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DISTRICT ONE ROADWATCH REPORT #1 FOR WEEK OF JANUARY 5, 2014

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District One is 12 counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands,

Lee, Manatee, Okeechobee, Polk and Sarasota

 

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.

 

CHARLOTTE COUNTY

 

US 17 Southbound (Marion Avenue) from Marlympia Way to US 41: Maintenance project: Crews are repairing sidewalk on both the east and west side of the roadway, weather permitting.  Motorists should expect southbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and are advised to use caution and watch for workers and construction vehicles entering/exiting the road.

 

US 41 from Ann Street to McKenzie Street: Maintenance project: Crews will replace pedestrian handicap ramps at the intersection from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. on Tuesday, January 7. Motorists should expect slow moving traffic and use caution as crews work near the roadway.

 

US 41 from Ann Street to McKenzie Street:  Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect the northbound outside lane to be closed from midnight to 6 a.m. on Tuesday, January 7 for crews to work on overhead utilities.  Motorists should expect slow moving traffic and use caution as crews work near the roadway.

 

COLLIER COUNTY

 

I-75/Alligator Alley Rest Area at mile marker 63: Construction project: Work continues to build two recreational access areas adjacent to the Big Cypress National Preserve backcountry trails, replace the existing rest area, build a new public safety center and water treatment plant, and upgrade the existing wastewater treatment plant.

 

  • THE ENTIRE REST AREA IS CLOSED UNTIL PROJECT COMPLETION, ESTIMATED FALL 2014. ALL FACILITIES (including the picnic area, parking, restrooms or potable water) are unavailable.  Entrance and exit ramps at mile marker 63 are open for motorists to turn around if needed.  Motorists are cautioned to remain clear of the construction zone and be aware of construction vehicles entering/exiting the roadways around the rest area. Signs are posted to advise motorists of this closure. The rest area at mile marker 34 is open.

 

  • Crews are scheduled to burn cleared vegetation at the rest area, weather permitting.  Motorists are advised that smoke may be present in the area and are reminded to turn headlights on low and reduce speed if smoke approaches the interstate.

Estimated project completion is fall 2014. The design/build contractor is Stantec/Wright Construction Group.

           

US 41 from Rattlesnake Hammock Road to Broward Street: Construction project: Crews are removing asphalt sidewalk and replacing it with concrete sidewalk. Pedestrians may be detoured in some areas. Motorists should expect construction equipment entering/exiting the roadway and possible delays. Estimated project completion is early 2014. Contractor is L-J Construction Company.

 

US 41/Tamiami Trail East from SR 951 to Greenway Road: Construction project: Crews begin work this month to expand two-lane US 41 to six lanes from SR 951 to Joseph Lane and to four lanes from Joseph Lane to Greenway Road. A 30-foot median will separate northbound and southbound travel lanes. The project also includes a 10-foot multi-use pathway along southbound travel lanes and a six-foot sidewalk parallel to northbound lanes. Median openings spaced throughout the project allow for left turns and U-turns. Crews also replace the traffic signal at Manatee Road. Preliminary work includes placing signs and erosion control and clearing vegetation along the roadway.  Project completion is expected in fall 2016. The design/build team is Wantman Group Inc./Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC.

 

US 41/Tamiami Trail at Fifth Avenue South: Motorists should expect the US 41/Tamiami Trail southbound right turn lane to Fifth Avenue South to close from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, January 4 and Sunday, January 5 for the Downtown Naples New Year’s Art Fair.  Drivers will be routed to Fourth Avenue South and Ninth Street South to access the area.  Motorists are asked to plan extra time when traveling in the area.

 

SR 951 at Mainsail Drive:Maintenance project: Motorists should expect the northbound inside lane to be closed from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Monday, January 6 for crews to repair asphalt.  Drivers are asked to use caution as crews work in the roadway and to expect slow moving traffic.

 

SR 84/Davis Boulevard from west of Radio Road to Santa Barbara Boulevard: Construction project: Crews are expanding the road to six lanes, adding sidewalk, bike lanes, and street lights, and building a noise wall. Crews recently shifted traffic onto new westbound lanes from east of Cedar Hammock Boulevard to west of Naples Heritage Drive for the eastbound roadway to be constructed. This new traffic configuration is expected to be in effect into early 2014.  Crews will continue placing fill dirt, installing drainage structures, sidewalk and sod on the south roadway of the project. Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures during these activities. Please use caution when traveling throughout the work zone as well as when entering and exiting the roadway. Estimated project completion date is early 2014, weather permitting.  The contractor is Guymann Construction.

 

SR 84/Davis Boulevard from County Barn Road/Glen Eagle Boulevard to Whitten Drive: Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures for westbound traffic for approximately six months, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., weather permitting, as crews continue work to rehabilitate a pump station. The pedestrian/bike pathway westbound between Bald Eagle Drive and Whitten Drive is closed. Temporary crosswalks for alternate pedestrian routes have been provided to cross Davis Boulevard at County Barn Road and West Crown Pointe Boulevard. Detour signs are posted. Electronic message boards, advance warning signs and barricades are in use to assist motorists traveling in the area. Work is expected to be completed by first part of 2014.

