Traffic Watch:

August 9, 2013 

MANATEE COUNTY

• Fourth Avenue West between 10th and Old Mainstreets: The City of Bradenton approved a permit to pressure wash the downtown Verizon building at 1017 Fourth Ave. W. 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 12-19 and may include work on the weekends. Cones and caution tape will be placed within the parking spaces along the eastbound lane of this block. Vehicles are prohibited from parking in this block.

• State Road 64: The left turn lane into the Rivers Edge Shopping Plaza will be closed through Aug. 19 due to landscaping work by the contractor.

• Business US 41 between Eighth and 16th avenues west: A maintenance permit project. There will be intermittent southbound outside lane closures 9 a.m.-4 p.m. through Aug. 9 for maintenance work on electric lines and replacement of poles.

• US 41 from Sarasota County line to Braden Avenue: A maintenance contract project. There will be intermittent northbound lane closures 6 p.m.-11 a.m. through Aug. 26 for sidewalk repairs. Motorists are advised to use caution and expect possible delays. This closure will also impact pedestrian traffic, which will be diverted to the opposite side of the street.

• State Road 70 from Tara Creek Boulevard to US 301: A maintenance contract project. Crews are working 8 p.m.-6 a.m. through Aug. 31 to remove and replace the roadway markings. Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures throughout these areas and are advised to use caution traveling through the work zone.

-- Herald staff reports

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