poles on the outside northbound / southbound lanes starting Monday, February 26, through Friday, March 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please use caution and watch for workers and traffic changes.

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

Daytime Activities:

  • Install barrier walls for upcoming lane shifts and close median openings at Blackburn Boulevard and Ortega Place, Palm Harbor Drive, Riverwalk Drive and De Miranda Avenue, Boardwalk and Myakka Drive, as roadway crossover reconstruction.
  • Daytime lane closures Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nighttime Activities:

  • Curb removal and turn lane reconstruction between Tuscola Boulevard and Ortiz Boulevard.
  • Nighttime lane closures Sunday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

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

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

  • At the left turn from US 41 North turning onto SR 72 at Stickney Point towards Siesta Key, the lane width will be reduced. Please use caution as drivers acclimate.

  • Crews continue to work on drainage and sidewalk.

  • Medians: crews have also begun work in the median throughout the project limits. Motorists can expect limited access.

  • From Caribbean Drive to Gulf Gate Road: Temporary lane closures will be necessary to maintain safety while work in the median is completed.

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

  • Village E at US 41 and Brimstone northbound recently implemented a traffic shift. This will move both lanes of traffic to the new pavement and partial roundabout.

  • Please use caution in the area as motorists adapt.

SR 72 from Tamiami Trail to Honore Avenue: Permit project: From Monday night, February 26, through Thursday, February 29, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., crews will be performing pavement testing along this corridor. Motorists can expect alternating and intermittent east and westbound lane closures. Please use caution and watch for workers in the area.

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

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

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

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

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

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

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

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

SR 776 at the Northeast Corner of Manasota Beach Road: Permit project: Starting Monday, February 26, and going through the end of May, Sarasota County will be constructing intersection improvements, including a right turn lane and signalization.  From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., motorists can expect an intermittent outside northbound lane closure on SR 776.  Please use caution in the area.

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

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

SR 789 from Longboat Club Road to SR 64: Construction project: Crews will be placing safety enhancements through the corridor. Temporary lane shifts or closures will be needed so motorists should use caution.

SR 681 from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: The ongoing resurfacing project will improve drainage, provide a cross-slope correction for leveling and comfort, new guardrail, updated signing and marking, install intelligent transportation equipment and signalization. Paving on the project has started so motorists should expect temporary lane closures for the duration of the project.

  • Crews will have intermittent lane closures from SR 681 at I-75, from Honore Avenue up to US 41.

  • On March 4 and 5, the southbound SR 681 ramp will have temporary overnight lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. while wrong way driver detection systems are installed. Consider alternate access points. Detour to Laurel Road.

  • Motorists should anticipate slower moving traffic or consider an alternate route.
  • Noise from construction equipment should be anticipated for the duration.
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15

Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties - Week of February 18, 2024

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

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

 

MANATEE COUNTY

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

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

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

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

  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and US 301 through the duration of the construction.
  • Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the interstate through the duration of the construction.

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

US 41 BUS and the Green Bridge Closure: Special Event Permit Project: The City of Bradenton in coordination with The City of Palmetto will be holding the 2024 Boat Regatta on February 17, 2024, which will require a road closure of the Green Bridge from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Please follow posted detours or consider alternate routes.

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

  • Crews have begun paving and lane shifts are necessary as crews work in different areas.
  • Motorists should use caution in the area and consider alternate routes.

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

  • Motorists should expect shoulder closures including pedestrian access restrictions along the US 301 corridor between Tallevast Road and 9th Street East.  Alternate pedestrian routes will be clearly posted. To maintain safety, pedestrians should follow the posted detour signage.
  • Motorists can expect right-turn lane closures at the intersections of US 301 and Tallevast Road to 63rd Avenue East from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • The project’s expected completion is late 2024.

US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road Roundabout: Permit project: Crews have begun construction of a Manatee County roundabout at the intersection of US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road. A lane shift is in place. Plan for additional travel time or consider an alternate route. Please use caution in the area. Completion is expected by late spring 2024.

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

This week, crews will be working on excavation and clearing the future pond area at the staging area located at the pond site on the southeast corner of SR 70 and Bourneside Boulevard. Clearing and hauling will continue on the south side of SR 70 between Bourneside Boulevard and Del Webb Boulevard. All work will be off the roadway with no planned lane closures. Please use caution and watch for trucks and construction vehicles entering or exiting the work zone by way of the eastbound SR 70 shoulder. Work will occur Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please use caution and be aware of workers and flaggers in the area.

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

  • Temporary daytime right lane closures are necessary for isolated concrete work.
    • From 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., work will start from 15th Street East and move west to 43rd Street.
  • Motorists should consider additional travel time or an alternate route.
  • Expect noise and light from construction equipment.

SR 684/Cortez Road between Highland Avenue and Gulf Drive North: Permit project: On Monday, February 19, FPL will be replacing existing equipment in the corridor. Motorists should expect temporary outside westbound lane closures from 9 p.m. to 4 p.m. Please use caution and watch for detours.

 

 

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

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

  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. bound through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 72 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 72 through the duration of the construction.
  • Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the interstate through the duration of the construction.

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

I-75 and Bee Ridge Road Northbound Ramp Closure with Detour: Bridge construction: On February 15, Thursday, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., crews will be making bridge repairs, requiring a northbound ramp closure and detour.  Use caution in the area and anticipate additional travel time.

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

Daytime Activities:

  • Install barrier walls for upcoming lane shifts and close median openings at Blackburn Boulevard and Ortega Place, Palm Harbor Drive, Riverwalk Drive and De Miranda Avenue, Boardwalk and Myakka Drive., as roadway crossover reconstruction.
  • Daytime lane closures Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nighttime Activities:

  • Curb removal and turn lane reconstruction between Tuscola Boulevard and Ortiz Boulevard.
  • Nighttime lane closures Sunday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

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

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

  • At the left turn from US 41 North turning onto SR 72 at Stickney Point towards Siesta Key, the lane width will be reduced. Please use caution as drivers acclimate.

  • Medians: crews are shifting work to the median throughout the project limits. Motorists can expect limited access.

  • From Caribbean Drive to Gulf Gate Road: Temporary lane closures will be necessary to maintain safety while work in the median is completed.

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

  • Village E at US 41 and Brimstone northbound recently implemented a traffic shift. This will move both lanes of traffic to the new pavement and partial roundabout.

  • Please use caution in the area as motorists adapt.

SR 72 from Tamiami Trail to Honore Avenue: Permit project: From Monday night, February 26, through Thursday, February 29, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., crews will be performing pavement testing along this corridor. Motorists can expect alternating and intermittent east and westbound lane closures. Please use caution and watch for workers in the area.

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

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

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

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

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

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

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

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

SR 776 at the Northeast Corner of Manasota Beach Road: Permit project: Starting Monday, February 26, and going through the end of May, Sarasota County will be constructing intersection improvements, including a right turn lane and signalization.  From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., motorists can expect an intermittent outside northbound lane closure on SR 776.  Please use caution in the area.

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

SR 780 Fruitville Road West of Lime Avenue: Permit project: On February 21 and 22, crews will be removing two existing driveways and replacing with curb, gutter, and sidewalk.  Motorists can expect an intermittent outside, eastbound lane closure from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please use caution.

SR 789 John Ringling Causeway Bridge: Special Event: On Monday, February 19, through Wednesday, February 21, FDOT and Sarasota County Fire Department’s Special Operations team will be conducting multi-agency rescue exercises from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the West Side of the bridge, with the staging area at Bird Key Park.

SR 789 John Ringling Causeway Bridge: Construction project: Work is near complete and only temporary flagging operations are possible if required.

SR 789 from Longboat Club Road to SR 64: Construction project: Crews will be placing safety enhancements through the corridor. Temporary lane closures will be needed so motorists should use caution.

SR 681 from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: The ongoing resurfacing project will improve drainage, provide a cross-slope correction for leveling and comfort, new guardrail, updated signing and marking, install intelligent transportation equipment and signalization. Paving on the project has started so motorists should expect temporary lane closures for the duration of the project.

  • Crews will have intermittent lane closures from SR 681 at I-75, from Honore Avenue up to US 41.

  • On March 4 and 5, the southbound SR 681 ramp will have temporary overnight lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. while wrong way driver detection systems are installed. Consider alternate access points. Detour to Laurel Road.

  • Motorists should anticipate slower moving traffic or consider an alternate route.
  • Noise from construction equipment should be anticipated for the duration.
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Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties - Week of February 11, 2024

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

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

 

MANATEE COUNTY

I-75 between Exit 217 (SR 70) and Exit 220 (SR 64): Construction: Crews will be working in the roadway and mobilizing equipment. Temporary overnight lane closures are needed from 8 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. on the following evenings:

Sunday, February 11, and Monday, February 12: Southbound inside single lane closure for crane mobilization to the median.