 

SR 29 from 7th Street South to 6th Street South:Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect daytime lane closures Monday through Friday for crews to remove and replace the concrete median. Please drive with care.

 

DESOTO COUNTY

 

US 17 from south of SW Collins Street in Fort Ogden to County Road 760A south of Nocatee:Construction project: Work is underway to expand US 17 to four lanes. Work includes clearing land for two new travel lanes to the east of the existing US 17 travel lanes, drainage activities and relocating overhead power transmission and distribution lines. No lane closures will be required for this work. Motorists are advised to be aware of work vehicles entering and exiting the roadway throughout the week. Motorists are reminded to observe the posted speed limit and to drive with caution. Project completion is expected at the end of 2015. The contractor is Ajax Paving, Inc.

 

US 17 from CR 760A to north of Flanders Street in Nocatee: Maintenance permit project: Crews are trimming/removing trees along the roadway in preparation of the contractor installing new power poles and removing existing power poles and lines. Intermittent daytime lane closures may occur while crews are working.  Motorists are advised to use caution while in the area and expect possible delays.

 

GLADES COUNTY

 

US 27 from Caloosahatchee Bridge to 5th Street (Moore Haven):Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect periodic lane closures Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for crews to move signs and install a driveway. Motorists are asked to use caution as crews work near the roadway.

 

SR 78 at Buckhead Ridge: Maintenance project: Crews will be performing landscape maintenance behind guardrail during daytime hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. No lane closures are expected.  Motorists are asked to use caution as crews work near the roadway.

 

SR 78 from Herbert Hoover Dike to Canal Boat Ramp: Construction project: Crews continue installing and upgrading drainage pipe and building drainage swales. No lane closures are scheduled, but use caution and watch for workers close to the road. Improvements on this project include removing and replacing the existing asphalt, widening the roadway in several locations, adding shoulders, replacing guardrail, adding or replacing drainage pipe beneath some driveways, replacing mailboxes and signing and pavement markings. The project is expected to be completed by fall 2014. The contractor is Lawrence Lynch Corp.

 

HARDEE COUNTY

 

CR 664/Main Street from W. Central Avenue to Lake Branch Road: Construction project: Crews are constructing new sidewalk on Main Street from W. Central Avenue to Lake Branch Road. Intermittent daytime lane closures may be necessary for construction. Project completion is expected in spring 2014. Central Concrete Products, Inc. is the contractor.

 

SR 64 from Pear Street to east of Cracker Trail (Zolfo Springs): Construction project: Traffic on SR 64, just east of US 17 has been shifted south onto temporary pavement, and will remain there through the end of January 2014 while crews raise the north side of the roadway and pave the new lanes. This is a drainage improvement project that includes changing the elevation of the roadway in places, building gravity wall to support the new roadway, installing new curb, gutters and guardrail and paving. This project is expected to be completed in early 2014. The contractor is Empower Construction, Inc.

 

HENDRY COUNTY

 

US 27 just south of SR 80 Interchange: Maintenance project: Crews will be repairing guardrail on the west side of the road from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures for this work. Drivers are advised to use caution as crews are working near the roadway.

 

SR 80 from CR 833 to east of US 27: Construction project:  Work expands two-miles of SR 80 to four lanes. Paving of the friction course is complete.  Crews are performing cleanup and transitions at the project limits and lighting connections. Estimated completion is spring 2014.  The contractor is C.W. Roberts Contracting, Inc.

 

SR 80/US 27 Interchange: Construction project: Work continues to modify the intersection with construction of an overpass for SR 80 traffic eastbound to US 27 northbound and for US 27 traffic northbound to SR 80 westbound. The project also realigns US 27. Crews also will widen approximately 3/4 mile of SR 80 to four lanes approaching the intersection, add a traffic signal at the overpass and install lighting at the interchange. Work currently involves constructing the new overpass and roadways. Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures on US 27 this week for paving.  Motorists travelling east and west on SR 80 must use caution at the US 27 intersection and follow the posted speed limit of 25 MPH. Motorists are advised to be aware of construction vehicles entering and leaving the work zone and to use caution driving in this area. Project completion is estimated at end of 2013. The contractor is Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, Inc.

 

SR 80 from Birchwood Parkway to Dalton Lane: Construction project: Project expands five miles of existing roadway from two lanes to four lanes. Crews construct two new 12-foot lanes to the south of existing roadway, install drainage and build new bridges over the C1 Canal.  Two-lane traffic is shifted to the south on the newly constructed lanes.  Drivers should use caution and expect possible delays.  Motorists also should expect trucks entering and exiting the roadway throughout the project. Estimated completion is summer 2014. The contractor is C.W. Roberts Contracting, Inc.

