Current Road Closures

Below is a listing of County roads which are currently closed or under construction in Manatee County. This page is frequently updated as information becomes available.

  • COUNTY-WIDE motorists are asked to use caution in the vicinity of any utility pole upgrade projects.  FPL is undergoing a major retrofit of trunk distribution power lines across the County, and occasional lane closures and delays in these areas should be anticipated.  Please use caution.
  • At Ft. Hamer Rd, Golf Course Rd, Mulholland Rd, and Upper Manatee River Rd, motorists should use caution and expect possible delays, as this section of roadway is undergoing an upgrade in anticipation of the new Ft. Hamer bridge crossing, which will be open Summer of 2017.  For further information please visit the official Ft. Hamer Bridge project website:



  • 53rd Ave W is undergoing widening and utility improvements from approximately 51st St W to 75th St W.  Please use caution when in the area.  Traffic pattern will be switched early June 2017 to use the new traffic lanes. 




  • The County Forcemain Project 17M has commenced along 63rd Ave E.  Please use caution from US 41 to 5th St E.  Intermittent lane closures are in effect for the center median portions of 63rd.



  • Please use caution along 27th St E and 26th Ave E, as there will be upcoming lane closures for the new Villages of Glen Creek subdivision which is within the City of Bradenton.


  • Please use caution and watch for construction trucks at 37th St E, south of SR 70.  This is for new residential construction in the area.



  • Lorraine Rd remains closed south of University Parkway until all road improvements finalized and opened for traffic.  Most likely mid to end of July.



  • 27th St E will be closed directly south of 13th Ave E, for a storm crossing repair project.  Road will be re-opened by Aug 10th.  



  • The County has forcemain work along 75th St W, from Cortez Rd to 53rd Ave W.  Please use caution.  









FDOT Roadway Updates:


State Roadways in Manatee and Sarasota counties: Maintenance contracts project: Crews are trimming trees over the roads and sidewalk on all state roads in Manatee and Sarasota counties. Expect possible daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday, July 21st.  Use caution and expect possible delays.


I-75 (SR 93) / University Parkway Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI)

(Sarasota/Bradenton):  Construction Project:


Temporary intermittent single and double lane closures are in place at night/overnight on northbound and southbound I-75 Sunday, July 16 through Saturday, July 22 between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. the following morning. Double lane closures begin at 11 p.m. Watch for shifts in traffic on northbound and southbound I-75 and the on and off-ramps at I-75/University Parkway Interchange.


Temporary intermittent single and double lane closures are in place at night/overnight on eastbound and westbound University Parkway and at Cooper Creek Blvd./Cattlemen Rd. and at Market St./Lake Osprey Dr. Sunday, July 16 through Saturday, July 22 from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning. Double lane closures begin at 10 p.m. Watch for shifts in traffic.


The contractor is completing drainage work, excavating earth material, installing overhead signage, paving and striping, constructing sidewalk and curb & gutter, working on signalization, placing sod, and constructing the pedestrian median. Watch for trucks entering and leaving the highway and uneven pavement. Speeding fines double when workers are present.


I-75 from Moccasin Wallow Road to the Hillsborough County Line: Construction project: Crews are resurfacing I-75, making drainage improvements, installing guardrail, and adding new signage and pavement markings. The pavement along Moccasin Wallow Road at the I-75 interchange is also being reconstructed. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures while crews are working. AJAX Paving Industries of Florida, LLC, is the contractor. Expected completion is summer 2018.



I-75 at SR 64/Manatee Avenue Interchange: Construction project: This project

reconstructs the interchange, widens interchange ramps and SR 64, and installs sidewalks and bicycle lanes on SR 64. This week, crews will continue widening and resurfacing SR 64 eastbound, perform site excavations, and install signage and silt fencing. 


  • Motorists should expect lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Crews will commence pile driving Thursday, July 20 and Friday, July 21.  Properties adjacent to the construction should anticipate noise from pile driving.
  • Lanes on SR 64 eastbound will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for resurfacing work on Sunday, July 16 through Thursday, July 20.


Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Drivers should use caution while traveling in this area. Estimated completion is late of 2019. The contractor is Prince Contracting LLC.


US 301 at the Hernando Desoto Bridge: Construction project: Crews are installing pile jackets, making concrete repairs and repairing the bridge fender system. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews are working. Portions of Riverwalk along the seawall will be closed from early May through the end of August while crews are working on the seawall. Inland Construction and Engineering, Inc., is the contractor. Expected completion is fall 2017.


SR 789/Gulf Drive from SR 64/Manatee Avenue to SR 684/Cortez Road:

Maintenance permit project: Manatee County is installing new force mains and water mains. For additional information about the project, please visit the project website at


SR 70 from 301 Boulevard to Tara Boulevard: Construction project: Crews are resurfacing the roadway and making signal upgrades. Expect daytime and/or nighttime/overnight lane closures while crews are working. Expected completion is late summer 2017. The contractor is Superior Asphalt, Inc.


SR 70 at Greenbrook Boulevard West: Construction project: Crews are installing a


new traffic signal, crosswalks with pedestrian signals, and street lighting at the intersection.  This week, crews will be working on installing overhead street sign, punch list items, and site cleanup.  Expected completion is summer 2017.  Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC is the contractor.