Tuesday, February 13, Wednesday, February 14, and Thursday February 15: Temporary lane closures are needed to widen the existing inside shoulders, embankment, and asphalt, and set the barrier wall.

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

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

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

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

  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and US 301 through the duration of the construction.
  • Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the interstate through the duration of the construction.

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

US 41 BUS and the Green Bridge Closure: Special Event Permit Project: The City of Bradenton in coordination with The City of Palmetto will be holding the 2024 Boat Regatta on February 17, 2024, which will require a road closure of the Green Bridge from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Please follow posted detours or consider alternate routes.

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

  • Crews will begin paving and lane shifts are necessary as crews work in different areas.

  • Motorists should use caution in the area and consider alternate routes.

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

  • Motorists should expect shoulder closures including pedestrian access restrictions along the US 301 corridor between Tallevast Road and 30th Avenue East. Alternate pedestrian routes will be clearly posted. To maintain safety, pedestrians should follow the posted detour signage.
  • Motorists can expect right-turn lane closures at the intersections of US 301 and Tallevast Road, Whitfield Avenue and 63rd Avenue East from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • The project’s expected completion is late 2024.

US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road Roundabout: Permit project: Crews have begun construction of a Manatee County roundabout at the intersection of US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road. A lane shift is in place. Plan for additional travel time or consider an alternate route. Please use caution in the area. Completion is expected by late spring 2024.

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

This week, crews will be working on excavation and clearing the future pond area at the staging area located at the pond site on the southeast corner of SR 70 and Bourneside Boulevard. Clearing and hauling will continue on the south side of SR 70 between Bourneside Boulevard and Del Webb Boulevard. All work will be off the roadway with no planned lane closures. Please use caution and watch for trucks and construction vehicles entering or exiting the work zone by way of the eastbound SR 70 shoulder. Work will occur Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please use caution and be aware of workers and flaggers in the area.

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

  • Temporary daytime right lane closures are necessary for isolated concrete work.
    • From 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., work will start from 15th Street East and move west to 43rd Street.
  • Motorists should consider additional travel time or an alternate route.
  • Expect noise and light from construction equipment.

SR 684/Cortez Road between Highland Avenue and Gulf Drive North: Permit project: On Monday, February 19, FPL will be replacing existing equipment in the corridor. Motorists should expect temporary outside westbound lane closures from 9 p.m. to 4 p.m. Please use caution and watch for detours.

 

 

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

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

  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. bound through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 72 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 72 through the duration of the construction.
  • Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the interstate through the duration of the construction.

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

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

Daytime Activities:

  • Install barrier walls for upcoming lane shifts and close median openings at Blackburn Boulevard and Ortega Place, Palm Harbor Drive, Riverwalk Drive and De Miranda Avenue, Boardwalk and Myakka Drive., as roadway crossover reconstruction.
  • Daytime lane closures Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nighttime Activities:

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

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

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

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

  • At the left turn from US 41 North turning onto SR 72 at Stickney Point towards Siesta Key, the lane width will be reduced. Please use caution as drivers acclimate.

  • Medians: crews are shifting work to the median throughout the project limits. Motorists can expect limited access.

  • From Caribbean Drive to Gulf Gate Road: Temporary lane closures will be necessary to maintain safety while work in the median is completed.

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

  • Village E at US 41 and Brimstone northbound recently implemented a traffic shift. This will move both lanes of traffic to the new pavement and partial roundabout.

  • Please use caution in the area as motorists adapt.

SR 72 from Tamiami Trail to Honore Avenue: Permit project: From Monday night, February 26, through Thursday, February 29, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., crews will be performing pavement testing along this corridor. Motorists can expect alternating and intermittent east and westbound lane closures. Please use caution and watch for workers in the area.

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

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

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

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

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

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

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

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

SR 777 River Road from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: Motorists can expect pond excavation near Venice Avenue and just north of Rambler’s Rest RV Park on the northbound roadway. Embankment activities continue on the southbound roadway from US 41 to Stoney Creek Boulevard. Drainage structures, pipe, curb and gutter, and gravity wall installations will also continue throughout the project. Signal, ITS and lighting work is also on-going throughout the project.  Mowing will be taking place at various areas throughout the project and trucks will be crossing the road at various locations using intermittent flagging operations.

SR 789 John Ringling Causeway Bridge: Construction project: Work is near complete and only temporary flagging operations are possible if required.

SR 789 from Longboat Club Road to SR 64: Construction project: Crews will be placing concrete sidewalks through the corridor. Temporary lane closures will be needed so motorists should use caution.

  • Crews have begun overnight paving. Please use caution in the area.

SR 681 from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: The ongoing resurfacing project will improve drainage, provide a cross-slope correction for leveling and comfort, new guardrail, updated signing and marking, install intelligent transportation equipment and signalization. Paving on the project has started so motorists should expect temporary lane closures for the duration of the project.

  • Crews will have intermittent lane closures from SR 681 at I-75, from Honore Avenue up to US 41 while they place sod.

  • Motorists should anticipate slower moving traffic or consider an alternate route.
  • Noise from construction equipment should be anticipated for the duration.
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Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties - Week of February 3, 2024

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

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

 

MANATEE COUNTY

I-75 between Exit 217 (SR 70) and Exit 220 (SR 64): Construction: Crews will be working in the roadway and mobilizing equipment.  Temporary overnight lane closures are needed from 8 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. on the following evenings:

Sunday, February 4: North and southbound inside single lane closure to remove guardrail, install end treatments, and install temp barrier wall.

Monday, February 5: North and southbound inside single lane closure to remove guardrail, install end treatments, and install temp barrier wall.

Tuesday, February 6: North and southbound inside single lane closure to import embankment for crane pad and access.

Wednesday, February 7, and Thursday, February 8, if needed: North and southbound inside single lane closure to import embankment for crane pad and access.

Sunday, February 11, and Monday, February 12: Southbound inside single lane closure for crane mobilization to the median.

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

  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 northbound during nighttime/overnight hoursfrom 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.through the duration of the construction; double closures on I-75 southbound during the nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on US 301 during nighttime/overnight hoursfrom 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on Tidewater Preserve Boulevard through the duration of bridge construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and US 301 through the duration of the construction.
  • Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the interstate through the duration of the construction.

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

I-275 at South Side Skyway Bridge Fishing Pier and Ramps (Manatee County): Construction project:  Crews are finalizing the repaving, installing wrong way detection, guard rail and restriping/ signing.

  • Next week, temporary overnight rotating ramp closures will be needed as crews complete roadway striping for both directions.

US 41 BUS and the Green Bridge Closure: Special Event Permit Project: The City of Bradenton in coordination with The City of Palmetto will be holding the 2024 Boat Regatta on February 17, 2024, which will require a road closure of the Green Bridge.  Please follow posted detours or consider alternate routes.

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

  • Crews will begin paving and lane shifts are necessary as crews work in different areas.

  • Motorists should use caution in the area and may like to consider alternate routes.

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

  • Motorists should expect shoulder closures including pedestrian access restrictions along the US 301 corridor between Tallevast Road and 30th Avenue East.  Alternate pedestrian routes will be clearly posted. To maintain safety, pedestrians should follow the posted detour signage.
  • Motorists can expect right-turn lane closures at the intersections of US 301 and Tallevast Road to Whitfield Avenue from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • The project’s expected completion is late 2024.

US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road Roundabout: Permit project: Crews have begun construction of a Manatee County roundabout at the intersection of US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road. A lane shift is in place. Plan for additional travel time or consider an alternate route. Please use caution in the area. Completion is expected by late spring 2024.

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

This week, crews will be working on excavation and clearing the future pond area at the staging area located at the pond site on the southeast corner of SR 70 and Bourneside Boulevard. Clearing and hauling will continue on the south side of SR 70 between Bourneside Boulevard and Del Webb Boulevard. All work will be off the roadway with no planned lane closures. Please use caution and watch for trucks and construction vehicles entering or exiting the work zone by way of the eastbound SR 70 shoulder. Work will occur Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please use caution and be aware of workers and flaggers in the area.

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

  • Temporary daytime right lane closures are necessary for isolated concrete work. 
    • Work will start from 15th Street East and move west to 43rd Street from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Motorists should consider additional travel time or an alternate route.
  • Expect noise and light from construction equipment.

SR 70 from 53rd Avenue between 9th Street East and 301 Boulevard: Maintenance: Crews will be performing pipe repairs at three inlets. Work requires lane closures both east and westbound starting February 5 through February 9 from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.

 

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

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

  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. bound through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 72 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 72 through the duration of the construction.
  • Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the interstate through the duration of the construction.

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

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

Daytime Activities:

  • Install barrier walls for upcoming lane shifts and close median openings at Blackburn Boulevard and Ortega Place, Palm Harbor Drive, Riverwalk Drive and De Miranda Avenue, Boardwalk and Myakka Drive., as roadway crossover reconstruction.
  • Daytime lane closures Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Median openings will be closed until February 9, 2024.