 

SR 29 from Evans Road to G Road:Maintenance project: Crews will be working on the southbound shoulder replacing driveway pipes between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  No lane closures are expected. Motorists are asked to use caution as crews work near the roadway.

 

HIGHLANDS COUNTY

 

US 27 from SR 70 to CR 29: Maintenance project:Work includes reworking shoulders on the northbound roadway. Intermittent daytime lane closures may be necessary. Use caution and watch for workers close to the road.

 

LEE COUNTY

 

Lee County Traffic Management System (TMS): Construction project: Work includes installing fiber optics communications cable and transmission equipment, closed-circuit television cameras, and roadside sensors at 61 intersections.  Crews are testing and revising data communications between existing ITS components and the Lee County traffic operations center. Crews are installing underground conduit and service boxes along shoulders of US 41 from Daniels Parkway to Crystal Drive. No lane closures are anticipated. Project completion is expected in fall 2014. The contractor is Traffic Control Devices, Inc.

 

State Roadways (SR 80, SR 865, SR 867, SR 884 and US 41): Maintenance project:  Crews will be restriping the lines along the state roadways. This will be a nighttime/overnight slow moving operation from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., weather permitting, continuing through January 2014. Motorists should expect slow moving traffic and possible delays.

 

I-75 from Luckett Road to SR 80 and SR 80 interchange: Construction project:  This project expands I-75 to six lanes and makes improvements at the SR 80 interchange

 

·            Roadway crews are placing and grading material in the median near the I-75 bridges over SR 80/Palm Beach Boulevard.

 

·            Crews are paving asphalt on SR 80/Palm Beach Boulevard and constructing multi-use paths from Orange River Boulevard to Lexington Avenue.Motorists should expect periodic nighttime/overnight lane closures from 7:30 p.m. Sunday, January 5 to 6 a.m. Saturday January 11, weather permitting.

 

·            Crews are constructing signals and signs at the I-75 ramps, paving multi-use paths and installing irrigation along SR 80/Palm Beach Boulevard from Orange River Boulevard to Lexington Avenue.

A reduced 60 MPH speed limit on I-75 is posted throughout the project limits. Speeding fines are doubled when workers are present.  Drivers should pay attention to traffic signs and barricades throughout the construction project, stay alert, and use caution in the work zone.  Estimated completion is early 2014.  The contractor is Ajax Paving Industries.

 

I-75 from north of SR 80 to south of SR 78: Construction project:  This project expands I-75 adding new travel lanes, transition lanes and shoulders.  Bridge crews are driving pile and building concrete structures. Drivers should pay attention to traffic signs and barricades throughout the construction project, stay alert, and use caution in the work zone. Workers are removing right-of-way fencing, trimming vegetation and adding dirt in preparation of constructing noise walls.  A reduced 60 MPH speed limit is posted throughout the project limits. Speeding fines are doubled when workers are present. Estimated completion is fall 2015.  The contractor is The de Moya Group/Leware Construction Company joint venture.

I-75 from SR 78 to the Charlotte County line: Construction project:  This project expands I-75 to six lanes. Roadway crews are scheduled to place base materials in the median and outside shoulders. Drivers should pay attention to traffic signs and barricades throughout the construction project, maintain a safe speed, stay alert, and use caution in the work zone.  Estimated completion is fall 2014.  The contractor is Ajax Paving Industries.

 

I-75 Airport Direct Connect from south of the Alico Road interchange (#128) to south of the Daniels Parkway interchange (#131): Construction project: Work continues to build a direct connection from I-75 to the Southwest Florida International Airport. The job adds new lanes parallel to I-75 from south of the Alico Road interchange to Daniels Parkway interchange. The contractor will construct a bridge over I-75 and Treeline Avenue/Ben Hill Griffin Parkway connecting the interstate to the airport. 

 

  • During daytime hours crews are constructing the bridge over I-75 and constructing new lanes parallel to the interstate.  Motorists need to use caution while crews and vehicles work near the interstate.  Drivers are asked to be aware of slow moving traffic as construction vehicles enter/exit the interstate.

 

  • Crews continue digging ponds and placing fill to build new lanes and roadways. Motorists should be aware of construction vehicles and equipment entering/exiting Ben Hill Griffin Parkway/Treeline Avenue near the airport entrance and Terminal Access Road. Construction vehicles are also using Three Oaks Parkway, Alico Road and Corkscrew Road.

 

Work requires the two southbound I-75 inside lanes between Daniels Parkway (mile marker 131) and Alico Road (mile marker 128) to close at 11 p.m. Thursday, January 9 and reopen to traffic at 5 a.m. January 10 while crews install a structure for a sign.

 

PLEASE DRIVE WITH CARE. Estimated project completion is spring 2015. The design/build contractor is Stantec/Prince.

 

US 41 from Corkscrew Road to San Carlos Boulevard: Construction project: Crews work to finalize construction. Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures on US 41. Drivers should use caution and expect possible delays. Work is basically complete, Russell Engineering, Inc. is the contractor.

