FDOT schedules resurfacing project for U.S. 41

skennedy@bradenton.comSeptember 1, 2013 

MANATEE -- A $1.7 million resurfacing project, which also calls for new signals at several intersections, is slated to start this week on U.S. 41, officials said.

The work will be in the area from 301 Boulevard to south of 23rd Avenue, according to Florida Department of Transportation officials. "It's time to resurface," said Kris Cella, public information officer for the project.

Work also will include replacement of signals on U.S. 41 at intersections at 301 Boulevard, 30th Avenue and 26th Avenue, she said.

Motorists should expect lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday through Thursday.

Also slated for work will be the intersection at U.S. 41, or 14th Street, where the road turns right at Cortez Road, said Cella.

"We'll remove the concrete triangular islandand relocate crosswalks, soit will shorten the distance or pedestrians crossing atthe intersection," shesaid.

Workers will set up construction signs and fences first, then remove existing pavement and resurface the roadway.

After the final layer of asphalt has been placed, a 30-day "cure period" begins. After asphalt has cured, crews add permanent striping to the roadway.

The project is slated for completion early next year, Cella said.

Sara Kennedy, Herald reporter, can be reached at 941-745-7031. Follow her on Twitter@sarawrites.

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