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FDOT RoadWatch Report for the Week of April 20

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DISTRICT ONE ROADWATCH REPORT #16
FOR WEEK OF APRIL 20, 2014

District One is 12 counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Manatee, Okeechobee, Polk and Sarasota

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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

I-75 at Jones Loop Road (exit #161):  Maintenance permit project:  Motorists can expect the southbound exit ramp at Jones Loop Road to be closed from 11 p.m. Monday, April 21 to 4 a.m. Tuesday, April 22 for crews to install sensors under the roadway for the weigh station.  Southbound travelers wishing to exit I-75 to Jones Loop Road will need to continue on I-75 to Tuckers Grade (exit #158) then re-enter I-75 northbound to exit at Jones Loop Road (exit #161).  Motorists are reminded to plan extra time when traveling in this area.

COLLIER COUNTY

US 41 at Pelican Marsh Boulevard:  Construction project: Work on this project includes installing pedestrian features and upgrades to meet current ADA standards, connecting existing sidewalks to ramps, installing signal back plates, and pavement markings. The contractor is installing silt fence for the purpose of erosion control, installing construction signs, mobilizing construction equipment and setting up maintenance of traffic. Motorists are advised to use caution and watch for construction workers in the construction zone. Project completion is expected in spring 2014. The contractor is Traffic Control Devices, Inc.

Gulf Shore Boulevard from Banyan Boulevard to Mooring Line Drive: Construction project: The project completes the 5-foot concrete sidewalk and brick pavers 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.

I-75/Alligator Alley Rest Area at mile marker 63Construction 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.

  • During the morning hours of 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 25, motorists should expect the southbound exit ramp to the rest area to be closed while crews pave this ramp.  Additional paving will continue at the rest area throughout the week.
  • 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.

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

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. Work relocating utilities and hauling embankment.  Motorists are asked to use caution as construction vehicles and equipment enter and exit 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 East) Bridge over the Cocohatchee River:  Maintenance contract project:  Crews will be making repairs on the bridge deck.  Motorists can expect lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours of 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday, April 21 through Friday, April 25, weather permitting. Drivers are asked to use caution as crews work on the bridge.

SR 84/Davis Boulevard from west of Radio Road to Santa Barbara Boulevard: Construction project: Crews have expanded the road to six lanes, added sidewalk, bike lanes, and street lights, and constructed a noise wall. A new traffic pattern is in place, motorists are using two eastbound lanes and two westbound lanes on each side of the road. Intermittent daytime and nighttime lane shifts will occur daily for crews to add final striping to the road. Please use caution when traveling throughout the work zone as well as when entering and exiting the roadway. Project completion is this spring, weather permitting. The contractor is Guymann Construction. 

SR 84 (Davis Boulevard) from Florida Club Circle to Falling Waters Boulevard:  Construction project: Crews will be installing light pole bases, pull boxes and underground conduits along both sides of Davis Boulevard. Motorist should expect lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. for this work.  Drivers are asked to use caution and expect delays. Motorists should expect construction equipment entering/exiting the roadway. Estimated project completion is summer 2014. Contractor is American Lighting and Signalization, Inc. 

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 during the nighttime/overnight hours of 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., weather permitting, as crews finish paving and striping.  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.

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 and drainage activities. Expect intermittent lane closures on SW Beard Street east of US 17 while crews are working. Motorists should be aware of work vehicles entering and exiting the roadway during the week. Motorists should also observe the posted speed limit and drive with caution. Project completion is expected at the end of 2015. The contractor is Ajax Paving

US 17 from Magnolia Street to Hickory Street: Maintenance project: Crews are cleaning storm drains. No lane closures are expected. Motorists should use caution and expect possible delays. 

SR 70 east of Turkey Hammock Road: Construction project: Crews are constructing a left-turn lane. There will be eastbound and westbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the duration of the project. Motorists should use caution while in the area and expect possible delays. Florida Safety Contractors is the contractor. Project completion is expected in spring 2014.