 

US 41 from Island Park Road to Six Mile Cypress Parkway: Maintenance project: Crews are repairing sidewalk on the east side of the roadway, weather permitting. Motorists are advised to use caution and watch for workers and construction vehicles entering/exiting the road.

 

US 41/Cleveland Avenue at SR 884 (Colonial Boulevard):  Maintenance permit project:  Weekdays from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., motorists should expect the westbound to northbound turn lane to be closed for crews to build a driveway connection to Colonial Boulevard. Motorists should also expect the northbound acceleration lane on US 41 to be closed for driveway work.  Drivers are asked to use caution as crews work near the roadway.

 

US 41/Tamiami Trail from Business 41 to Del Prado Boulevard: Maintenance project: Crews will be repairing drainage pipe near the roadway during daytime hours, Monday through Friday.  Motorists are advised to use caution as construction vehicles enter/exit the roadway.  Drivers should use caution while crews are working near the roadway.

 

 

SR 739/Business 41 from Littleton Road to US 41: Construction project: Work continues to expand Business 41 to four lanes from Littleton Road to US 41.  Crews will build two new 11-foot lanes in each direction separated by a 44-foot grass median.  The project also adds highway lighting, sidewalk, and bike lanes and builds a new drainage system to manage water running off the roadway.  Crews also will replace the traffic signal at Laurel Drive.  This week the contractor is excavating and installing drainage structures at various locations along the project.  Motorists should expect the northbound lane and right turn lane to Laurel Drive to be closed during the nighttime/overnight hours of 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Monday, January 6 and the southbound lane to be closed during the nighttime/overnight hours of 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 to install underground utilities.  Both directions of traffic will be maintained by a flagger.  The contractor is also burning vegetation in the limits of the offsite pond during daylight hours. Motorists are advised to look out for pedestrians and bicyclists along Business 41, obey flagging operations, observe posted speed limits and drive with caution in the construction zones. Project completion is expected spring 2015.  The contractor is Wright Construction Group.

 

SR 739/Metro Parkway from Winkler Avenue to Hanson Street: Construction project: Work is underway to expand Metro Parkway to six lanes, expand one-half mile of Evans Avenue to three lanes northbound just south of Hanson Street, and build a new six-lane Metro Parkway bridge that crosses over the railroad tracks, Ten Mile Canal, and Palm Avenue. The roadway connects directly to Evans Avenue and Fowler Street (with a connection for southbound Fowler Street drivers who may choose to use Metro Parkway southbound).  Work currently includes roadway and bridge construction, drainage and relocating utilities.

 

Moreno Avenue will be closed mid-block and only accessible to local traffic for crews to install a new sewer system.  Businesses on Evans Avenue south of Hanson Street may be accessed using Hanson Street.

 

Expect intermittent lane closures during nighttime/overnight on Metro Parkway between Warehouse Road and Winkler Avenue. Motorists are to use caution and expect trucks to be entering and leaving the roadway. Estimated project completion is summer 2015.  The contractor is Conalvias USA.

 

SR 739/Michael G. Rippe Parkway: Construction project: Crews installed a traffic signal at the Briarcliff Road intersection; adding bike railing to the bridge/overpass near Alico Road, installing drainage in areas and adding bicycle pavement markings to the roadway.

 

  • Signal is operating in “red-yellow-green” mode. Motorists are reminded to obey all rules of the road.

 

Crews continue with finish work. Total project completion is expected end of early 2014. The contractor is Florida Safety Contractors, Inc.

 

SR 78/Pine Island Road from west of Burnt Store Road to west of Chiquita Boulevard: Construction project: Work is underway to expand the roadway to four lanes with outside four-foot paved bike lanes and roadside swales. Work also includes building two stormwater ponds and construction of new eastbound travel lanes.

 

SW 20th Avenue/Nott Road is closed between Pine Island Road and Wade Drive. The closure is expected to last for approximately two weeks. Crews are installing stormwater pipes across SW 20thAvenue/Nott Road and building the new eastbound roadway along Pine Island Road. Through traffic will be detoured via Chiquita Boulevard, Trafalgar Parkway and back to SW 20th Avenue/Nott Road. Signs are in place to assist drivers through this area.  Drivers are advised to plan extra time when driving in the area.

 

PLEASE SLOW DOWN and USE CAUTION. Project completion is expected in fall of 2014, weather permitting. The contractor is Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC.

 

MANATEE COUNTY

 

12th Street West from 24th Avenue West to 14th Avenue West: Construction project: Crews are constructing new sidewalk, making improvements to curb, gutter and drainage and installing new signing and pavement markings. Daytime lane closures will occur throughout the duration of the project but are not permitted between 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Project completion is expected in early 2014. Transportation Structures, Inc. is the contractor.

 

I-75 Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) and Satellite Traffic Management Center: Construction project: Work continues to install 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, January 5, 2014 the contractor plans to install fiber optic cable, electrical wire, pull boxes, concrete poles, cabinets and ITS devices on northbound and southbound I-75 between mile markers 213 and 228. Motorists should anticipate shoulder closures for this work. Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling through construction zones. This project is scheduled for completion in summer 2014. The contractor is World Fiber Technologies, Inc.

