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.

 

 

 

  • 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 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:

 

MANATEE COUNTY

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 spring 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. Expected completion of both rest areas is fall 2019. David Nelson Construction Company is the contractor. 

 

I-75/University Parkway (Exit 213) Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) Sarasota/Bradenton:  Construction project:

 

Temporary intermittent single and double lane closures are in place at night/overnight on northbound and southbound I-75 Monday, January 15 through Thursday, January 18 between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. the following morning. Double lane closures begin at 11 p.m.

 

Temporary intermittent single and double lane closures are in place at night/overnight on eastbound and westbound University Parkway from Cooper Creek Blvd. to Market Street Monday, January 15 through Thursday, January 18 from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning. Double lane closures begin at 10 p.m.

 

The contractor is installing final friction course, weather permitting. Watch for trucks entering and leaving the highway and uneven pavement.

 

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 early 2018. 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 (Exit 229) 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 (Exit 220): Construction project: Crews are currently excavating and for ponds and hauling removed fill, widening northbound and southbound I-75, and performing bridge work.

           

·         Motorists are advised that one lane on SR 64 eastbound will be closed between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. as crews widen the roadway.

 

·         Motorists are advised that traffic pattern shifts on SR 64 will occur on Sunday, January 14th at 8 p.m.

 

·         Motorists are advised that one lane closure in each direction on I-75 between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.

 

·         Motorists are reminded that I-75 northbound exit (Exit 220A) is 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.

 

This project reconstructs the interchange, widens interchange ramps and SR 64, and installs sidewalks and bicycle lanes on SR 64. 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 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.

 

US 301 at SR 70: Construction project: Crews are resurfacing the roadway, widening turn lanes, improving drainage, and installing new signing and pavement markings. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. while crews are working. Coastal Bridge Company is the contractor. Expected completion is summer 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 70 from Lorraine Road to Post Road: Maintenance permit project: Crews are widening the roadway to accommodate a new development. Expect intermittent daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday, January 19. Use caution and expect possible delays.

 

 

SR 70 at US 41: Construction project: Crews are resurfacing the roadway, installing traffic separators, installing new signing and pavement markings, and performing signal work. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews are working. Expected completion is early 2018. The contractor is Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC.