Traffic Watch: Aug. 20, 2013

August 20, 2013 

MANATEE COUNTY

• 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. 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.

• 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 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.

• State Road 64and Interstate 275: 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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