US 41/Venice By-Pass from Gulf Coast Boulevard to Bird Bay Drive: Construction project: Crews continue installing utility and storm drain systems and constructing temporary pavement. Expect intermittent nighttime/overnight northbound and southbound lane closures from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. throughout the project limits while crews are working.
Southbound Traffic Shift: Traffic on southbound US 41 from Bird Bay to Warfield Road will shift to the newly constructed lanes along the west side of the road during the nighttime/overnight hours on Sunday, February 19. Use caution and pay close attention while driving throughout the project limits.
Northbound Traffic Shift: Traffic on northbound US 41 from Ridgewood to Bird Bay will shift to the newly constructed lanes along the west side of the road during the nighttime/overnight hours on Monday, February 20. Use caution and pay close attention while driving throughout the project limits.
Motorists should be mindful of the construction signs in place and traffic control officers and use caution while traveling through the project area. Bergeron Land Development is the contractor. Expected completion is spring 2018.
US 41 from Golden Gate Parkway to Airport Pulling Road: Maintenance contract project: Crews will be sweeping the roadway from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 14 through Thursday, February 16, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work in the roadway.
I-4 from the east end of the Polk Parkway to the Osceola County line: Construction project: Watch for eastbound lane closures at night/overnight from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., Wednesday, February 8, while crews continue removing and replacing two overhead DMS (dynamic message signs) approximately one mile east of SR 570 (Polk Parkway), Exit 41, and just east of CR 557/Lake Alfred, Exit 48. This work began Tuesday, February 7, but was postponed due to rain. Plan for potential delays and remember speeding fines double when workers are present.
Crews also postponed westbound sign replacement and lane closures originally scheduled for tonight until nighttime/overnight Tuesday, February 14.
Improvements under this contract include installing wind, precipitation, visibility and atmospheric sensors, thermal infrared cameras, flashing beacon signs and replacing the amber dynamic message signs with full-color dynamic message signs. Expected completion is fall 2017. The contractor is Transcore ITS.
SR 789 between 12th Street North and 11th Street North: Emergency maintenance project: Crews are removing a tree. Expect daytime intermittent north and southbound lane closures from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, February 9. Use caution and expect possible delays.
US 41 at 6th Avenue North: Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect the inside southbound lane closed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 7 while crews repair the curb, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work in the roadway.
I-75 (SR 93) / University Parkway Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) Sarasota/Bradenton: Construction Project:
Detour – University Parkway CLOSED under I-75 at the I-75/University Parkway Interchange:
Friday, February 3. Details below:
The contractor anticipates implementing a temporary detour route at the I-75/University Parkway interchange at night/overnight Friday, February 3 between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. while crews continue construction of the northbound bridge over University Parkway. All ramps will remain open.
Motorists traveling west on University Parkway (east of I-75) wishing to travel west through the interchange are directed to travel north on I-75, exit at westbound SR 70/Exit 217B, enter southbound I-75, and exit at University Parkway/Exit 213.
Motorists traveling east on University Parkway (west of I-75) wishing to travel east through the interchange are directed to travel south on I-75, exit at Fruitville Road/Exit 210, enter northbound I-75, and exit at University Parkway/Exit 213.
Motorists traveling south on I-75 wishing to travel east on University Parkway are directed to exit at Fruitville Road/Exit 210 (south of the closure), enter northbound I-75, and exit at University Parkway/Exit 213.
Motorists traveling north on I-75 wishing to travel west on University Parkway are directed to exit at westbound SR 70/Exit 217B (north of the closure), enter southbound I-75, and exit at University Parkway/Exit 213.
Improvements being made as part of this project consist of constructing a diverging diamond interchange, adding an auxiliary lane on northbound and southbound I-75, constructing new bridges on I-75 over University Parkway, widening of University Parkway, widening of I-75 bridges over Errie Creek and Foley Creek, realignment of on-ramps and off-ramps at I-75/University Parkway, addition of ponds, drainage improvements, new lighting and signalization, construction of a noise wall on the west side of I-75, sidewalks, bike lanes, and pedestrian walkways. Expected completion is fall 2017. The contractor is Prince Contracting, LLC. For additional information, please visit the project website at http://www.swflroads.com/i75/university/.
State Road 60 east of Stembridge Road: Emergency Repair: Crews have closed the westbound lanes of State Road 60 east of Stembridge Road due to a depression in the roadway resulting from a jack and bore operation. Both westbound and eastbound traffic reduces to one lane in each direction and shifts onto the existing eastbound lanes. Motorists should expect the reduced lanes and traffic shift to last until afternoon on Friday, February 3. Crews will schedule additional asphalt repairs later. Use caution, watch for changes in the traffic pattern and expect some delays.
US 41 at Golden Gate Parkway: Maintenance contract project: Motorists should expect the outside southbound lane closed on Thursday, February 2 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. while crews repair asphalt, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work in the roadway.
US 41 from Bonita Crossings Boulevard to Beaumont Road: Maintenance contract project: Motorists should expect the outside northbound lane closed throughout the day and evening while crews perform drainage repairs. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway.
SR 700 North Lake Parker Avenue from East Oleander Street to East Parker Street: Railroad repair project: Railroad crews will close North Lake Parker Avenue between E Oleander Street and E Parker Street at night/overnight, from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m., Tuesday January 31, and Wednesday, February 1. This road closure is necessary for workers to make emergency repairs to the railroad bridge over the roadway. Use caution and follow the posted detour using East Parker Street, North Ingraham Avenue and East Oleander Street. Expect some delays.