 

I-75 over the Manatee River: Construction project: Crews are replacing the bridge fender system and navigational lighting under the bridge. There will be no impacts to the traffic on the bridge as all work is being performed beneath the bridge. The project is scheduled for completion in spring 2014. Inland Construction and Equipment, Inc. is the contractor.

 

I-75: Maintenance permit project: Motorists should be aware of crews working near the shoulder for the next several weeks. No lane closures will be in place but motorists should use caution.

 

I-75 at University Parkway: Construction project: Crews are constructing new sidewalk, installing pedestrian signals and making improvements to the northbound I-75 on-ramp and southbound I-75 off-ramp. There will be nighttime lane closures from 8 p.m. to         6 a.m. while crews are working at the I-75 northbound on ramp. Project completion is expected in spring 2014. Florida Safety Contractors, Inc. is the contractor.

 

US/BUS 41 between 8th Avenue West and Cortez Road: Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect an intermittent southbound outside lane closure from 9 a.m. to  4 p.m. through January 10. Contractor crews will be replacing poles and doing maintenance to electric lines. Motorists are advised to use caution and expect possible delays.

 

US 41 at SR 684 (Cortez Road): Construction project: Crews reconstruct the intersection to enhance pedestrian access by reducing walking distance across the intersection. Crews reconstruct corners of the intersection with new curb, handicap crosswalk ramps, and striping for new crosswalks. The contractor replaces existing traffic and pedestrian signals. To reduce delays to motorists, intersection reconstruction occurs Sunday through Thursday during nighttime/overnight hours. At least one travel lane will remain open to traffic in each direction. Expect lane closures during these hours:

 

  • Single lane closures

8:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. on US 41

7 p.m. to 6 a.m. on SR 684 (Cortez Road)

 

  • Double lane closures:

9:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. along US 41

9:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. along SR 684 (Cortez Road)

 

The north/south crosswalks at US 41 (on the east and west side of the intersection) are closed to pedestrian traffic.  Pedestrians must use the crosswalks at the signalized intersections at 9thStreet West or 20th Street West to cross Cortez Road. 

 

Motorists are advised to use caution while in the area and to expect possible delays. Project completion is expected in early 2014. The contractor is Superior Asphalt, Inc.

 

US 41/BUS 41 from 19th Avenue to 18th Avenue and 19th Avenue at 16th Street Court West: Construction project: Crews are making drainage repairs on US 41/BUS 41 and on 19th Avenue West. The project is expected to be complete in late spring 2014. Southern Road and Bridge, LLC is the contractor.

 

US 41 from south of 301 Boulevard to south of 23rd Avenue: Construction project: Crews resurface the roadway. Nighttime/overnight paving operations will occur from 7 p.m. to

6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday.  Existing signals on US 41 are replaced with new signals at the 301 Boulevard, 30th Avenue, and 26th Avenue intersections. Motorists are advised to use caution while in the area and to expect possible delays. Project completion is expected in early 2014. The contractor is Superior Asphalt, Inc.

 

US 41 (Tamiami Trail) from the Sarasota/Manatee county line to Bowlee Creek: Maintenance contract project: Crews are inspecting and repairing drainage pipes. Motorists should expect intermittent northbound and southbound outside lane closures through the end of January, weather permitting.  Crews are also making repairs to sidewalks. Pedestrians should expect sidewalk closures during this time. Motorists are also advised to use caution while in the area and expect possible delays.

 

SR 789 at the Longboat Key Drawbridge: Bridge maintenance project: There will be intermittent northbound and southbound lane closures from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Tuesday, January 7 and Wednesday, January 8 for bridge maintenance. Motorists are advised to use caution while in the area and to expect possible delays.

 

SR 70 from Peridia Boulevard to Caruso Road: Maintenance permit project: Crews are replacing power poles in the area. There will be an intermittent eastbound outside lane closure from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. through January 17. Motorists are advised to use caution while in the area and to expect possible delays.

 

SR 70 from Braden Run to Pope Road: Maintenance permit project: Crews are installing water lines. The eastbound lanes on SR 70 and the right-turn lane will be intermittently closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning January 3 through January 10. Motorists are advised to use caution while in the area and to expect possible delays.

 

SR 64 from west of Carlton Arms Boulevard to west of Interstate 75:  Construction project: Work continues to resurface the existing roadway and expand the roadway from four to six lanes. Work also includes adding five-foot paved bike lanes, building curb and gutter with drainage swales, constructing sidewalk, planting landscaping, and replacing existing traffic signals with mast arms and concrete poles. The contractor is working at night/overnight from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Sunday, January 5, 2014 through Thursday, January 9 at various locations along SR 64 for paving operations. Motorists may experience temporary intermittent lane closures in these areas. Flaggers will be present as needed. Motorists are advised to use caution and watch for construction workers in the construction zone. Project completion is expected in early 2014. The contractor is Better Roads, Inc.

