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DISTRICT ONE ROADWATCH REPORT #6 FOR WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9, 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.

 

 

Several counties/roadways to be affected, see below:

 

The 27th Annual Cross State Horseback and Wagon Ride:  This cross state ride travels through Manatee, Hardee, Highlands, Okeechobee and St. Lucie Counties beginning Saturday, February 15 and ending Friday, February 21.  Law enforcement officers will accompany riders, horses and horse-drawn wagons as they travel in these counties during daylight hours. Motorists should use caution, plan extra time, and respectfully share the road with participants on the roadways listed below:

 

·         Manatee County: SR 64

·         Hardee County: SR 64,  Steve Roberts Special, Parnell Road, SR 66

·         Highlands County: SR 66, US 98

·         Okeechobee County: US 98, CR 68, US 441

·         St Lucie County/Ft. Pierce: Kings Highway

 

For more information about this event, visit www.crackertrail.org .

 

CHARLOTTE COUNTY

 

US 17 from Foxtail Lane to Peace River Shores:  Maintenance permit project:  Crews are extending a turn lane on southbound US 17.  Motorists should expect lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for this work.  Drivers are asked to use caution and expect delays.

 

US 17 from Pinegrove Circle to Cleveland Avenue:  Maintenance project:  Motorists should expect the outside eastbound travel lane closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays Tuesday, February 4 through Tuesday, February 11 for crews to repair asphalt.  Drivers are asked to use caution as crews work in 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 continue work 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, clearing vegetation along the roadway, and relocating utilities.  Project completion is expected in fall 2016. The design/build team is Wantman Group Inc./Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC.

 

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 continue placing fill dirt, lighting, 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 early 2014.

 

Gulf Shore Boulevard from Banyan Boulevard to Mooring Line Drive:Construction project: The project completes the 5-foot sidewalk on the west side of Gulf Shore Boulevard.  Pedestrians may be detoured in some areas. Motorists should expect construction equipment entering/exiting the roadway and possible delays. Estimated project completion is spring 2014. Contractor is Blacktip Services, Inc.

 

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

 

State Roadways (US 27, SR 78, & SR 29): Maintenance contract project: Crews will be replacing pavement markings the length of each roadway during daytime hours Monday through Friday.  Motorists should expect slow moving traffic and possible delays.

 

SR 78 from Buckhead Ridge to Indian Prairie Canal: Maintenance Project: Crews will be trimming and chipping trees in the right of way.  Motorists can expect the westbound lane to be closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Flaggers will direct traffic.  Motorists are asked to use caution as crews work in the roadway.

 

SR 78 from Herbert Hoover Dike to Canal Boat Ramp: Construction project: Crews will begin removing and replacing the asphalt on the roadway beginning at the Canal Boat Ramp and proceeding south to the Herbert Hoover Dike. Weather permitting this work will take approximately 30 days to complete. Crews will also continue widening turn lanes and installing guardrail at Old Lake Port Road, North Lake Estates and County Road 721.  Motorists should watch for flaggers directing traffic throughout the project, be prepared to stop and add additional time in their schedule to reach their destination. 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

 

US 17 from south of Sweetwater Road (CR 634) to 7th Avenue: Construction project: Crews are striping the roadway. Nighttime intermittent lane closures will occur between 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. through the end of February. The project is expected to be complete in spring 2014. Traffic Solutions is the contractor.

 

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 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

 

Hardee Street from SR 80 (Hickpochee Avenue) to Fraser Avenue: Maintenance project: Work includes sidewalk construction, drainage improvements and signing and pavement markings. Residents and motorists are asked to use caution as crews work near driveways and on the roadway.  Estimated completion is late spring 2014.  The contractor is Burnett Civil Contracting, LLC.

 

Lopez Street from US 27 to Caribbean Avenue: Maintenance project:  Work includes sidewalk construction, guardrail installation and signing and pavement markings. Residents and motorists are asked to use caution as crews work near driveways and on the roadway.  Estimated completion is late spring 2014.  The contractor is Burnett Civil Contracting, LLC.

