Current Road Closures

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

FDOT Road Watch

The FDOT releases a weekly schedule of projects within District 7.  Click on link below for a complete listing. 


FDOT Road Watch District 7


FDOT Local Road Watch:


US 41 at Moccasin Wallow Road:  US 41 at Moccasin Wallow Road:
Construction project: Completing the 60 Day Burn-In phase for fiber optics communications cable and transmission equipment, closed-circuit television cameras, and roadside sensors along 56 miles of I-75 from the Sarasota/Manatee County line (University Parkway) to the I-275 interchange in Manatee County (near mile marker 228). During the week of Sunday, November 2, 2014, the contractor will complete the burn-in period for ITS devices on northbound and southbound I-75 between mile markers 213 and 228. The contractor will be completing miscellaneous punch list work including installing concrete aprons around pull boxes, handrail, and sod. Motorists should anticipate shoulder closures for this work. Use caution while traveling through construction zones. Scheduled completion is fall 2014. The contractor is World Fiber Technologies, Inc.


SR 684/Cortez Road at the Cortez Bridge from east of Gulf Drive to west of 127th Street:

Construction project: Crews will work on the bridge surface, repair the eastbound sidewalk, installation of lightning protection, and sidewalk handrail.  Crews will continue occasional nighttime lane closures of the eastbound lanes (towards Cortez) from Sunday through Thursday nights from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.  Additionally, the eastbound sidewalk will remain closed for several weeks and pedestrians and bicyclists will use the westbound sidewalk.  Motorists should exercise caution during work and lane closures.  Work on this project includes general maintenance and repairs to the bridge span, beams, piling, seawall, and bridge tender house. Quinn Construction, Inc. is the contractor on this project. Expected completion is winter 2014/early 2015.


SR 70 from US 41 to 15th Street East:
Construction project: Crews are resurfacing the roadway, improving drainage and working on the signals. Nighttime lane closures occur from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly. Superior Asphalt, Inc. is the contractor. Expected completion is spring 2015.


US 41 at Orlando Avenue:
Maintenance permit project: Crews are working on Orlando Avenue. The southbound left turn lane to eastbound US 41 will close through Friday, November 7. The right turn lane from US 41 to eastbound Orlando Avenue will also close during this time. Motorists should follow the detour route and plan additional travel time







44th AVE between 301 Blvd and 15th ST E will be closed while under construction.  Local and business traffic will be allowed access during construction. For questions on the project, please contact Manatee County Public Works Project Management @ 941-708- 7450
Detour Map


Orlando Ave at US 41:  Orlando Ave  is closed eastbound at US 41.  Westbound is open.