GLADES COUNTY

US 27 from Highlands County line to Hendry County line: Maintenance project: Crews will be weed-eating in the median during daytime hours Monday through Thursday.  Motorists should use caution as crews enter and exit the median. 

State Roadways (US 27, SR 78, & SR 29): Maintenance contract project: Crews will be restriping the lines on state roadways during daytime hours Monday through Friday.  Motorists should expect slow moving traffic and possible delays.

SR 78 from Herbert Hoover Dike to Canal Boat Ramp: Construction project: Crews are preparing the shoulders for sod. 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. Expected completion is fall of 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/overnight intermittent lane closures will occur between 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. through mid-April. Expected completion is spring 2014. Traffic Solutions 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 north onto the new lanes. No lane closures are scheduled. This is a drainage improvement project, which includes changing the elevation of the roadway in places. It also includes building gravity wall to support the new roadway, installing new curb, gutters and guardrail and paving.

HENDRY COUNTY

US 27 from Glades County line to Highlands County line: Maintenance project: Crews will be weed-eating in the median during daytime hours Monday through Thursday.  Motorists should use caution as crews enter and exit the median.

Hardee Street from SR 80 (Hickpochee Avenue) to Fraser Avenue: Construction projectWork includes sidewalk construction, drainage improvements and signing and pavement markings.  Motorists should expect the westbound outside lane on SR 80 intermittently closed from Martin Street to Cherokee Street during daytime hours for crews to work on sidewalk, curb and gutter.  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: Construction 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. 

State Roadways (US 27, SR 80, & SR 29): Maintenance contract project: Crews will be working in state roadways. Workers will stripe the road with a slow-moving operation during nighttime/overnight hours of 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., weather permitting. Crews will install reflective pavement markings during daytime hours.  No lane closures are expected for this work.  Motorists should expect slow moving traffic and possible delays. 

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 Park Lane to Lashley Street: Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect the westbound lane closed periodically from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for crews to replace light poles.  Drivers are asked to use caution as crews work near the roadway. 

SR 80 from CR 833 to US 27:  Construction project:  Project will install pavement markings.  Motorists can expect a slow moving operation during daytime hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Crews will restripe the ramps during the nighttime/overnight hours of 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Drivers are asked to use caution as crews work in the travel lanes.  Estimated completion is late spring 2014.  Contractor is AKCA, 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. Crews are reconstructing the Birchwood Parkway intersection on the north and south sides of SR 80 and paving driveways on SR 80.  Motorists should expect 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 29 just north of the town of Felda: Maintenance project: Crews will be repairing erosion along the roadway.  Motorists should expect daytime lane closures.  Drivers are asked to use caution as crews work near the roadway.  

SR 29 from G Road to Helms Road: Maintenance permit project: Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect the westbound lane closed periodically from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for crews to replace light poles.  Drivers are asked to use caution as crews work near the roadway.

HIGHLANDS COUNTY 

Kenilworth Boulevard from Weigle Avenue to Denise Avenue: Construction project: Crews will begin clearing for sidewalk construction, relocating the water main at Emerald Avenue and constructing a new driveway just west of Evelyn Avenue. Motorists should use caution and watch for flaggers directing traffic at the side streets. This project includes adding sidewalk with wheelchair accessible ramps along the north side of Kenilworth Boulevard, relocating utilities and reconstructing some driveway entrances as part of the Safe Routes to Schools program. 

Valerie Boulevard from US 27 (SR 25) to Memorial Drive: Construction project: Motorists should watch for intermittent daytime lane closures with flaggers directing traffic as crews continue placing sod on the south side of the road and constructing handrail just west of Memorial Drive. Use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern. This project includes adding sidewalk to the south side of Valerie Boulevard and constructing a drive-through lane connecting Valerie Boulevard to Starfish Lane for the Sebring Ridge Utilities drop-off box. Expected completion is summer of 2014. The contractor is L-J Construction Co. of Central Florida.

