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District One Roadwatch Report | FDOT | Feb. 10

By Staff | Feb 10, 2024

District One is 12 counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Manatee, Okeechobee, Polk, and Sarasota

BARTOW, Fla. – This weekly report is prepared by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to inform the public about upcoming road work in Southwest Florida. Below are the work schedule and lane closure locations for major state road projects.

Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they travel through work zones. Remember, speeding fines are doubled in work zones.

As a reminder, travelers can visit www.FL511.com or dial “511” from their phone to learn about traffic conditions on major roadways across the state.

If you know before you go, you can plan accordingly and save time and money.

CHARLOTTE COUNTY

US 41 from Midway Boulevard to Paulson Drive: Maintenance project: Motorists should expect intermittent outside northbound closures during nighttime/overnight hours from 8:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. weekdays, while crews perform geotechnical work.

US 41 and Harbor View Road: Traffic operations: On Thursday, February 15, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., crews will be replacing traffic signal heads. Motorists should expect temporary lane shifts and possible slow-moving traffic. A police officer will be present to ensure both motorist and crew safety.

Main Street to Peace River Bridge: Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures during daytime and nighttime/overnight hours while crews resurface the roadway, construct curb, gutter, sidewalk, lanes widenings, drainage, signage, Street Light, and signalization improvements. 

Motorists should expect intermittent southbound and northbound lane closures from Aqui Esta Drive to Payne Street during daytime hours from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.

Motorists should use caution as crews work on the roadway. 

US 41/Tamiami Trail from Payne Street to Rio Villa Drive: Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures during daytime and nighttime/overnight hours while crews resurface the roadway, construct curb, gutter, sidewalk, lanes widenings, drainage, signage, streetlight, and signalization improvements. 

Motorists should expect intermittent south and northbound lane closures from Aqui Esta Drive to Payne Street during daytime hours from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and during night/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.

Motorists should use caution as crews work on the roadway. The expected project completion is early 2024. 

US 17 from Piper Road to West of Golf Course Road: Construction project:

Crews will be constructing new turn lanes as well as milling and resurfacing existing roadway on US 17. Motorists should expect intermittent eastbound lane closures during daytime and nighttime hours. Motorists should expect slow-moving traffic and possible delays.

US 41 and SR 776 at Various Intersections: Hurricane Ian signal repair project: Crews will be installing illuminated signs along US 41 in Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte at several intersections. Motorists should expect minor traffic delays and slow-moving traffic. Please use caution as crews install signs.

SR 31 from Fox Hill Road to Little Farm Road: Maintenance Permit Project: Crews will be relocating existing natural gas pipelines on both southbound and northbound lanes on SR 31. Motorists should expect lane closures during the overnight/nighttime hours through April 8, 2024. Please use caution when traveling through this area.

COLLIER COUNTY

I-75 from Mile Marker 76 to Mile Marker 100/Toll Plaza: Construction project: Crews will widen and resurface the roadway as well as construct new guardrail and wildlife crossings.

Motorists should expect intermittent southbound and northbound lane closures during daytime hours throughout the duration of the project.  

Motorists should use caution as crews work on the roadway. The expected project completion is spring 2024. 

I-75 from the Broward County line to the east of the bridge over Wildlife Crossing #15: Construction project: Crews will widen and resurface the roadway as well as construct new guardrail and wildlife crossings. 

Motorists should expect intermittent southbound and northbound lane closures during daytime hours throughout the duration of the project.

Motorists should use caution as crews work on the roadway. The expected project completion is spring 2024.

I-75 at SR 951 (exit 101) Interchange Improvements:  FDOT is reconstructing the I-75 southbound on and off-ramp connections and the northbound on-ramp connection to the mainline lanes at SR 951 (exit 101). The northeast quadrant loop ramp will be connected to, and accessible only by, a direct flyover ramp from northbound Collier Boulevard starting south of the Davis Boulevard intersection. This single-lane flyover ramp will carry traffic over Beck Boulevard and a reconstructed I-75 southbound on-ramp. A single-lane flyover ramp extension will carry I-75 southbound traffic over Davis Boulevard to a new signalized intersection at Collier Boulevard and Business Circle North. This ramp will extend along the western side of Collier Boulevard. 

Crews continue to drive pile for the new bridge over Beck Boulevard, east of Collier Boulevard. This work is expected to continue through April.

Motorists are advised that during the overnight/nighttime hours of 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Sunday, February 11, motorists should expect lane closures on the southbound and northbound ramps at I-75 and SR 951 (Collier Boulevard) to allow crews to pave the travel lanes.

Motorists can expect daytime lane closures between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on northbound Collier Boulevard from just south of Beck Boulevard to just south of the southbound on-ramp at I-75.

During the month of February, motorists can expect lane closures during the overnight/nighttime hours of 9:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. on southbound Collier Boulevard between Beck Boulevard and Business Circle North for utility relocation work.

Crews continue constructing the noise wall on the south side of I-75, just west of the interchange. The contractor does not expect impacts to traffic with this activity.

Please use caution and watch for workers and construction vehicles entering and leaving the roadway. The expected completion date is spring 2026.

US 41 at Oasis Visitor Center: Construction project: Crews will construct an eastbound left turn lane from US 41 at the Oasis Visitor Center. Additional improvements include lane widening, guardrail installation, resurfacing, and new signage and pavement markings at the intersection.

Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures and shifts during daytime hours from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. throughout the duration of the project.  

Motorists should use caution as crews work on the roadway. The expected project completion is early 2024. 

Shoulder closures and bicyclists flagging operation during daytime working operations.

US 41 from 10th Street North to 9th Street North: Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect intermittent northbound and southbound lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. while crews construct underground utilities. A temporary traffic signal will be installed during construction. Motorists should expect slow-moving traffic and possible delays.

US 41 at the Treviso Bay Entrance east of Johns Street: Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect intermittent northbound lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. while crews make turn lane modifications. Motorists should use caution as crews work on the roadway.

SR 84/Davis Boulevard from Ospreys Landing to West Crown Point Boulevard: Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect intermittent westbound lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. while crews replace underground utilities. Motorists should expect slow-moving traffic and possible delays.

SR 670 9th Street North to Tamiami Trail: Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect intermittent southbound lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews construct a turn lane. Motorists should expect slow-moving traffic. Motorists should expect to work during weekends from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Copeland Avenue from Chokoloskee Bridge to Broadway Avenue: Construction project: Crews will construct sidewalk on the east side of Copeland Avenue from Chokoloskee Bridge to Broadway Avenue. Crews will install temporary signalization within the project.

Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures during daytime hours from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. with possible flagging operations throughout the duration of the project.

Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway. The expected project completion is early 2024.

US 41 From East of Whistler’s Cove Boulevard to West of Collier Boulevard: Construction project: Crews will be working on widening areas, curb construction, and installation of permanent signs throughout project limits.

Contractor plans to utilize shoulder and turn lanes for possible lane closures.

Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway. 

US 41 from Immokalee Road to Wiggens Pass: Construction Project: Crews will be working in the southbound direction on US 41 from Immokalee Road to Wiggens Pass installing a turn lane. Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures during the nighttime/overnight hours from February 5 to May 5, 2024.

Please use caution when traveling in the area.

SR 90 from 11 Mile Loop Road to Collier/Miami County Line: Design Project: Motorists should anticipate daytime lane closures from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Friday, February 16, 2024. Crews will be performing geotechnical borings in the roadway. Weekend operations may take place.

Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway.

DESOTO COUNTY

SR 70 from Peace River to SE Baker Street: Construction project: Crews will reconstruct approximately 3.4 miles of SR 70 within the City of Arcadia, add new drainage facilities, add new and relocate sanitary and watermain utilities, install new traffic signals, reconstruct sidewalks, and add street lighting in various locations. During construction there will be lane closure on SR 70. Temporary pedestrian pathways will be installed for pedestrians during construction while sidewalks are under construction and detours will be in place during construction, while crews work on side roads; please follow signage and use caution in these areas. 

Motorists should expect lane closures on westbound and eastbound SR 70 from Baker Street to the apex of eastbound and westbound SR 70.

Robert Ave at eastbound SR 70 is closed. A detour is in place at Luther Avenue. Please follow detour signs and allow extra travel time.

Motorists should expect nighttime lane closures on SR 70 WB of the Peace River and east of US 17, while crews work on utilities. 

Estimated completion is summer 2026.

SR 70 from Manatee County line to CR 661: Construction project: Crews will resurface SR 70 from the Manatee County line to CR 661, widen turn lanes and road shoulders, regrade ditches and improve drainage, and perform full depth roadway reconstruction at various locations. During construction the speed limit has been reduced to 50 mph and there will be periodic lane closures on SR 70 from the Manatee County line to CR 661.

Motorists should expect intermittent shoulder closures along SR 70 throughout the project.

Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 70 from Manatee County line to County Road 661 throughout the project.

Please use caution in the area and watch for workers in the construction zone. Estimated completion is summer 2024.

US 17 (SR 35 NB) from north of CR 761 to south of Senate Street: Permit project: From January 16 to February 19, there will be a shoulder closure while a contractor upgrades an existing driveway. Please use caution in this area and watch for workers and equipment on the shoulder of the roadway.

GLADES COUNTY

US 27 from Fisheating Creek to the Highlands County line: Construction project: Crews will be milling and resurfacing US 27 form Fisheating Creek to the Highlands County line. Other improvements include widening, guardrail, and signing and pavement markings. The bridge over Fisheating Creek will be repaired/rehabilitated including pile jacketing and spall repairs. During construction daytime lane closures may occur on US 27.

Motorists should expect daytime and nighttime intermittent lane closures on US 27 throughout the project limits until project completion.

Please use caution in the construction zone and watch for workers in the work zone. Estimated completion is spring 2024.

SR 78 from US 27 to Okeechobee County Line:  Maintenance project: Crews will be reworking and sodding shoulder on SR 78 from US 27 to Okeechobee County Line. No lane closures are expected but crews will be working near the travel lane. Please use caution in the area and watch for workers in the work zone. The expected project completion is February 2024.

HARDEE COUNTY

SR 64 from Main Street to Spruce Street:  Construction project: Crews will resurface SR 64 from Main Street to Spruce Street, improve drainage and cross slope correction, construct sidewalks on both sides of SR 64 in various locations, and install guardrail, signing, and pavement markings.  During construction motorists should expect the possibility of daytime and nighttime lane closures on SR 64 from Main Street to Spruce Street. Please use caution in the area and watch for workers in the work zone.

Eastbound/Westbound SR 64 lane closures/flagging operations, from Main Street to Florida Avenue February 12 – February 16, 2024.

Westbound SR 64 lane closures/flagging operations, from Ralph Johns Road to Golfview Drive February 12 – February 16, 2024.

Eastbound SR 64 lane closures/flagging operations, at Whippoorwill Road February 12 – February 16, 2024.

Anticipated completion is early 2024.

US 17 (SR 35 NB) from Bay Street to Palmetto Street: Permit project: lane and sidewalk closures with law enforcement at night while contractor removes and installs poles on the east side of US 17. Please use caution in this area and watch for workers and equipment.

SR 64 East from Delaney Road to Broadus Williams Road: Maintenance project: lane closure of westbound SR 64 from Delaney Road to Broadus Williams Road for approximately 1100 feet from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please be patient and use caution while traveling through this area.

HENDRY COUNTY 

US 27 Sidewalks in Clewiston at various locations and from Royal Palm Avenue and Ponce De Leon Avenue: Construction project: Crews will be adding sidewalks along the north and south side of US 27, the east side of San Luiz Avenue, the west side of Berner Road, and on US 27 extending north along Ponce De Leon Avenue and Royal Palm Avenue to Balboa Plaza. Additional work includes drainage improvements and resurfacing the intersection between US 27 and Berner Road, side streets, and turnouts. During sidewalk construction, pedestrian detours will be in place; please follow signage. During construction there may be lane closures on Berner Road, San Luiz Avenue, Royal Palm Avenue, and Ponce DeLeon Avenue. Please use caution and watch for crews working in the work zone.

Motorists should expect San Luiz Avenue to be closed through February with nighttime paving through the end of February.

US 27 from Palm Beach County line to east of San Diego Street: Construction project: Crews will be resurfacing US 27 from the Palm Beach County line to east of San Diego Street, widening and paving road shoulders along medians, making drainage improvements and cross slope corrections, replacing guardrail, reconstructing ADA ramps to ensure compliance, and install signing and pavement markings. During construction there will be lane closures on US 27 from the Palm Beach County line to east of San Diego Street. Please use caution in the area and watch for workers in the work zones.

Motorists should expect lane closures on US 27 southbound outside lanes and northbound inside lanes throughout the project limits.

Estimated completion is early 2024.

HIGHLANDS COUNTY 

US 27 from Glades County line to Polk County line: Maintenance contract project: Crews will be mowing and picking up litter along US 27 northbound and southbound from the Glades County line to the Polk County line. Please watch for workers in the work zone and use caution in the area. 

