Current Construction

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Notice to Residents/Property Owners:

Crews will be observed performing utility location, as well as clearing, digging, pumping, hauling, and pipe installation along rights-of-way and nearby alleyways. Residents are asked to exercise caution in observance of equipment, trucks, and transport/staging of project materials in work zones and nearby areas.

Property owners are urged to refrain from installing landscape or hardscape items, as well as from making any driveway modifications, until completion of the project, which is expected to continue through 2018. Property owners are also asked to remove any landscape and/or hardscape items that currently exist in the right-of-way area abutting their property (from roadside to 15’ back), prior to commencement of activities, should they wish to preserve or salvage those items. (Note: Driveway pavers/bricks will be palletized and provided to property owners upon removal.)

Pursuant to the approved right-of-way permits granted by the City of Holmes Beach and the City of Bradenton Beach in performing this project, Manatee County is required to restore disturbed areas with #57 stone. All existing infrastructure within the right-of-way that is encountered during construction shall be removed and restored with #57 stone. This includes driveways, landscaping, and trees. For brick paved driveways, the bricks will be stacked and provided to the homeowner. All questions related to restoration and driveway removal should be directed to the City Engineer, Lynn Burnett, P.E., at

Current Construction: 

Gulf Drive

(between 26th Street & 28th Street) – Beginning April 9 and continuing through April 30, 2018, directional drilling and installation of a force main will be underway along Gulf Drive, between 26th Street and 28th Street. Traffic will be shifted to the west to allow for construction activities.

(between Avenue C and Cortez Road) – Beginning on or about May 1 and continuing through June 29, 2018, directional drilling and open-cut installation of a force main will be underway between Avenue C and Cortez Road. Traffic will be shifted to the west to allow for construction activities.

26th Street

Beginning on or about April 17, 2018, crews will resume installation of a water main and force main on 26th Street, from Gulf Drive to Avenue C.

Avenue C

Installation of a 6″ water main is currently underway along Avenue C from 24th Street to 26th Street.

Crews will be installing water services across Avenue C, working from west to east, and northward from Gulf Drive to 26th Street. Intermediate road closures will be in place along each segment to allow for these activities.

The southbound exit from Avenue C onto Gulf Drive is temporarily closed and the roadway only open in the northbound direction to local traffic and emergency vehicles between Gulf Drive and 22nd Street while work is being performed.

Crews will be stringing a 24″ HDPE force main pipe down the center of Avenue C from Gulf Drive heading north to 24th Street. Ten feet (10′) of crushed concrete has been installed in the eastern and western rights-of-way between 22nd Street and 24th Street to accommodate local traffic during this activity. Restoration of pavement will be performed subsequently with each segment of pipe installation.


Restoration activities are currently underway along Avenue E from Gulf Drive to 28th Street.

Temporary restoration will be installed along Avenue C prior to June 29, 2018, with permanent restoration to occur sometime after July 9, 2018.

Note: In the event of unforeseen weather conditions or unexpected occurrences, planned activities may be rescheduled for the following day(s) without additional notification.

Maintenance of Traffic:

To ensure the safety of work crews and the traveling public, motorists are reminded to observe the reduced speed limit, yield to pedestrians/bicyclists, watch for flagmen, and be mindful of trucks and heavy equipment traveling and operating in and near construction zones.

Bicyclists and pedestrians are asked to observe directional signage and utilize designated/temporary crosswalks and sidewalks when traveling through construction areas.

Motorists may experience temporary, single-lane closures and flagging operations.

Crews install a 2″ ARV (air release valve) on the 6″ force main on Avenue E.

Crews install the 16″ water main on Avenue C.

Construction Project Map