City of North Port Roadwatch Report
Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they travel through work zones. Remember, speeding fines are doubled in work zones.
Anticipate periodic lane closures at Myrtlewood Road and Mesa Street:
North Port residents should anticipate periodic lane closures at the intersection of Myrtlewood Road and Mesa Street. There is a portion of the intersection that is obstructed. Construction crews will be continuing work in the area.
Please use caution when traveling in the area by paying attention to traffic signs, barricades and detour routes. For more information about this project, please contact the Department of Public Works at (941) 240-8050 or email RDCustomerservice@cityofnorthport.com.
Road Bond Project work for the week of April 24 – April 28, 2017:
Work has started in the final two phases of the Road Bond Project: Phases 7 and 8. Paving crews will be working in the neighborhoods near North San Mateo Drive. Milling crews will be working in neighborhoods east of South San Mateo Drive. Stormwater pipe crews will be working on the west side of Atwater Drive and near North Port Boulevard, Greenwood Avenue and Talbrook Road. Please anticipate periodic road closures and use caution when traveling in these areas.
Restoration crews will be planting sod adjacent to newly paved roadways and cleaning up construction debris throughout the City, especially in areas where milling and paving was recently completed. Roadway shoulders will be graded and any additional low spots will be filled along the edge of the pavement.
The Road Bond Project is one of the largest road rehabilitation projects in the City’s history. On November 6, 2012, nearly 60 percent of voters approved a referendum authorizing the City to obtain a $46 million bond to upgrade 266 miles of roadways in North Port. The Road Bond Project consists of eight phases of work. Phases 1 -6 have already been completed. Work in 2016 was slightly delayed due to unforeseen utility conflicts.
For more information about the Road Bond Project, please contact the Department of Public Works at (941) 240-8050 or email RDCustomerservice@cityofnorthport.com.
2017 Rejuvenation Project:
Starting the first week of May 2017, construction crews will begin surface sealing various neighborhoods throughout the City. This process will extend the life expectancy of the roadway and ensure a smooth ride for years to come. Extending the life of the roadway helps reduce future costs and tax dollars needed for paving. Residents will have access to their driveways at all times. However, please anticipate periodic one lane closures and use caution when traveling in these areas.
When the project begins the first week of May, crews will surface seal neighborhood roadways located west of Jeannin Drive, near Toledo Blade Elementary.
North Sumter Boulevard, between I-75 and Tropicaire Boulevard will be repaved in 2017:
North Sumter Boulevard, between Tropicaire Boulevard and the FDOT owned section of roadway just north of I-75, is on the schedule to be repaved. An official start date for this portion of the roadway has not been set, but it will be sometime in 2017. This work will be completed as part of the 2017 Road Bond Work.
For more information about this project, please contact the Department of Public Works at (941) 240-8050 or email RDCustomerservice@cityofnorthport.com.
Hungary Road between Garbett Terrace and Geary Terrace is closed until further notice:
North Port residents should be aware that Hungary Road between Garbett Terrace and Geary Terrace is closed until further notice. Construction crews are replacing a stormwater pipe in the area.
Please use caution by paying attention to traffic signs, barricades and detour routes. For more information about this project, please contact the Department of Public Works at (941) 240-8050 or email RDCustomerservice@cityofnorthport.com.
I-75 Widening Project: from Sumter Boulevard (mile marker #182) to south of Harborview Drive (mile marker #167):
This project widens the road from four to six lanes and adds a 12-foot travel lane and 10-foot shoulder to the inside of existing northbound and southbound I-75.
- Motorists should expect lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
- Motorists should also expect periodic travel lane shifts through the duration of construction.
- Motorists should expect the outside northbound lane on the bridge over the Peace River closed through the duration of the project.
- Kings Highway off-ramp from I-75 northbound will be closed during nighttime/overnight hours from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday, April 23, through Tuesday, April 25.
- Kings Highway on-ramp to I-75 southbound will be closed during nighttime/overnight hours from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday, April 26 and Thursday, April 27.
Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Drivers should use caution while traveling in this area. Estimated completion is end of 2017. The contractor is Astaldi Construction Corporation.
US 41 from Enterprise Drive to Sarasota/Charlotte County Line: Construction project:
Crews are working to expand US 41 to six lanes from Enterprise Drive to the Sarasota/Charlotte County line. This 3.6-mile project also includes making roadway drainage improvements, installing water and sewer lines, adding bike lanes and sidewalk and replacing signals at Enterprise Drive, Toledo Blade Boulevard and S. Cranberry/Cornelius Boulevards. Crews are installing new utilities, building new roadway and drainage. Motorists should expect intermittent northbound and southbound lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the project.
- Collingswood Boulevard median at US 41 is closed.
- Chamberlain Boulevard is closed on the south side of US 41.
- Chamberlain Boulevard median is closed.
- Paulson Drive is closed at US 41.
- Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours on US 41 from Paulson Drive to Salford Boulevard.
- The speed limit is reduced to 40 miles per hour.
Drivers should be aware of construction vehicles and equipment entering and exiting the roadway. The contractor expects to complete work in spring 2017. The contractor is Guymann Construction Inc.
US 41 from Salford Boulevard to west of Sumter Boulevard: Construction project:
This project will expand US 41 to six lanes from Salford Boulevard to west of Sumter Boulevard. The design of the project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2016. Staff anticipates a construction contract will be awarded in April of 2017.
US41 Pedestrian Bridges over Myakkahatchee Creek:
Crews are constructing new pedestrian overpasses over Myakkahatchee Creek; improving drainage; installing guardrail, and constructing new sidewalk. Expect daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and nighttime/overnight lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews are working. Cone & Graham, Inc. is the contractor. Expected completion date is spring 2017.
US41 Sidewalk Project:
Design work is in process to replace existing sidewalks on both sides of US41 with 12 feet wide multi-use pathways, between Tuscola Boulevard and Ortiz Boulevard/Talon Bay Drive. Construction is scheduled to begin sometime after July 2017.
US41 Linear Parking Project:
The City of North Port will be installing angled parking spots along the US 41 Access Road, between Almonte Terrace and Landover Terrace and between North Port Boulevard and Bolander Terrace. A construction start date has not been set.