US 27 from south of SR 70 to north of SR 70: Construction project: Intersection improvements. Crews will be reconstructing the intersection with concrete pavement, resurfacing SR 70 and US 27 near the intersection, shoulder work, drainage improvements, signalization, and lighting, and signing and pavement markings.

Motorists should expect daytime and nighttime intermittent lane closures on US 27 and SR 70 near the intersection.

The driveways for Circle K and the BP Station will be impacted while crews place concrete at the intersection. Motorists will need to access Circle K from SR 70 and BP from US 27. The Circle K driveway off US 27 will be utilized as an Exit Only and the BP driveway off SR 70 will be utilized as an Exit Only.

Estimated completion is winter 2024.

US 27 at Lakeshore Mall entrance: The right turn lane off US 27 to the Lakeshore Mall is closed; please use alternate entrances.

US 27 between Whisper Circle and Flare Road: Utility permit project: This is a pole replacement project. Watch for workers close to and in the roadway. There are shoulder closures and right turn lane closures. There may be intermittent travel lane closures with this utility work.

US 98 from east of CR 621 to the Okeechobee County line: Construction project: Crews will resurface US 98 from east of CR 621 to the Okeechobee County line, reconstruct US 98 in various areas, widen shoulders, replace guardrail, and install signing and pavement markings. During construction there may be daytime and nighttime lane closures and traffic will be reduced to one lane in various areas; temporary signals will be installed to guide motorists. Please use caution in the area and watch for workers in the work zones.

Motorists should expect intermittent daytime lane closures between Kissimmee River Bridge and approx. 0.7 miles south of CR 621 to install temporary barrier wall, attenuator pads, and temporary striping.

Motorists should expect a lane closure from approximately 500 feet north of the Istokpoga Canal to approximately 600 feet south of the Istokpoga Canal. There will be a temporary traffic signal in place to direct traffic in this area.

Northbound and Southbound traffic will shift onto a newly constructed detour. Both lanes will shift to the east for reconstruction of the existing roadway. 

Anticipated completion is summer 2024.

CR 17 from Memorial Drive to North Forest Avenue: Maintenance permit project: Crews will be adding aerial lines and underground utilities along Main Street (SR 17) in Avon Park. There will be a lane closure in this area. Please watch for workers in the work zone and use caution in the area. 

East Main Street from North Lake Avenue to South Lake Avenue to West Pleasant Street to Jim Rogers Avenue back to East Main Street: Special use permit: The City of Avon Park is hosting the Annual LC5 Foundation 5K run. Motorists should expect road closures on East Main Street from Northlake Avenue to South Lake Avenue to West Pleasant Street to Jim Rogers Avenue back to East Main Street on Saturday, January 20, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please follow detour and use caution in the area.

East Main Street from North Lake Avenue to South Lake Avenue to West Pleasant Street to Jim Rogers Avenue back to East Main Street: Special use permit: The City of Avon Park is hosting the Annual LC5 Foundation 5K run. Motorists should expect road closures on East Main Street from North Lake Avenue to South Lake Avenue to West Pleasant Street to Jim Rogers Avenue back to East Main Street. Please follow detours and use caution in the area.

LEE COUNTY

Pine Island Road Causeway and Bridge Permanent Repairs: Construction project:  As part of the Emergency Restoration of the Pine Island Road Causeway and Bridge, crews will be working in the project boundaries along CR 78 Pine Island Road from west of Little Pine Island Bridge (Bridge No. 120111) to West of Shoreview Drive.

CONTINUED: The contractor is working on underground utility installation on the north side of the causeway.

Crews complete work on desilting drainage structures on the south side, west of Matlacha Pass Bridge.

UPCOMING: Later this month, motorists can expect flagging operations as crews work on desilting drainage structures on the north side.

Please be alerted to construction equipment in the construction zone. To maintain safety, motorists should find alternate parking areas.

Motorists can expect occasional delays due to flagging operations for delivery/removal of materials, transfer of equipment. 

Crews are maintaining two-lane traffic on causeway.

Pedestrians and bicyclists are not permitted within the construction zone.

Please use caution and watch for workers and construction vehicles entering and exiting the roadway.

Noise from construction equipment in the area is to be expected.

Please be patient and plan for additional travel time as it may be slower than usual in the area.

For additional information, visit the FDOT project web page at https://www.swflroads.com/project/451937-2 or email at shana.overhulser@dot.state.fl.us.

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Sanibel Causeway Emergency Restoration: Crews have moved traffic to the permanent lanes on the Sanibel Causeway. The causeway islands surrounding the temporary roadway are an active work zone and are currently closed for public access, including from the water.  

Beginning on Saturday, February 10, motorists should expect one lane of travel to continue from the toll plaza to Port Comfort Road to allow the contractor to begin to prepare the right-of-way on the south (beach) side of McGregor Boulevard for installing devices underground to reinforce the shoreline.

Beginning on Wednesday, February 14, the outside travel lane and shoulder (south/beach side) will be FULLY CLOSED TO ACCESS from the toll plaza to Port Comfort Road.  This closure is expected to last for approximately 3 months while crews work to install devices underground to reinforce the shoreline. Significant traffic delays are not expected during this operation.

Crews continue earthwork and debris removal along the causeway islands. Please expect construction equipment periodically entering/leaving the travel lanes when necessary. The contractor is limiting this interruption during peak hours. 

The westbound merge location is now west of the toll plaza. Motorists are urged to use caution and obey the 20 MPH speed limit. Construction vehicles and equipment continue to enter/exit the staging area near this location. 

Many oversized vehicles are crossing the causeway to assist with recovery efforts on the island. Please be patient as travel may be slower than usual. Bicyclists are encouraged to utilize another mode of transportation to travel the causeway and pedestrians are not permitted on the Sanibel Causeway. 

MOTORISTS ARE REMINDED TO OBEY THE POSTED SPEED LIMIT OF 20 MPH.

I-75 at Colonial Boulevard (mile marker 136): Construction project: Crews begin construction on the I-75 at Colonial Boulevard Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) Project. Other improvements along Colonial Boulevard include a Continuous Flow Intersection (CFI) at the intersection of Six Mile Cypress Parkway/Ortiz Avenue and a Superstreet intersection at the Colonial Boulevard/Forum Boulevard intersection. I-75 will also be widened to provide an auxiliary lane in each direction from Colonial Boulevard to SR 82/Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The off-ramps at Colonial Boulevard DDI and the northbound off-ramps at SR 82 will have emergency stopping sites.

Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures on I-75 and the on and off ramps at SR 884/Colonial Boulevard during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of construction.

Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures on SR 884/Colonial Boulevard during the nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the roadway throughout the duration of the project. The expected completion date is mid-2024.

SR 867/McGregor Boulevard from Cypress Lake Drive to Edinburgh Drive:

Construction Project: FDOT crews will be providing roadway median improvements from Cypress Lake Drive to Edinburgh Drive to enhance safety for drivers when traveling on SR 867.

Motorists should expect lane closures through Thursday, February 15, during the nighttime/overnight hours as crews work in the roadway.

Motorists should expect intermittent daytime lane closures throughout the duration of the project.

Please proceed with caution as crews work on the roadway.

US 41 from South of Hickory Drive to Emerson Square Boulevard: Construction project: Crews are resurfacing and widening the roadway along with reconstructing medians at Hickory Drive, San Carlos Boulevard, Shadow Creek Boulevard, and Harborage Drive.

Nighttime/overnight lane closures between Sunday and Thursday nights will continue until the end of February.

The median opening on US 41 at Emerson Square Boulevard is closed for construction.  

The median opening on US 41 at San Carlos Boulevard is closed for construction.

The median opening on US 41 at Harborage Drive/Babcock Road is closed for construction.

The median opening on US 41 at Shadow Creek Boulevard is closed for construction.

Daytime activities will include signalization work at San Carlos Boulevard and miscellaneous shoulder closures for turn lane widening and driveway reconstruction throughout the project limits.

SR 884 (Colonial Boulevard) and Fowler Street: Construction project: Crews are constructing turn lanes, drainage upgrades, signalization upgrades and milling and resurfacing at the intersection of Colonial Boulevard and Fowler Street.  

Motorists should anticipate right turn lane closures onto westbound SR

884 (Colonial Boulevard) when traveling southbound on Fowler Street.

Motorists should anticipate right turn lane closures onto eastbound SR 884 (Colonial Boulevard) when traveling northbound on Fowler Street.

Three lanes on SR 884 (Colonial Boulevard) headed eastbound will be reduced to two lanes when approaching Fowler Street.

Motorists should expect intermittent nighttime/overnight lane closures as crews work on signalization of the intersection.

The expected project completion is mid-2024.

US 41 over Caloosahatchee River Bridge Pedestrian Improvements: Design-Build Project: Crews will construct a sidewalk along the west side of US 41 from First Street in Fort Myers to North Key Drive in North Fort Myers. This project is intended to improve pedestrian safety by modifying the existing bridges to accommodate a sidewalk on the west side of the southbound bridge. This will be accomplished by installing new outside traffic railings, connecting the two bridge decks in the center, and restriping the lanes. A new single median barrier will separate the northbound and southbound traffic.

Motorists should expect intermittent nighttime lane closures for guardrail installation.

SR 865/San Carlos Boulevard at CR 869/Summerlin Road: There are no updates for hurricane work.

SR 865/San Carlos Boulevard at Pine Ridge Road: Hurricane Ian maintenance project: Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures while crews perform repairs to the traffic controller cabinet. Police officers will be on site to direct traffic as needed. Please use caution and expect delays while traveling through this area.

SR 80 (Palm Beach Boulevard)/Veronica South Shoemaker Boulevard to Alta Vista Avenue: Construction project: Motorists should expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. during the week while crews perform soil boring operations to gather design criteria for upcoming improvements to the corridor. Please use caution and expect delays while traveling through this area.

Buckingham Road to Lee Boulevard/Colonial Boulevard: Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect slow-moving traffic and possible delays during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews work on crosswalk corrections. Motorists should use caution while traveling in this area.

US 41/SR 78: Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect intermittent northbound lane closures during daytime hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. while crews construct driveways in the area. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway.

SR 80/Palm Beach Boulevard from Kingston Drive to Marion Street: Maintenance Project: Motorists should expect intermittent land closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews perform maintenance to storm drains. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway.

SR 78/ Pine Island Road from Donald Road to Santa Barbara Drive: Maintenance Project: Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. while crews perform shoulder repair maintenance. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway.

State Roadways (US 41, SR 31, SR 78, SR 80, SR 82, SR 739, SR 865, and SR 867): Maintenance contract project: Crews are sweeping curb and gutter on state roadways and bridges.  Motorists should expect lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.  Motorists should expect slow-moving traffic and possible delays.

SR 45/Leisure Road to Del Prado Boulevard North: Maintenance Project: Motorists should use caution when traveling along SR 45 southbound between Leisure Road and Del Prado Boulevard South as crews will be constructing watermain lines in the area. Work will be performed during daytime hours. Project is expected to be finished by mid-2024.

SR 82/Buckingham Road to Lee Boulevard/Colonial Boulevard: Maintenance Project: Motorists should expect slow moving traffic and delays on SR 82 westbound during daytime and nighttime hours while crews pave driveways. Nighttime lane closures will take place from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway.

SR 739 from Palm Avenue to Old Metro Parkway: Maintenance Project: Motorists should expect drilling operations to be performed on SR 739 on the eastbound shoulder during the daytime hours. Anticipated completion date of March 2024. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway.

SR 739 from Moreno Avenue to Palm Avenue: Maintenance Project: Motorists should expect drilling operations to be performed on northbound and southbound lanes while traveling on SR 739 on weekends from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Anticipated completion date of March 2024. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway.

SR 78 from Palm Creek Drive to Sabal Palm Drive: Maintenance Project: Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 78 while traveling in the eastbound and westbound direction during the overnight/nighttime hours for widening efforts. Motorists should anticipate slow moving traffic and possible delays when traveling in the area.

SR 80 / Palm Beach Blvd at Tarpon Street: Maintenance Project: Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. while contractors perform maintenance to storm water systems. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway.

SR 78 from Cypress Creek Drive to Durrance Road: Maintenance Project: Motorists should expect nighttime/overnight lane closures while traveling both eastbound and westbound on SR 78 for widening efforts. Motorists should anticipate slow moving traffic and possible delays. Please use caution while crews work in the roadway.

SR 78 from Cypress Creek Drive to Durrance Road: Maintenance Project: Crews will be drilling directional bore across SR 78. The contractor does not anticipate any delays or lane closures for this work. Please us caution while crews work in the roadway.

SR 41 from Sky Villa Boulevard to Playa Del Sol Boulevard: Maintenance Project: Crews will be installing pipe across Leesure Lane during the overnight/nighttime hours of 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Friday, February 19, 2024. Lane closure will be required. Please use caution when traveling in this area.