US 98 from US 27 to Ashton Drive: Maintenance project: Crews will repair shoulders on both sides of this two-lane road. Expect lane closures from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Motorists should use caution and be prepared to stop.

US 98 over Lorida Creek about 10 miles east of US 27: Bridge Maintenance project: Motorists should watch for east and westbound lane closures with flaggers directing traffic on the bridge over Lorida Creek from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, April 21. Crews will be surveying the bridge deck and striping the lanes on the Lorida Creek Bridge just east of the Lorida Volunteer Fire Department. Use caution and be prepared to stop. 

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. 

US 27 from Lake Isis Avenue to Polk County line: Construction project: Motorists should watch for intermittent day and nighttime lane closures both north and southbound while crews place permanent roadway markings, including lines, arrows and stop bars. Use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern. Weather permitting; scheduled completion is within the next two weeks. The contractor is Traffic Solutions.

SR 70 about five miles east of US 27: Bridge maintenance: Crews will be making repairs to the south slope of the bridge culvert. Watch for daytime lane closures with flaggers directing traffic from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 19.

SR 17 (Ridgewood Drive) from Sebring Parkway to Glenwood Avenue: Maintenance permits: Crews will reduce SR 17 (Drive) to one lane with flaggers directing traffic and/or use the turn lanes at Sebring Parkway to shift northbound traffic while they remove and replace the existing curb. Expect lane closures and traffic shifts from 4 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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. Workers are installing cameras and vehicle detection system components. Project completion is expected in fall 2014. The contractor is Traffic Control Devices, Inc.

State Roadways (SR 31, SR 78, SR 80, SR 82, SR 865, SR 867, SR 884 and US 41): Maintenance project: Crews will be sweeping curb and gutter on state roadways. Motorists can expect lane closures during the nighttime/overnight hours of 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., weeknights, weather permitting.

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.

  • Work continues near the entrance to the Southwest Florida International Airport.  Motorists can expect periodic lane closures during the nighttime/overnight hours of 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Treeline Avenue/Ben Hill Griffin Parkway and entering/exiting the airport along Terminal Access Road.  Variable message boards will notify motorists of the closures.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on I-75 during the nighttime/overnight hours of 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., for crews to widen the roadway and continue work on the bridge over I-75.  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.

  • The contractor is completing final items on I-75, including grinding rumble strips along the shoulders between Luckett Road (exit #139) and SR 80/Palm Beach Boulevard (exit #141). Drivers should expect intermittent southbound and northbound lane closures during the nighttime/overnight hours of 9 p.m. Monday, April 21 and 5 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, weather permitting.
  • Motorists can expect nighttime/overnight lane closures on SR 80 during the nighttime/overnight hours of 7:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday evening April 20 through Friday morning April 24, for final paving operations, weather permitting.
  • Crews are finishing lighting and permanent sign installation and continue work on curbs, irrigation and landscaping along SR 80/Palm Beach Boulevard and Louise Street.

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. 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 Charlotte County line: Construction project:  This project expands I-75 to six lanes. Roadway crews are scheduled to install drainage features, finish grading in the medians and outside shoulders, install guardrail and place sod. Lane closures on I-75 are possible during the nighttime/overnight hours of 7:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Crews plan to paint new girders on the I-75 bridges over SR 78/Bayshore Road. This work requires nighttime/overnight partial and full roadway closures on SR 78/Bayshore Road, during nighttime/overnight hours of 7:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Monday, April 21 through Friday, May 2.  Motorists traveling eastbound on SR 78 must use I-75 south to exit at SR 80/Palm Beach Boulevard (exit #141), re-enter I-75 northbound to exit at SR 78/Bayshore Road (exit #143). Drivers traveling westbound on SR 78 must use I-75 north to exit at Tuckers Grade (exit #158), re-enter I-75 southbound to exit at SR 78/Bayshore Road (exit #143). Signs will mark the detour. Law enforcement will be on-site. 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 summer 2014. The contractor is Ajax Paving Industries.