Nighttime Activities:

  • Curb removal and turn lane reconstruction between Tuscola Boulevard and Ortiz Boulevard.
  • Nighttime lane closures Sunday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

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

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

  • At the left turn from US 41 North turning onto SR 72 towards Siesta Key, the lane width will be reduced. Please use caution as drivers acclimate.

  • Medians: crews are shifting work to the median throughout the project limits. Motorists can expect limited access.

  • From Caribbean Drive to Gulf Gate Road: Temporary lane closures will be necessary to maintain safety while work in the median is completed.

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

  • Village E at US 41 and Brimstone northbound recently implemented a traffic shift. This will move both lanes of traffic to the new pavement and partial roundabout.

  • Please use caution in the area as motorists adapt.

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

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

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

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

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

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

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

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

SR 777 River Road from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: Motorists can expect pond excavation near Venice Avenue and just north of Rambler’s Rest RV Park on the northbound roadway. Embankment activities continue on the southbound roadway from US 41 to Stoney Creek Boulevard. Drainage structures, pipe, curb and gutter, and gravity wall installations will also continue throughout the project. Signal, ITS and lighting work is also on-going throughout the project.  Mowing will be taking place at various areas throughout the project and trucks will be crossing the road at various locations using intermittent flagging operations.

SR 789 John Ringling Causeway Bridge: Construction project: Work is near complete and only temporary flagging operations are possible if required.

SR 789 from Longboat Club Road to SR 64: Construction project: Crews will be placing concrete sidewalks through the corridor. Temporary lane closures will be needed so motorists should use caution.

  • Crews have begun overnight paving. Please use caution in the area.

SR 681 from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: The ongoing resurfacing project will improve drainage, provide a cross-slope correction for leveling and comfort, new guardrail, updated signing and marking, install intelligent transportation equipment and signalization. Paving on the project has started so motorists should expect temporary lane closures for the duration of the project.

  • Crews will have intermittent lane closures from SR 681 at I-75, from Honore Avenue up to US 41 while they place sod.

  • Motorists should anticipate slower moving traffic or consider an alternate route.

  • Noise from construction equipment should be anticipated for the duration.
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Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties - Week of January 28, 2024

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

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

 

MANATEE COUNTY

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

  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 northbound during nighttime/overnight hoursfrom 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.through the duration of the construction; double closures on I-75 southbound during the nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on US 301 during nighttime/overnight hoursfrom 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on Tidewater Preserve Boulevard through the duration of bridge construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and US 301 through the duration of the construction.
  • Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the interstate through the duration of the construction.

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

I-275 at South Side Skyway Bridge Fishing Pier and Ramps (Manatee County): Construction project:  Crews are finalizing the repaving, installing wrong way detection, guard rail and restriping/ signing.

US 41 BUS from 17th to Bayshore Road/ 26th Street, including the 23rd Street Roundabout, Palmetto: Construction:  Work is underway so please use caution in the construction zone and be alert for construction equipment in the area. Construction crews will be working at the intersection of US 41 BUS and 23rd Street and the intersection of US 41 BUS and Bayshore Road/26th Street. Left turns at 26th Street will be closed off during construction of median improvements. Motorists should follow detours or find alternate routes.

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

  • Motorist should expect shoulder closures including pedestrian access restrictions along the US 301 corridor between Tallevast Road and 30th Avenue East.  Alternate pedestrian routes will be clearly posted. To maintain safety, pedestrians should follow the posted detour signage.

The project’s expected completion is late 2024.

US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road Roundabout: Permit project: Crews have begun construction of a Manatee County roundabout at the intersection of US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road. A lane shift is in place. Plan for additional travel time or consider an alternate route. Please use caution in the area. Completion is expected by late spring 2024.

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

This week, crews will be working on excavation and clearing the staging area located at the pond site on the southeast corner of SR 70 and Bourneside Boulevard. All work will be off the roadway with no planned lane closures. Work will occur Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please use caution and be aware of workers in the area.

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

  • Motorists should consider additional travel time or an alternate route.
  • Temporary daytime lane closures may be needed for isolated work.
  • Expect noise and light from construction equipment.

SR 70 at 53rd Avenue between US 301 and 301 Boulevard: Maintenance Crews will be performing pipe inspections at each inlet located on SR 70 (53rd Avenue) between US 301 and 9th St East. Motorists can anticipate outside lane closures and transitioning traffic onto the inside lanes. Work is scheduled to continue through Thursday night, February 1, from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m.

 

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

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

  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. bound through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 72 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 72 through the duration of the construction.
  • Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the interstate through the duration of the construction.

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

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

Crews will install barrier walls for upcoming lane shifts and close median openings at Blackburn Boulevard and Ortega Place, Palm Harbor Drive, Riverwalk Drive and De Miranda Avenue, Boardwalk and Myakka Drive. The median openings will be closed until February 9, 2024, as roadway crossover reconstruction begins. Motorists should expect daytime lane closures Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Motorists should use caution when making U-turns and be aware of workers in the area.

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

  • At the left turn from US 41 North turning onto SR 72 towards Siesta Key, the lane width will be reduced. Please use caution as drivers acclimate.

  • Medians: crews will shift to working in the median throughout the project limits. Motorists can expect limited access to medians.

  • Temporary lane closures may be necessary throughout the project limits to complete select work.

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

  • Monday or Tuesday night, January 29 or 30, 2024: Village E at US 41 and Brimstone northbound is expected to implement a traffic shift. This will move both lanes of traffic to the new pavement and partial roundabout.

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

Use caution in the area as large vehicles enter/ exit the roadway.

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

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

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

  • Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

SR 777 River Road from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: Motorists can expect pond excavation near Venice Avenue and just north of Rambler’s Rest RV Park on the northbound roadway. Embankment activities continue on the southbound roadway from US 41 to Stoney Creek Boulevard. Drainage structure and pipe, curb and gutter, and gravity wall installations will also continue throughout the project. Signal and lighting work is also on-going throughout the project. Nighttime paving of the Venice Ave. and River Road intersection will begin Sunday night, January 28, through Thursday night, February 1, 2024. A flagging operation will be used to direct traffic through the operation. An off-duty officer will be onsite to assist. Trucks will be crossing the road at various locations using intermittent flagging operations.

SR 789 John Ringling Causeway Bridge: Construction project: Work is near complete and only temporary flagging operations are possible if required.

SR 789 from Longboat Club Road to SR 64: Construction project: Crews will be placing concrete sidewalks through the corridor. Temporary lane closures will be needed so motorists should use caution.

  • The week of January 28, crews will begin overnight paving.

SR 681 from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: The ongoing resurfacing project will improve drainage, provide a cross-slope correction for leveling and comfort, new guardrail, updated signing and marking, install intelligent transportation equipment and signalization. Paving on the project has started so motorists should expect temporary lane closures for the duration of the project.

  • Motorists can expect a northbound I-75 ramp lane closure from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Motorists should anticipate slower moving traffic or consider an alternate route.
  • Noise from construction equipment should be anticipated for the duration.
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Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties - Week of January 21, 2024

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

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

 

MANATEE COUNTY

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

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

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

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

  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and US 301 through the duration of the construction.

  • Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the interstate through the duration of the construction.

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

I-275 at US 41 (Exit 2): Construction project: Project improvements include new traffic signal at I-275 southbound off-ramp and replacing traffic signal at I-275 northbound off-ramp, pedestrian accommodations, and resurfacing within project limits. This week, crews will work on final punch list and clean-up.

  • Motorists should expect single and double lane closures on US 41 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. bound through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect ramp closures at I-275 at US 41 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-275 and US 41 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 early 2024.

I-275 at South Side Skyway Bridge Fishing Pier and Ramps (Manatee County): Construction project:  Crews are repaving the area, installing wrong way detection, guard rail and restriping/ signing. Motorists can expect temporary lane closures and overnight ramp closures in January 2024.

  • To install guardrail, an overnight right lane and ramp closure are necessary:
    • Thursday, January 18, southbound right lane and off ramp A from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • Friday, January 19, overnight northbound off ramp C from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

US 41 BUS from 17th to Bayshore Road/ 26th Street, including the 23rd Street Roundabout, Palmetto: Construction:  Work is underway so please use caution in the construction zone and be alert for construction equipment in the area. Construction crews will be working at the intersection of US 41 BUS and 23rd Street and the intersection of US 41 BUS and Bayshore Road/26th Street. Left turns at 26th Street will be closed off during construction of median improvements. Motorists should follow detours or find alternate routes.

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

  • Motorist should expect shoulder closures including pedestrian access restrictions along the US 301 corridor between Tallevast Road and 51st Avenue East.  Alternate pedestrian routes will be clearly posted. To maintain safety, pedestrians should follow the posted detour signage.
  • The project’s expected completion is late 2024.

US 301 and Coquina Drive: Permit project: Starting Monday, January 22, through Tuesday, January 23, crews will be performing overnight roadway test bores from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.  Please use caution and watch for workers, flagging crews, and traffic changes.

