Traffic

Traffic Watch for 01-12-12

MANATEE COUNTY

nTwelfth Street West between Manatee and Sixth avenues west: The northbound parking lane, a portion of the northbound travel lane and the sidewalk on the east side in this area will close 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 14 for work at the courthouse.

nFifteenth Street East at Seventh Avenue East: The lane and left turn lane at 15th Street East and the northbound left turn lane of 15th Street East at Seventh Avenue will close 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Jan. 12 for the removal of blockage in a storm manhole.

nState Road 789 (Gulf Drive) at Longboat Key Pass Bridge: An improvement project -- including bridge repair, painting and sidewalk construction -- is under way, with temporary nighttime lane closures 10 p.m.-6 a.m. thruogh Jan. 12. Motorists are advised to obey speed limit and exercise extreme caution and oversized vehicles will not be allowed to travel across the bridge for several months. This project is anticipated for completion in the spring.

n State Road 64/Manatee Avenue from 12th Street East to 15th Street West: Lane closures 7 p.m.-6 a.m. for reconstruction, milling and resurfacing, streetscape and drainage improvements. New permanent traffic pattern will be in effect at Eighth Street West to the north of Manatee Avenue. Motorists southbound on Eighth Street West will not be permitted to exit onto Manatee and will have to use Fourth Avenue West. Access from Manatee Avenue onto Eighth Street West will remain open along with business entrances and driveways on Eighth Street West between Manatee and Fourth avenues.

nState Road 789 (Gulf Drive) at Longboat Key Pass Bridge: An improvement project -- including bridge repair, painting and sidewalk construction -- is under way, with temporary nighttime lane closures 10 p.m.-6 a.m. excludes 10 p.m. Fridays-6 a.m. Sundays. Motorists are advised to obey speed limit and exercise extreme caution. This project is anticipated for completion in the spring.

n Sunshine Skyway Fishing Piers: Demolition of 75 spans from the east sides of the north and south fishing piers together with the pile caps and associated piles. Project is expected to be complete by spring.

n County Road 675/Rutland Road from U.S. 301 to State Road 64: Traffic control sign installations as well as erosion control installations.

n State Road 64 from County Road 675 to Zipperer Road: Intermittent lane closures while crews work in the shoulder.

n Various roads in vicinity of Bayshore, B.D. Gullett, Kinnan, Oneco, Palm View, Palma Sola, Prine, Rowlett and Samoset elementary schools: Possible lane closures, except during school arrival and dismissal times, for sidewalk installation. No work will be done between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. in residential areas.

-- Herald staff reports

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