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Posted on: July 2, 2009


Detours planned for Palmetto traffic
as part of 17th Street East widening

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (June 30, 2009) – A closed section of 17th Street East will cause some Palmetto traffic to be diverted from July 6 – 13 as crews install a road culvert as part of the larger 17th Street widening and improvement project.

Crews will install a culvert just west of Sixth Avenue East, the entrance for Sylvan Oaks subdivision. Drivers trying to access U.S. 41 will be diverted to Canal Road, as pictured in the attached map.

The roadwork is part of a yearlong project to widen and improve 17th Street East. Though U.S. 41 will remain open throughout the project, sections of 17th Street must be closed for periods of time. Last week crews began work on 17th Street East on the west side of U.S. 41. Those improvements are expected to last about six weeks, during Lincoln Middle School’s summer recess.

The roadwork is part of a larger project to widen from two to four lanes one of Palmetto’s busiest east-west routes from Eighth Avenue West to Canal Road. When complete next summer, the road will have an improved intersection, sidewalks, bike paths, improved drainage, curbs, gutters and streetlights.

Manatee County officials urge drivers and pedestrians to use extreme caution and patience as they approach all road closures and crew work.

At no point during the project will access be restricted to any home or business in the area. Lincoln Park also will remain open during normal hours throughout the project.

For more information, call Paul Schamell at (941) 708-7450, ext. 7329 or visit online,

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Mark Fransen
Right of Way Inspector
Manatee County Public Works
Engineering Division
1022 26th Ave E
Bradenton, FL. 34208
941-708-7450 x-7275
941-725-1246 cell
941-708-7546 fax

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