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.
- There is ongoing work along the west side of Rye Rd. This will be starting near SR 64 and working north towards Gene Witt Elementary. Please use caution and obey all work zone signs.
- At Ft. Hamer Rd, Golf Course Rd, and Mulholland Rd, motorists should use caution and expect possible delays, as this section of roadway is undergoing an upgrade in anticipation of the new Ft. Hamer bridge crossing, which will be open early 2017. For further information please visit the official Ft. Hamer Bridge project website: http://www.forthamerbridge.com/
- At Upper Manatee River Rd, drivers are also asked to use caution and expect potential delays for these roadway improvements which are also associated with the new bridge. Starting August 8th, there will be a detour that only allows southbound traffic on UMRR from Gates Creek Rd to 3rd Ave NE. For further information: mymanatee-author/dms/departments/public-works/road-closure-documents/UMRR-Notice-Update/UMRR.Notice.Update.pdf
- Lockwood Ridge Rd just south of SR 70 will be impacted by a right turn lane expansion that includes a watermain and other utility relocations. Drivers are asked to use caution and expect possible 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.
- 16th Ave E (Canal Rd) will be shut down to one lane, and also fully closed (intermittently) starting now until November, for a 16" waterline and service installation. Please use caution and follow posted detour routes. Also please note there will be a lane and partial closure of the intersection at Exp Farm Rd and Canal Rd, starting Oct 6th. See this link for more information: mymanatee-author/dms/departments/public-works/road-closure-documents/CanalRdClosure.pdf
- 63rd Ave E from Tuttle to Prospect will be undergoing construction starting August 12th and lasting several months. This is for a watermain replacement project. Intermittent lane closures will be in effect, please use caution and plan alternative routes.
- Starting January 3rd, please use caution at the following intersections which will be undergoing reconstruction: 27th St E at 38th Ave E, and 30th St E at 38th Ave E. This is in relation to the 44th Ave E expansion project. Please see the following link for further details: mymanatee-author/dms/departments/public-works/road-closure-documents/Roundabouts_Info-Sheet_F/Roundabouts_Info%20Sheet_F.pdf
- 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.
- The County Forcemain Project 31M has commenced along 48th St W. The road is closed (local traffic only) from 26th St W to 18th St W.
- County forces will be repairing and replacing water services along 7th St W from 26th Ave W to 30th Ave W. Please use caution and use alternate routes. Local traffic only will be permitted. This closure is anticipated from February 13th until the 20th.
FDOT Roadway Updates:
I-75 (SR 93) / University Parkway Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI)
(Sarasota/Bradenton): Construction Project:
Detour – I-75 Northbound On-Ramp CLOSED at the I-75/University Parkway Interchange:
Wednesday, February 15. Details below:
The contractor anticipates implementing a temporary detour route at the I-75/University Parkway interchange at night/overnight Wednesday, February 15 between 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Motorists traveling on University Parkway wishing to travel north on I-75 are directed to enter I-75 southbound, exit at Fruitville Road, Exit 210, travel east on Fruitville Road and enter northbound I-75.
Detour – I-75 Northbound Off-Ramp CLOSED at the I-75/University Parkway Interchange:
Thursday, February 16. Details below:
The contractor anticipates implementing a temporary detour route at the I-75/University Parkway interchange at night/overnight Thursday, February 16 between 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. to install overhead signs. This closure will take place prior to the I-75 southbound off-ramp closure.
Motorists traveling north on I-75 wishing to exit at University Parkway, Exit 213 are directed to exit at westbound SR 70/Exit 217 B (north of the closure), enter southbound I-75, and exit at University Parkway/Exit 213.
Detour – I-75 Southbound Off-Ramp CLOSED at the I-75/University Parkway Interchange:
Thursday, February 16. Details below:
The contractor anticipates implementing a temporary detour route at the I-75/University Parkway interchange at night/overnight Thursday, February 16 between 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. to install overhead signs.
Motorists traveling south on I-75 wishing to exit at University Parkway, Exit 213 are directed to continue south and exit at Fruitville Road, Exit 210, travel east on Fruitville Road and enter northbound I-75, and exit at University Parkway/Exit 213.
Temporary intermittent single and double lane closures are in place at night/overnight on northbound and southbound I-75 Sunday, February 12 through Friday, February 17 between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. Double lane closures begin at 11 p.m. Watch for lane shifts and temporary single and double lane closures on the I-75 on and off-ramps between 8 p.m. and 7 a.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 Sunday, February 12 through Friday, February 17 between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. Double lane closures begin at 10 p.m. Watch for shifts in traffic.
The contractor is paving the approaches to Errie Creek Bridge, installing water main and storm drain throughout the project, excavating earth material, reconstructing the median on University Parkway, constructing the new I-75 northbound bridge, and constructing MSE walls. Watch for trucks entering and leaving the highway. Watch for changes in the speed limit. Speeding fines double when workers are present.
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/
I-75 at the I-275 and Moccasin Wallow Road Interchanges: Construction project: Crews are installing new high-mast lighting. Expect possible nighttime/overnight lane closures from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Highway Safety Devices, Inc. is the contractor. Expected completion is early 2017.
US 301 from 19th Street to 60th Avenue: Construction project: Crews are removing old asphalt and resurfacing the roadway; installing guardrail and new signing and pavement markings. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures while crews are working. AJAX Paving Industries of Florida LLC, is the contractor. Expected completion is summer 2017.
US 301 at Victory Road/Amsterdam Avenue: Construction project: Crews are installing sidewalks and crosswalk ramps, upgrading pedestrian signals and crosswalks. This week, crews will be working on the pedestrian crossing signals, signage, pavement markings, and installation of Americans with Disabilities pads at the crosswalk. Motorists should expect lane closures during the daytime and nighttime hours; therefore, drivers should use caution while traveling in this area. Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC is the contractor. Expected completion is spring 2017.
US 301 from Canal Road to 19th Avenue East: Maintenance permit project: Crews are installing new pipes and sidewalk. Expect possible eastbound lane closures through Friday, March 10 while crews are working. Use caution and expect possible delays.
US 301 from Canal Road to 19th Avenue East: Maintenance permit project: Crews are
resurfacing the roadway. Expect nighttime/overnight eastbound lane closures from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through Friday, March 3. Use caution and expect possible delays.
SR 70 from 301 Boulevard to Tara Boulevard: Construction project: Crews are resurfacing the roadway and making signal upgrades. Expect daytime and/or nighttime/overnight lane closures while crews are working. Daytime construction work continues along SR 70 reconstructing concrete curbs and sidewalks for ADA improvements from 301st Boulevard E/15th Street E with periodic lane closures. Night work will continue for overhead signal work and drainage improvements along the outside travel lanes. Expect nightly lane closures Sunday through Thursday for the next two weeks on SR 70 at the intersections of US 301 and 33rd installing new overhead signals. Expected completion is late summer 2017. The contractor is Superior Asphalt, Inc.
SR 70/53rd Avenue from east of Pope Road to Wolf Slough: Maintenance permits project: Crews are making drainage repairs. The eastbound outside lane will remain closed through Sunday, February 26 while crews are working.
SR 70 at Greenbrook Boulevard West: Construction project: Crews are installing a new
traffic signal, crosswalks with pedestrian signals, and street lighting at the intersection. This week, crews will be mobilizing for the project. Motorists should expect lane closures during the daytime or nighttime hours; therefore, drivers should use caution while traveling in this area. Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC is the contractor. Expected completion is spring 2017.