SR 31 from Fox Hill Road to Little Farm Road: Maintenance Permit Project: Crews will be relocating existing natural gas pipelines on both southbound and northbound lanes on SR 31. Motorists should expect lane closures during the overnight/nighttime hours through April 8, 2024. Please use caution when traveling through this area.

SR 45 from Pondella Road to Colonial Boulevard: Location A: Edison Festival of Lights Parade and 5K Run is scheduled to take place Saturday, February 17, 2024. Motorists should expect both northbound and southbound lane closures on SR 45 from 2 p.m. to 12 a.m. for events and clean-up. Motorists are encouraged to follow detour signs/routes as slow-moving traffic and delays are expected while traveling in the area. Please use caution as there will be an increase in motorists and pedestrians in the area.

For further questions, please contact Dawn Miller with the City of Fort Myers by phone at 239-321-7453 or Nelson Taylor with the Edison Festival of Lights by phone at 239-770-2909.

SR 82 from Veronica Shoemaker Boulevard to Colonial Boulevard: Location B: Edison Festival of Lights Parade and 5K Run is scheduled to take place Saturday, February 17, 2024. Motorists should expect both eastbound and westbound lane closures from 2 p.m. to 12 a.m. for events and clean-up. Motorists are encouraged to follow detour signs/routes as slow-moving traffic and delays are expected while traveling in the area. Please use caution as there will be an increase in motorists and pedestrians in the area.

For further questions, please contact Dawn Miller with the City of Fort Myers by phone at 239-321-7453 or Nelson Taylor with the Edison Festival of Lights by phone at 239-770-2909.

SR 45 from Laurel Drive to 2790 N Tamiami Trail: Maintenance Project: Crews will be working on relocation of a light pole. Work is expected to take place during the nighttime/overnight hours from Monday, February 19, through Friday, February 23, 2024. Motorists should expect one right lane closure on North Tamiami Trail in the northbound direction.

Please use caution while crews work near the roadway.

MANATEE COUNTY

I-75 between Exit 217 (SR 70) and Exit 220 (SR 64): Construction: Crews will be working in the roadway and mobilizing equipment. Temporary overnight lane closures are needed from 8 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. on the following evenings:

Sunday, February 11, and Monday, February 12: Southbound inside single lane closure for crane mobilization to the median.

Tuesday, February 13, Wednesday, February 14, and Thursday February 15: Temporary lane closures are needed to widen the existing inside shoulders, embankment, and asphalt, and set the barrier wall.

I-75 at US 301 Interchange (Exit 224): Construction project: Project will widen the I-75 from SR 64 to the Manatee River, reconfigure the I-75/US 301 interchange from a partial cloverleaf interchange to a tight diamond configuration, construct new bridges will be constructed over the Manatee River for a northbound exit ramp and a southbound entrance ramp, and US 301 improvements. This week, crews will work on I-75 paving; drainage, utility, and sidewalk work on US 301; and, beam installation, and decking for the construction of the new bridges over the Manatee River.

Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 northbound during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. through the duration of the construction; double closures on I-75 southbound during the nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

Motorists should expect lane closures on US 301 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

Motorists should expect lane closures on Tidewater Preserve Boulevard through the duration of bridge construction.

Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and US 301 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 mid-2025.

US 41 BUS and the Green Bridge Closure: Special Event Permit Project: The City of Bradenton in coordination with The City of Palmetto will be holding the 2024 Boat Regatta on February 17, 2024, which will require a road closure of the Green Bridge from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Please follow posted detours or consider alternate routes.

US 41 BUS from 17th to Bayshore Road/ 26th Street, including the 23rd Street Roundabout, Palmetto: Construction:  Work is underway so please use caution in the construction zone and be alert for construction equipment in the area.

Crews will begin paving and lane shifts are necessary as crews work in different areas.

Motorists should use caution in the area and consider alternate routes.

US 301 from 25th Court East to 13th Avenue East: Construction project: Crews have begun a 7.6-mile improvements project consisting of milling and resurfacing the roadway, widening in areas, base work, curb and gutter, sidewalk, guardrail, drainage improvements, bridge expansion joints, signalization, lighting, and signing and pavement marking.  

·       Motorists should expect shoulder closures including pedestrian access restrictions along the US 301 corridor between Tallevast Road and 30th Avenue East. Alternate pedestrian routes will be clearly posted. To maintain safety, pedestrians should follow the posted detour signage.

·       Motorists can expect right-turn lane closures at the intersections of US 301 and Tallevast Road, Whitfield Avenue and 63rd Avenue East from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

·       The project’s expected completion is late 2024.

US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road Roundabout: Permit project: Crews have begun construction of a Manatee County roundabout at the intersection of US 301 and Moccasin Wallow Road. A lane shift is in place. Plan for additional travel time or consider an alternate route. Please use caution in the area. Completion is expected by late spring 2024.

SR 70 from Lorraine Road to Bourneside Boulevard, Bradenton: Construction project: This project includes widening SR 70 from Lorraine Road to Bourneside Boulevard from a four-lane undivided roadway to a four-lane or six-lane divided roadway, depending on the location, construction of roundabouts on SR 70 at Uihlein Road, Del Webb Boulevard, and Bourneside Boulevard, intersection improvements at the existing signalized intersection of Greenbrook Boulevard and Lorraine Road, construction of four bridges over Braden River crossings, new drainage system, construction 10-foot shared use paths, Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS), street lighting, and landscaping.

This week, crews will be working on excavation and clearing the future pond area at the staging area located at the pond site on the southeast corner of SR 70 and Bourneside Boulevard. Clearing and hauling will continue on the south side of SR 70 between Bourneside Boulevard and Del Webb Boulevard. All work will be off the roadway with no planned lane closures. Please use caution and watch for trucks and construction vehicles entering or exiting the work zone by way of the eastbound SR 70 shoulder. Work will occur Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please use caution and be aware of workers and flaggers in the area.

SR 64 from 43rd Street West to 15th Street East and from 10th Street West to 10th Street East: Construction project: Construction is underway for the 1.7-mile resurfacing project through the City of Bradenton. Completion is slated for spring 2024.

Temporary daytime right lane closures are necessary for isolated concrete work.

From 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., work will start from 15th Street East and move west to 43rd Street.

Motorists should consider additional travel time or an alternate route.

Expect noise and light from construction equipment.

SR 684/Cortez Road between Highland Avenue and Gulf Drive North: Permit project: On Monday, February 19, FPL will be replacing existing equipment in the corridor. Motorists should expect temporary outside westbound lane closures from 9 p.m. to 4 p.m. Please use caution and watch for detours.