US 41 from College Parkway to Crystal Drive:  Maintenance permit project:  Motorists should expect daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays for crews to complete a driveway connection and sidewalk work.  Work is expected to be completed in June 2014.  Drivers are asked to use caution as crews work near the roadway. 

US 41 at Colonial Boulevard (SR 884):  Construction project:  Crews will be installing new pedestrian signals and ramps, constructing new curb and gutter, and resurfacing the intersection.  Motorists can expect intermittent lane closures on US 41 during the nighttime/overnight hours of 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. and on Colonial Boulevard during the nighttime/overnight hours of 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.  Drivers are asked to use caution when traveling throughout the work zone. Estimated completion is fall 2015. The contractor is Florida Safety Contractors, Inc. 

US 41 (Cleveland Avenue) at Winkler Avenue: Construction project:  Crews will replace signal arms over the roadway and reconstruct existing sidewalk, curb and gutter at the intersection.  This project also adds a new pedestrian crosswalk across Cleveland Avenue south of Winkler Avenue and resurfaces the intersection. Motorists should expect lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours of 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Motorists may want to use an alternate route.  Drivers are asked to use caution as crews work near the roadway.  Estimated completion is summer 2014, weather permitting.  The contractor is Highway Safety Devices, Inc. 

US 41 at south end of Caloosahatchee Bridge:  Maintenance contract project: Motorists should expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., weekdays for crews to replace thermoplastic striping, weather permitting.  Drivers are asked to use caution as crews work in the roadway.

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 82 (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard) at Veronica S. Shoemaker Boulevard:  Construction project:  Crews will begin work to improve the intersection.  Work includes widening the roadway, resurfacing the intersection, and drainage improvements.    Motorists should expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.  Drivers are advised to use caution and watch for construction workers and equipment in the construction zone. Estimated project completion is summer 2014.  The contractor is Community Asphalt Corporation.

SR 82 (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard) from River Trent Court to Daniels Parkway:  Maintenance contract project: Motorists should expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., weekdays for crews to replace thermoplastic striping, weather permitting.  Drivers are asked to use caution as crews work in the roadway. 

SR 82 from US 41 to Michigan Link Avenue:  Maintenance contract project: Motorists should expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., weekdays for crews to replace thermoplastic striping, weather permitting.  Drivers are asked to use caution as crews work in the roadway. 

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.

Motorists should 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/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. Currently the contractor is installing drainage structures, placing embankment, excavating a pond and installing street lighting and sidewalk at various locations along the project during daytime hours.  Work continues to install the new signal at Laurel Drive. Drivers are also are advised that the contractor is placing curb in some driveways during daylight hours, weather permitting. Access to businesses and residences is maintained.  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 80 (Palm Beach Boulevard) from Superior Street to Bay Street: Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect the outside westbound lane closed during nighttime/overnight hours of 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. beginning Wednesday, April 23, for crews to install underground utilities.  Drivers are asked to use caution as crews work in 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. No lane closures are scheduled. Please use caution when traveling throughout the work zone as well as when entering and exiting the roadway. Project completion is expected in fall of 2014, weather permitting. The contractor is Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC. 

SR 78/Bayshore Road from McDowell Road to I-75: Maintenance permit project:  Motorists should expect lane closures during the nighttime/overnight hours of 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday, for crews to build a turn lane and install drainage and curb, weather permitting.  Drivers are asked to use caution as crews work near the roadway.

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, April 20, 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. There will also be nighttime northbound outside single lane closures for installation of RWIS Pavement Sensors at mile marker 224.  The closures will be in place from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Motorists should anticipate shoulder closures for this work. Motorists should use caution while traveling through construction zones. Scheduled completion is 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 performed will be beneath the bridge. Projected completion is 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 the US 301 interchange: Construction project: Crews are planting a variety of palms and trees at the interchange. Estimated completion is late spring 2014. Manuel Diaz Farms, Inc. is the contractor.