 

OKEECHOBEE COUNTY

 

US 441 North from Northwest 179th Street to County Road 68 East: Maintenance project: This two lane roadway will be reduced to one lane with flaggers directing traffic while crews repair shoulders on either side of the road.  Use caution when traveling in the work area.

 

US 441 North from Southwest 9th Street to Southwest 16th Street: Maintenance project: Crews are repairing the sidewalk on both sides of the roadway. No lane closures are scheduled, however, use caution and watch for workers close to the road.

 

US 441 Southeast from SR 78 to the Martin County line: Maintenance project: Crews will be trimming low hanging tree branches as needed. No lane closures are expected however, motorists should drive with caution.

 

SR 78 from Okeechobee County line to Lemkin Creek Bridge: Construction project:Crews continue installing and upgrading drainage pipe and building drainage swales. No lane closures are scheduled, however, use caution and watch for workers close to the road. Project improvements include removing and replacing the existing asphalt, adding shoulders, replacing guardrail, and signing and pavement markings. The project is expected to be completed by spring 2014. The contractor is Lawrence Lynch Corp.

 

SR 70 (NE Park Avenue) from SE 10th Avenue to SE 13th Avenue: Maintenance permit project: The inside westbound lane will be closed intermittently during the nighttime/overnight hours of 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews work in the median. Motorists should use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern. Work on this project includes reshaping the raised median to lengthen the left turn lanes between SE 10th and SE 13th avenues, removing and replacing the asphalt and restriping the roadway. This project is expected to be completed in early 2014.

 

POLK COUNTY

 

Interstate 4 eastbound exit ramp at County Line Road and South Frontage Road: Construction project: Daytime lane closures are scheduled for County Line Road and South Frontage Road while crews install drainage structures and widen the roadway. Work on this project includes adding two right turn lanes to the east bound exit ramp, adding two left turn lanes on County Line Road turning onto South Frontage Road, adding signals at both intersections, placing signs and removing and replacing the asphalt. Weather permitting, the project is estimated for completion in the spring 2014. The contractor is Cone and Graham.

 

Interstate 4 from the Hillsborough County line to the Osceola County line: Maintenance project: The contractor is repairing cable barrier and guardrail on I-4. No lane closures are expected, but motorists are advised to be aware of work vehicles entering and exiting the roadway. Please use caution driving in this area.

 

Rock Ridge Road at Gator Creek (north Lakeland): Construction project: Rock Ridge Road has been reduced to one lane and is controlled by temporary traffic signals at Creekwood Run and the adjacent Gator Creek Bridge. The temporary signals will be in place for approximately three months. No lane closures are necessary, however, the speed limit has been reduced to 25 mph for safety. This project includes replacing the existing Gator Creek Bridge with a new bridge that will have two 12-foot travel lanes, five-foot paved shoulder and barrier wall. In addition to replacing the bridge, new pavement markings will be placed on Rock Ridge Road from US 98 to Deen Still Road. Weather permitting, this project will be completed in spring 2014. Wright Construction Group, Inc. is the contractor.

 

US 98 from CR 540A to SR 540 (Winter Lake Road): Construction project: Work continues to expand the roadway from four to six lanes. Motorists should expect northbound and/or southbound lane closures during the nighttime/overnight hours of 6:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. for several months, as crews install roadway drainage pipe, add drainage pipe beneath driveways and widen the roadway at Banana Creek Bridge. Northbound traffic remains shifted onto newly constructed travel lanes from CR 540A to Clubhouse Road. Southbound traffic remains shifted onto newly constructed lanes from SR 540 (Winter Lake Road) to Autumnwood Grove Boulevard. Motorists should use caution when driving through these areas. Weather permitting the project should be completed in the summer 2015. The contractor is The Lane Construction Corporation. For more information, visit thewww.idriveUS98.com.

 

US 98 at Farm Road: Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures on thenorthbound lane from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews place signs and pavement markings. Motorists are advised to use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern.

 

US 98/North Florida Avenue between East Peachtree Street and East Oak Street: Maintenance permit project: The sidewalk on the east side of North Florida Avenue between East Peachtree and East Oak streets is closed as a safety precaution while crews work on the expansion of the McKeel Elementary Academy. Pedestrians are detoured around the closure.

 

US 98 from North Socrum Loop Road to US 92: Maintenance contract project: Work on this project includes replacing cracked sidewalk and adding wheelchair accessible ramps, constructing curb, and replacing ditch pavement and deteriorated concrete. No lane closures are scheduled, but use caution and watch for workers close to the road. Weather permitting this project is anticipated to be completed in summer 2014. The contractor is Environmental Innovations.

 

US 98 North just south of West Daugherty Road: Maintenance permit project: Work on this project includes extending the existing southbound left turn lane, constructing a new driveway and sidewalk on the east side of US 98 North. Motorists should watch for lane closures while crews place pavement markings and stripe the roadway. The sidewalk is also closed. Pedestrians should follow the posted detour.

