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.

 

 

  • 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.

 

  • On Monday, June 20th, at Lorraine Rd, approximately a half mile south of SR 64, there will be intermittent lane closures for a new watermain connection.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FDOT Roadway Updates:

 

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

(Sarasota/Bradenton):  Construction Project:

 

Detour – Portions of Eastbound and Westbound University Parkway and the Northbound On and Off-Ramps CLOSED Under I-75 at the I-75/University Parkway Interchange:  

 

Monday, June 12. Details below:

 

The contractor is closing the turn lanes on the northbound I-75 off-ramp that lead to eastbound University Parkway, the turn lanes on westbound University Parkway that lead to northbound I-75, and the turn lanes on the southbound I-75 off-ramp that lead to eastbound University Parkway at the I-75/University Parkway interchange at night/overnight on Monday, June12 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday morning while crews install overhead trusses. These activities may be rescheduled for the following day(s) due to inclement weather.

 

Motorists traveling east on University Parkway (west of I-75) wishing to travel east through the interchange are directed to travel north on I-75, exit at SR 70, travel east to Lakewood Ranch Blvd., and travel south on Lakewood Ranch Blvd. to University Parkway.

 

Eastbound traffic on University Parkway (west of I-75) can access northbound I-75 via the on-ramp.

 

Motorists traveling west on University Parkway (east of I-75) wishing to travel west through the interchange are directed to travel north on Lakewood Ranch Blvd. to SR 70, travel west on SR 70, enter southbound I-75, and exit at University Parkway/Exit 213.

Westbound traffic on University Parkway (east of I-75) can access southbound I-75 via the on-ramp.

 

Motorists traveling south on I-75 wishing to travel east on University Parkway are directed to exit at eastbound SR 70/Exit 217A, (north of University Parkway/Exit 213) travel east to Lakewood Ranch Blvd., and travel south on Lakewood Ranch Blvd. to University Parkway. 

 

Southbound traffic on I-75 can exit at University Parkway/Exit 213 and travel west.

 

Motorists traveling north on I-75 wishing to travel east on University Parkway are directed to continue north on I-75, exit at eastbound SR 70/Exit 217A (north of University Parkway/Exit 213), travel east to Lakewood Ranch Blvd., travel south on Lakewood Ranch Blvd. to University Parkway.

 

Northbound traffic on I-75 can exit at University Parkway/Exit 213 and travel west.

 

Detour – I-75 Northbound Off-Ramp CLOSED at the I-75/University Parkway Interchange: 

 

Tuesday, June 13. Details below:

 

The contractor anticipates implementing a temporary detour route at the I-75/University Parkway interchange at night/overnight Tuesday, June 13 between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. to work on the lanes. These activities may be rescheduled for the following day(s) due to inclement weather.

 

Motorists traveling north on I-75 wishing to exit at University Parkway/Exit 213 are directed to continue north on I-75, exit at westbound SR 70/Exit 217 B, enter southbound I-75, and exit at University Parkway/Exit 213.

 

Watch for shifts in traffic on northbound and southbound I-75 and on the on and off-ramps at I-75/University Parkway Interchange. Temporary intermittent single and double lane closures are in place at night/overnight on northbound and southbound I-75 Sunday, June 11 through Saturday, June 17 between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. 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, June 11 through Saturday, June 17 from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning. Double lane closures begin at 10 p.m.

 

The contractor is installing overhead signage and trusses, water main and storm drain, excavating earth material, paving and striping University Parkway and the on and off-ramps, constructing sidewalk and curb & gutter, working on signalization, placing sod, and constructing the pedestrian median. 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 install construction signage, erosion control devices, and setting up safety barrier walls.  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 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 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.

 

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

 

 

SR 37 from SR 62 to north of Bradley Road:  Maintenance Contract Crews are removing old asphalt and resurfacing the roadway northbound on SR 37 through mid-June. Expect intermittent daytime lane closures and flagging operations while crews are working. Cheyenne Paving is the contractor.