BRADENTON--Traffic will be reduced to one lane at nighttime from January 3-7 on Manatee Avenue between U.S. 301 to 15th Street West for a Florida Department of Transportation project.
FDOT crews plan to perform excavation work for underground utilities each night from 7:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. each morning. Upon completion of this work, the northern-most lane and on-street parking along Manatee Avenue West will remain closed to motorists over the next several months to perform drainage and utility installation work.
In addition, daytime shoulder closures along the south side of Manatee Avenue to the east of 10th Street East will continue and are scheduled for completion January 7. These temporary closures are necessary for FDOT crews to perform curb and sidewalk installation work in the area.
This is the beginning phase of a major FDOT project to improve Manatee Avenue (S.R. 64) between 12th Street East to 15th 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.
For more information, contact Maricelle Venegas at 941-306-8836 or Cindy Clemmons, FDOT Public Information Director, at 1-800-292-3368.