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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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