US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road Roundabout: Permit project: Crews have begun construction of a Manatee County roundabout at the intersection of US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road. A lane shift is in place. Plan for additional travel time or consider an alternate route. Please use caution in the area. Completion is expected by late spring 2024.

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

  • Motorists should consider additional travel time or an alternate route.
  • Expect noise and light from construction equipment.

SR 70 from 53rd Avenue Between US 301 and 301 Boulevard: Maintenance Crews will be performing pipe inspections at each inlet located on SR 70 (53rd Ave) between US 301 and 301 Boulevard. The contractor will be closing the outside lanes and transitioning traffic onto the inside lanes.   Work is scheduled for Sunday, January 21, through Thursday, January 25, from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m.

 

 

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

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

  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. bound through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 72 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 72 through the duration of the construction.
  • Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the interstate through the duration of the construction.

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

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

  • Crews will install barrier walls for upcoming lane shifts and close median openings at Blackburn Boulevard and Ortega Place, Palm Harbor Drive, Riverwalk Drive and De Miranda Avenue, Boardwalk and Myakka Drive. The median openings will be closed until February 9, 2024, as roadway crossover reconstruction begins.

  • Removal of old drainage pipe continues throughout the project.

  • Motorists should expect lane closures during daytime hours from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Motorists should use caution when making U-turns and be aware of workers in the area.

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

  • At the left turn from US 41 North turning onto SR 72 towards Siesta Key, the lane width will be reduced. Please use caution as drivers acclimate.

  • Medians: crews will shift to working in the median throughout the project limits. Motorists can expect limited access to medians.

US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue Roundabout: Landscaping: Crews have completed their 90 percent walk through for final completion. Temporary lane closures may be needed as crews complete work and address spot issues.

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

  • Starting in approximately February, drivers can anticipate a traffic shift as construction moves to another work area.

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

SR 758 Bee Ridge Road at the Legacy Trail: Construction Project: Crews have begun constructing two new pedestrian bridges and intersection improvements along the Legacy Trail in Sarasota County. Expect noise from construction equipment, large trucks, and back-up alarms. Occasional nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures during construction to install beams will also be needed. Expected completion is winter 2024/2025. Occasional flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large construction vehicles enter/ exit the roadway.

SR 777 River Road from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: Motorists can expect pond excavation near Venice Avenue and just north of Rambler’s Rest RV Park on the northbound roadway. Embankment activities continue on the southbound roadway from US 41 to Stoney Creek Boulevard. Drainage structure and pipe, curb and gutter, and gravity wall installations will also continue throughout the project. Signal and lighting work is also on-going throughout the project. Nighttime paving of the Venice Ave. and River Road intersection will begin Sunday night 1-21-24 through Thursday night 1-25-24. A flagging operation will be used to direct traffic through the operation. An off-duty officer will be onsite to assist. Trucks will be crossing the road at various locations using intermittent flagging operations.

SR 789 John Ringling Causeway Bridge: Construction project: Work is near complete and only temporary flagging operations are possible if required.

SR 789 from Longboat Club Road to SR 64: Construction project: Crews will be placing concrete sidewalks through the corridor. Temporary lane closures will be needed so motorists should use caution.

  • The week of January 28, crews will begin overnight paving.

SR 681 from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: The ongoing resurfacing project will improve drainage, provide a cross-slope correction for leveling and comfort, new guardrail, updated signing and marking, install intelligent transportation equipment and signalization. Paving on the project has started so motorists should expect temporary lane closures for the duration of the project.

  • Motorists can expect a northbound I-75 ramp lane closure from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Motorists should anticipate slower moving traffic or consider an alternate route.
  • Noise from construction equipment should be anticipated for the duration.
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Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties - Week of January 14, 2024

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

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

 

MANATEE COUNTY

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

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

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

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

  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and US 301 through the duration of the construction.

  • Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the interstate through the duration of the construction.

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

I-275 at US 41 (Exit 2): Construction project: Project improvements include new traffic signal at I-275 southbound off-ramp and replacing traffic signal at I-275 northbound off-ramp, pedestrian accommodations, and resurfacing within project limits. This week, crews will work on final punch list and clean-up.

  • Motorists should expect single and double lane closures on US 41 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. bound through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect ramp closures at I-275 at US 41 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-275 and US 41 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 early 2024.

I-275 at South Side Skyway Bridge Fishing Pier and Ramps (Manatee County): Construction project:  Crews are repaving the area, installing wrong way detection, guard rail and restriping/signing. Motorists can expect temporary lane closures and overnight ramp closures in January 2024.

US 41 BUS from 17th to Bayshore Road/ 26th Street, including the 23rd Street Roundabout, Palmetto: Construction:  Work is underway so please use caution in the construction zone and be alert for construction equipment in the area. Construction crews will be working at the intersection of US 41 BUS and 23rd Street and the intersection of US 41 BUS and Bayshore Road/26th Street. Left turns at 26th Street will be closed off during construction of median improvements. Motorists should follow detours or find alternate routes.

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

  • Motorists should expect shoulder closures including pedestrian detours on US 301 from Tallevast Road to 13th Avenue East from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • During intersection construction, pedestrian access restrictions will be in place with alternate pedestrian routes clearly posted. To maintain safety, pedestrians should follow the posted signage.
  • The project’s expected completion is late 2024.

US 301 and Coquina Drive: Permit project: Starting Monday, January 22, through Tuesday, January 23, crews will be performing overnight roadway test bores from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.  Please use caution and watch for workers, flagging crews, and traffic changes.

US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road Roundabout: Permit project: Crews have begun construction of a Manatee County roundabout at the intersection of US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road. A lane shift is in place. Plan for additional travel time or consider an alternate route. Please use caution in the area. Completion is expected by late spring 2024.

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

  • Motorists should consider additional travel time or an alternate route.
  • Expect noise and light from construction equipment.

SR 70 from 53rd Avenue Between US 301 and 301 Boulevard: Maintenance Crews will be performing pipe inspections at each inlet located on SR 70 (53rd Ave) between US 301 and 301 Boulevard. The contractor will be closing the outside lanes and transitioning traffic onto the inside lanes. Work is scheduled for Sunday, January 14, through Thursday, January 18, from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m.

 

 

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

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

  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. bound through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 72 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 72 through the duration of the construction.
  • Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the interstate through the duration of the construction.

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

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

Crews will install barrier walls for upcoming lane shifts and close median openings at Blackburn Boulevard and Ortega Place, Palm Harbor Drive, Riverwalk Drive and De Miranda Avenue, Boardwalk and Myakka Drive. The median openings will be closed until February 9, 2024, as roadway crossover reconstruction begins. Removal of old drainage pipe continues throughout the project. Motorists should expect lane closures during daytime hours from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please use caution and be aware of workers in the area.

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

  • At the left turn from US 41 North turning onto SR 72 towards Siesta Key, the lane width will be reduced. Please use caution as drivers acclimate.
  • In approximately mid-February, crews will shift to working in the median throughout the project limits. Motorists can expect limited access to medians.

US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue Roundabout: Landscaping: Crews have completed their 90 percent walk through for final completion. Temporary lane closures may be needed as crews complete work and address spot issues.

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

  • Starting in approximately February, drivers can anticipate a traffic shift as construction moves to another work area.

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

SR 758 Bee Ridge Road at the Legacy Trail: Construction Project: Crews have begun constructing two new pedestrian bridges and intersection improvements along the Legacy Trail in Sarasota County. Expect noise from construction equipment, large trucks, and back-up alarms. Occasional nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures during construction to install beams will also be needed. Expected completion is winter 2024/2025. Occasional flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large construction vehicles enter/ exit the roadway.

SR 777 River Road from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: Motorists can expect pond excavation near Venice Avenue and just north of Rambler’s Rest RV Park on the northbound roadway. Embankment activities continue on the southbound roadway from US 41 to Stoney Creek Boulevard. Drainage structure and pipe, curb and gutter, and gravity wall installations will also continue throughout the project. Signal and lighting work is also on-going throughout the project. Trucks will be crossing the road at various locations using intermittent flagging operations.

SR 789 John Ringling Causeway Bridge: Construction project: Work is near complete and only temporary flagging operations are possible if required.

SR 789 from Longboat Club Road to SR 64: Construction project: Crews will be placing concrete sidewalks through the corridor. Temporary lane closures will be needed so motorists should use caution.

SR 780 Fruitville Road Eastbound and Washington Boulevard: Permit project: Motorists can expect an overnight eastbound lane closure at the intersection of Fruitville Road and Washington Boulevard starting January 14, Sunday. A contractor will be working overnight on the side of a building from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Please use caution, watch for workers, and traffic changes.

SR 681 from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: The ongoing resurfacing project will improve drainage, provide a cross-slope correction for leveling and comfort, new guardrail, updated signing and marking, install intelligent transportation equipment and signalization.

