MANATEE -- City and state officials have scheduled next week's road closings for the ongoing State Road 64 / Manatee Avenue Improvement Project from 12th Street East to 15th Street West.
From 7 p.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Wednesday, motorists should expect a temporary road closure of 12th Street West to the north of SR 64 / Manatee Avenue and 4th Avenue West, according to a report.
After 12th Street West is reopened, a temporary road closure of 13th Street West to the north of SR 64 / Manatee Avenue and 4th Avenue West is scheduled to begin 7 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. July 29.
These temporary road closures are necessary for crews to install a new water line across 12nd Street West and 13th Street West along the north side of SR 64 / Manatee Avenue.
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Business access during these temporary road closures will be available from 4th Avenue West, the release stated. Motorists are advised to follow the suggested detour routes and to expect possible delays.
Work consists of removing asphalt and resurfacing the road, drainage, signalization, landscaping, irrigation, decorative lighting and installation of new water lines. This project has an anticipated completion date of fall 2011.
Advance warning signs, electronic message boards, barricades and flaggers will be used to assist motorists, the release states. Motorists are urged to use caution, obey the 35 mph speed limit, expect possible delays and seek alternate routes whenever possible.