Trailer Estates street to close for 3 days

MANATEE - Bay Drive, an east-west connector through Trailer Estates retirement community, will close for three days next week as crews perform utility work.

Bay Drive, also known as 69th Avenue West, will be closed at Canada Boulevard, on Tuesday, June 23 through Thursday, June 25, for crews to replace aging sewer lines beneath the road. Trailer Estates residents have been informed via the parks internal television station channel 95 .

The closure could be a major inconvenience for drivers accustomed to accessing U.S. 41 through Trailer Estates, which Public Works officials say is a common short cut for drivers heading southbound, and trying to avoid the busy highway.

Officials urge drivers to follow detour signs on Florida Boulevard toward U.S. 41; otherwise they will encounter a turnaround at the closure, which will only add to their travel time.

The following week, Canada Boulevard, which connects Florida Boulevard to Bay Drive, will also be closed for similar work. Canada Boulevard will be closed at Bay Drive/69th Avenue West, Tuesday, June 30 through Thursday, July 2.

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