  • Paving on the project has started so motorists should expect temporary lane closures for the duration of the project.
  • During resurfacing of the highway, on- and off-ramps will require limited overnight detours.
  • Noise from construction equipment should be anticipated for the duration.
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Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties - Week of January 7, 2024

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

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


MANATEE COUNTY

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

  • On Sunday, January 7, at 11 p.m. to Monday, January 8, at 5 a.m., crews will CLOSE the I-75 southbound off ramp to US 301 northbound (east) and motorists will use the US 301 southbound (west) ramp and make a U-turn at 51st Ave E and head north on US 301.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 northbound during nighttime/overnight hoursfrom 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.through the duration of the construction; double closures on I-75 southbound during the nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on US 301 during nighttime/overnight hoursfrom 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on Tidewater Preserve Boulevard through the duration of bridge construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and US 301 through the duration of the construction.
  • Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the interstate through the duration of the construction.

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

I-275 at US 41 (Exit 2): Construction project: Project improvements include new traffic signal at I-275 southbound off-ramp and replacing traffic signal at I-275 northbound off-ramp, pedestrian accommodations, and resurfacing within project limits. This week, crews will work on sod installation.

  • Motorists should expect single and double lane closures on US 41 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. bound through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect ramp closures at I-275 at US 41 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-275 and US 41 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 early 2024.

I-275 at South Side Skyway Bridge Fishing Pier and Ramps (Manatee County): Construction project:  Crews are repaving the area, installing wrong way detection, guard rail and restriping/ signing. Motorists can expect temporary lane closures and overnight ramp closures in January 2024.

US 41 BUS from 17th to Bayshore Road/ 26th Street, including the 23rd Street Roundabout, Palmetto: Construction:  Work is underway so please use caution in the construction zone and be alert for construction equipment in the area. Construction crews will be working at the intersection of US 41 BUS and 23rd Street and the intersection of US 41 BUS and Bayshore Road/26th Street. Left turns at 26th Street will be closed off during construction of median improvements. Motorists should follow detours or find alternate routes.

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

  • Directional boring for lighting and signalization components is continuing at intersections along the project route. There will be pedestrian detours and shoulder closures during the day from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • This week outside shoulders will be closed at the intersection of Whitfield Avenue and US 301 to install new curb, sidewalk, roadway lighting and signalization.
  • During intersection construction pedestrian access restrictions will be in place with alternate pedestrian routes clearly posted. To maintain safety, pedestrians should follow the posted routes.

  • The project’s expected completion is late 2024.

US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road Roundabout: Permit project: Crews have begun construction of a Manatee County roundabout at the intersection of US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road. A lane shift is in place. Plan for additional travel time or consider an alternate route. Please use caution in the area. Completion is expected by late spring 2024.

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

  • Motorists should consider additional travel time or an alternate route.
  • Expect noise and light from construction equipment.

 

 

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

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

  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. bound through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 72 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 72 through the duration of the construction.
  • Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the interstate through the duration of the construction.

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

US 41 from North of Port Commons from north of Port Commons to State College of Florida: Construction project: This project includes milling and resurfacing, guardrail, drainage improvements, signing and pavement markings, and signalization improvements. Crews will be working on drainage pipe and sidewalk removal throughout the project. Motorists should expect lane closures during daytime hours from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please use caution and be aware of workers in the area.

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

  • At the left turn from US 41 North turning onto SR 72 going out to Siesta Key, lane width will be reduced. Please use caution as drivers acclimate.

US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue Roundabout: Landscaping: Crews have completed their 90 percent walk through for final completion. Temporary lane closures may be needed as crews complete work and address spot issues.

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

US 41 South at approximately 468 Quay Commons: Permit project: Motorists can expect an overnight southbound lane closure Tuesday evening, January 9, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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

  • Occasional flagging operations will be needed.

  • Use caution in the area as large vehicles enter/ exit the roadway.

SR 758 Bee Ridge Road at the Legacy Trail: Construction Project: Crews have begun constructing two new pedestrian bridges and intersection improvements along the Legacy Trail in Sarasota County. Expect noise from construction equipment, large trucks, and back-up alarms. Occasional nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures during construction to install beams will also be needed. Expected completion is winter 2024/2025. Occasional flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large construction vehicles enter/exit the roadway.

SR 777 River Road from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: Motorists can expect pond excavation near Venice Avenue and just north of Rambler’s Rest RV Park on the northbound roadway. Embankment activities continue on the southbound roadway from US 41 to Stoney Creek Boulevard. Drainage structure and pipe, curb and gutter, and gravity wall installations will also continue throughout the project. Signal and lighting work is also on-going throughout the project. Trucks will be crossing the road at various locations using intermittent flagging operations.

SR 789 John Ringling Causeway Bridge: Construction project: Work is near complete and only temporary flagging operations are possible if required.

SR 780 Fruitville Road from McIntosh Road to Beneva Road: Permit project: FPL will be installing ten new power poles along SR 780 between McIntosh to Beneva Road starting January 8, to January 12, 2024. Motorists can expect an overnight intermittent outside lane closure westbound from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Please use caution, watch for workers, and traffic changes.

SR 681 from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: Crews have begun milling and resurfacing along the 2.8 stretch of roadway in preparation for construction. The resurfacing project will also improve drainage, provide a cross-slope correction for leveling and comfort, new guardrail, updated signing and marking, install intelligent transportation equipment and signalization.

  • Paving on the project has started so motorists should expect temporary lane closures for the duration of the project.
  • During resurfacing of the highway, on- and off-ramps will require limited overnight detours.
  • Noise from construction equipment should be anticipated for the duration.
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Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties - Week of December 31

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

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

 *** NOTE:  In observance of the holidays, construction activities are expected to be suspended through January 2, 2024. *

 

MANATEE COUNTY

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

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

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

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

  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and US 301 through the duration of the construction.

  • Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the interstate through the duration of the construction.

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

I-275 at US 41 (Exit 2): Construction project: Project improvements include new traffic signal at I-275 southbound off-ramp and replacing traffic signal at I-275 northbound off-ramp, pedestrian accommodations, and resurfacing within project limits. This week, crews will work on sod installation.

  • Motorists should expect single and double lane closures on US 41 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. bound through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect ramp closures at I-275 at US 41 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-275 and US 41 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 early 2024.

I-275 at South Side Skyway Bridge Fishing Pier and Ramps (Manatee County): Construction project:  Crews are repaving the area, installing wrong way detection, guard rail and restriping/ signing. Motorists can expect temporary lane closures and overnight ramp closures in January 2024.

US 41 BUS from 17th to Bayshore Road/ 26th Street, including the 23rd Street Roundabout, Palmetto: Construction:  Work is underway so please use caution in the construction zone and be alert for construction equipment in the area. Construction crews will be working at the intersection of US 41 BUS and 23rd Street and the intersection of US 41 BUS and Bayshore Road/26th Street. Left turns at 26th Street will be closed off during construction of median improvements. Motorists should follow detours or find alternate routes.

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

  • Directional boring for lighting and signalization components will pause for the holidays. Work will resume on Tuesday, January 3, 2024. Please be aware there will be pedestrian detours and shoulder closures during the day from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • During intersection construction pedestrian access restrictions will be in place with alternate pedestrian routes clearly posted. To maintain safety, pedestrians should follow the posted routes.

  • The project’s expected completion is late 2024.

US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road Roundabout: Permit project: Crews have begun construction of a Manatee County roundabout at the intersection of US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road. A lane shift is in place.  Plan for additional travel time or consider an alternate route.  Please use caution in the area. Completion is expected by late spring 2024. 

SR 789 from Just North of 11th Street South to just South of 11th Street South: Permit project: Bradenton Beach is constructing a gravity sewer replacement project through December, shifting southbound traffic onto the temporary detour southbound roadway around the worksite. Please use caution in the detour area.

SR 64 Anna Maria Draw Bridge over Sarasota Pass: Bridge maintenance: Crews are working on the bridge to perform normal updates and maintenance. Please be aware of workers crossing the bridge during daytime operations.

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

  • Motorists should consider additional travel time or an alternate route.
  • Expect noise and light from construction equipment.

 

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

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

  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. bound through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 72 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 72 through the duration of the construction.
  • Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the interstate through the duration of the construction.

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

US 41 from North of Port Commons from north of Port Commons to State College of Florida: Construction project: This project includes milling and resurfacing, guardrail, drainage improvements, signing and pavement markings, and signalization improvements. Crews will be working on drainage pipe and sidewalk removal throughout the project. Motorists should expect lane closures during daytime hours from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please use caution and be aware of workers in the area.

The contractor will be suspending construction activities from Friday, December 22, through Wednesday, January 3, in observance of the Christmas and New Year holidays. Work will resume on Thursday, January 4, 2024.

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

  • No lane closures until after January 2, 2024.

