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District One Northern Six Counties RoadWatch Report for Week of 08-31-2014

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DISTRICT ONE NORTHERN SIX COUNTIES ROADWATCH REPORT #35
FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 31, 2014

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

Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they travel through work zones. Remember, speeding fines are doubled in work zones.

As a reminder, travelers can visit www.FL511.com or dial “511” from their phone to
learn about traffic conditions on major roadways across the state.

If you know before you go, you can plan accordingly and save time and money.

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, is shifted north onto the new lanes. Watch for periodic lane closures as crews construct the new eastbound lanes. This is a drainage improvement project, which includes changing the elevation of the roadway in places. It also includes building a gravity wall to support the new roadway, installing new curb, gutters and guardrail and paving.

SR 64 from US 17 to the Highlands County Line: Maintenance contract project: Crews are making drainage improvements. There are no anticipated lane closures.  Motorists should use caution while in the area and be aware of crews working along the shoulder of the roadway.

SR 64 from Griffin Road to Bailey Road: Maintenance contract project: Crews are lining pipes along the roadway. Motorists should expect daytime intermittent lane closures while crews are working. 

HIGHLANDS COUNTY

US 27 from Lagrow Road to US 98: Maintenance project: Expect intermittent lane closures from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays, while crews shape the ditches and shoulders along US 27. Work will continue through the end of September. Use caution and watch for trucks and equipment entering and leaving the highway.

US 27 from Highlands Avenue to Sebring Parkway: Maintenance project: Crews will be shaping the ditches and shoulders from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays. No lane closures are scheduled, but use caution and watch for trucks and equipment entering and leaving the highway.

SR 17 from Parrot’s Landing to San Miguel Avenue: Maintenance contract project: Crews will be repairing pipes and mitered end sections.  Watch for lane closures with flaggers directing traffic, and be prepared to stop.

Lemon Avenue Railroad Crossing west of Raymond Street: Railroad crossing signal project: Use caution and watch for workers close to the road as crews install new flashing lights, gates, LEDs and signal house at the railroad crossing.  Expected completion is fall 2014.

MANATEE COUNTY 

I-75 Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) and Satellite Traffic Management Center: Construction project: Beginning the 60 Day Burn-In phase for 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, August 31, 2014, the contractor will begin the burn-in period for ITS devices on northbound and southbound I-75 between mile markers 213 and 228. After the Labor Day Holiday Monday, September 1, the contractor will resume installing concrete aprons around pull boxes on Tuesday September 2. Motorists should anticipate shoulder closures for this work. Use caution while traveling through construction zones. Scheduled completion is summer 2014. The contractor is World Fiber Technologies, Inc.

US 301/US 41/1st Street between 13th Avenue West and 34th Avenue West: Maintenance permit project: Crews are replacing power poles. The outside southbound lane will close from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, September 2 through Friday, September 19. Please use caution.

US 301/US41/1st Street south of 6th Avenue East: Maintenance permit project: Crews are pouring new curb and gutter. The northbound right turn lane will close each night at 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each morning Tuesday, September 2 through Friday, September 5. Please use caution.

US 301/US 41/1st Street between 13th Avenue East and 12th Avenue East: Crews are pouring new curb and gutter. The right northbound lane will close from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, September 10 and Thursday, September 11. Please use caution. 

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 September, 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.

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

US 41 at Moccasin Wallow Road:  Construction project: Crews continue stabilizing the turn lanes in preparation of paving and installing signalization equipment at US 41/Moccasin Wallow Road. Lane closures are in place during the day Tuesday, September 2 through Friday, September 5. The right turn lanes on northbound and southbound US 41 will close from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and alternating through lanes will close from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. FDOT anticipates the lane closures to be in place through September 30. In observance of the Labor Day holiday, construction activities contractor will suspend on Monday, September 1. Work on this project includes new signals and signal back plates, extended turn lanes, new pedestrian features and upgrades to meet current ADA standards, addition of bike lanes at the right turn lanes, roadway lighting at the intersection, and pavement markings. Motorists should use caution and watch for construction workers in the construction zone. Project completion is expected late 2014. The contractor is Traffic Control Devices, Inc.