US 301 north of 121st Avenue: Maintenance permit project: Crews are constructing a driveway. For the upcoming week there are no lane closures planned.  Motorists should use caution while in the area.

US 301 from north of SR 70 to 51st Avenue East: Maintenance permit project: Crews are constructing a right-turn lane. Expect outside lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday, April 25. Motorists should use caution while in the area.

US 41 (Tamiami Trail) from Mecca Drive North 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 April, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution while in the area and expect possible delays.

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. For the week of Sunday, April 20, daytime northbound BUS 41 single lane closures will be in effect while crews are working. Estimated completion is late spring 2014. Southern Road and Bridge, LLC is the contractor. 

US 41/BUS 41 from 9th Street West to 17th Street West: Construction project: Crews are resurfacing the roadway, making sidewalk and drainage improvements, and installing new signing and pavement markings. Daytime and nighttime/overnight lane closures are expected. There will be no lane closures between 6 a.m. – 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Expected project completion is summer 2014. The contractor is Superior Asphalt, Inc. 

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)

Motorists should use caution while in the area and expect possible delays. Expected project completion is spring 2014. The contractor is Superior Asphalt, Inc.

US 41 (Tamiami Trail) from the Sarasota/Manatee County Line north to 13th Avenue West: Maintenance contract project: Crews are working within the utility strips. Motorists should expect nighttime/overnight intermittent northbound and southbound outside lane closures from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through the end of May, weather permitting. Pedestrians should expect sidewalk closures/detours throughout the duration of the work. Motorists should use caution while in the area and expect possible delays.

SR 64 from west of Carlton Arms Boulevard to west of Interstate 75:  Construction project: Improvements on this project include adding 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 applying final striping along SR 64 and completing final punch list items. Motorists may experience temporary intermittent lane closures in these areas. Flaggers will be present as needed. Motorists should use caution and watch for construction workers in the construction zone. Expected project completion is summer 2014. The contractor is Better Roads, Inc.

SR 64 at the Manatee River Bridge: Maintenance project: Crews are cleaning storm drains. Motorists should expect intermittent daytime lane closures at CR 675 while crews are working. Please use caution.

SR 64 from Perico Bay to Palma Sola Boulevard: Construction project: Crews are resurfacing the roadway, making sidewalk and drainage improvements, and installing new signing and pavement markings. Motorist can expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. throughout the duration of the project. Expected project completion is summer 2014. The contractor is AJAX Paving Industries of Florida, LLC.

SR 62 at CR 39: Construction project: Crews are constructing turn lanes and making drainage improvements. Motorists should expect daytime lane closures on SR 62 and CR 39 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. throughout the duration of the project. Estimated project completion is summer 2014. The Lane Construction Corporation is the contractor.

OKEECHOBEE COUNTY

US 441 (SR 15) from CR 68 West (NE 160th) to CR 68 East (NE 160th): Maintenance contract project: Workers will be cleaning ditches along both sides of the roadway. Motorists should use caution and watch for workers close to the road. No lane closures are scheduled.

SR 710 from SR 70 to the Martin County line: Maintenance project: Crews will be trimming trees on both sides of the road. No lane closures are scheduled, however, use caution and watch for workers close to the road.

SR 78 from Okeechobee County line to Lemkin Creek Bridge: Construction project: Expect daytime lane closures with flaggers directing traffic Monday through Friday as crews complete final cleanup, roadway striping and placing signs. 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. Expected completion is spring of 2014. The contractor is Lawrence Lynch Corp.

SR 70 east of Okeechobee/NE 34th Avenue to Williams Road/NE 48th Avenue: Maintenance permit project: Crews are relocating utilities along the south side of the road. No lane closures are scheduled, but use caution and watch for workers close to the road.

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.