US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue Roundabout: Landscaping: Crews have completed their 90 percent walk through for final completion. Temporary lane closures may be needed as crews complete work.

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

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

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

SR 758 Bee Ridge Road at the Legacy Trail: Construction Project: Crews have begun constructing two new pedestrian bridges and intersection improvements along the Legacy Trail in Sarasota County. Expect noise from construction equipment, large trucks, and back-up alarms.  Occasional nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures during construction to install beams will also be needed. Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.  Occasional flagging operations will be needed.  Use caution in the area as large construction vehicles enter/ exit the roadway.

SR 777 River Road from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: In observance of the holidays, there is no scheduled construction work from December 23, through January 2, 2024.

SR 789 John Ringling Causeway Bridge: Construction project: Work includes realignment of traffic lanes to add a bus lane, concrete spall repairs to bridge deck and sidewalk, and placement of concrete sealer on bridge deck and sidewalk. Work is near completion.

SR 681 from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: Crews have begun milling and resurfacing along the 2.8 stretch of roadway in preparation for construction. The resurfacing project will also improve drainage, provide a cross-slope correction for leveling and comfort, new guardrail, updated signing and marking, install intelligent transportation equipment and signalization.

  • Paving on the project has started so motorists should expect temporary lane closures for the duration of the project.
  • During resurfacing of the highway, on- and off-ramps will require limited overnight detours.
  • Noise from construction equipment should be anticipated for the duration.
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Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties - Week of December 24

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*** NOTE:  In observance of the holidays, construction activities are expected to be suspended Sunday, December 24, to Tuesday, January 2, 2024. ***

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

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

 

MANATEE COUNTY

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

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

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

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

  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and US 301 through the duration of the construction.

  • Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the interstate through the duration of the construction.

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

I-275 at US 41 (Exit 2): Construction project: Project improvements include new traffic signal at I-275 southbound off-ramp and replacing traffic signal at I-275 northbound off-ramp, pedestrian accommodations, and resurfacing within project limits. This week, crews will work on sod installation.

  • Motorists should expect single and double lane closures on US 41 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. bound through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect ramp closures at I-275 at US 41 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-275 and US 41 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 early 2024.

I-275 at South Side Skyway Bridge Fishing Pier and Ramps (Manatee County): Construction project:  Crews are repaving the area, installing wrong way detection, guard rail and restriping/ signing. Motorists can expect temporary lane closures and overnight ramp closures in January 2024.

US 41 BUS from 17th to Bayshore Road/ 26th Street, including the 23rd Street Roundabout, Palmetto: Construction:  Work is underway so please use caution in the construction zone and be alert for construction equipment in the area. Construction crews will be working at the intersection of US 41 BUS and 23rd Street and the intersection of US 41 BUS and Bayshore Road/26th Street. Left turns at 26th Street will be closed off during construction of median improvements. Motorists should follow detours or find alternate routes.

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

  • Directional boring for lighting and signalization components will continue at various intersections along the project route until Friday, December 22, when the contractor will pause work for the holidays. Work will resume on Tuesday, January 3, 2024. Please be aware there will be pedestrian detours and shoulder closures during the day from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • During intersection construction pedestrian access restrictions will be in place with alternate pedestrian routes clearly posted. To maintain safety, pedestrians should follow the posted routes. 
  • The project’s expected completion is late 2024.

US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road Roundabout: Permit project: Crews have begun construction of a Manatee County roundabout at the intersection of US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road. A lane shift is in place.  Plan for additional travel time or consider an alternate route.  Please use caution in the area. Completion is expected by late spring 2024. 

SR 789 from Just North of 11th Street South to just South of 11th Street South: Permit project: Bradenton Beach is constructing a gravity sewer replacement project through December, shifting southbound traffic onto the temporary detour southbound roadway around the worksite. Please use caution in the detour area.

SR 64 Anna Maria Draw Bridge over Sarasota Pass: Bridge maintenance: Crews are working on the bridge to perform normal updates and maintenance. Please be aware of workers crossing the bridge during daytime operations.

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

  • Motorists should consider additional travel time or an alternate route.
  • Expect noise and light from construction equipment.

 

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

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

  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. bound through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 72 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 72 through the duration of the construction.
  • Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the interstate through the duration of the construction.

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

US 41 from North of Port Commons from north of Port Commons to State College of Florida: Construction project: This project includes milling and resurfacing, guardrail, drainage improvements, signing and pavement markings, and signalization improvements. Crews will be working on drainage pipe and sidewalk removal throughout the project. Motorists should expect lane closures during daytime hours from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please use caution and be aware of workers in the area.

The contractor will be suspending construction activities from Friday, December 22, through Wednesday, January 3, in observance of the Christmas and New Year holidays. Work will resume on Tuesday, January 4, 2024.

The contractor will be suspending construction activities from Friday, December 22, 2023, through Wednesday, January 3, 2024, in observance of the Christmas and New Year holidays. Work will resume on Tuesday, January 4, 2024.

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

  • No lane closures until after January 2, 2024.

US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue Roundabout: Landscaping: Crews have completed their 90 percent walk through for final completion. Temporary lane closures may be needed as crews complete work.

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

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

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

SR 758 Bee Ridge Road at the Legacy Trail: Construction Project: Crews have begun constructing two new pedestrian bridges and intersection improvements along the Legacy Trail in Sarasota County. Expect noise from construction equipment, large trucks, and back-up alarms.  Occasional nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures during construction to install beams will also be needed. Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.  Occasional flagging operations will be needed.  Use caution in the area as large construction vehicles enter/ exit the roadway.

SR 777 River Road from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: In observance of the holidays, there is no scheduled construction work from December 23, through January 2, 2024.

SR 789 John Ringling Causeway Bridge: Construction project: Work includes realignment of traffic lanes to add a bus lane, concrete spall repairs to bridge deck and sidewalk, and placement of concrete sealer on bridge deck and sidewalk. Work is near completion.

SR 681 from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: Crews have begun milling and resurfacing along the 2.8 stretch of roadway in preparation for construction. The resurfacing project will also improve drainage, provide a cross-slope correction for leveling and comfort, new guardrail, updated signing and marking, install intelligent transportation equipment and signalization.

  • Paving on the project has started so motorists should expect temporary lane closures for the duration of the project.
  • During resurfacing of the highway, on- and off-ramps will require limited overnight detours.
  • Noise from construction equipment should be anticipated for the duration.
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Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties - Week of December 17

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

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

 

MANATEE COUNTY

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

  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 northbound during nighttime/overnight hoursfrom 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.through the duration of the construction; double closures on I-75 southbound during the nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on US 301 during nighttime/overnight hoursfrom 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on Tidewater Preserve Boulevard through the duration of bridge construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and US 301 through the duration of the construction.
  • Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the interstate through the duration of the construction.

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

I-275 at US 41 (Exit 2): Construction project: Project improvements include new traffic signal at I-275 southbound off-ramp and replacing traffic signal at I-275 northbound off-ramp, pedestrian accommodations, and resurfacing within project limits. This week, crews will work on sod installation.

  • Motorists should expect single and double lane closures on US 41 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. bound through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect ramp closures at I-275 at US 41 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-275 and US 41 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 early 2024.

I-275 at South Side Skyway Bridge Fishing Pier and Ramps (Manatee County): Construction project:  Crews are repaving the area, installing wrong way detection, guard rail and restriping/ signing. Motorists can expect temporary lane closures and overnight ramp closures in January 2024.

US 41 BUS from 17th to Bayshore Road/ 26th Street, including the 23rd Street Roundabout, Palmetto: Construction:  Work is underway so please use caution in the construction zone and be alert for construction equipment in the area. Construction crews will be working at the intersection of US 41 BUS and 23rd Street and the intersection of US 41 BUS and Bayshore Road/26th Street. Left turns at 26th Street will be closed off during construction of median improvements. Motorists should follow detours or find alternate routes.

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

  • Directional boring for lighting and signalization components will continue at various intersections along the project route until Friday, December 22, when the contractor will pause work for the holidays. Work will resume on Tuesday, January 3, 2024. Please be aware there will be pedestrian detours and shoulder closures during the day from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
     
  • During intersection construction pedestrian access restrictions will be in place with alternate pedestrian routes clearly posted. To maintain safety, pedestrians should follow the posted routes.

  • The project’s expected completion is late 2024.

US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road Roundabout: Permit project: Crews have begun construction of a Manatee County roundabout at the intersection of US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road. A lane shift is in place.  Plan for additional travel time or consider an alternate route.  Please use caution in the area. Completion is expected by late spring 2024. 

SR 789 from Just North of 11th Street South to just South of 11th Street South: Permit project: Bradenton Beach is constructing a gravity sewer replacement project through December, shifting southbound traffic onto the temporary detour southbound roadway around the worksite. Please use caution in the detour area.