OKEECHOBEE COUNTY

SR 70 at SE 10th Avenue: Driveway permit project: Crews are re-constructing sidewalks and modifying utilities. Watch for workers close to and in the roadway.

SR 70 From Highlands County line to SW 21st Avenue: Construction project: Crews will be working on radial widening, drainage, signage, traffic markings, guardrail, roadway milling and resurfacing. During construction there will be lane closures on SR 70.

Motorists should expect intermittent daytime lane closures on SR 70 between the Kissimmee River and SE 21st Street.

SR 710 from Interceptor Creek to north of SE 67th Way: Construction project: Crews will resurface SR 710 from Interceptor Creek to north of SE 67th Way, replace guardrail and install signing and pavement markings. During construction there may be daytime and nighttime lane closures on SR 710.

Motorists should expect intermittent daytime northbound and southbound lane closures on SR 710 near Mosquito Creek, while crews work on barrier wall.

Please use caution in the area and watch for workers in the work zones. Anticipated completion is early 2024.

POLK COUNTY

I-4 from Hillsborough County to Galloway Road: Construction project: Crews will mill and resurface I-4, concrete pavement rehabilitation, guardrail upgrades, intelligent transportation systems, and signing and pavement markings. This week, crews will work on removing concrete sections.

Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-4 during nighttime/overnight hours from 9 p.m. to 5.30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-4 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 5.30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

Motorists should expect ramp closures on I-4 during nighttime/overnight hours from 9 p.m. to 5.30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-4 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 2024.

I-4 at SR/CR 557 Interchange (Exit 48): Construction project: This project includes reconstructing the interchange from an existing cloverleaf interchange to a diamond interchange with roundabouts at the ramps, replacing the two-lane bridge with a four-lane bridge, modifying SR 557 and I-4 within the interchange area and adding a new wildlife crossing under I-4. This week motorists can expect the I-4 westbound on-ramp to be closed at night/overnight Thursday night through Friday morning.

Monday, February 12, and Tuesday, February 13, expect northbound and southbound lane closures on SR 557 for paving operations. Use caution and watch for flaggers directing traffic.

Wednesday, February 1,4 and Thursday, February 15, expect nighttime and overnight lane closures on eastbound and westbound I-4 for paving.

Thursday, February 15, expect the Westbound on-ramp to I-4 from SR/CR 557 will be CLOSED at night/overnight, Thursday night, February 15through Thursday morning, February 8. ON-RAMP DETOUR: Motorists traveling on SR/CR 557 will access westbound I-4 at CR 557A, heading west to SR 559, turning left on SR 559 and entering Interstate 4 westbound. 

Eastbound I-4 traffic will not be affected.  

For more information on this project and the new bridge, visit www.swflroads.com/i4-557. Estimated project completion is spring 2024.

I-4 at CSX Railroad Bridge approximately 1200 feet west of Kathleen Road (Exit 31): Construction project: This project includes replacing the existing 250-foot bridge with two new 400-foot bridges to provide for CSX double tracking and will accommodate future expansion of I-4. This week the eastbound exit ramp at Kathleen Road (Exit 31) will be closed.  

RAMP CLOSED: Eastbound exit ramp from I-4 to SR 539/Kathleen Road (Exit 31) will be closed from 11 p.m., Monday, February 12, 2024 to 6 a.m., Tuesday, February 13, for placement of concrete.

DETOUR: Eastbound motorists wanting to exit at Kathleen Road should follow the posted detour and exit at US 92 (Exit 28), head east to Wabash Avenue (US 92) then south to George Jenkins Boulevard (SR 600) then east to Kathleen Road (SR 539).

Use caution and follow the posted detour.

US 98 (East Broadway Avenue) from Church Street to the Fort Meade Recreation Area: Construction project: This project includes bridge construction and demolition, milling and resurfacing, pedestrian, and drainage improvements, signing and pavement markings, and lighting improvements. Crews will be taking delivery of materials, setting pier caps, working on drainage, and building the temporary trestle bridge. Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

US 98 from Mount Zion Road to east of Old Stokes Road and from Keller Road to west of Ridge Road: Construction project: Project improvements include removing the old asphalt and resurfacing, drainage and shoulder improvements, tree removal and guardrail repairs. This week the contractor will continue shoulder widening and paving along US 98 during the day. Watch for daytime lane closures with flaggers directing traffic. Use caution and be prepared to stop.

US 92 from Lynchburg Road to Winterdale Drive: Utility project: Expect single lane closures as utility crews replace a five utility poles and perform overhead work. Use caution and be prepared to merge.

US 92 from Howard Road to Berkley Road: Utility project: Expect single lane closures as utility crews replace a guy wire. Use caution and be prepared to merge.

US 92 from West of Jersey Road to West of SR 555 (US 17): Construction project: Project improvements include milling & resurfacing, constructing inside paved shoulders in the median, widening existing right-turn lanes to provide keyhole bicycle lanes, minor drainage improvements, and signal and lighting improvements at the Lynchburg Road intersection. This week the contractor will be installing drainage structures and pipe throughout the project. Watch for daytime lane closures and be prepared to merge. 

US 92 (West Memorial Boulevard) from the I-4 overpass to North Ruth Avenue: Maintenance contracts project: Watch for lane closures in both directions from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. through March 12, 2024, as the contractor reworks the median (inside shoulder) of the road. Use caution and watch for workers close to the road.

US 27 at SR 60 Interchange: Construction project: Crews will replace the bridges carrying SR 60 over US 27 and reconstruct the interchange from a partial cloverleaf design to a Single Point Urban Interchange. Other improvements include widening the roadways from four lanes to six 11-foot lanes, bicycle lanes, curb and gutter, a closed drainage system, and six-foot sidewalks. Crews will construct an urban frontage road in the southwest quadrant along SR 60 for access to local businesses. The project also includes construction of a noise wall along SR 60 from South Miami Street to west of Sharp Street, resurfacing Central Avenue from west of US 27 to Miami Street, installing signals, lighting, signage and pavement markings on US 27 and SR 60. Daytime and nighttime lane closures will occur on US 27 and SR 60 during construction.

Motorists should expect eastbound and westbound lane closures on SR 60 throughout the project limits while crews mill and pave final friction.

Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures on US 27 southbound and northbound while crews mill and pave friction course.

Please use caution in the area and watch for workers in the construction zone. Estimated completion is early 2025. 

