DOT road projects


The Florida Department of Transportation said the State Road 64/Manatee Avenue construction project near Perico Harbor would continue this week, with work taking place through Oct. 13 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Flaggers will be present as needed, and motorists should expect minor delays during nighttime construction hours, a DOT press release said.

Weather permitting, the project should finish by the end of 2011.

And construction began Oct. 9 to add new sidewalks on State Road 789/Gulf Drive from 31st Street in Holmes Beach to S.R. 64/Manatee Avenue.

Motorists can expect lane closures and intermittent delays during construction. Flagmen will be present as needed to keep traffic moving, the release said.

Weather permitting, the project is expected to finish in January 2012.

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