POLK COUNTY

Interstate 4: Eastbound Exit Ramp at County Line Road and South Frontage Road: Construction project: County Line Road will be one lane in each direction while crews continue widening the roadway and installing new signals at the I-4 exit ramp and South Frontage Road during the day, and begin paving at night. Toward the end of the week, traffic may experience traffic stops intermittently for up to 5 minutes at a time while workers install new signal wires. Crews will also work on drainage and widening on the eastbound I-4 exit ramp. Motorists should use caution, watch for changes in the traffic pattern and workers close to the road. 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 spring 2014. The contractor is Cone and Graham.

Rock Ridge Road at Gator Creek (north Lakeland): Construction project: Both lanes of the Gator Creek Bridge are now open to traffic. No planned lane closures until the end of April when crews will place the final pavement markings. This project includes replacing the existing Gator Creek Bridge with a new bridge that will have two 12-foot travel lanes, eight-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,expected completion is spring of 2014. Wright Construction Group, Inc. is the contractor. 

US 98 (SR 700/Bartow Road) from East Orange Street to East Lime Street: Maintenance permit project: Crews will be performing utility work. Expect southbound outside lane closures from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Use caution while traveling in the area, and watch for changes in the traffic pattern.

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. as crews install roadway drainage pipe, add drainage pipe beneath driveways and widen the roadway. Northbound traffic from Hancock Avenue to Colbert Road remains shifted onto newly constructed travel lanes. Use caution when driving through these areas. Weather permitting, expected completion is summer of 2015. The contractor is The Lane Construction Corporation. For more information, visit the www.idriveUS98.com.

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, expected completion is summer of 2014. The contractor is Environmental Innovations.

US 98 from Daughtery Road to West Socrum Loop Road/West Hall Road: Construction project: Crews will pave at night and install drainage pipe and structures during the day. Motorists should expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from 9:30 p.m. to 8 a.m. northbound and 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. southbound from Daughtery Road to Duff Road. Work on this project includes removing and replacing the asphalt, adding northbound left turn lanes at various median openings between Fox Lake Drive and Thomas Road, extending right turn lanes at Marcum Road, Duff Road, Banana Road and West Oak Drive, adding bike lanes and shoulder on both sides of US 98, constructing sidewalk and upgrading bus stops. 

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 continue constructing the turn lane. Pedestrians should follow the posted detour signs around the sidewalk closure on the west side of US 98. 

US 92 (Memorial Boulevard) at North Brunnell Parkway: Maintenance permit project: Crews will begin removing eight existing driveway entrances, sidewalk and curb and reconstructing 2 new driveway entrances, sidewalk and curbs. Expect intermittent eastbound 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. 

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 April. No lane closures are expected, however, motorists should use caution when traveling in this area.

US 27 at SR 542 (Dundee Road) Intersection: Construction project: Motorist can expect intersection closures for up to 15 minutes at a time during nighttime/overnight hours of 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.  The closures are necessary while crews remove the old signal equipment. Use caution and be prepared to stop. 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. Expected completion is 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 remain in place north of I-4 on northbound US 27. Drivers should expect delays and use caution. Southland Construction is the contractor on this project. Expected completion is fall of 2014.

US 27 from Barry Road to US 192 (Davenport/Clermont): Construction project: A traffic shift is in place on the ramps and north and south of the bridge at US 27/US 192. These shifts will remain in place through fall of 2015Drivers should 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. Project expected completion is summer 2016. 

US 27 from Silver Crest Drive to Bates Road (Haines City): Maintenance permit project: Crews continue working on the southbound right turn lanes along the west side of the roadway and the new northbound left turn lane.Motorists should expect intermittent nighttime single lane closures, both north and southbound. Intermittent daytime lane closures may become necessary, so motorists should use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern. Work includes constructing two right turn lanes, one left turn lane, three driveway entrances and sidewalk. Motorists should use caution when traveling in this area. 