 

US 27 from SR 80 to the City of Clewiston: Maintenance project:  Crews will be performing landscape maintenance behind guardrail on the southbound side of the roadway during daytime hours Monday through Thursday.  Motorists are asked to use caution as crews work 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. Crews are performing final clean up and sod installation. Construction is complete and all lanes are open. The contractor is C.W. Roberts Contracting, Inc.

 

SR 80 from Park Lane to Huggetts Road: Maintenance permit project:  Motorists should expect periodic closures of the westbound lane during daytime hours for driveway installation.  Motorists are asked to use caution while workers are near the roadway.

 

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. Crews begin reconstructing the Birchwood Parkway intersection on the north side of SR 80.  This requires intermittent lane closures. Flaggers will direct traffic during this construction. 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 80 from Dalton Lane to Everhigh Acres Road:   Maintenance contract project:  Motorists should expect the eastbound lane to be closed periodically during daytime hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for ditch cleaning.  Motorists are asked to use caution while workers are near the roadway.

 

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

 

Ridgewood Drive (SR 17) from North Pine Street to Wall Street: SR 17 (Ridgewood Drive) will be closed from 8 p.m., Friday, February 7 to 6 p.m., Saturday, February 8, for the annual Roaring 20’s Arts & Crafts Festival.  Use caution and follow detour signs around the festival.

 

US 98 over the Kissimmee River at the Highlands/Okeechobee County line: Bridge maintenance: The Kissimmee River Bridge will be reduced to one lane with flaggers directing traffic from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. while crews make repairs to the bridge. Use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern.

 

US 98 from US 27 to Ashton Drive: Maintenance project:Crews will be repairing shoulders on both sides of this two lane road. No lane closures are scheduled, however, use caution and watch for workers close to the road.

 

US 27 from Bramblewood Road to Martin Road:  Maintenance permit project: Expect intermittent northbound lane closures during the day while utility crews replace poles along the east side of US 27 through early June 2014. Work will begin at Bramblewood Road and proceed north. Motorists should use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern.

 

LEE COUNTY

 

Lee County Traffic Management System (TMS): Construction project: Work continues to install 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 the shoulders of Cypress Lake Drive from McGregor Boulevard to US 41 and on US 41 beginning at Pondella Road, working north for about two miles. Project completion is expected in fall 2014. The contractor is Traffic Control Devices, Inc.

 

State Roadways (SR 865, SR 867, SR 884, SR 739 and Business 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 February 2014. Motorists should expect slow moving traffic and possible delays.

 

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. Motorists can expect southbound and northbound lane closures during the nighttime/overnight hours of 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday, February 9 through Thursday, February 13, for paving operations, weather permitting. 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 Corkscrew Road interchange (mile marker 123) to Luckett Road interchange (mile marker 139):  Construction project:  Crews will install overhead signs on Luckett Road and Corkscrew Road and bridge mount signs on I-75.

 

·         On Sunday, February 9 and Monday, February 10 during the nighttime/overnight hours of 10:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. motorists can expect one eastbound lane closed on Corkscrew Road just west of I-75.

 

·         On Sunday, February 9 and Monday, February 10 during the nighttime/overnight hours of 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. motorists can expect one eastbound lane closed on Luckett Road just west of I-75.

 

·         On Monday, February 10 and Tuesday, February 11, during the nighttime/overnight hours of 10:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. motorists can expect intermittent delays on eastbound Corkscrew Road just west of the interstate.

 

Variable message boards and flaggers will assist motorists.  Drivers are advised to use caution and watch for construction workers and equipment in the construction zone. Project completion is expected April 2014. The Contractor is Highway Safety Devices, Inc.

 

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.  Crews have shifted travel lanes on Terminal Access Road (entrance to Southwest Florida International Airport) toward the median to complete work on the outside of the roadway.

 

Crews will install bridge beams over I-75 that will be part of the direct connection to the Southwest Florida International Airport. The contractor will post detour signs to guide motorists.  Emergency services will be able to travel through the closure if necessary.

 

·         During nighttime/overnight hours from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday evening, February 10 to Tuesday morning, February 11,  crews will close I-75 northbound.  During these hours, northbound motorists must exit at Alico Road, and travel east to Ben Hill Griffin Parkway/Treeline Avenue.  Northbound motorists will re-enter the interstate at the Daniels Parkway interchange.

