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.
  • At Ft. Hamer Rd, Golf Course Rd, Mulholland Rd, and Upper Manatee River 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 Summer of 2017.  For further information please visit the official Ft. Hamer Bridge project website: http://www.forthamerbridge.com/

 

 

  • 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.  Traffic pattern will be switched early June 2017 to use the new traffic lanes. 

 

 

 

  • 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.

 

  • 37th St E will be closed from May 1st until June 1st.  Location is at the future 44th Ave E intersection and is also for the 44th Ave E improvements.  Note that the 45th St E closure will be lifted by then. View PDF map of related road closures and detours.

 

  • Please use caution along 27th St E and 26th Ave E, as there will be upcoming lane closures for the new Villages of Glen Creek subdivision which is within the City of Bradenton.

 

  • 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.

 

 

  • Lorraine Rd remains closed south of University Parkway until all road improvements finalized and opened for traffic.  Most likely mid to end of July.

  

 

 

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

 

  • 38th Ave E will have a closure at 27th St E and 30th St E, starting July 31st and running until August 9th.  Be aware due to weather this may become an intermittent closure or be postponed until the following week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FDOT Roadway Updates:

 

State Roadways in Manatee and Sarasota counties: Maintenance contracts project: Crews are trimming trees over the roads and sidewalk on all state roads in Manatee and Sarasota counties. Expect possible daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday, August 4.  Use caution and expect possible delays.

 

I-275 over the Terra Ceia River: Bridge maintenance project: Crews are working on the

bridge. Expect nighttime/overnight southbound lane closures from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, August 7. Use caution and expect possible delays.

 

I-275 over Bayshore Road: Bridge maintenance project: Crews are working on the bridge.

Expect nighttime/overnight northbound lane closures from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Thursday, August 10. Use caution and expect possible delays.

 

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

Sarasota/Bradenton:  Construction Project:

 

Detour – Eastbound and Westbound University Parkway CLOSED under I-75 at the I-75/University Parkway Interchange:  

 

Sunday, July 30 and Monday, July 31. Details below:

 

The contractor anticipates implementing a temporary detour route on University Parkway at the I-75/University Parkway interchange at night/overnight on Sunday, July 30 and Monday, July 31 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday morning. If weather is a factor, these activities may be rescheduled for the following day(s).

 

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 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 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.

 

Temporary intermittent single and double lane closures are in place at night/overnight on northbound and southbound I-75 Sunday, July 30 through Saturday, August 5 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 Sunday, July 30 through Saturday, August 5 from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning. Double lane closures begin at 10 p.m.

 

The contractor is installing the final friction course, applying permanent striping and completing punch list items. Watch for trucks entering and leaving the highway and uneven pavement. 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 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. This week, crews will continue widening and resurfacing SR 64 eastbound, perform site excavations, and install signage and silt fencing. 

 

·         Motorists should expect lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

 

·         Lanes on SR 64 eastbound will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for resurfacing work on Sunday, July 31 through Friday, August 4.

 

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 of 2019. The contractor is Prince Contracting LLC.

 

US 301 at the Hernando Desoto Bridge: Construction project: Crews are installing pile jackets, making concrete repairs and repairing the bridge fender system. Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews are working. Portions of Riverwalk along the seawall will be closed from early May through the end of August while crews are working on the seawall. Inland Construction and Engineering, Inc., is the contractor. Expected completion is fall 2017.

 

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 Tuesday, August 8. Use caution while in the area.

 

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 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 beginning Monday, August 14 through Monday, August 28. Use caution and expect possible delays.

 

SR 70A/15th Street East between 44th Avenue East and 301 Boulevard: Maintenance contracts project: Crews are cleaning the roadside ditches. Expect daytime intermittent lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday, August 4. 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. Expected completion is late summer 2017. The contractor is Superior Asphalt, Inc.

 

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 working on punch list items and site cleanup.  Expected completion is summer 2017.  Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC is the contractor.