From North of North River Road to North of State Road 681
Construction. Improvements consist of widening I-75 to six lanes, realigning I-75 from north of Cow Pen Slough to Laurel Road, construction of new southbound bridges over Cow Pen Slough and Salt Creek, widening of northbound and southbound bridges over Curry Creek and Fox Creek, and interchange improvements at Laurel Road, Jacaranda Boulevard, and River Road. The project is expected for completion in the summer of 2012. The contractor is Astaldi Construction Corporation.
Over North Creek
Bridge Maintenance. Project consists of placing rip-rap in the channel. Work is expected to last until Jan. 28. The contractor is Wright Construction. No lane closures are expected, but may be needed during rip-rap installation.
State Road 789
At the Ringling Bridge
Bridge Maintenance. Crews will be working on the bridge. There will be no lane closures. Maintenance work will continue daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through January.
Over Coon Key Waterway
Bridge Maintenance. Project consists of placing rip-rap at various pier locations. Work is expected to finish Jan. 28. The contractor is Wright Construction. No lane closures are expected.
State Road 758 (Bee Ridge Road)
From Beneva Road to McIntosh Road
Maintenance. There will be eastbound outside lane closures through Jan. 16 between 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Crews will be repairing storm water inlets and drain pipes. Expect possible delays.
From U.S. 41 to Beneva Road
Maintenance. There will be eastbound outside lane closures through Jan. 6 between 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Crews will be repairing storm water inlets and drain pipes. Expect possible delays.
Between Honore Avenue and Lalani Boulevard
Maintenance. There will be intermittent westbound lane closures Jan. 3 and Jan. 4, from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Florida Power and Light will be replacing three existing power poles. Expect possible delays
From Cattlemen Road to Maverick Avenue
Maintenance. There will be intermittent westbound lane closures Jan. 5 and Jan. 6, from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Florida Power and Light will be replacing five existing power poles. Expect possible delays
State Road 681
Over U.S. 41
Bridge maintenance. This project consists of bridge maintenance and steel painting. The southbound lane on U.S. 41 is expected to be closed throughout the week of Jan. 3 while the contractor is working. Expect possible delays.
State Road 72 (Clark Road)
Replacement of the bridge over the Myakka River
Construction. This project consists of the removal and replacement of the existing 57-year-old bridge over the Myakka River. The new structure will consist of two travel lanes with 8-foot wide shoulders. There is potential for some occasional delays during daylight hours. The contractor is Kelly Brothers Construction Inc. The project is expected to finished in the summer 2012.
From West of Proctor Road to Saddle Creek Trail
Construction. This project consists of removing asphalt and resurfacing the roadway, turn lane construction, drainage improvements, guardrail installation and intersection improvements. Expect single lane closures from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This project is expected to finished spring 2012. The contractor is Ajax Paving Industries.
For more information, contact the Public Information Officer, Audrey Clarke at 730-1481.
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