Traffic Watch: Aug. 18, 2013

August 18, 2013 

MANATEE COUNTY

• 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. through Aug. 19. 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.

• 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 intermittent northbound lane closures 6 p.m.-11 a.m. through Aug. 26 for sidewalk repairs. Pedestrian traffic will be diverted to the opposite side of the street.

• State Road 70 from Tara Creek Boulevard to US 301: Crews are working 8 p.m.-6 a.m. through Aug. 31 to remove and replace roadway markings. Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures.

• US 41 from 73rd Street to I-275 ramp: 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 64 from west of Carlton Arms Boulevard to west of Interstate 75: Crews continue drainage improvements and paving operations from east of Carlton Arms Boulevard 2.5 miles to west of Interstate 75. Crews are also placing curb pads and sidewalk throughout the project corridor. Motorists are advised to use caution and watch for construction workers in the construction zone. The speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph through the construction zone. Crews may be performing work on Saturdays through the project completion, which is expected in the fall.

-- Herald staff reports

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