SR 684 Cortez Road at SR 55/1st Street: Permit project: FPL crews will be installing 18 power poles at two locations until mid-December.  Motorists should anticipate overnight outside lane closures from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

  • Two (2) poles will be installed on SR 684 at 44 Avenue.
  • Sixteen (16) poles will be installed on SR 55/1st Street from 41st Avenue to 30th Avenue East.

SR 64 between Village Geen Parkway to 66th Street West: Permit project: Through December 2023, Manatee County’s contractor will perform landscaping activities in the medians from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of workers in the area.

SR 64 Anna Maria Draw Bridge over Sarasota Pass: Bridge maintenance: Crews are working on the bridge to perform normal updates and maintenance. Please be aware of workers crossing the bridge during daytime operations.

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

UPCOMING: Jan 8-19 from west of US 301 to 6th Street East, motorists can expect day and/ or overnight lane closures.

  • From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the roadway will be reduced to one lane.
  • After 3 p.m., two of the three lanes will remain open.
  • Motorists should consider additional travel time or an alternate route.
  • Expect noise and light from construction equipment.

 

 

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

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

  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. bound through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 72 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 72 through the duration of the construction.
  • Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the interstate through the duration of the construction.

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

US 41 from North of Port Commons from north of Port Commons to State College of Florida: Construction project: This project includes milling and resurfacing, guardrail, drainage improvements, signing and pavement markings, and signalization improvements. Crews will be working on drainage pipe and sidewalk removal throughout the project. Motorists should expect lane closures during daytime hours from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please use caution and be aware of workers in the area.

The contractor will be suspending construction activities from Friday, December 22, through Wednesday, January 3, in observance of the Christmas and New Year holidays. Work will resume on Tuesday, January 4, 2024.

The contractor will be suspending construction activities from Friday, December 22, 2023, through Wednesday, January 3, 2024, in observance of the Christmas and New Year holidays. Work will resume on Tuesday, January 4, 2024.

US 41 South between South Palm Avenue and Hudson Avenue: Permit project:  Crews are finalizing all work at the Marie Selby Gardens. Motorists should expect only temporary lane closures as needed. Please use caution in the area and watch for pedestrians, bicyclists, and workers.

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

  • No lane closures until after January 2, 2024.

US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue Roundabout: Landscaping and planting is complete.  Crews will begin their 90 percent walk through for final completion. Temporary lane closures may be needed as crews complete work.

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

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

  • Occasional flagging operations will be needed.

  • Use caution in the area as large construction vehicles enter/ exit the roadway.

SR 758 Bee Ridge Road at the Legacy Trail: Construction Project: Crews have begun constructing two new pedestrian bridges and intersection improvements along the Legacy Trail in Sarasota County. Expect noise from construction equipment, large trucks, and back-up alarms.  Occasional nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures during construction to install beams will also be needed. Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

  • Occasional flagging operations will be needed.

  • Use caution in the area as large construction vehicles enter/ exit the roadway.

SR 777 River Road from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: Motorists can expect pond excavation near Venice Avenue and just north of Rambler’s Rest RV Park on the northbound roadway. Embankment activities continue on the southbound roadway from US 41 to Stoney Creek Boulevard. Drainage structure and pipe, curb and gutter, and gravity wall installations will also continue throughout the project. Signal and lighting work is also on-going throughout the project. Trucks will be crossing the road at various locations using intermittent flagging operations.

SR 789 John Ringling Causeway Bridge: Construction project: Work includes realignment of traffic lanes to add a bus lane, concrete spall repairs to bridge deck and sidewalk, and placement of concrete sealer on bridge deck and sidewalk. Work will be completed primarily during nighttime/overnight hours with single lane closures. Limited single-side sidewalk closures will occur with detours posted.

  • Motorists can expect overnight lane closures starting at 6 p.m. through 6 a.m.

SR 681 from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: Crews have begun milling and resurfacing along the 2.8 stretch of roadway in preparation for construction. The resurfacing project will also improve drainage, provide a cross-slope correction for leveling and comfort, new guardrail, updated signing and marking, install intelligent transportation equipment and signalization.

  • Paving on the project has started so motorists should expect temporary lane closures for the duration of the project.
  • During resurfacing of the highway, on- and off-ramps will require limited overnight detours.
  • Noise from construction equipment should be anticipated for the duration.
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Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties - Week of December 10

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

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

 

MANATEE COUNTY

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

  • On Sunday, December 10, at 8 p.m. to Monday, December 11, at 5.30 a.m., crews will close 60th Street E at US 301. Motorists are urged to follow posted detour signs. Business will be accessible via 18th Street E.  Motorists can access US 301 via the intersection at 18th Street E.
  • Nightly, from Monday, December 11, through December 14, crews will close 60th Street E at US 301 during the overnight hours from 9 p.m. to 5.30 a.m.  Motorists are urged to follow posted detour signs. Business will be accessible via 18th Street E.  Motorists can access US 301 via the intersection at 18th Street E.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 northbound during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. through the duration of the construction; double closures on I-75 southbound during the nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on US 301 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on Tidewater Preserve Boulevard through the duration of bridge construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and US 301 through the duration of the construction.
  • Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the interstate through the duration of the construction.

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

I-275 at US 41 (Exit 2): Construction project: Project improvements include new traffic signal at I-275 southbound off-ramp and replacing traffic signal at I-275 northbound off-ramp, pedestrian accommodations, and resurfacing within project limits. This week, crews will work on intersection sidewalks, signage, and signal installation.

  • Motorists should expect single and double lane closures on US 41 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. bound through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect ramp closures at I-275 at US 41 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-275 and US 41 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 early 2024.

US 41 BUS from 17th to Bayshore Road/ 26th Street, including the 23rd Street Roundabout, Palmetto: Construction:  Work is underway so please use caution in the construction zone and be alert for construction equipment in the area. Construction crews will be working at the intersection of US 41 BUS and 23rd Street and the intersection of US 41 BUS and Bayshore Road/26th Street. Left turns at 26th Street will be closed off during construction of median improvements. Motorists should follow detours or find alternate routes.

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

  • Directional boring for lighting and signalization components will continue at various intersections along the project route until Friday, December 22, when the contractor will pause work for the holidays. Work will resume on Tuesday, January 2, 2024. Please be aware there will be pedestrian detours and shoulder closures during the day from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • During intersection construction pedestrian access restrictions will be in place with alternate pedestrian routes clearly posted. To maintain safety, pedestrians should follow the posted routes.

  • The project’s expected completion is late 2024.

US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road Roundabout: Permit project: Crews have begun construction of a Manatee County roundabout at the intersection of US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road. A lane shift is in place.  Plan for additional travel time or consider an alternate route.  Please use caution in the area. Completion is expected by late spring 2024.

SR 789 from Just North of 11th Street South to just South of 11th Street South: Permit project: Bradenton Beach is constructing a gravity sewer replacement project through December, shifting southbound traffic onto the temporary detour southbound roadway around the worksite. Please use caution in the detour area.

SR 684 Cortez Road at SR 55/1st Street: Permit project: FPL crews will be installing 18 power poles at two locations until mid-December.  Motorists should anticipate overnight outside lane closures from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

  • Two (2) poles will be installed on SR 684 at 44 Avenue.
  • Sixteen (16) poles will be installed on SR 55/1st Street from 41st Avenue to 30th Avenue East.

SR 64 between Village Geen Parkway to 66th Street West: Permit project: Through December 2023, Manatee County’s contractor will perform landscaping activities in the medians from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of workers in the area.

SR 64 Anna Maria Draw Bridge over Sarasota Pass: Bridge maintenance: Crews are working on the bridge to perform normal updates and maintenance.

  • Lane closures will be limited to overnight and are mostly complete.
  • Please be aware of workers crossing the bridge during daytime operations.

SR 64 from 43rd Street West to 15th Street East and from 10th Street West to 10th Street East: Construction project: Construction is underway for the 1.7-mile resurfacing project through the City of Bradenton.  Motorists can expect overnight lane closures from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. and temporary lane closures when work requires. Expect noise and light from construction equipment.  Motorists should add additional travel time for slow-moving traffic or consider an alternate route.  Completion is slated for spring 2024.

South Skyway Bridge Fishing Pier (SR 55) Resurfacing: Construction project: Crews continue to work in the area so motorists should expect temporary lane closures when needed for the duration.

 

 

 

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

  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. bound through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 72 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 72 through the duration of the construction.
  • Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the interstate through the duration of the construction.

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

US 41 from North of Port Commons from north of Port Commons to State College of Florida, Sarasota: Construction project: This project includes milling and resurfacing, guardrail, drainage improvements, signing and pavement markings, and signalization improvements. Crews will be working on drainage pipe and sidewalk removal throughout the project. Motorists should expect lane closures during daytime hours from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please use caution and be aware of workers in the area.

US 41 South between South Palm Avenue and Hudson Avenue: Permit project:  Crews are finalizing all work at the Marie Selby Gardens. Motorists should expect only temporary lane closures as needed. Please use caution in the area and watch for pedestrians, bicyclists, and workers.

