Current Road Closures

Below is a listing of County roads which are currently closed or under construction in Manatee County. This page is frequently updated as information becomes available.

  • COUNTY-WIDE motorists are asked to use caution in the vicinity of any utility pole upgrade projects.  FPL is undergoing a major retrofit of trunk distribution power lines across the County, and occasional lane closures and delays in these areas should be anticipated.  Please use caution.

 

 

  • Upper Manatee River Rd is undergoing night paving and final touch up work associated with the recently completed Ft. Hamer Bridge project.  Please use caution and be prepared for potential delays.

 

 

  • 53rd Ave W is undergoing widening and utility improvements from approximately 51st St W to 75th St W.  Please use caution when in the area.  

 

 

  • The County Forcemain Project 17M has commenced along 63rd Ave E.  Please use caution from US 41 to 5th St E.  Intermittent lane closures are in effect for the center median portions of 63rd.

 

 

  • Please use caution and watch for construction trucks at 37th St E, south of SR 70.  This is for new residential construction in the area.

 

  

 

  • The County has forcemain work along 75th St W, from Cortez Rd to 53rd Ave W.  Please use caution.  

 

 

  • The County has forcemain work along 60th Ave W, from US 41 to 26th St W.  Please use caution, as one lane of traffic will be open at a time with alternating, flagging operations.

 

  • Watch for an upcoming lane closure at 66th St W and Cortez Blvd, associated with the County Forcemain 1M project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FDOT Roadway Updates:

 

I-75 at SR 64/Manatee Avenue Interchange: Construction project: This project reconstructs the interchange, widens interchange ramps and SR 64, and installs sidewalks and bicycle lanes on SR 64. Crews are currently excavating for ponds, installing drainage, relocating utilities, bridge piers, and ramp work.

·         On Sunday, November 19, overnight crews will shift eastbound SR 64 traffic to a temporary on-ramp for I-75 south.  Information signs will be placed to assist drivers.  Drivers are urged to use caution during the new ramp traffic pattern.

·        On Sunday, November 19, overnight crews will close the existing westbound SR 64 on-ramp to I-75 south (on the right side of SR 64).  Westbound SR 64 traffic to southbound I-75 will now proceed under the interstate bridge and make a left-turn to access the I-75 south on-ramp.  Information signs will be placed to assist drivers.  Drivers are urged to use caution during the new ramp traffic pattern.

·        Motorists should expect the I-75 northbound exit (Exit 220A) CLOSED until late Summer 2018 for crews to reconstruct the ramp, weather permitting. Motorists must use Exit 220B to reach eastbound or westbound SR 64/Manatee Avenue.

·        Motorists should expect southbound I-75 lanes shifted to the temporary lanes constructed toward the median.

·        Crews will not work during the Thanksgiving holiday period; therefore, no work will occur from overnight Wednesday, November 22 through Sunday, November 26th.

 

Ellenton Gillette Road at 69th Street East: Construction project: Crews are constructing new left-turn lanes on Ellenton Gillette Road and 69th Street E; improving drainage; constructing sidewalk; signal upgrades, and new signing. Expect daytime lane closures from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and flagging operations when crews begin construction of the turn-lanes. Expected completion is early 2018. Coastal Bridge Company is the contractor.

 

I-275 at the Sunshine Skyway Rest Areas in Manatee and Pinellas counties: Construction Project: Improvements include constructing new rest areas and new parking lots with LED lighting, seawall repairs and extending the seawall at the Manatee County rest area to accommodate a new picnic pavilion. The Pinellas County Skyway Rest Area is closed for renovations. During this time, motorists will be directed to the Manatee County Skyway Rest Area. The closure is expected to last until fall 2018. The fishing piers will remain open during the closure. A nighttime short duration lane closure is expected on I-275 northbound for sign adjustments. Expected completion is fall 2019. David Nelson Construction Company is the contractor.  

 

I-75 (SR 93) / University Parkway Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI)

Sarasota/Bradenton:  Construction Project:

 

Temporary intermittent single and double lane closures are in place during the night/overnight on eastbound and westbound University Parkway from Cooper Creek Blvd. to Market Street Sunday, November 19 through Tuesday, November 21 between the hours of 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning. Double lane closures begin at 11 p.m.

