The temporary, nighttime closure of Manatee Avenue West between Third and Seventh streets west started Sunday night and will last until Friday morning. The times of the closure are 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. each day for paving operations.
This is part of a major Florida Department of Transportation project to improve Manatee Avenue between 12th Street East and15th Street West. Improvements will vary as needed from milling and resurfacing to improved drainage, signalization, streetscape (landscaping and irrigation) and decorative lighting. FDOT plans to use advance warning signs, electronic message boards, barricades and flaggers to assist motorists.
While traveling through the work zone, motorists are urged to use caution, obey the posted speed limit of 35 mph, expect possible delays and seek alternate routes whenever possible. This project has an anticipated completion date of fall 2011.