 

US 27 from Ritchie Road to south of Barry Road:Construction project: Work on this project includes expanding US 27 from four lanes to six lanes, resurfacing the existing roadway, adding five-foot paved bike lanes, building curb and gutter with drainage swales, constructing sidewalk, upgrading existing traffic signals at Waverly Barn Road/Dunson Road and Deen Still Road/Ronald Reagan Parkway, installing new highway lighting at Deen Still Road/Ronald Reagan Parkway, and installing sound barrier walls. A traffic shift remains in place at the intersection of US 27/Waverly Barn Road.Motorists are advised to use caution and watch for workers in the construction zone. Southland Construction is the contractor on this project. Work is expected to be finished in the fall of 2014.

 

US 27 from Barry Road to US 192 (Davenport/Clermont):Construction project: Improvements include expanding US 27 and the bridge at US 192 from four lanes to six lanes, resurfacing the existing roadway, adding five-foot paved bike lanes, building curb and gutter with drainage swales, constructing sidewalk, installing new concrete pole traffic signals at the intersections of US 27/California Boulevard and US 27/Student Drive, and installing sound barrier walls. Crews are installing silt fence for the purpose of erosion control, mobilizing construction equipment and materials, laying temporary asphalt on the ramps at US 27/US 192 and installing piles (concrete poles) at the bridge over US 27. A traffic shift remains in place for several months on the US 192 eastbound entrance ramp from southbound US 27 while crews work to expand the bridge. Motorists are advised to use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern. Prince Construction is the contractor on this project. Work is expected to be finished in summer 2016.

 

US 27 from US 98 to Presidents Drive (Frostproof/Lake Wales): Maintenance project: Crews continue cleaning ditches along both sides of this four lane roadway through the middle of January. No lane closures are expected, however, motorists are advised to use caution when traveling in this area.

 

US 27 from Silver Crest Drive to Bates Road (Haines City): Maintenance permit project: Crews continue relocating light poles and bases at the intersection of Bates Road and US 27, installing storm water pipe in the median and along the west side of the roadway and constructing turn lanes on the western side of US 27. Motorists should expect nighttime southbound lane closures and daytime southbound shoulder closures. Work on this permit includes constructing two right turn lanes, one left turn lane, three driveway entrances and sidewalk. Motorists are advised to use caution and watch for workers in the construction zone.

 

US 17/92 from Hinson Avenue north to south of McKeown Avenue: Construction project: Work on this project includes resurfacing the existing two lane roadway and center turn lane, removing silt from drainage pipes to improve drainage, upgrading traffic and pedestrian signals, constructing sidewalk at the Johnson Avenue intersection, and placing signs and pavement markings throughout the project. Crews will continue work on the existing traffic signals, grading and placing sod throughout the project. Motorists should expect intermittent daytime lane closures with flaggers directing traffic after 9 a.m. and nighttime lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday through Friday. Use caution when driving through this area. Weather permitting, this work is anticipated to be in effect for several weeks. This project is anticipated for completion in spring 2014. The contractor is APAC Southeast, Inc.

 

SR 659 (Combee Road) at North Crystal Lake Drive (Lakeland): Maintenance permit project: Expect intermittent southbound lane closures during the nighttime/overnight hours of 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews widen Combee Road and install drainage pipe. Work on this project also includes adding a northbound left turn lane on Combee Road north of the intersection, and adding sidewalk and installing driveways on the west side of Combee Road and north side of North Crystal Lake Drive. Motorists should use caution and be prepared to stop.

 

SR 544 (Avenue T NW) Pedestrian Bridge (Winter Haven): Construction project: The City of Winter Haven’s contractor continues work on the pedestrian bridge crossing SR 544 (Avenue T Northwest) between US Hwy 17 and First Street N. No lane closures are scheduled as work continues off the roadway.Southland Construction is the contractor. Work is scheduled to be completed by spring 2014.

 

SR 540 east of State Farm Entrance: Maintenance permit project: Crews will be continue placing limerock and begin paving the new turn lane. Expect intermittent lane closures on the eastbound lanes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Work on this project includes constructing a right turn lane, driveway entrance and sidewalk on the south side of the roadway. Use caution while traveling in the area.

 

SR 60 from NE 12th Avenue to Kid Ellis Road (Mulberry): Maintenance permit project:Crews will place casing for underground utilities beneath SR 60. No lane closures are anticipated, but use caution and watch for workers close to the roadway.

 

SR 60 (Van Fleet Drive) from west of US 98/Broadway Avenue to west of US 17 (SR 555): Construction project: Motorists should watch for intermittent daytime lane closures both east and westbound, Sunday, January 5 through Thursday, January 9 while crews place permanent roadway markings, including arrows and stop bars. Use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern. Weather permitting, this project will be completed by the end of January. The contractor is McShea Contracting.

