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Traffic Watch for Manatee and Sarasota Counties - Week of October 8

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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 installation for the construction of the new bridges over the Manatee River and Salt Marsh Bridge.

  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 northbound during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction; double closures on I-75 southbound during the nighttime/overnight hours from 11 m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 northbound during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 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 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.

  • 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.

  • A lane shift has occurred so crews can begin working on the center Lanes have been reduced to one lane in each direction and will last for approximately two months. Right turns on 23rd Street have reopened.

Motorists can expect temporary daytime lane closures between 17th Street and 26th Street throughout the duration of the project.

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.

  • Work will continue at the intersection of SR 70 (53rd Avenue East) and US 301 and will include pedestrian detours and shoulder closures during the day to install the signal foundations from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Drilling at the intersection of 63rd Avenue East and US 301 will resume on Monday, October 9, 2023.
  • Light pole base construction and directional boring for lighting components will continue at the intersections of Tallevast Road and US 301 and Whitfield Avenue 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.
  • 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 Anna Maria Draw Bridge over Sarasota Pass: Permit project: Manatee County waterline repair work has been rescheduled for October due to delay in materials. They expect possible lane closures from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Consider alternate routes for the duration of the project.

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 hours.
  • Allow additional travel time and consider an alternate route such as the Cortez Bridge.

SR 64 between 17th Street East to 27th Street East: Permit project: Through October FPL will be installing 35 new power poles. Motorists should anticipate intermittent eastbound outside lane closures from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Please use caution in the area and be alert for lane shifts. Motorists may wish to use alternate routes or allow extra travel time.

SR 64 from 43rd Street West to 15th Street East and from 10th Street West to 10th Street East: Construction project: Crews have begun 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.

 

 

 

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, retaining walls, and paving the I-75 shoulders.

  • 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 late 2024.

US 41 from North of Port Commons to State College of Florida: Construction project: Crews will begin construction within the right-of-way, medians, driveways and throughout the project limits. Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the roadway throughout the duration of the project.

Improvements being made as part of this project consist of milling and resurfacing, widening guardrail, drainage improvement, signalization, signing and pavement markings on SR 45 (US 41) from N of Port Commons to State College of FL. Expected completion is summer 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 temporary lane closures as needed. Please use particular 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.

  • Crews will remain focused on sidewalk placement, drainage, earthwork and gravity walls.
  • Most work should be in the FDOT right of way, off the main roadway.

US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue Roundabout: Landscaping of the area will take approximately four months. Lane closures will be during overnight hours and noise from landscaping vehicles and lighting are to be expected.

US 41 at Wellen Park Village Roundabouts: Permit project: A lane shift is in place for approximately six (6) months. Consider alternate routes or add additional travel time during peak hours.

  • The project is moving into Phase 1B that will include a left lane closure for both north and south bound traffic as crews install the new left turn lane and drainage in the median.

SR 780 Fruitville Road between Lime and School Avenue: Permit project: Sarasota County will begin removing train tracks and restoring the roadway on SR 780/Fruitville Road between School Avenue and Lime Avenue for continuation of the Legacy Trail. A road closure with detour will be necessary.

  • Phase 2, Eastbound - Starting Friday night, October 6, at 8 p.m. there will be a road closure on the eastbound section of Fruitville Road and will re-open on Monday morning, October 9, at 5 a.m. A detour will guide traffic around the work zone.

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 installation 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 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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