 

·         Motorists should expect the outside lanes of I-75 closed during the nighttime/overnight hours of 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., for crews to widen the roadway.  Motorists should be aware of slow moving traffic and possible delays.  Variable message boards will notify motorists of the closures.

 

·         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.

 

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

 

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

 

·         On Tuesday and Wednesday night, February 11 and 12, crews will erect sign structures over SR 80 in three locations at the I-75/SR 80 (Palm Beach Boulevard, exit #141) interchange and east of Orange River Boulevard. Motorists should expect temporary, periodic traffic delays in both directions simultaneously beginning at 11 p.m. FHP troopers will control traffic on SR 80, exit and entrance ramps and intersections. Emergency vehicles will have access as needed.

 

·         Crews are continuing lighting, signal and sign work, finish grading and laying sod at the I-75 ramps, and installing irrigation and landscaping along SR 80/Palm Beach Boulevard.

 

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. Motorists can expect overnight southbound and northbound lane closures from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday, February 9 through Thursday, February 13, for paving operations, weather permitting.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. Motorists should expect lane closures on northbound and southbound I-75 during the nighttime/overnight hours of 7:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., weather permitting, for crews to pave.  The contractor will work on the bridges over SR 78 and place base materials on the southbound outside shoulders of the project. Drivers should expect intermittent lane closures for delivery of base rock. Motorists 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 summer 2014. The contractor is Ajax Paving Industries.

 

US 41 at Colonial Boulevard (SR 884):  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 at Pondella Road, Hancock Bridge Parkway and North Key Drive: 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.  Motorists should expect slow moving traffic and possible delays.

 

US 41 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 Cypress Street to Brooks Road: Maintenance project:  Crews will be replacing roadway striping. Motorists should expect lane closures from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., weather permitting.  Motorists should expect slow moving traffic and possible delays.

 

SR 739/Business 41 at Willis Road and Pondella Road: Maintenance project:  Crews will be replacing roadway striping. Motorists should expect lane closures from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., weather permitting.  Motorists should expect slow moving traffic and possible delays.

 

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 installing drainage structures, placing embankment and installing street lighting and conduit at various locations along the project during daytime hours.  The contractor is also excavating the offsite pond during daylight hours.  Pedestrians are advised that sidewalk may be closed in some areas. 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 82 from Alabama Road to Gateway Boulevard: Maintenance project: Crews will be removing trees along the roadway.  No lane closures are expected.  Motorists are asked to use caution as crews work near the roadway.

 

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 32nd Place will be limited to a single lane during daytime hours for one week. Flaggers will direct traffic through the work area. Crews are installing stormwater pipes along the north side of Pine Island Road. 

 

·         Crews begin traffic signal work at the intersection of Burnt Store Road and Pine Island Road. Motorists can expect intermittent daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning Monday, February 10 through Friday, February 14, weather permitting.

 

PLEASE SLOW DOWN and USE CAUTION. Drivers are advised to plan extra time when driving in the area. Project completion is expected in fall of 2014, weather permitting. The contractor is Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC.

 

MANATEE COUNTY

 

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, February 9, 2014 the contractor plans to install fiber optic cable, electrical wire, pull boxes, 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.

 

I-75 at the US 301 interchange: Construction project: Crews are planting a variety of palms and trees at the interchange. No lane closures are expected but motorists should be aware of trucks entering and exiting the highway. Project completion is expected in late spring 2014. Manuel Diaz Farms, Inc. is the contractor.

 

US 301 north of 121st Avenue: Maintenance permit project: The outside southbound lane will be closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through February 14 while crews construct a driveway. Motorists are advised to use caution and to expect possible delays.

 

US 301 from 16th Avenue East to Ellenton Gillette Road: Maintenance permit project: There will be intermittent northbound outside lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through February 14 while crews replace power poles. Motorists are advised to use caution while in the area and to expect possible short-term delays.

 

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 February, 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.

