FOR WEEK FEBRUARY 28, 2021
Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they travel through work zones. Remember, speeding fines are doubled in work zones.
As a reminder, travelers can visit www.FL511.com or dial “511” from their phone to learn about traffic conditions on major roadways across the state. If you know before you go, you can plan accordingly and save time and money.
I-75 at SR 70 Interchange (Exit 217): Construction project: This week, crews will work on widening I-75, the ramps, and median work on SR 70.
Estimated completion is mid-2021. The contractor is Sacyr Construction USA, LLC.
I-275 at US 19 (Exit 2): Construction project: Crews will remove the existing high mast lighting systems and replace with conventional lighting systems. This week, crews will begin trenching for the conduit. Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is mid-2021. The contractor is Highway Safety Devices.
US 41/ US 301 and 13th Avenue West: Construction project: crews will be working in the area adding a right turn lane, milling and resurfacing, base work, drainage improvements, curbs and gutters, traffic signals, lighting, highway signing, pavement marking, sidewalks, and adding Intelligent Transportation System improvements.
The contractor is MSB Services LLC. Expected completion is late spring 2021.
US 41 from Cortez Road to University Avenue. Construction maintenance: Roadway drainage cleaning and mapping will be performed Sunday through Thursday overnight from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. This is an ongoing project that will continue through March.
US 19 from US 41 to Terra Ceia Road: Construction project: work includes resurfacing the roadway, improving drainage and constructing a sidewalk. Work is in the final stages of completion. Daytime single-lane closures between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and overnight lane closures between 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. are allowed throughout construction. AJAX Paving Industries of Florida is the contractor. Expected completion is early 2021.
SR 684 Cortez Road from 43rd Street West to 1st Street: Construction maintenance: Roadway stripping will be performed Monday through Thursday overnight from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. This is an ongoing project that will continue through March.
SR 64 at Uihlein Road: Construction permit project: There will be intermittent lane closures on both east and westbound lanes through March 14, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the construction of a left turn lane, right turn lane, and driveway connection.
SR 64 at Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road: Construction project: Construction of a roundabout at SR 64 and Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road includes installing pedestrian activated crossings on all legs of the roundabout, adding lighting and landscaping, and installing a new traffic signal and crosswalks at SR 64 and 117th Street east. The contractor is Watson Civil Construction, Inc. Expected completion is fall 2021, weather permitting.
I-75 north at the eastbound Fruitville Road on ramp: Construction maintenance: Crews will be working overnight Sunday, February 28 and possibly March 1, 2021, on the northbound on ramp to I-75 from east Fruitville Road. Expect overnight lane closure from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. A message board will be in place to alert drivers to the detour, routing drivers to make a U-turn at Paramount Drive and access the west Fruitville Road on ramp.
US 41 Roundabouts at 10th Street and 14th Street, Sarasota: Construction project:
Motorists are urged to use caution and watch for workers, construction vehicles, pickup trucks and other construction equipment within the work zone and entering or exiting the travel lanes.
Motorists entering the roundabout regardless of direction of travel, are required to YIELD to traffic already within the roundabout and follow roundabout signage and driving conditions.
Permanent speed limit set to 35 mph. Speeding fines are doubled in the construction area when workers are present.
Expect noise from back-up alarms, trucks, and construction vehicles throughout the project corridor.
Work is expected during daytime hours, but some activities may require weekend and nighttime work.
Improvements being made as part of this project consist of reconstructing the signalized intersections and replacing them with roundabouts, enhancing connectivity, circulation and safety. US 41 will be widened between the two intersections and will include bike lanes as well as dedicated turn lanes, a 10-foot sidewalk along the west side, and a six-foot sidewalk along the east side. Other improvements include raised islands for pedestrian refuge at the intersections of US 41 at 10th Street and 14th Street, pedestrian signals, LED streetlights, landscaping, and City of Sarasota utility and underground drainage structure replacements. Expected completion is early winter 2021. The contractor is IBT Construction LLC.
US 41 from Blackburn Point Road to Preymore Street: Construction project: Work includes resurfacing the roadway, improving drainage, constructing sidewalks, replacing the US 41 northbound bridge over North Creek, and installing new highway lighting along the three-mile project.
Bergeron Land Development, Inc. is the contractor. Expected overall project completion is spring 2021.
US 41 (Venice Bypass) from Center Road to Gulf Coast Boulevard: Construction project: Crews are widening US 41 from Center Road to Gulf Coast Boulevard to a six-lane highway, replacing traffic signals, installing new pavement markings and signage; installing concrete curb and sidewalks; improving new drainage; and installing new highway lighting. Use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern. The contractor is Bergeron Land Development, Inc. Expected completion is spring 2021.
US 41 from Panama Drive to 15th Street: Construction permit project: There will be intermittent north and southbound lane closures through March 14, 2021, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Project includes median utility work and the construction of a left turn lane and several driveway connections along US 41. Please use caution and expect possible delays.
US 41 from Corradino Boulevard to west Villages Parkway, North Port: Permit special event: during the month of March, there will be alternating east and westbound lane closures for the Atlanta Braves Spring Training game days at the Cool Today Stadium in North Port. Times and dates vary throughout the month of March 2021. Use caution, expect possible delays, or consider an alternate route.
SR789 on the Ringling Bridge: Bridge maintenance: DBi Services crew will be making bridge deck repairs overnight on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. There will be intermittent lane closures on both the east and westbound lanes from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.
SR 789 at New Pass Bridge, Longboat Key: Bridge construction: The improvement project includes structural, mechanical, and electrical repairs to the bridge. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained during the construction but please use caution in the area as lane patterns will be adjusted. If nighttime bridge closures are required, they will be done between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. with no detour longer than 30 minutes.
The contractor is Quinn Construction. Completion is expected by summer 2021.