Eyes on the road

The Florida Department of Transportation and Manatee County posted the following notices for the week of June 25:

SR 64/Manatee Avenue on Perico Island: Crews are improving drainage, constructing sidewalk and bicycle lanes and installing new signage and pavement markings. Work occurs off the roadway and does not require lane closures. Florida Safety Contractors Inc. is the contractor. Expected completion is fall 2018.

Gulf Drive: Crews have begun directional drilling and open-cut installation of a force main along Gulf Drive between Avenue C and Cortez Road. The activity is expected to continue through June. To accommodate this activity, 10th Street North will be closed at Gulf Drive but travelers may access 10th Street by taking either 11th Street North or 12th Street North to Bay Drive North.

Avenue C: Crews are installing a force main down the center of Avenue C from Gulf Drive heading northward toward 26th Street. Water services are being installed across Avenue C from west to east, working northward from Gulf Drive to 26th Street. Intermittent road closures will be in place. Crews also are fusing and stringing pipe down the center of Avenue C from Gulf Drive heading northward to 24th Street. Ten feet of crushed concrete has been installed in the eastern and western rights of way between 22nd and 24th streets to accommodate local traffic.

For more information about the pipeline project, go online to amipipereplacement.com.

For the latest road watch information, go online to www.fl511.com or dial 511.

One thought on “Eyes on the road

  1. Janet Aubry

    There is quite a bit of good news in this week’s edition. First, City Commissioner Judy Holmes Titsworth is running for mayor of the city that bears her family’s name. In the pas few weeks I have asked for her help on two separate matters. She took time to listen, took appropriate action and, after a couple of false starts by city personnel, she worked with others at the city for a permanent solution fair to all involved and in keeping with city ordinances and codes. The island members of the MPO continue to press for ultimate resolution against the DOT intention to build a high span replacement bridge in Cortez. They have never answered the two most basic questions which are : where will the additional traffic go once it can get to the island more quickly? and how will the bridge save us from a storm surge by carrying us to safety when it will be closed in high winds like The Skyway often is? I, for one, am
    happy to see increased participation by private citizens in our government. KORN, Home Sweet Home, Home Rule, and more citizen driven organizations are stepping up to fill the leadership vacuum that is rampant nationwide. New faces in the upcoming Holmes Beach election are welcome. Kids I watched grow up on this island like Jake Spooner are now elected officials and understand the need to protect what we have and bring balance back between tourism and a year round residential community. Out with the old – in with the new – think globally – act locally. Good news indeed!


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