 

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/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. Crews will be working on the drainage at 19th Avenue West and 16th Street Court. The project is expected to be complete in late spring 2014. Southern Road and Bridge, LLC is the contractor.

 

US 41/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 February 14. 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 9th Street 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 from Bayshore Boulevard to the 6400 Block: Maintenance project: Crews are replacing traffic separators in the left-turn lane. Nighttime northbound and southbound lane closures will occur between 6:30 p.m. and midnight on February 13. 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 February 14. Motorists are advised to use caution while in the area and to expect possible delays.

 

SR 70 from I-75 to Lorraine 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. through February 28. Motorists are advised to use caution while in the area and to expect possible delays.

 

SR 70 at Caruso Road: Maintenance permit project: There will be intermittent westbound lane closures from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. through February 14 while crews are working on power poles. Motorists are advised to use caution while in the area and to expect possible delays.

 

SR 70 at River Club Road: Maintenance permit project: Crews are repairing and replacing asphalt. The eastbound center lane at the intersection will be closed from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on February 11. Motorists are advised to use caution while in the area and to expect possible delays.

 

SR 70 at Brook Side Boulevard: Maintenance project: Crews are cleaning the out fall at the Braden River. No lane closures are expected but motorists should be aware of trucks entering and exiting the highway.

 

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, February 2 through Thursday, February 6 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

 

 

SR 78 from Okeechobee County line to Lemkin Creek Bridge: Construction project:Expect lane closures Monday through Friday as crews begin work on the shoulders and install guardrail. Flaggers will be directing traffic. Motorists should use caution, be prepared to stop and add additional time in their schedule to reach their destination. 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 E from the Okeechobee city limits to NE 30th Avenue: 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.

 

SR 70 from SW 72nd Street South to SW 48th Street: Maintenance contract project: Crews are cleaning the ditches along SR 70. Lane closures may become necessary, but are not currently scheduled for this work.  Motorists are advised to use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern.

 

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, widen the roadway and begin paving at the eastbound exit ramp and South Frontage Road. During the paving operation, the truck entrance to the Mobile station located south of the exit ramp will be closed and/or have flaggers directing traffic from Tuesday, February 11 through Friday, February 14. 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 approximately ½-mile east of exit 31 (SR 539 Kathleen Road): Maintenance permit project: Motorists should watch for intermittent shoulder closures while crews perform an emergency diesel clean up in the eastbound median. Use caution and watch for workers close to the road.

 

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. Traffic has been shifted from the south side of the bridge to the new lanes on the north side of the bridge. No lane closures will be necessaryas crews begin demolition of the old lanes behind the barrier wall. The speed limit remains 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 from 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. Northbound and southbound traffic from south of Autumnwood Grove Boulevard to north of Lake Hancock Road remains shifted onto newly constructed travel lanes. 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 the www.idriveUS98.com.

 

US 98 at Farm Road: Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures on the northbound 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 at Williamstown Boulevard: Maintenance permit project: Work on this project includes modifying the median to include a northbound left turn lane and adding a driveway entrance and sidewalk on the west side of US 98 North. Motorists should use caution and watch for nighttime northbound lane closures while crews begin constructing the turn lane. Pedestrians should follow the posted detour signs around the sidewalk closure on the west side of US 98.

 

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 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 27 at SR 542 (Dundee Road) Intersection: Construction project: The contractor will continue installing construction signs and erosion control fencing and clearing plants and debris from the right of way.  Motorists should watch for daytime lane closures with flaggers directing traffic from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and during the nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Improvements on this project include replacing signal poles and signal equipment, removing and replacing the asphalt, repairing sidewalks, and signing and pavement markings.  The contractor is Florida Safety Contractors and the project is expected to be completed in summer of 2014.

 

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: A traffic shift is in place on the ramps at US 27/US 192 and will remain in place for several months.The northbound and southbound inside lanes of US 27 will be closed temporarily at separate times during the nighttime/overnight hours of 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. Sunday, February 9 and Monday, February 10 while crews install temporary asphalt on the inside shoulders. The northbound and southbound outside lanes of the US 27 bridge will be closed temporarily during the nighttime/overnight hours of 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. Sunday, February 9 through Wednesday, February 12 while crews install barrier wall. A traffic shift will remain in place for several months. Motorists are advised to use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern. Improvements on this project 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. Prince is the contractor on this project. Work is expected to be finished in summer 2016.