US 27 from Polo Park Boulevard to Lake County Line: Maintenance permit project: Expect single northbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, February 12, through Friday, February 16, as crews pave and stripe the proposed turn lane.

US 27 from SR 540 (Cypress Gardens Boulevard) to Kokomo Road: Construction project: This project includes removing and replacing the asphalt, reworking shoulders, and widening and adding a new signal at Kokomo Road. Watch for around the clock lane closures for guardrail work from SR 540 (Cypress Gardens Boulevard) to SR 542 (Dundee Road) and daytime lane closures from Dundee Road to Kokomo Road for shoulder work. Use caution and be prepared to merge.

US 17/92 from US 27 Overpass West to Woodland Drive (Woodland Lakes Mobile Home Park): Maintenance contracts project: Watch for eastbound and westbound shoulder closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday, February 16, as the contractor regrades and sods the outside shoulders. Use caution and watch for workers close to the road.

SR 570 (Polk Parkway) from I-4 to Old Dixie Highway: Construction project: Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise is converting an 18-mile portion of Polk Parkway/SR 570 to electronic tolling between I-4 and Old Dixie Highway/CR 546 in Polk County. This project includes constructing three new toll gantries at the Western Mainline (milepost 8), Central Mainline (milepost 13), and SR 540 New Mainline (milepost 15.5), removing cash toll collections and replacing them with SunPass and TOLL-BY-PLATE and demolishing the existing Western and Central Mainline toll plazas. Work is anticipated to be completed in mid-2024. This is a Florida Turnpike Enterprise project. For more information or questions about the project and/or traffic impacts contact Louis Grisoglio at Louis.Grisoglio@dot.state.fl.us.

SR 570 (Polk Parkway) from US 92 to I-4: Construction project: Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise is widening a four-mile segment of Polk Parkway/SR 570 to four lanes, between Old Dixie Highway/CR 546 and south of Pace Road and resurfacing the existing 4-lane portions between US 92 and I-4 in Polk County. This project includes constructing a new interchange at Polk Parkway and Braddock Road, widening Braddock Road from west of Polk Parkway to Berkley Road and constructing new electronic tolling points on Polk Parkway and Braddock Road ramps. Work also consists of resurfacing the ramps at CR 546, improving signage, pavement markings, signalization lighting and drainage throughout the project and improving local roads including the realignment of the City of Auburndale Water Treatment Plant access road and the neighborhood access road south of Braddock Road, as well as minor resurfacing on Berkley Road at the Braddock Road intersection. This is a Florida Turnpike Enterprise project. For more information or questions about the project and/or traffic impacts contact Louis Grisoglio at Louis.Grisoglio@dot.state.fl.us.

SR 570B (Central Polk Parkway): Turnpike project:  Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise is constructing Central Polk Parkway/State Road (SR) 570B, a new, four-lane (two lanes in each direction) tolled roadway. This new stretch of roadway will begin at Polk Parkway/SR 570 and Winter Lake Road/SR 540 and extend approximately 6.5 miles to US 17/SR 35. Expect lane closures and intermittent work on SR 540 (Winter Lake Road) and at the on and off ramps for SR 570 (Polk Parkway). Use caution and be prepared to merge. This is a Florida Turnpike Enterprise project. For more information or questions about the project and/or traffic impacts contact Louis Grisoglio at Louis.Grisoglio@dot.state.fl.us.

SR 563 (Harden Boulevard) from Beaker Boulevard to Town Center Drive: City of Lakeland Utility project: Watch for lane closures and traffic shifts from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. as crews work on underground utilities. Use caution and add extra time in your schedule to reach your destination.

SR 549 (1ST Street North) from Avenue B and Central Avenue East: Utility project: Watch for lane or shoulder closures as crews repair sidewalk. Expect pedestrian detours, watch for workers close to the road and be prepared to merge.

SR 540 (Cypress Gardens Boulevard) from East Lake Fox Road to Carlton Arms Boulevard: Utility project: Expect single lane closures as utility crews replace a utility pole and perform overhead work. Use caution and be prepared to merge.

SR 540 (Cypress Gardens Boulevard) from east of US 17 to west of 1st Street: Construction project: Improvements under this Contract consist of resurfacing US 17, SR 540 and 1st Street, adding turn lanes, lengthening existing turn lanes, replacing the temporary traffic separators with a permanent concrete traffic separator on SR 540, improving crosswalk striping and adding pedestrian countdown signals, upgrading signal equipment and replacing streetlights with LED lights. Northbound 1st Street South at the intersection with SR 540 has been reduced to one lane and will remain that way as this is a permanent alignment. This week, crews will be clearing, excavating, installing stabilization and overhead cantilever and signs, and installing signalization items along US17, SR 540, and 1st Street.

Northbound 1st Street South at the intersection with SR 540 has been reduced to one lane and will remain that way as this is a permanent alignment. A new permanent traffic separator is being built in the location of the old northbound inside lane.

Southbound 1st Street South will be reduced to one lane from 9 p.m. to 7:30 a.m., Monday, February 12, through Thursday, February 15, 2024.

SR 540 westbound approaching US 17 will be reduced to two lanes from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday, February 12, through Thursday, February 15, 2024.

SR 540 eastbound from US 17 to 1st Street will be reduced to one lane from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday, February 12, to Thursday, February 15, 2024.

US 17 northbound will be reduced to one lane at the intersection with SR 540 from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m., Monday, February 12, through Thursday, February 15, 2024.

US 17 southbound will be reduced to one lane at the intersection with SR 540 from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m., Monday, February 12, through Thursday, February 15, 2024.

Use caution, be prepared to merge, and expect delays.

SR 540 (Winter Lake Road) from US 98 (Bartow Road) to SR 570 (Polk Parkway): Construction project: This project includes milling and resurfacing the roadway and side street entrances, upgrading lighting and signal equipment, upgrading pedestrian crossings and signals at Reynolds Road, replacing guardrail throughout the project. This week crews will begin removing the old guardrail behind the barrier wall. The boat ramp at Saddle Creek is now closed, boaters should use the Lake Hancock Boat Ramp off US 98 to access Lake Hancock.

SR 471 from SR35 (US 98) to Sumter County Line: Construction project: Improvements under this contract consists of milling and resurfacing, guardrail replacement, turn lane widening, overbuild and signing and pavement markings along SR 471 from SR 35 to Sumter County lime. Crews have placed barrier wall and shifted traffic slightly while they install new guardrail. The travel lanes at the Polk County/Sumter County line have been reduced to 10-feet in each direction for 800 feet. Wide loads should plan to take an alternate route. Crews are scheduled to begin the right turn lane widening to add a keyhole bike lane at Colt Creek Park and begin grading for sod. Watch for daytime lane closures with flaggers directing traffic, use caution and be prepared to merge.