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

  • Single lane temporary closures are possible, so motorists should allow more travel time or consider an alternate route.

US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue Roundabout: Landscaping of the area will take approximately five months to complete through January, though planting will be complete by end of December. To minimize inconvenience, lane closures will be during overnight hours and noise from landscaping vehicles and lighting are to be expected.

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

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

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

SR 758 Bee Ridge Road at the Legacy Trail: Construction Project: Crews have begun constructing two new pedestrian bridges and intersection improvements along the Legacy Trail in Sarasota County. Expect noise from construction equipment, large trucks, and back-up alarms.  Occasional nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures during construction to install beams will also be needed. Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

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

SR 777 River Road from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: Motorists can expect pond excavation near Venice Avenue and just north of Rambler’s Rest RV Park on the northbound roadway. Embankment activities continue on the southbound roadway from US 41 to Stoney Creek Boulevard. Drainage structure and pipe, curb and gutter, and gravity wall installations will also continue throughout the project. Signal and lighting work is also on-going throughout the project. Trucks will be crossing the road at various locations using intermittent flagging operations.

SR 789 John Ringling Causeway Bridge: Construction project: Work includes realignment of traffic lanes to add a bus lane, concrete spall repairs to bridge deck and sidewalk, and placement of concrete sealer on bridge deck and sidewalk. Work will be completed primarily during nighttime/overnight hours with single lane closures. Limited single-side sidewalk closures will occur with detours posted.

  • Motorists can expect overnight lane closures starting at 6 p.m. through 6 a.m.

SR 681 from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: Crews have begun milling and resurfacing along the 2.8 stretch of roadway in preparation for construction. The resurfacing project will also improve drainage, provide a cross-slope correction for leveling and comfort, new guardrail, updated signing and marking, install intelligent transportation equipment and signalization.

  • Paving on the project has started so motorists should expect temporary lane closures for the duration of the project.
  • During resurfacing of the highway, on- and off-ramps will require limited overnight detours.
  • Noise from construction equipment should be anticipated for the duration.
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Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties - Week of December 3

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

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

 

MANATEE COUNTY

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

  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 northbound during nighttime/overnight hoursfrom 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.through the duration of the construction; double closures on I-75 southbound during the nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on US 301 during nighttime/overnight hoursfrom 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on Tidewater Preserve Boulevard through the duration of bridge construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and US 301 through the duration of the construction.
  • Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the interstate through the duration of the construction.

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

I-275 at US 41 (Exit 2): Construction project: Project improvements include new traffic signal at I-275 southbound off-ramp and replacing traffic signal at I-275 northbound off-ramp, pedestrian accommodations, and resurfacing within project limits. This week, crews will work on intersection sidewalks, signage, and signal installation.

  • Motorists should expect single and double lane closures on US 41 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. bound through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect ramp closures at I-275 at US 41 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-275 and US 41 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 early 2024.

US 41 BUS from 17th to Bayshore Road/ 26th Street, including the 23rd Street Roundabout, Palmetto: Construction:  Work is underway so please use caution in the construction zone and be alert for construction equipment in the area. Construction crews will be working at the intersection of US 41 BUS and 23rd Street and the intersection of US 41 BUS and Bayshore Road/26th Street. Left turns at 26th Street will be closed off during construction of median improvements. Motorists should follow detours or find alternate routes.

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

  • This week the contractor will continue drilled shaft installation for signal components at the intersection of 15th Street East and US 301. Starting Monday, December 4, the contractor will begin drilled shaft installation for signal components at 9th Street East and US 301. Construction areas will include pedestrian detours and shoulder closures during the day from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • On Monday, December 4, directional boring for lighting and signalization components will continue at the intersection of Tallevast Road and US 301. Please be aware there will be pedestrian detours and shoulder closures during the day from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Soft digs for utilities at the following intersections will continue: 15th Street East and US 301, 9th Street East and US 301 and Tallevast Road and US 301. Please be aware of pedestrian detours and shoulder closures during the day from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • During intersection construction pedestrian access restrictions will be in place with alternate pedestrian routes clearly posted. To maintain safety, pedestrians should follow the posted routes.

  • The project’s expected completion is late 2024.

US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road Roundabout: Permit project: Crews have begun construction of a Manatee County roundabout at the intersection of US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road. A lane shift is in place.  Plan for additional travel time or consider an alternate route.  Please use caution in the area. Completion is expected by late spring 2024.

SR 789 from Just North of 11th Street South to just South of 11th Street South: Permit project: Bradenton Beach is constructing a gravity sewer replacement project through December, shifting southbound traffic onto the temporary detour southbound roadway around the worksite. Please use caution in the detour area.

SR 684 Cortez Road at SR 55/1st Street: Permit project: FPL crews will be installing 18 power poles at two locations until mid-December.  Motorists should anticipate overnight outside lane closures from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

  • Two (2) poles will be installed on SR 684 at 44 Avenue.
  • Sixteen (16) poles will be installed on SR 55/1st Street from 41st Avenue to 30th Avenue East.

SR 64 Anna Maria Draw Bridge over Sarasota Pass: Bridge maintenance: Crews are working on the bridge to perform normal updates and maintenance.

  • Lane closures will be limited to overnight and are mostly complete.
  • Please be aware of workers crossing the bridge during daytime operations.

SR 64 from 43rd Street West to 15th Street East and from 10th Street West to 10th Street East: Construction project: Construction is underway for the 1.7-mile resurfacing project through the City of Bradenton.  Motorists can expect overnight lane closures from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. and temporary lane closures when work requires. Expect noise and light from construction equipment.  Motorists should add additional travel time for slow-moving traffic or consider an alternate route.  Completion is slated for spring 2024.

South Skyway Bridge Fishing Pier (SR 55) Resurfacing: Construction project: Crews continue to work in the area so motorists should expect temporary lane closures when needed for the duration.

 

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

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

  • Nightly, from Monday, December 4, through Wednesday, December 6, crews will CLOSE Anise Drive at Clark Road during the overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 4.30 a.m.  Motorists will be able to use the driveway in front of Burger King or Approach Road to access Clark Road. Detour signs will be posted.

  • On Thursday, December 7, from 8 p.m. to Friday, December 8, at 6 p.m., crews will CLOSE the driveway in front of Burger King.  Motorists can access to Burger King and the plaza via Approach Road or Anise Drive. Detour signs will be posted.

  • 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 early 2025.

US 41 from North of Port Commons from north of Port Commons to State College of Florida: Construction project: This project includes milling and resurfacing, guardrail, drainage improvements, signing and pavement markings, and signalization improvements. Crews will be working on drainage pipe and sidewalk removal throughout the project. Motorists should expect lane closures during daytime hours from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please use caution and be aware of workers in the area.

US 41 South between South Palm Avenue and Hudson Avenue: Permit project:  Crews are finalizing all work at the Marie Selby Gardens. Motorists should expect only temporary lane closures as needed. Please use caution in the area and watch for pedestrians, bicyclists, and workers.

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

  • Single lane closures are expected on the south side of the road, so motorists should allow more travel time or consider an alternate route.

US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue Roundabout: Landscaping of the area will take approximately four months to complete through December. To minimize inconvenience, lane closures will be during overnight hours and noise from landscaping vehicles and lighting are to be expected.

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

SR 777 River Road from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: Motorists can expect pond excavation near Venice Avenue and just north of Rambler’s Rest RV Park on the northbound roadway. Embankment activities continue on the southbound roadway from US 41 to Stoney Creek Boulevard. Drainage structure and pipe, curb and gutter, and gravity wall installations will also continue throughout the project. Signal and lighting work is also on-going throughout the project. Daytime paving operations at various locations on future SB River Road will begin the week of Dec 4th and will continue through the following week. Paving will be outside of traffic and will not require a lane closure intermittent flagging operations may be needed. Trucks will be crossing the road at various locations using intermittent flagging operations.

SR 789 John Ringling Causeway Bridge: Construction project: Work includes realignment of traffic lanes to add a bus lane, concrete spall repairs to bridge deck and sidewalk, and placement of concrete sealer on bridge deck and sidewalk. Work will be completed primarily during nighttime/overnight hours with single lane closures. Limited single-side sidewalk closures will occur with detours posted.

  • Motorists can expect overnight lane closures starting at 6 p.m. through 6 a.m.

SR 681 from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: Crews have begun milling and resurfacing along the 2.8 stretch of roadway in preparation for construction. The resurfacing project will also improve drainage, provide a cross-slope correction for leveling and comfort, new guardrail, updated signing and marking, install intelligent transportation equipment and signalization.

  • Paving on the project has started so motorists should expect temporary lane closures for the duration of the project.
  • During resurfacing of the highway, on- and off-ramps will require limited overnight detours.
  • Noise from construction equipment should be anticipated for the duration.
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