 

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, construction activities are suspended Wednesday, November 22 through Sunday, November 26.

 

Watch for trucks entering and leaving the highway. Construction activities are subject to change at any time pending weather and schedule changes. Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience when traveling through work zones.

 

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 late 2017. The contractor is Prince Contracting, LLC. For additional information, please visit the project website at http://www.swflroads.com/i75/university/.

 

I-75 from Moccasin Wallow Road to the Hillsborough County Line: Construction project: Crews are resurfacing I-75, making drainage improvements, installing guardrail, and adding new signage and pavement markings. The pavement along Moccasin Wallow Road at the I-75 interchange is also being reconstructed. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures while crews are working. AJAX Paving Industries of Florida, LLC, is the contractor. Expected completion is summer 2018.

 

I-75 at SR 64/Manatee Avenue Interchange: Construction project: This project

reconstructs the interchange, widens interchange ramps and SR 64, and installs sidewalks and bicycle lanes on SR 64. Crews are currently excavating for ponds, installing drainage, relocating utilities, bridge piers, and ramp work.

           

·         On Sunday, November 19, crews will shift traffic to a temporary ramp for I-75 southbound.  Drivers are urged to use caution during the new ramp traffic pattern.

 

·         Motorists should expect the I-75 northbound exit (Exit 220A) CLOSED until late Summer 2018 for crews to reconstruct the ramp, weather permitting. Motorists must use Exit 220B to reach eastbound or westbound SR 64/Manatee Avenue.

 

·         Motorists should expect southbound I-75 lanes shifted to the temporary lanes constructed toward the median.

 

·         Crews will not work during the Thanksgiving holiday period; therefore, no work will occur from overnight Wednesday, November 22 through Sunday, November 26th.

 

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Drivers should use caution while traveling in this area. Estimated completion is late 2019. The contractor is Prince Contracting LLC.

 

US 301 from Erie/Old Tampa Road to Moccasin Wallow Road: Maintenance permit project: Crews are working on a force main. No lane closures are expected but motorists should be aware of crews working along the roadway through Friday, December 1. Use caution while in the area. 

US 301 from CR 675 to Moccasin Wallow Road: Construction project: Crews are installing new landscaping, irrigation and welcome signs. Superior Landscaping & Lawn Services is the contractor. Expected completion is spring 2018.

 

SR 789/Gulf Drive from SR 64/Manatee Avenue to SR 684/Cortez Road: Maintenance permit project: Manatee County is installing new force mains and water mains. For additional information about the project, please visit the project website at www.amipipereplacement.com. 

 

SR 789/Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach: Construction project: Crews are installing a

sidewalk along SR 789/Gulf Drive from just south of 13th Street South to the North Coquina Beach Boat Ramp.  This week, crews will be working on final punch list items and site cleanup.  Watch for daytime lane closures and be alert for flaggers.  The lane closures are necessary during the daytime hours to comply with sea turtle nesting lighting restrictions.  The contractor is Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC. Expected completion is late 2017.

 

SR 684 from 92nd Lane to 82nd Street West: Maintenance permit project: Crews are working on a force main. Expect intermittent east and westbound lane closures through Friday, December 1. Use caution and expect possible delays.  

 

SR 684/Cortez Road at 119th Street West in Cortez: Construction project: Crews

will construct interim intersection safety improvements, including median, pedestrian signal, and lane striping work.  This week, crews will be working on signal work, concrete median, and preparing for punch list items.  Motorists should expect lane closures during the daytime or nighttime hours; therefore, drivers should use caution while traveling in this area.  Crews will not be working during the Thanksgiving holiday; therefore no work will be performed from the evening of Wednesday, November 22 through Sunday, November 26.  The contractor is Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC. Expected completion is late 2017.

 

SR 70 from 301 Boulevard to Tara Boulevard: Construction project: Crews are resurfacing the roadway and making signal upgrades. Construction operations are still underway including asphalt paving, signal work, roadway striping, installation of permanent signing, and concrete curb and sidewalk construction. Expect nighttime signal work at various intersections and new sign locations. Resurfacing towards the east end of the project from Braden River to Tara Boulevard continues Sunday through Thursday nights. Expected completion is fall 2017. The contractor is Superior Asphalt, Inc.