Eyes on the road 01-15-2020

The Florida Department of Transportation and Manatee County posted the following for the week of Jan. 13:

  • Cortez Road and 119th Street West in Cortez: Work to reconstruct and reconfigure the intersection of 119th Street West on Cortez Road is beginning. Drivers can expect detours.
  • Multiple locations in Bradenton Beach: A Manatee County pipeline replacement project continues in Bradenton Beach, possibly through the spring. Impacted areas include Bay Drive South to Bridge Street, Church Avenue to Cortez Road. Construction in rights of way is expected, as well as increased truck traffic and heavy equipment operations. People — motorists and pedestrians — can expect detours.
  • Longboat Pass Bridge on Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach/Longboat Key: Work on the Longboat Pass Bridge on Gulf Drive between Bradenton Beach and Longboat Key continue. Southern Road & Bridge, the contractor, is completing final checks and delays are not expected. The new completion target is early 2020, pushed back from the end of 2019.

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

To view traffic conditions, go online to smarttrafficinfo.org.