US 41 at Orlando Avenue: Maintenance permit project: Crews are working on Orlando Avenue. The southbound left turn lane to eastbound US 41 will close beginning Tuesday, September 2 through Friday, September 26. The right turn lane from US 41 to eastbound Orlando Avenue will also close during this time. Motorists should follow the detour route and plan additional travel time.

SR 789/Gulf Drive from SR 684 to 28th Street: Maintenance permit project: Crews are replacing a power pole. Motorists should expect northbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Friday, September 5.

SR 684/Cortez Road at the Cortez Bridge from east of Gulf Drive to west of 127th Street West: Construction project: Crews will work on the bridge surface and repair the eastbound sidewalk.  Crews will continue nighttime lane closures of the eastbound lanes (towards Cortez) from Sunday through Thursday nights from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.  Additionally, the eastbound sidewalk will remain closed for several weeks and pedestrians and bicyclists will use the westbound sidewalk.  Motorists should exercise caution during work and lane closures.  Work on this project includes general maintenance and repairs to the bridge span, beams, piling, seawall, and bridge tender house. Quinn Construction, Inc. is the contractor on this project. Expected completion is winter 2014/early 2015.

SR 684 from 103rd Street to 119th Street: Maintenance permit project: Crews are replacing power poles. The outside eastbound lane will close from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday, September 5. Motorists should use caution while in the area and expect possible delays.

SR 684/Cortez Road at 59th Street West: Maintenance permit project: Crews are repairing a manhole cover. The southbound right turn lane at 59th Street West will close overnight from 9 p.m. Wednesday, September 10 to 3 a.m. Thursday, September 11. Please use caution.

SR 70 from CR 675 east to 245th Street: Maintenance contract project: Crews are cleaning ditches along the roadway. Intermittent eastbound and westbound daytime lane closures are expected. Motorists should use caution while in the area and expect possible delays.

SR 70 between 1st East and 4th Street East: Maintenance permit project: Crews are replacing power poles. The westbound outside lane will close from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, September 3. Please use caution.

SR 70 between 1st East and 4th Street East: Maintenance permit project: Crews are replacing power poles. The two westbound lanes will close at 9 p.m. Wednesday, September 3 through 5 a.m. Thursday, September 4. During this time, traffic will shift to the eastbound lane. Motorists should use caution, pay close attention to lane shifts and expect delays.

SR 70 east of 9th Street East: Maintenance permit project: Crews are installing new sewer line. The eastbound and westbound lanes will close overnight from 8 p.m. Monday, September 8 to 5:30 Tuesday, September 9 and again at 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 9 to 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 10. Please use caution.

SR 64 at Bayside Church: Maintenance permit project: Eastbound and westbound lane closures occur from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, September 5 while crews are working. Motorists should use caution and expect possible delays.

SR 64 at 6th Street: Maintenance permit project: Crews are removing and pouring curb and gutter. The right westbound lane will close from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, September 8 and Tuesday, September 9. Please use caution.

OKEECHOBEE COUNTY 

US 441 (North Parrot Avenue) from 290th Trail to NW 344th Street: Maintenance project: Crews will repair concrete mitered end sections. There are no planned lane closures, but use caution and watch for workers close to the road.

US 98 from SR 70 to CR 68 (NW 160th Street): Maintenance project:  Crews will be repairing roadway shoulders. There are no planned lane closures, but use caution and watch for workers close to the road.

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. 

POLK COUNTY 

I-4 from County Road 557 to the Osceola County Line:  Construction Project: Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday night, August 31 through Friday morning, September 5, while crews continue paving eastbound Interstate 4.  Crews will pave the eastbound inside lane, leaving two lanes open to traffic. Use caution and schedule extra time for travel.  Improvements on this project include removing the old asphalt and paving, installing guardrail and traffic monitoring site and placing signs and new pavement markings.  Expected completion date is spring of 2015. The contractor is Ranger Construction.