 

US 27 from Silver Crest Drive to Bates Road (Haines City): Maintenance permit project: Crews have begun paving the southbound right turn lanes along the west side of the roadway and the new northbound left turn lane. Motorists should expect nighttime single lane closures, both north and southbound. Daytime lane closures are not scheduled, but may become necessary, so motorists should use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern. Work on this permit includes constructing two right turn lanes, one left turn lane, three driveway entrances and sidewalk.

 

US 27 at SR 542 (Dundee Road) Intersection: Construction project: The contractor will begin installing construction signs and erosion control fencing and clearing plants and debris from the right of way.  Motorists should watch for daytime lane closures with flaggers directing traffic from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and during the nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Improvements on this project include replacing signal poles and signal equipment, removing and replacing the asphalt, repairing sidewalks, and signing and pavement markings.  The contractor is Florida Safety Contractors and the project is expected to be completed in summer of 2014.

 

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

 

SR 659 (Combee Road) at North Crystal Lake Drive (Lakeland): Maintenance permit project: Expect intermittent lane closures during the nighttime/overnight hours of 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews remove and restripe Combee Road at North Crystal Lake Drive. 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 572 (Airport Road) at SR 542 (Old Tampa Highway) Intersection: Construction project: The contractor continues removing and placing pipe, while the city of Lakeland is removing and replacing existing power poles, and completing water line installation during the day.  Motorists should watch for daytime lane closures with flaggers directing traffic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Beginning Monday, February 10, SR 542 (Old Tampa Highway) will be closed on the west side of SR 572 (Airport Road) while crews install a new drainage pipe beneath the roadway. Motorists should follow the posted detour using Gay Road, New Tampa Highway and Airport Road. Improvements on this project include adding left turn lanes in both directions from Airport Road onto Old Tampa Highway, adding traffic and pedestrian signals, replacing drainage pipes, removing and replacing the asphalt, and adding paved shoulder and sidewalk. The contractor is Lane Construction. Weather permitting, work is expected to be completed in summer 2014.

 

SR 572 (Airport Road) north of Drane Field Road: Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect intermittent northbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Work on this project includes constructing a driveway entrance on the east side of the roadway. Use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern.

 

SR 572 (Drane Field Road) at Airfield Court East: Maintenance permit project: Eastbound motorists should expect traffic shifts using the center turn lane from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Work on this project includes a signal installation for the Fire Station 7. Use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern.

 

SR 546 between Kettles Avenue and Texas Avenue D: Maintenance permit project: Crews will begin removing and reconstructing two existing driveway entrances, sidewalk and curb. Expect intermittent westbound lane closures during the nighttime/overnight hours of 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Use caution while traveling in the area, and watch for changes in the traffic pattern.

 

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. Traffic in both directions will be shifted as needed from beneath the work area on the bridge. Lane shifts will occur during the nighttime/overnight hours of 7:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., Thursday, February 13 through Thursday, February 20. Motorists should use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern. Southland Construction is the contractor. Work is scheduled to be completed by spring 2014.

 

Cypress Gardens Boulevard (SR 540)from Overlook Drive to US 27: Construction project: Work on this project includes resurfacing, extending turn lanes, adding paved shoulders, upgrading traffic signals, installing lighted street signs and street lighting at signalized intersections, adding pedestrian signals and crosswalks at various intersections, repairing and constructing sidewalk, replacing guardrail at the bridges, and adding, replacing and cleaning drainage pipes. Crews will continue removing sidewalk and curb that is scheduled to be replaced. Weather permitting, the project will be completed by the end of 2014. The contractor is Middlesex Corporation.

 

SR 540 east of State Farm Entrance: Maintenance permit project: Crews will continue constructing sidewalk and curb. No lane closures are scheduled. 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 549 (1st street) between Avenue C North and Avenue D North: Maintenance permit project: Crews will be adding equipment to the existing pole line. Expect intermittent northbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Use caution while traveling in the area, and watch for changes in the traffic pattern.