SR 60 East from Creekside Drive to Espo Drive: Utility project: Expect single lane closures as utility crews replace a utility pole and perform overhead work. Use caution and be prepared to merge.

SR 60 eastbound bridges over the Peace River in Bartow: Construction project: Improvements under this contract consist of rehabilitating the eastbound bridges (#160129 & 160130) along SR 60 over the Peace River and Peace River Tributary, including the cleaning and coating existing steel bearings and steel girders, bridge deck expansion joint replacement, and deck concrete and diaphragm spall repairs. Watch for daytime lane closures this week. There are no lane closures permitted between 3:30pm to 7:00pm.

SR 37 from West Lemon Street to East Beacon Road: Maintenance: Crews will be conducting storm drain maintenance and desilting through April 2024. Expect nighttime/overnight temporary road closures along the corridor from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. and be prepared to merge or stop.

SR 33 from Old Combee Road to Lake County Line: Maintenance contracts project: Watch for northbound and southbound lane closure from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through February 14, 2024. Crews will be applying thermoplastic stripping along the road during the night. Use caution and be prepared to merge or stop and watch for workers close to the road.

SR 17 at Hughes Road: Maintenance contracts project: Expect northbound daytime lane closures at Hughes Road from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Monday, February 26, as crews begin installing drainage structures. Use caution and be prepared to merge or stop.

SARASOTA COUNTY

I-75 at SR 72/Clark Road (Exit 205): Construction project: Project improvements include reconstructing the existing interchange to a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI), adding auxiliary lane on I-75 northbound from SR 72 to Bee Ridge Road, widen I-75 southbound from Proctor Road to SR 72, and improvements on Clark Road. This week, crews will work on the ramps, drainage, retaining walls, and paving.

Motorists should expect single lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. bound through the duration of the construction.

Motorists should expect double lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 72 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through the duration of the construction.

Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 72 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 mid-2024.

US 41 from North of Port Commons from north of Port Commons to State College of Florida: Construction project: Project improvements include milling and resurfacing, guardrail, drainage improvements, signing and pavement markings, and signalization improvements. Expected completion is fall 2024.

Daytime Activities:

Install barrier walls for upcoming lane shifts and close median openings at Blackburn Boulevard and Ortega Place, Palm Harbor Drive, Riverwalk Drive and De Miranda Avenue, Boardwalk and Myakka Drive., as roadway crossover reconstruction.

Daytime lane closures Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nighttime Activities:

Curb removal and turn lane reconstruction between Tuscola Boulevard and Ortiz Boulevard.

Nighttime lane closures Sunday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Motorists should use caution when making U-turns and be aware of workers in the area.

US 41 from Caribbean Drive to Stickney Point: Construction: Construction on the next phase along a 1.4-mile area of US 41 from Caribbean Drive to Stickney Point Road is actively underway. Work consists of implementing safety improvements along the corridor including resurfacing, lighting and signalization, median improvements, shoulder reconstruction, improved sidewalks, improved bicycle lanes, as well as needed infrastructure improvements to drainage, curb and gutter.

At the left turn from US 41 North turning onto SR 72 at Stickney Point towards Siesta Key, the lane width will be reduced. Please use caution as drivers acclimate.

Medians: crews are shifting work to the median throughout the project limits. Motorists can expect limited access.

From Caribbean Drive to Gulf Gate Road: Temporary lane closures will be necessary to maintain safety while work in the median is completed.

US 41 at Wellen Park Villages D&E Roundabouts: Permit project: Construction of two roundabouts is underway on US 41. Lane closures are required. Consider alternate routes or add additional travel time during peak hours.

Village E at US 41 and Brimstone northbound recently implemented a traffic shift. This will move both lanes of traffic to the new pavement and partial roundabout.

Please use caution in the area as motorists adapt.

SR 72 from Tamiami Trail to Honore Avenue: Permit project: From Monday night, February 26, through Thursday, February 29, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., crews will be performing pavement testing along this corridor. Motorists can expect alternating and intermittent east and westbound lane closures. Please use caution and watch for workers in the area.

SR 72 Clark Road and the Legacy Trail: Construction Project: Crews have begun constructing two new pedestrian bridges and intersection improvements along the Legacy Trail in Sarasota County. Expect noise from construction equipment, large trucks, and back-up alarms. Occasional nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures during construction to install beams will also be needed. Expected completion is winter 2024/2025. Occasional flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large vehicles enter/ exit the roadway.

Occasional daytime flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large construction vehicles enter/ exit the roadway.

Nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures to install beams will also be needed.

Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

SR 758 Bee Ridge Road at the Legacy Trail: Construction Project: Crews have begun constructing two new pedestrian bridges and intersection improvements along the Legacy Trail in Sarasota County. Expect noise from construction equipment, large trucks, and back-up alarms.

Occasional daytime flagging operations will be needed. Use caution in the area as large construction vehicles enter/ exit the roadway.

Nighttime shoulder and/or lane closures to install beams will also be needed.

Expected completion is winter 2024/2025.

SR 777 River Road from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: Motorists can expect pond excavation near Venice Avenue and just north of Rambler’s Rest RV Park on the northbound roadway. Embankment activities continue on the southbound roadway from US 41 to Stoney Creek Boulevard. Drainage structures, pipe, curb and gutter, and gravity wall installations will also continue throughout the project. Signal, ITS and lighting work is also on-going throughout the project. Mowing will be taking place at various areas throughout the project and trucks will be crossing the road at various locations using intermittent flagging operations.

SR 789 John Ringling Causeway Bridge: Construction project: Work is near complete and only temporary flagging operations are possible if required.

SR 789 from Longboat Club Road to SR 64: Construction project: Crews will be placing concrete sidewalks through the corridor. Temporary lane closures will be needed so motorists should use caution.

Crews have begun overnight paving. Please use caution in the area.

SR 681 from I-75 to US 41: Construction project: The ongoing resurfacing project will improve drainage, provide a cross-slope correction for leveling and comfort, new guardrail, updated signing and marking, install intelligent transportation equipment and signalization. Paving on the project has started so motorists should expect temporary lane closures for the duration of the project.

Crews will have intermittent lane closures from SR 681 at I-75, from Honore Avenue up to US 41 while they place sod.

Motorists should anticipate slower moving traffic or consider an alternate route.

Noise from construction equipment should be anticipated for the duration.

Source: FDOT

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