US 17/92 at Kinny Harmon Road: Maintenance permit project. Crews will remove muck and place surcharge (extra soil) on the southeast corner of US17/92 and Kinny Harmon Road.  No lane closures are scheduled, however, use caution and watch for workers close to the road 

SR 659 (Combee Road) at North Crystal Lake Drive (Lakeland): Maintenance permit projectExpect intermittent lane closures during the nighttime/overnight hours of 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews widen Combee Road in order to construct a northbound turn lane. Work on this project 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 659 (Combee Road) from South Eastside Drive to Haywood Street: Expect intermittent daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., beginning Thursday, April 24 and lasting through Friday morning, April 25, while crews install overhead cable lines. 

SR 572 (Airport Road) at SR 542 (Old Tampa Highway) Intersection: Construction project: Motorists should watch for daytime lane closures with flaggers directing traffic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. while crews continue constructing the new turn lanes, and during the nighttime/overnight hours of 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. for paving.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, expected completion is summer of 2014.

SR 563 (Harden Boulevard) from West Beacon Road to Beacon Terrace entrance: Maintenance permit project: Crews will install cables over the roadway. 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.

SR 555 (Sixth Street) from Avenue C NW to Bates Avenue: The inside southbound lane will be closed during the nighttime/overnight hours of 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday night April 21 through Friday morning April 25 while crews replace water valves.  Use caution and watch for workers close to the roadway.

SR 555 (Sixth Street) from Avenue L to Lee Avenue: Crews will be replacing water valves. The outside southbound lane from Avenue H NW to Avenue I NW, and the southbound center lane from Avenue D NW to Avenue E NW, will close during the overnight/nighttime hours of 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday night April 21 through Friday morning April 25, while crews replace water valves.  Use caution and watch for workers close to the roadway.

SR 546 between Kettles Avenue and Texas Avenue D: Maintenance permit project: Crews will continue 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 546 (Memorial Boulevard) at North Lincoln Avenue: Maintenance permit project: Crews will remove and replace the existing sidewalk and curb on the northeast corner of the intersection. 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 540 at Spirit Lake Road intersection: Construction project: Motorists should watch for nighttime/overnight lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. as crews begin work in the median. Use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern. This project includes removing and replacing the existing asphalt, upgrading the traffic signals, and adding turn lanes, curb, gutter, signs and pavement markings. Expected completion is summer 2014. The contractor is Lane Construction Corporation. 

SR 540 (Cypress Gardens Boulevard) from Overlook Drive to US 27: Construction project: Crews will continue constructing sidewalk and installing pipe, drainage structures, curb, gutter and guardrail during the day and working on turn lanes at night. Motorists should expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. 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. The contractor is Middlesex Corporation. Weather permitting; estimated completion by the end of 2014.

SR 540 east of State Farm Entrance: Maintenance permit project: Work on this project includes constructing a right turn lane, driveway entrance and sidewalk on the north side of the roadway. No lane closures are scheduled. Use caution while traveling in the area.

SR 517 (Wabash Avenue) from Dille Street to Ivey Lane: Maintenance permit project: The northbound outside lane and sidewalk will be closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 23 through Friday, April 25 while crews work on the water main. Motorists should use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern. Pedestrians should follow the posted detour. 

SR 60 from Bonnie Mine Road to Armour Road: Maintenance permit project: Motorist should expect shoulder closure eastbound shoulder as crews replace transmission poles. Use caution when driving in the area and watch for workers close to the road.

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. Use caution and watch for workers close to the roadway.

SR 60 from Stokes Road to Indian Lakes Estates: Maintenance project: Motorists should watch for intermittent east and westbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. while crews patch the outside travel lanes. Use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern.

SR 60 from west of Saddlebag Lake Road to east of Sam Keen Road: Construction project: Work on this project includes adding streetlights to both sides of this four-lane roadway. Crews will continue excavating, trenching and street light construction. No lane closures are scheduled, but motorists should use caution and watch for workers close to the road. Traffic Control Devices, Inc. is the contractor. Expected completion is fall of 2014.

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 install railings, guardrails, and curbs on the roadway.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 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. Expected completion is spring of 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.

