Traffic Watch: Sept. 15, 2013

September 15, 2013 

MANATEE COUNTY

• State Road 64 at 48th and 39th streets, and from 48th to 66th streets: Crews will continue working on landscaping in the median and installing the irrigation and grading for median curbs at 48th Street and at the median east of 39th street, and installing additional roadway lighting and pedestrian poles from 48th to 66th streets tying in sidewalks and existing curb. Motorists are advised to use caution.

• State Road 64 and 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.

• U.S. 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, and 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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