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MANATEE COUNTY

n 18th Avenue Drive West from 17th to 18th avenues: Road closure is scheduled 7 a.m.-5 p.m. May 14 and will last for approximately two months for general construction and restoration activities. The 17th avenue park and tennis courts will have access and to street side parking along 18th Avenue West. No work will be conducted or equipment operated within the limits of the MOT Plan area, including roadway and sidewalk, outside this posted time frame.

n State Road 64 from Carlton Arms Boulevard to Interstate 75: The Florida Department of Transportation has begun making roadway improvements consisting of milling, resurfacing and widening the roadway from four lanes to six. The speed limit is reduced from 50 mph to 45 mph. Temporary nighttime lane closures will be in effect 7 p.m.-6 a.m. May 16-17 as the contractor installs the concrete barrier wall. Activities during the day include maintenance of traffic, drainage, and utility work.

n 16th Street West between First and Third avenues: a lane will close 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. daily through June 8 for the replacement of a water main. The Westminster entrance on Third Avenue West will be closed intermittently during this period.

-- Herald staff reports

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