I-4/SR 559 Interchange (Auburndale): Construction project: Temporary intermittent flagging operations are in place during the day on SR 559 through September 26 while crews lay temporary asphalt and install barrier wall. Crews continue clearing debris throughout the project limits. The speed limit on SR 559 is permanently reduced from 55 mph to 45 mph. Speeding fines are doubled when workers are present. In observance of the Labor Day holiday, the contractor will suspend on Monday, September 1. Project improvements include constructing a new bridge on SR 559 over I-4, expanding SR 559 from two lanes to four lanes, shifting the eastbound lanes of I-4 to the south, installing lighting on SR 559, resurfacing the existing roadway, and improving drainage. Expected completion is early 2017. The contractor is Cone and Graham.

US 98 from Bear Creek to Smith Lane: Construction project: Crews will be preparing median and shoulder areas for landscaping. Periodic daytime lane closures may be necessary as crews work close to the road. Use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern. Work on this project includes planting palms, shrubs and groundcover in various locations on both sides and in the median of US 98, installing a new irrigation system and placing a brick monument welcoming visitors to Bartow. Weather permitting; expected completion is spring of 2015. The contractor is Oasis Landscaping Services Inc.

US 98 from CR 540A to SR 540 (Winter Lake Road): Construction project: Crews will continue installing pipe and drainage structures, curb, gutter, light pole bases, grading and placing sod, working on turn lanes, driveways, paving and constructing bridges over Banana Creek. Expect northbound and/or southbound lane closures during the nighttime/overnight hours from 6:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Work on this project includes expanding the roadway from four to six lanes, upgrading traffic signals, installing street lighting, adding pedestrian signals and crosswalks, constructing new sidewalk, and new bridge construction over Banana Creek. In observance of the Labor Day holiday, the contractor will suspend on Monday, September 1.

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 Daughtery Road to West Socrum Loop Road/West Hall Road: Construction project: Crews are installing sidewalk, drainage pipe and structures during the day, and paving at night. Contractor may shorten turn lanes during the day. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from 7:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern. 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. Weather permitting; expected completion is the end of 2014. The contractor is Lane Construction.

US 98 at Lakeland Central Park Center: Maintenance permit project: Work on this project includes adding southbound left turn lanes, 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 lane closures while crews stripe the new southbound turn lanes and lay sod. 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 continue removing eight existing driveway entrances, sidewalk and curb and reconstructing two 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 92 at US 98: Construction project: There is no lane closure scheduled this week while crews work on underground utilities and rework the northeast corner. Be aware of the new traffic pattern in place for westbound motorists on US 92 turning north onto US 98.  Traffic on US 92 will now have to stop at the intersection before making the turn. This is a permanent change as crews have removed the pedestrian island. Use caution while motorists get used to the new traffic pattern. Work on this project includes removing the pedestrian island, widening the turn lane, resurfacing the intersection and upgrading the signals. Weather permitting, expected completion is the end of 2014. The contractor is Lane Construction. 

US 92 (E. Memorial Boulevard) at Palmer Road: Maintenance permit project: Expect intermittent lane closures during the nighttime/overnight hours of 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Work on this project includes constructing a left turn lane, reconstructing two driveway entrances, installing inlets and connecting pipe. Use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern.

US 92 at West Pierce Street: Maintenance permit project: Expect intermittent northbound daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. while crews build a driveway entrance and sidewalk. Use caution and be prepared to stop. 

US 27 from US 98 to West County Line Road: Maintenance project: Crews are cleaning ditches along both sides of this four-lane roadway through the middle of September. Motorists should use caution when traveling in this area.

US 27 North of Camp Inn Resort Entrance: Maintenance permit project: Expect intermittent daytime lane closures from 9 am to 4 pm. Work on this project includes constructing a southbound left turn lane, northbound right turn lane and driveway entrances, installing inlets and connecting pipe. Use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern.

