RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL CUSTOMERS
If you need assistance with water, sewer, garbage, recycling, change of service, discontinuation of service, or bill payments, PLEASE CALL 792-8811 ext. 4999. The Manatee County Utilities Department can assist you in these matters.
Manatee County Public Works Department provides many of the basic services that affect the daily lives of everyone who lives, works, and plays in unincorporated Manatee County. Primarily, the department is responsible for the administration, planning, engineering, maintenance, and construction management of the County’s infrastructure.
The responsibilities of the Public Works Department are distributed among three business centers: Engineering Services, Field Operations Services, and Traffic Management. To learn more, be sure to visit our division pages or call us at (941) 708-7450.
Use this page to report issues you find in Manatee County, you can track the progress of your reported issue using MyManatee Mobile available for iPhone, Android devices from the app stores and online at http://www.publicstuff.com/fl/manatee-county/report-issues.
Manatee County Proposed Resurfacing and Road Maintenance Web Map
The below link is to a web map that shows the proposed Manatee County resurfacing and road maintenance plans for 2017 and 2018. Each year can be view individually or together. They are turned on and off in the “layers” section in the upper right portion of the screen. The first step requires clicking the down arrow next to “Pavement Management Plan”. To see what the colors on map mean simply click the “legend” tab in this same window.
This map is being shared on the I-Net to County employees to test what questions may arise prior to making it available to the general public this summer. If after viewing the map you have questions about how it works or the information included, please contact via email Brian Martineau, BRIAN.MARTINEAU@MYMANATEE.ORG.
The four maintenance methods used on the map are:
· Cold In Place Recycle – This repair method will be used on select roadways where the base has failed over the general length and must be structurally strengthened. This method pulverizes the existing base and adds additional materials such as Portland cement or liquid asphalt cement. The enhanced base is compacted and allowed to cure. Following the cure time it will be topped with a new hot mix asphalt wearing surface.
· Micro – This repair method is formally known as micro-surfacing. This is for roads that are structurally sound but the age of the asphalt is showing heavy surface wear. This thin (> ½” ) material is applied to the old roadway providing a new wearing surface that gives a new smooth driving surface and slows the reflection and growth of the pavement cracks. While it does provide a newer look to a road, it does not look exactly like a traditional resurfaced roadway. This technique is generally 50-60% less expensive than the traditional mill and overlay.
· Mill and Overlay – This method is what you are most familiar with. The roads first have the existing asphalt top layer removed by a milling machine and then followed by the application of new asphalt. This is done in areas where the asphalt deterioration is such that it cannot be preserved or the crack widths are too large for the application of micro-surfacing.
· Rebase and Overlay - This repair method is what we use to address localized areas of roadways in need of base repair. When the base failure of a roadway is not continuous over long distances, this repair method is the most efficient and cost effective. This is a version of mill and over lay in that where base work is needed, the milling machine removes additional material to a depth of 4-6”. Then hot mix asphalt is placed as the new base material. When using this method no lane closures are required overnight. Once all the base repairs are complete the final surface layer can be applied.
Flashing Yellow Arrow
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To relieve traffic congestion along University Parkway and Interstate 75, the Florida Department of Transportation has begun construction on a diverging diamond interchange. The diverging diamond interchange (DDI) will straddle the Manatee and Sarasota county lines along University Parkway. Construction could begin in the fall of 2014. The DDI will be the first in the state of Florida.