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. 

 

  • 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.

 

 

  • 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.

 

  • Verna Bethany Rd will be closed from March 13th for several weeks for a storm crossing repair.  Please follow indicated detour from 65th Ave to 274th St and then to Gopher Hill Rd.  Local traffic will be permitted up to the actual closure location but not thru traffic.

 

  • Tallevast Rd directly east of US 301 will be closed for a week starting March 17th for a railroad crossing improvement project.  Please follow detour north to Whitfield and Prospect OR south to University Pkwy and Tuttle.  Local traffic will be permitted up to the actual closure area.

 

  • 45th St E will be closed over Spring Break, from March 20th - 24th.  This is in relation to the 44th Ave E improvements.  Please follow detour and use caution.

 

  • Please use caution along 27th St E, as there will be upcoming lane closures for watermain installations over Spring Break, March 20th - 24th.  This is in relation to the new Villages of Glen Creek subdivision which is within the City of Bradenton.

 

  • 49th St W will be undergoing a small local closure for storm repair work, starting March 27th - 30th. 

 

  • 57th Ave W will be closed for the CYCLOVIA event hosted by SCF, on March 26th, from 10am - 2pm.

 

 

 

 

FDOT Roadway Updates:

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

(Sarasota/Bradenton):  Construction Project:

 

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

 

Thursday, March 16. Details below:

 

The contractor anticipates implementing a temporary detour route on eastbound and westbound University Parkway at the I-75/University Parkway interchange at night/overnight beginning Thursday, March 16 between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. while crews pour span 2 of the bridge deck on the northbound I-75 bridge over University Parkway. All ramps will remain open.

 

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 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 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.

 

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

 

Tuesday, March 14. Details below:

 

The contractor anticipates implementing a temporary detour route at the I-75/University Parkway interchange at night/overnight Tuesday, March 14 between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. while crews adjust the overhead sign on the southbound I-75 off-ramp. In addition, the two outside lanes of I-75 southbound will be closed prior to the ramp.

 

Motorists traveling south on I-75 wishing to travel on University Parkway are directed to continue south on I-75, exit at eastbound Fruitville Road, enter northbound I-75, and exit at University Parkway/Exit 213.

 

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

 

Friday, March 17. Details below:

 

The contractor anticipates implementing a temporary detour route on eastbound University Parkway at the I-75/University Parkway interchange at night/overnight beginning Friday, March 17 between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. while crews pave University Parkway under I-75.

 

Motorists traveling eastbound on University Parkway (west of I-75) wishing to travel east through the interchange are directed to travel southbound on I-75, exit at Fruitville Road/Exit 210, enter northbound I-75, and exit at University Parkway/Exit 213.

 

Motorists traveling southbound 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.

 

Temporary intermittent single and double lane closures are in place at night/overnight on northbound and southbound I-75 Sunday, March 12 through Friday, March 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, March 12 through Friday, March 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 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, installing and painting the panels for the noise wall, 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/

 

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 final punch list tasks and site cleanup.  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 31 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 31. Use caution and expect possible delays.

 

SR 684/Cortez Road at 20th Street W: Construction project: This project is to

perform pedestrian improvements at the SR 684/Cortez Road at 20th Street W intersection; including, new pedestrian crossing ramps, crosswalks, and pedestrian signals. Motorists should anticipate lane closures. This week, crews will work on the pedestrian crossing signals and crossing ramp pads. Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Motorists should use caution while traveling in the work zone. Estimated completion is spring 2017. Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC is the contractor.

 

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. Expect nightly lane closures Sunday through Thursday while crews are resurfacing the roadway. 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. Motorists should expect daytime or nighttime lane closures; therefore, drivers should use caution while traveling in this area. This week, crews will be installing the sidewalks and concrete traffic separators.  Expected completion is spring 2017.  Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC is the contractor.