US 27 from Ritchie Road to south of Barry Road: Construction project: Temporary intermittent lane closures are in effect during the daytime and nighttime on northbound and southbound US 27, Sunday night, September 2 through Saturday morning, September 6, while crews pave US 27, pending weather. Daytime closures will have a minimum of two lanes open northbound and southbound. Nighttime closures will have a minimum of one lane open northbound and southbound. Watch for uneven pavement and traffic shifts and be cautious of workers in the work zone.  In observance of the Labor Day holiday, the contractor will suspend construction activities on Monday, September 1. 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. 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: Traffic shifts are in place on the ramps at US 27/US 192 and will remain in place through fall of 2015. The contractor is installing drainage pipe on the east side of US 27. This activity requires workers to drill under the side streets of Palm Key Blvd., McFee Dr., Ridgeway Blvd., and Student Dr. One-half of each side street will close temporarily while the other side remains open. Watch for flaggers directing traffic through the end of September. 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. In observance of the Labor Day holiday, the contractor will suspend construction activities on Monday, September 1. Prince Contracting is the contractor on this project. Expected project completion is summer 2016.

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) from US 98 to Ralph Road: Maintenance contract: Crews will be repairing the roadway shoulders during the day. No lane closures are expected, but use caution and watch for workers close to the road. The contractor is Environmental Land Development Inc. Expected completion is the end of this week.

SR 659 (Combee Road) from north of Ralph Road to south of SR 33 in Lakeland: Construction project: Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews continue remove and replace asphalt. Watch for flaggers directing traffic and be prepared to stop. Crews will also be grading and sodding the shoulders during the day. Watch for workers close to the road. Work on this project includes removing the old asphalt and paving the roadway and shoulders, improving drainage and replacing mailboxes. Expected completion is fall of 2014. The contractor is Preferred Materials, Inc.

Recker Highway (CR 655) just north of Commercial Boulevard: Maintenance permit project: Expect intermittent daytime lane closures with flaggers directing traffic from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. while crews widen the roadway for a right turn lane, construct a driveway, and install guardrail. Use caution and be prepared to stop.

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 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 (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 signals at night. Expect periodic 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 60 from west of Saddlebag Lake Road to east of Sam Keen Road: Construction project: Motorists should watch for daytime lane closures both east and westbound on this four-lane roadway while crews continue excavating, trenching and street light construction. Use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern. Work on this project includes adding streetlights to both sides of this four-lane roadway. Traffic Control Devices, Inc. is the contractor. Expected completion is fall of 2014.

SR 60 at Hunt Brothers Road: Maintenance permit project: Work on this project includes constructing sidewalk and curb ramps on the east side of the roadway. No lane closures are scheduled. Use caution while traveling in the area. 

SR 37 (South Florida Avenue) from Young Place to Palmola Street: Construction Project: Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Crews will close the outside lanes to remove and replace curb and sidewalk both north and southbound. During the day, watch for workers close to the road while crews work on signals near the intersections with John Church Lane, Edgewood Drive, Pablo Street and Oak Street. Work on this project includes adding pedestrian islands and raised medians on South Florida Avenue, replacing curb and gutter, reconstructing sidewalk and curb ramps and installing concrete pads at bus stops.

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) remains closed to all traffic between SR 544/CR 544 and US 17/92 (Hinson Avenue). Follow posted detour signs.  The detour will be in place until spring 2015.  Crews continue underground utility work, and constructing the roadway base from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., weather permitting. There is no work scheduled, Monday, September 1 for Labor Day. 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. 

6th Street NE from Avenue A NE to Avenue C NE and 4th Street SE from Avenue K SE to Avenue C SE: Construction project: Crews will continue clearing the right of way of debris and pouring sidewalk and driveways on 4th Street SE and 6th Street NE. Expect lane closures with flaggers directing traffic during the day. Use caution and prepare to stop. This is a Safe Routes to School project that includes adding sidewalk on both sides of 6th Street NE and 4th Street SE, installing wheel chair-accessible ramps with ADA compliant pads at the side street intersections, constructing curb and gutter, and adding pedestrian crossings, signs and pavement markings at various locations. Estimated completion is summer of 2014. The contractor is Purifoy Construction, LLC.

