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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.
Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties - ...
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