 

SR 60 from 11th Street to Marietta Street: Maintenance project: Westbound SR 60 will be reduced to one lane during the nighttime/overnight hours of 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday, February 10 through Tuesday, February 11, while crews repair curb inlets. Use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern.

 

SR 60 at Diesel Road: Construction project: SR 60 at Diesel Road  may be reduced to one lane in each direction  between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. while crews set new signal poles in the four corners of the intersection. Work on this project includes replacing the signal poles and equipment and adding lighted street signs. Use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern. Weather permitting, work will be completed in spring 2014. The contractor is Traffic Control Devices.

 

SR 60 from NE 12th Avenue to Kid Ellis Road (Mulberry): Maintenance permit project:Crews continue placing casing for underground utilities along the north side of 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 nighttime lane closures both east and westbound through Thursday, February 13 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 within the next two weeks. The contractor is McShea Contracting.

 

SR 37 at the Mulberry Bridge from South of SR 60 over the Alafia River:Construction project: Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures on SR 37 while crews work on the bridge surface and approaches, sidewalks and curbs, and install the storm water pond fencing. 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 4th Street. 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. Crews are installing pipe and underground utilities from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 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

Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) Phase III: Construction project: Fiber splicing will be taking place with work on the shoulders expected. CCTV cameras and wireless radios 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. for sidewalk repair and concrete work.

 

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, February 9, 2014 the contractor plans to install electrical wire, fiber optic cable, pull boxes, cabinets and ITS devices along northbound and southbound I-75 between mile markers 191 and 213.  There will also be nighttime single lane closures on the northbound and southbound outside lanes for the installation of DMS sign structures between mile markers 201 and 209.  The closures will be in place from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.  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 resurfacing southbound and northbound inside lanes and clearing the right of way. Motorists should expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from 9 p.m. Sunday, February 9 to 5 a.m. Friday, February 14, 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.

 

I-75 over Jacaranda Boulevard: Construction project: Crews are painting the I-75 bridge over Jacaranda Boulevard. Nighttime single lane closures on Jacaranda Boulevard will required while crews are working. The project is expected to be complete in spring 2014. Gulf Coast Contracting, Inc. is the contractor.

 

I-75 at Fruitville Road, Laurel Road, Jacaranda Boulevard and Sumter Boulevard: Construction project: Crews are replacing overhead signing at each of the interchanges. Nighttime lane closures will occur between 10:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. throughout the duration of the project. The project is expected to be complete in summer 2014. Highway Safety Devices, Inc. is the contractor.

 

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 at the Circus Drawbridge: Bridge maintenance project:  Motorists should expect intermittent northbound and southbound right and left lane closures from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., Tuesday, February 11 through Thursday, February 13 for bridge maintenance. Motorists are advised to use caution in the area and to plan for possible delays.

 

SR 780 (Fruitville Road) from Lime Avenue to McIntosh Road: Maintenance contract project: Crews continue to inspect and repair drainage pipes. Motorists should expect intermittent eastbound and westbound outside lane closures from 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. through February 28, weather permitting.  Motorists are also advised to use caution while in the area and expect possible delays.

 

SR 758 from Cattleman Road to Phillippi Creek: Construction project: Crews are removing old asphalt (milling) and resurfacing the roadway. Improvements are being made to drainage systems and curb and gutter. Guardrail is being installed as well as new signing and pavement markings. Nighttime lane closures will occur between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. throughout the duration of the project. Project completion is expected in spring 2014. Superior Asphalt, Inc. is the contractor.

 

SR 758 (Bee Ridge Road) from Dunn Drive to Cattlemen Road: Maintenance contract project: Crews are removing and replacing asphalt. Motorists should expect eastbound outside lane closures between 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. beginning February 13 through February 19.  Motorists are advised to use caution while in the area and expect possible delays.

 

SR 72 from the Myakka State Park entrance to Deer Prairie Slough: Maintenance contracts project: Crews are working on the shoulders of the roadway. Possible, intermittent lane closures may be required. Motorists are advised to use caution while in the area and to expect possible delays.

 

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