 

SR 37 at the Mulberry Bridge from South of SR 60 over the Alafia River:Construction project: Crews continue work on the roadway drainage and retention pond, and the installation of bridge support walls and railings. No lane closures will be necessary. Work on this project includes widening the existing two-lane roadway to a four-lane roadway separated with a median from Dean Street north to SW 4thStreet. The existing four-lane roadway, from  SW  4th  Street  to  SE  3rd  Street,  will  be resurfaced, and the existing two-lane bridge over the north fork of the Alafia River is being replaced with twin bridges to accommodate four 12-foot travel lanes, bike lanes, and sidewalks. Leware Construction Company of Florida, Inc. is the contractor on this project. The project is estimated to be complete in spring 2014.

 

SR 37 from Cozart Road to Bethlehem Road: Maintenance permit project:Crews continue installing water lines on both sides of SR 37. Motorists should expect intermittent daytime lane closures with flaggers directing traffic, and be prepared to stop. Project completion is estimated for early 2014.

 

SR 17 (S. 10th Street) from SR 544/CR 544 to US 17/92 (Hinson Ave) in Haines City: Construction project:Northbound SR 17 (S. 10th Street) is closed to all traffic between SR 544/CR 544 and Wood Avenue. Signs direct northbound traffic east on CR 544 then north on 30th Street and west on US 17/92 (Hinson Avenue) to SR 17 (S. 10th Street). A southbound lane will be kept open for the duration of the project with access to driveways and side streets maintained for southbound traffic only. The detour will be active for approximately one year. Motorists are advised to observe posted speed limits, look out for pedestrians and bicyclists, and drive with caution in the construction zone. During this project, crews will replace the roadway base and pavement, widen travel lanes, and rework the center turn lane to include raised medians and median crossovers, replace existing drainage and add sidewalk and decorative street lighting. Completion is estimated in summer 2015. The contractor is Prince Construction, LLC.

 

SR 17 from Egg Farm Road to Mt. Lake Estates entrance: Maintenance permit project:Motorists should expect periodic lane closures with flaggers directing traffic from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. while crews trim trees along this two lane section of State Road 17. Motorists should use caution and be prepared to stop.

 

SR 17 at Palm Street (Frostproof): Maintenance permit project: Expect intermittent southbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. while crews continue building a driveway entrance and sidewalk along the southbound lanes. Motorists should use caution and be prepared to stop.

 

SARASOTA COUNTY

Sarasota County Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) Phase III: Construction project:Excavation and fiber pulling will be taking place with work on the shoulders expected. Pull boxes, splice boxes, signal controller cabinets, and CCTV cameras will be installed in close proximity to pedestrian pathways. Expect sidewalk closures Monday through Saturday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.    

 

I-75 Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) and Satellite Traffic Management Center: Construction Project: Work continues to install fiber optics communications cable and transmission equipment, closed-circuit television cameras, and roadside sensors along I-75 from the Charlotte/Sarasota County line (near mile marker 172) to the Sarasota/Manatee County line(University Parkway/near mile marker 213). During the week of Sunday, January 5, 2014 the contractor plans to install electrical wire, fiber optic cable, pull boxes, concrete poles, cabinets and ITS devices along northbound and southbound I-75 between mile markers 178 and 213. Motorists should anticipate shoulder closures for this work.Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling through construction zones. This project is scheduled for completion in summer 2014. The contractor is World Fiber Technologies, Inc.

 

I-75: From Sumter Boulevard to River Road:  Construction project:  This project expands

I-75 to six lanes.  Crews are placing erosion control throughout the project. Roadway crews are resurfacing the southbound lanes. Motorists should expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from 9 p.m. Sunday, January 5 to 5 a.m. Friday January 10, weather permitting.  Drivers should pay attention to traffic signs and barricades throughout the construction project, stay alert, and use caution in the work zone.  Estimated completion is summer 2016.  The contractor is Conalvias USA.

 

US 41 (Tamiami Trail) at Gulf Gate Drive and Bay Acres Avenue; SR 789 (John Ringling Causeway/North Gulfstream Avenue) at Sunset Drive and Golden Gate Drive; SR 72 (Clark Road) at Beneva Road and Sawyer Road; SR 758 (Bee Ridge Road) at Murdock Avenue and Honore Avenue: Construction project: Crews are repairing and replacing mast arm traffic signals at these intersections. Motorists should expect work occurring during the day and at night. Lane closures may occur from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Motorists are advised to use caution and watch for workers in these areas. Completion is expected in early 2014. The contractor is Traffic Control Devices, Inc.

 

US 41 over the Myakka River: Bridge maintenance project: The right southbound lane will be closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, January 6 for bridge maintenance. Motorists are advised to use caution while in the area and to expect possible delays.

 

US 41 over Philippi Creek: Bridge maintenance project: The right southbound lane will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 am. Thursday, January 9 for bridge maintenance. Motorists are advised to use caution while in the area and to expect possible delays.

 

 

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