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 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 embankment and widening on I-75, and pile driving for the construction of the new southbound on-ramp bridge over the Manatee River.
Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is early 2025.
US 41 between Palm View Road to North of Lakeside Boulevard: Permit project: Motorists can expect alternating north and southbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. while crews construct a median opening, right turn lane, driveway access, drainage structures and sidewalk for an RV Park. Please use caution and watch for lane shifts.
US 301 from 60th Avenue East to Erie Road / Old Tampa Road: Construction: Crews will be performing survey and layout controls and deployment of Work Zone Signs along this 2-mile section of US 301. Motorists can expect to see construction vehicles in and out of the ROW limits and temporary lane closures if needed as the project gets underway. Scheduled completion is summer 2023.
US 301 and Fort Hamer Road Extension: Permit project: Going through September, Manatee County crews will be installing sewer main and constructing a right turn lane. Motorists can expect lane closures on the north side of US 301 and the outside westbound lane on US 301 and Fort Hamer Road. Please allow extra travel time and watch for workers.
SR 684 from 86th to Cape Vista: Construction: Crews have begun the 2.4-mile resurfacing project. The intersection at Cape Vista will incorporate a new signal and require temporary lane closures to install the equipment. For motorist convenience, most lane closures will be overnight unless special circumstances require. Please use caution in the area. Project completion is expected for fall 2022.
SR 70 between East of SR 45 and West of 6th Street Court West: Permit Project: There will be an outside eastbound lane closure on SR 70 between east of SR 45 and west of 6th Street Court west beginning August 15 through August 19, 2022. The contractor will be installing cable conduit both crossing SR 70 and parallel along south side of SR 70.
SR 70 from Curtis Road to Countyline Road: Construction: crews will begin work on resurfacing the nearly two-mile stretch of roadway. This week work will be focused on preparing the work zone, then crews will shift into 24-hour work plans with single-lane traffic. Use caution in the construction zone and expect flagging operations.
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, retaining walls, noise walls, and drainage work.
Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is late 2023.
US 41 from Beneva Road to Caribbean Drive: Construction project: Construction on US 41 from Beneva Road to Caribbean Drive is making median modifications, widening paved shoulders, adding turn lanes to accommodate six-foot wide bicycle lanes and adding sidewalks along the 1.37-mile section of road. Also modifications will be made to existing traffic signals and crosswalks to support the bicycle lanes and new sidewalks. To reduce the number of vehicle conflict points and enhance roadway safety in the high-traffic area, median openings along the corridor will be modified, eliminating select turns across traffic.
Completion is expected by end of 2022.
US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue Roundabout: Construction project: Crews will work within the right-of-way, medians, driveways and throughout the project limits. Please use caution and watch for construction vehicles, dump trucks, semi-trucks and heavy equipment entering or exiting the work zone.
Detours and lane closures will be in place during various phases of the project. During construction, the speed limit will be reduced to 25 mph on US 41 and Gulfstream Avenue.
We encourage motorists to allow extra time to travel, follow the roadway signage and messaging and avoid making unauthorized U-turns or changing lanes across solid lines between the lanes when traveling through the construction work zone.
Construction activities will take place weekdays and weekends, daytime and occasionally during nighttime hours. Expect noise from grinding asphalt, hammer drills, noise and vibration from construction equipment, backup alarms, vacuum trucks, pumps, and lighting.
Improvements being made as part of this project consist of replacing the existing signalized intersection on US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue with a roundabout, installation of HAWK pedestrian crossing signal system, raised pedestrian refuge islands, replacement of underground drainage structures, utilities, fiber optic, new LED streetlights, reconfiguration of stormwater retention ponds, sidewalks, and pedestrian walkways. Expected completion is fall 2022.
US 41 South between South Palm Avenue and Hudson Avenue: Permit project: Through the end of the year, crews will be working at the Marie Selby Gardens extending existing turn lanes, adding right turn lanes, making drainage improvements, adding signalization improvements, landscaping improvements, street lighting improvements and signing and pavement improvements. Motorists should expect temporary inside and outside lane closures. Please use caution and watch for workers.
SR 789 at the Ringling Causeway Bridge #170176: Bridge maintenance: Crews will be performing overnight testing on Thursday, August 25, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Motorists should anticipate temporary lane closures and use caution in the area.
SR 777 River Road from US 41 to I-75: Construction project: Pond excavation and embankment activities on the southbound roadway from Stoneycreek Boulevard to Center Road. Clearing and grubbing is taking place along southbound roadway, south of Center Road. Drainage installation is underway on both sides of River Road and trucks are crossing the road at various locations using intermittent flagging operations. FPL will be pulling overhead wire as well as installation of underground facilities along the northbound roadway. Overall completion expected in late 2024.
SR 72 at Ibis Street: Construction project: Crews are installing a new traffic signal, pavement markings, and resurfacing. This week, crews will work on final punch-list items. Motorists are advised that lane closures will occur during construction; however, no lane closures on SR 72 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Expected completion is late-Summer 2022.
SR 72 Clark Road Eastbound from Sawyer Road to Palmer Plaza Boulevard: Permit project: Motorists can expect intermittent eastbound right lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. FPL crews will be replacing 50 poles in the area. Please use caution and watch for lane shifts.
SR 72 Clark Road and Lorraine Road Roundabout: Permit construction project: Construction of curb and gutter for the outer part of the RAB will start August 23 through September 2, 2022. Motorists should expect temporary lane closures and new traffic patterns as construction progresses. Please use caution in the area. Due to a plans change, expected completion is fall 2022.
SR 72 from east of I-75 to Saddle Oaks Trail: Permit Project: FPL crews will be installing poles along the south side of SR72. This overnight work is east of I-75 to Saddle Oaks Trail and goes through to the end of August. Motorists can expect intermittent flagging operations between 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Please use caution and watch for lane shifts.
SR 72 Clark Road at Proctor Road and Dove Avenue Roundabout: Construction project: Motorists should expect flagging operations or temporary lane closures as construction of the free-flowing roundabout continues. Travel lanes on this section of SR 72 have been reduced to 11 feet wide and to 10 feet wide on Proctor Road.
Completion is expected in late fall 2022.
SR 72 Clark Road Eastbound from Shangri La Road to Fielding Avenue: Permit project: FPL will be replacing power poles, so motorists can expect eastbound, intermittent outside lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please use caution and watch for lane shifts.
SR 72 Clark Road from Big Slough Canal to Desoto County Line: Construction project: Crews will continue with shoulder/ditch grading for this week so expect intermittent lanes closures both eastbound and westbound. Expected completion is early 2023.
SR 72 Clark Road at Stickney Point from west of US 41 to Glencoe Avenue: Permit project: Crews will be installing drill shafts for a traffic signal. Motorists can expect nighttime flagging operations with intermittent lane closures through September, between 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Please use caution and watch for lane shifts.
SR 62 East of Duette Road to West of Hardee County Line: Permit project: Motorists can expect temporary flagging operations from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. as FPL performs powerline maintenance on SR 62 east of Duette Road to west of Hardee County Line. Please use caution and watch for lane shifts.