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.
The section below lists all FDOT roads that also have ongoing work.
MANATEE COUNTY LOCAL ROAD CLOSURES:
- 9th St W southbound lane will be closed at the 301 Blvd W split. Motorists may make the right turn to continue south at the signal on 301 Blvd W. This is for the Wares Creek Improvement Project which is continuing in the area.
- Myakka Rd Bridge at Myakka Rd (in Sarasota County) will be undergoing replacement from July 20th to September 2017. One lane will be maintained at all times during construction, but motorists should plan for possible delays coming from Clay Gulley Rd. See link: Myakka Rd Bridge Project Bulletin
- On October 5th through the 14th, 15th St E will be closed nightly from 10 pm to 6 am, from 53rd Ave to 57th Ave. Detour will be in place to route traffic west to 9th St. Work is for large transmission pole replacement by FPL.
- On October 7th through early November, there will be lane closures along 51st St W, for FPL pole line replacements.
- Starting on October 12th, through mid November, there will be a lane closure at Whitfield Ave, from Prospect Rd to Lockwood Ridge Rd. This will be performed with an automated signal. Please use caution.
- Due to the 44th Ave Project Expansion that is ongoing in the area, 39th St E south from 38th Ave E will be closed to through traffic. Also, the current 44th Ave E that runs between 39th St E and 45th St E also will remain closed to through traffic. See link here for more information: 44th Ave Closure Map
FDOT ROADWAY PROJECTS:
Various Location: Maintenance contracts projects: Crews are making concrete repairs and trimming trees until the end of November at various locations along Business 41, SR 684, and SR 70. Motorists and pedestrians should use caution in the area when workers are present.
I-275 at the I-75 Interchange: Construction project: Crews are installing new landscaping at the interchange common areas. There are no lane closures, however motorists need to be aware of possible trucks entering and exiting the highway. Expected completion is late 2015. Oasis Landscaping is the contractor.
I-75/University Parkway Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI): Construction project:
Watch for temporary outside lane closures at night/overnight on north and southbound 75 from 8 pm to 7 am, Sunday, Oct 11th through Thursday Oct 15th. Temp lane closures are also in place at night/overnight on eastbound and westbound University Parkway, west of I-75 from 9 pm to 7 am on the same dates.
Crews continue clearing within the ROW, milling on 75, removing the median on University, and driving new piles for the new expanded Foley Creek Bridge (on 75). Reduced speed limits are within the project corridor for the duration of the project. The speed limit on 75 is reduced to 60 mph and the speed limit on University is reduced to 35 mph. Speeding fines are doubled in work zones. Improvements being made as part of this project consist of constructing a diverging diamond interchange, adding an auxiliary lane on north and south bound I-75, constructing new bridges on I-75 over University Parkway, widening University Parkway, widening bridges over Erie Creek and Foley Creek, realignment of on and off ramps at University Parkway, addition of retention ponds, drainage improvements, landscaping, new lighting, signalization, construction of a noise wall on west side of I-75, sidewalks, bike lanes, and pedestrian walkways. Expected completion is Fall 2017. The contractor is Prince Contracting, LLC.
US 301 from CR 675 to Moccasin Wallow Rd: Construction project: Crews are widening the roadway to a four lane divided highway, constructing sidewalk, installing highway lighting, medians, and improving drainage. There will be intermittent shoulder closures throughout the project limits for off loading of material and equipment. There may also be turn lane closures between 78th St and 81st St on southbound US 301 for installation of the water line. Russell Engineering, Inc. is the contractor. Expected completion is Fall 2016.
US 301 at 25th Drive E: Construction project: Crews are constructing a left turn lane from westbound US 301 onto 25th Drive E, removing old asphalt and resurfacing the roadway, making drainage improvements, and installing new signs and pavement markings. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from 7pm to 6am, and daytime lane closures from 9am to 4pm while crews are working. Superior Asphalt, Inc, is the contractor. Expected completion is early 2016.
US 41 from 69th Ave to SR 684/Cortez Rd: Construction project: Crews are making intersection improvements and pedestrian safety upgrades, including pedestrian refuge islands throughout the project limits. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from 7 pm to 6 am within 600 feet of signalized intersections. FDOT permits daytime and nighttime lane closures not within 600 feet of a signalized intersection from 9 am to 4 pm and from 7 pm to 6 am. Florida Safety Contractors, Inc. is the contractor. Expected completion is Fall 2015.
US 41 from I-275 to Hillsborough County Line and at Piney Point Rd and Dock Street (Port Manatee): Construction project: Crews are reconstructing portions of the roadway with concrete; removing old asphalt and resurfacing the roadway; installing a new traffic signal at the I-275 westbound off ramp to US 41; improving drainage; constructing sidewalk; guardrail, lighting and landscaping. Construction begins Friday, Oct 2nd. Motorists should expect possible nighttime/overnight lane closures from 8 pm to 6 am. Estimated completion is late 2016. The contractor is Pepper Contracting Services, Inc.
SR 789 (Gulf Drive) from SR 684 (Cortez Ave West) northbound to SR 64: Maintenance permit project: Various locations will close from 9 am to 4 pm through Friday, October 16th. FPL crews will be tying in existing power lines to new power poles. Flaggers will be present, and drivers should use caution.
SR 789 from 27th Street to SR 64: Construction project: Crews are constructing sidewalk and new bus shelters, making drainage improvements, and new sign and pavement markings. Expect daytime lane closures and flagging operations from 9 am to 4 pm while crews are working. LAS Contracting Corporation is the contractor. Expected completion is Fall 2015.
SR 70 from 6th Street E to 9th Street E: Construction project: Crews are extending the left-turn lane from eastbound SR 70 onto 9th Street E, removing old asphalt and resurfacing the roadway, constructing sidewalk, making drainage improvements, and installing new signing and pavement markings. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from 7 pm to 6 am while crews are working. Superior Asphalt, Inc. is the contractor. Expected completion is early 2016.
SR 64 from 77th St W to 59th St W: Construction project: Crews are installing highway lighting and constructing sidewalk. Expect lane closures from 10 am to 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm to 7 am, when necessary. MSB Services, LLC is the contractor. Expected completion is late 2015.