North Parkway Frontage Road from South Florida Avenue to Waring Road: Construction Project: Crews will be working on signals during the day and paving at night. Watch for nighttime/overnight lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., weather permitting.  Work on this project includes resurfacing the roadway, reconstructing sidewalk and curb ramps in various locations, installing detectable warning surfaces on all sidewalk ramps, installing traffic detection cameras to control the signals at Waring Road, Harden Boulevard and Underpass Road, replacing the signal equipment at Underpass Road and installing concrete pads at bus stops. Estimated completion is the end of 2014. The contractor is Preferred Materials, Inc.

South Parkway Frontage Road from Pipkin Creek Road to Underpass Road (including Underpass Road): Construction project: Use caution when traveling in the area and watch for workers close to the road. Work on this project includes resurfacing and installing traffic detection cameras to control the signals at Harden Boulevard. Estimated completion is the end of 2014. The contractor is Preferred Materials, Inc.

SARASOTA COUNTY

SR 780/Fruitville Road, SR 758/Bee Ridge Road between I-75 and US 41 and between 13th Street and 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 beginning Sunday, September 7 through the end of September from 7 p.m. each night to 6 a.m. each morning.

I-75 Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) and Satellite Traffic Management Center: Construction Project: Beginning the 60 Day Burn-In phase for fiber optics communications cable and transmission equipment, closed-circuit television cameras, and roadside sensors along 56 miles of 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, August 31, 2014, the contractor will begin the burn-in period for ITS devices northbound and southbound I-75 between mile markers 172 and 213. After the Labor Day Holiday Monday September 1, the contractor will resume installing concrete aprons around pull boxes on Tuesday September 2. Motorists should anticipate shoulder closures for this work. The contractor will also be installing a repaired DMS onto an existing cantilever sign at MM 208.6 NB on Friday night September 5, 2014. Motorists should anticipate a single outside lane closure between the hours of 9:00 PM and 5:00 AM. 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 performing earthwork activities, installing drainage, and placing sod on the outside shoulders. Workers continue bridge widening and jack and bore operations. There is no work scheduled Monday, September 1. 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 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 301/S. Washington Boulevard between Morrill Street & Laurel Street: Maintenance contracts project: Crews are making concrete sidewalk repairs on the west side of S. Washington Boulevard between Morrill & Laurel Streets beginning Sunday, September 7 through the end of September from 7 p.m. each night to 6 a.m. each morning. Please use caution. 

US 41 at Salt Creek and the Myakka River: Construction project: Crews are installing erosion control materials beneath the bridge. There will be minimal impact to marine traffic and no anticipated lane closures.  Expected completion is fall 2014. Coastal Gunite Construction Co. is the contractor.

US 41 at SR 789: Maintenance permit project: The sidewalk located along the west side of US 41 from SR 789 to Ritz Carlton Drive and sidewalk located along the north side of SR 789 from Sunset Drive to US 41 will close on Monday, August 4. The sidewalks will remain closed until construction of the development located at the corner of US 41 and SR 789 is complete. Pedestrians should follow the established detour.

SR 780 (Fruitville Road) from Honore Avenue to US 301: Maintenance contract project: Crews are inspecting and repairing drainage pipes. Motorists should expect daytime intermittent eastbound and westbound outside lane closures through the end of September, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution while in the area and expect possible delays. 

SR 72/Stickney Point Road at Swift Road: Construction project: Crews are resurfacing the roadway, making drainage improvements and replacing mast arms. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from 6 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Weather permitting; completion is summer 2014. Preferred Materials, Inc. is the contractor.

CONTACT: Robin Stublen, (863) 519-2362

 

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