Current Road Work Updates

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See the map and table below for current road work with possible lane and full road closures. Some closures are intermittent or overnight. See "Notes" for more information. Additional construction projects are listed below for FDOT (State) roadways. Visit our Smart Traffic website for live updates and traffic camera views of our roads.

Current Road work INCLUDING POSSIBLE Closures

Construction Projects - FDOT Roadways

Updated October 21st, 2021

I-75 at SR 70 Interchange (Exit 217): Construction project: This week, crews will work on widening I-75, the ramps, and median and drainage work on SR 70.

  • Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8:45 p.m. to 6 a.m. (northbound) or 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (southbound) through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 70 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 70 through the duration of the construction.
  • Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the interstate through the duration of the construction.

     

    Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is late 2021. The contractor is Sacyr Construction USA, LLC.

     

    I-275 at US 19 (Exit 5): Construction project: Crews will remove the existing high mast lighting systems and replace with conventional lighting systems.  This week, crews will install the electrical conductors.

     

  • Motorists should expect a lane closure on I-275 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 a.m. to 5 a.m.

     

    Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is fall 2021. The contractor is Highway Safety Devices.

     

    I-275 at US 41 (Exit 2): Construction project: Crews will remove the existing high mast lighting systems and replace with conventional lighting systems.  This week, crews will install the electric conductors.

     

  • Motorists should expect a lane closure on I-275 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 a.m. to 5 a.m.

 

Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is fall 2021. The contractor is Highway Safety Devices.


I-75 at SR 64:
 Landscape installation: Crews will begin installing landscaping that requires periodic shoulder closures. No roadway lane closures are anticipated. Estimated completion is winter 2022.  Contractor is Frankie Valdez Company.


SR 789 Gulf Drive north from Avenue C to 9th Street, Bradenton Beach:
Construction project: Crews will be replacing the east sidewalk with permeable pavers to improve drainage, provide natural water absorption, and relieve pressure on the current island drainage network. Expect lane closures throughout the project. Variable message signs and flagging operations will guide motorists through the construction zone. Expect noise from construction equipment. Project contractor is AF USA Construction Corporation. Project is expected to be completed by late 2021.

 

SR 684 Cortez Road from US 41/ 14th Street to 26th Street: Construction project: Crews have begun a median modification project to control motorist speed and safety through the corridor, provide enhanced lighting, and improve pedestrian and bicycle safety. The posted speed limit will be maintained as will pedestrian access to bus stops and side streets.

 

  • Motorists should expect overnight lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.  Please use caution in the active construction zone.

     

  • The right turn lane on west Cortez Road and 14th Street / US 41 into the shopping center will be removed.

 

Expected completion is winter 2022, weather permitting. The contractor is Wright Construction.

 

SR 37 from SR 62 to Polk County Line: Permit construction: There will be alternating north and southbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to perform pavement cores in preparation for an upcoming FDOT project.  Work begins in October and goes through December 2021. Motorists should watch for traffic shifts, use caution, and expect possible delays.

 

SR 64 at Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road: Construction project: Construction of a roundabout at SR 64 and Greyhawk Boulevard/Pope Road includes installing pedestrian activated crossings on all legs of the roundabout, adding lighting and landscaping, and installing a new traffic signal and crosswalks at SR 64 and 117th Street east.  The contractor is Watson Civil Construction, Inc. Expected completion is fall 2021, weather permitting.

 

  • **SPEED LIMIT IS 25 MPH THROUGH THE PROJECT**

     

  • Crews will finish up final striping, signage, and pedestrian features.

     

  • Manatee County will keep Pope Road CLOSED to thru traffic, utilize the roundabout at SR 64 and White Eagle Boulevard/Rye Road.

     

  • Pedestrian traffic: Sidewalks are open on both sides of SR 64.

 

SR 70 from Lakewood Ranch Boulevard to West of White Eagle: Permit construction project:    Motorists should expect alternating east and westbound lane closures on SR 70 from Lakewood Ranch Boulevard to west of White Eagle through the end of November from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The contractor will be constructing a left turn lane, median opening, and right turn lane.  Please use caution and expect possible delays.

 

SR 70 from Creekwood Boulevard to west of Caruso Road: Construction permit project: Through the end of November 2021, a detour is in place for Caruso Road on SR 70 from Creekwood Boulevard to west of Caruso Road.  This is part of the continued 44th Avenue east improvements project, constructing utility, drainage, and roadway improvements. Please plan additional travel time and use caution in the area.