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District One RoadWatch Report for Northern Six Counties #17 for Week of April 27, 2014

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DISTRICT ONE ROADWATCH REPORT FOR NORTHERN SIX COUNTIES #17
FOR WEEK OF APRIL 27, 2014

District One northern six counties: Hardee, Highlands,
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.

HARDEE COUNTY

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 includeschanging 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.

HIGHLANDS COUNTY

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.

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 Emerald 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.

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: 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 66 west of CR 635:  Maintenance contract project: Crews will be repairing the shoulders along the eastbound lanes. While not scheduled lane closures may occur.   Motorists should use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern.

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.

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 27, 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 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. Motorists should expect intermittent northbound and southbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 25 through Thursday, May 1.  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 left-turn lane. Expect inside lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday, May 9. 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 27, 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 from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 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. 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 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 

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: On Sunday, April 27, traffic will stop intermittently for up to 5 minutes at a time while workers install new signal wires. County Line Road will be one-lane traffic 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 pave at night. Drainage and widening work will also continue on the eastbound I-4 exit ramp with workers close to the road. Motorists should use caution, watch for changes in the traffic pattern and be prepared to stop. 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 Bridge and from US 98 to Deen Still RoadConstruction project: Both lanes of the Gator Creek Bridge are now open to traffic. Motorists should watch for slow moving traffic and warning vehicles, Monday, April 28, while crews replace striping and pavement markings on Rock Ridge Road from US 98 to Deen Still Road. This project includes replacing the Gator Creek Bridge with a new bridge withtwo 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 98 at Lakeland Central Park Center: Maintenance permit project: Work on this project includes adding a southbound left turn lane, modifying the sidewalk and moving the light pole box on the east side of US 98. Motorists should use caution and watch for intermittent nighttime southbound lane closures while crews construct the turn lane. Pedestrians should follow the posted detour signs around the sidewalk closure on the east 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. 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 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 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 2015. Drivers 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 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 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 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 544 At Idylwild Drive: Maintenance permit project: Crews will remove and replace the existing sidewalk and curb on the northwest corner of the intersection and reconstruct a driveway entrance, sidewalk and curb gutter. Expect intermittent westbound lane closures during the nighttime/overnight hours of 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 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 7:30 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 at 6th Street: Construction project: Motorists should watch for nighttime/overnight lane

closures from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. as crews begin work in the intersection. Use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern. This project includes upgrading pedestrian features on all four corners, restriping stop bars and cross walks and refurbishing the existing asphalt.  Expected completion is summer 2014. The contractor is Florida Safety Contractors.

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 eastbound shoulder closures 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. 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 37 at CR 630: Construction project: No lane closures are scheduled, but use caution and watch for workers close to the road. 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: Motorists should watch for daytime lane closures with flaggers directing traffic from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. while crews begin paving. 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. 10thStreet). 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 27, 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 and performing earthwork activities. 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, May 14.

US 41 over Hatchett Creek: Bridge maintenance project: Motorists should expect intermittent northbound and southbound nighttime/overnight lane closures from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday, April 30 for bridge maintenance. The bridge will close for periods of up to 10 minutes beginning after 9 p.m. while crews are working requiring single leaf bridge openings.

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 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.

SR 72 at Gateway Avenue: Maintenance permit project: Crews are constructing a driveway. Motorists should expect intermittent westbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 28 through Friday, May 2.]

 

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