Traffic Watch: Aug. 16, 2013

August 16, 2013 

MANATEE COUNTY

• North Rye Road: The 3500 block of the road will be closed 7 a.m.-5 p.m. through Aug. 16 for storm drain repair.

• Fourth Avenue West between 10th and Old Main streets: 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.

• 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.

• I-75 at mile marker 222: Motorists should anticipate nightly one-lane closures 9 p.m.-5 a.m. Aug. 25-29 on northbound I-75 at mile marker 222 for conduit installation.

• US 41 from Sarasota County line to Braden Avenue: There will be northbound lane closures 6 p.m.-11 a.m. through Aug. 26 for sidewalk repairs. 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 and are advised to use caution through the work zone.

• US 41 from 73rd Street to I-275 ramp: A construction project. There will be northbound and southbound single lane closures 7 a.m.-6 p.m. in order to implement the traffic shifts while crews are replacing railroad tracks. Speed limit will be reduced to 50 mph, motorists are advised to use caution. Project completion is anticipated in the fall.

• State Road 64and Interstate275: Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures 9 p.m.-6 a.m. through summer on State Road 64 as work crews continue to repair bridge substructures on the Anna Maria Island Bridge, and the northbound and southbound bridges of I-275 south of the Sunshine Skyway. Majority of repair work will be below bridge decks at water level. No lane closures will take place on I-275.

-- Herald staff reports

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