SR 37 at CR 630: Construction project: Motorists should watch for daytime lane closures while crews continue grading the shoulders, sodding and installing permanent signs. Work on this project includes widening the roadway to add a northbound right turn lane on SR 37 to eastbound CR 630, and resurfacing the intersection. Expected completion is spring of 2014. Tucker Paving Inc. is the contractor.

SR 33 from Voyles Loop to Grimes Street: Construction project: Crews are currently working along the east side of the roadway as they construct the paved shoulder and turn lanes. There are no scheduled lane closures on SR 33, however, flaggers may be directing traffic on side streets as crews install pipe and work on driveway connections. Work on this project includes expanding SR 33 to add left and right turn lanes, milling and resurfacing, and signing and pavement markings. Motorists should use caution and watch for workers close to the road.  Cone and Graham, Inc. is the contractor on this project. Expected completion is summer of 2014. 

SR 17 (S. 10th Street) from SR 544/CR 544 to US 17/92 (Hinson Avenue) 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 will 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 open for the duration of the project with access to driveways and side streets maintained for southbound traffic only. The detour will be active through spring 2015. Crews continue to install pipe and underground utilities from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., weather permitting. Motorists should 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. Estimated completion is summer 2015. The contractor is Prince Contracting, LLC. 

SR 17 at Palm Street (Frostproof): Maintenance projectExpect 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: Crews will be working on minor activities throughout the week.

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, April 20, 2014, the contractor plans to install electrical wire, fiber optic cable, pull boxes, cabinets and ITS devices northbound and southbound I-75 between mile markers 191 and 213.  Motorists should anticipate shoulder closures for this work. Motorists should use caution while traveling through construction zones. Estimated completion is 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 working clearing the right of way, performing earthwork activities and paving the outside shoulders.Motorists should expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from 9 p.m. Sunday, April 20 to 5 a.m. Thursday April 24, 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 at Fruitville Road (Exit 210), Laurel Road (Exit 195), Jacaranda Boulevard (Exit 193) and Sumter Boulevard (Exit 182): Construction project: Crews are replacing overhead signing at each of the interchanges. Nighttime/overnight lane closures will occur between 10:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. while crews are working at Laurel Road and Sumter Boulevard. Expected project completion is summer 2014. Highway Safety Devices, Inc. is the contractor. 

I-75 at Jacaranda Boulevard and Laurel Road: Construction project: Crews are installing new highway lighting at the Jacaranda Boulevard and Laurel Road interchanges. No lane closures are expected. Motorists should be aware of trucks entering and exiting the highway. Estimated project completion is summer 2014. Conti Corporation is the contractor.

US 41 from the City of Venice to University Parkway: Maintenance contracts project: Crews are making concrete repairs to inlets and curbing. Motorists should expect intermittent northbound and southbound nighttime/overnight lane closures from 7 p.m. each night to 6 a.m. each morning through Sunday, April 27.

SR 780 (Fruitville Road) from McIntosh Road to Honore Avenue: Maintenance contract project: Crews continue to inspect and repair drainage pipes. Motorists should expect intermittent eastbound and westbound outside nighttime/overnight lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. through the end of April.  Motorists should 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. Make improvements to the drainage systems, curb, and gutter. Install guardrail, new signing, and pavement markings. Nighttime/overnight lane closures will occur between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. throughout the duration of the project. Expected completion is spring 2014. Superior Asphalt, Inc. is the contractor.

SR 758 at the Siesta Key Drawbridge: Bridge maintenance project: Expect nighttime/overnight intermittent eastbound and westbound lane closures from 9 p.m. each night to 5 a.m. each morning Monday, April 21 through Thursday, April 24 for bridge maintenance. Motorists should use caution while in the area and expect possible delays.

SR 681 (Venice Connector) over Legacy Trail: Bridge maintenance project: Expect a northbound right lane closure from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, April 21 for bridge maintenance. Motorists should expect possible delays and use caution while in the area.

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 should expect possible delays and use caution while in the work area. 

 

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