Erie Road provides an east-west rural roadway connection between the community of Parrish and western Manatee County. Northern Manatee County is experiencing significant growth and development. The Erie Road Improvements Project intends to support anticipated increase in traffic demand due to this growth by providing additional capacity, facilitating traffic operations and vehicular turning movements at the Parrish Community High School, and encouraging non-motorized mobility options. This project is part of the Manatee County’s adopted Traffic Circulation Plan.
This project is being funded through Manatee County’s approved Capital Improvement Plan.
The segment of Erie Road from 69th Street East to Martha Road (West Segment) is currently being designed. The construction schedule for this segment is to be determined.
The segment of Erie Road from Martha Road to U.S. 301 (East Segment) is currently being designed with an estimated completion of January 2024. The construction schedule for this segment is to be determined.
The Erie Road Improvements Project is divided into two (2) segments along Erie Road.
The project limits for the West Segment will widen Erie Road between 69th Street East and Martha Road.
The project limits for the East Segment will widen Erie Road between Martha Road and U.S. 301.
The Erie Road corridor is being widened to provide additional roadway capacity to support an anticipated increase in traffic volume. These improvements will help to reduce traffic congestion, enhancing vehicular traffic operations and function of the corridor.
The segment of Erie Road from 69th Street East to Martha Road (West Segment) will include widening approximately 2.3 miles of roadway from two lanes to four lanes (two in each direction). The four travel lanes will be separated by a 22-foot-wide raised median and curb and gutter on both sides. This segment will also include a 12-foot-wide shared use path on the south side of Erie Road. The project also includes construction of two roundabouts: at Harrison Ranch Road and at Sawgrass Road. Additional enhancements include street lighting installed in the median and construction of a fully closed drainage system with stormwater ponds.
The segment of Erie Road from Martha Road to U.S. 301 (East Segment) will include widening approximately one mile of roadway from two lanes to four lanes (two in each direction). The four travel lanes will be separated by a 22-foot-wide raised median and curb and gutter on both sides. This segment will also include a 12-foot-wide shared use path on the south side of Erie Road. The sidewalk located on the north side of Erie Road from Martha Road to Fort Hamer Road will also be reconstructed. A HAWK system, or high emphasis crosswalk signal, will also be constructed at Martha Road. Additional enhancements include street lighting installed in the median and construction of a fully closed drainage system with stormwater ponds.
The design phase for Erie Road from 69th Street East to Martha Road (West Segment) will take approximately 24 months to complete while the permitting phase will take approximately 12 months. Land acquisition for the West Segment will take approximately 24 months. The construction phase for the West Segment is estimated to take 18 months to complete.
The design and permitting phases for Erie Road from Martha Road to U.S. 301 (East Segment) will take approximately 12 months to complete. Land acquisition for the East Segment will take approximately 12 months. The construction phase for the East Segment is estimated to take 18 months to complete.
The contractor(s) have not been selected. Both projects are still in the design phase.
Erie Road from 69th Street East to Martha Road (West Segment) has a construction cost of $20 million.
Erie Road from Martha Road to U.S. 301 (East Segment) has a construction cost of $30 million.
New traffic signals are not included as part of this project. A HAWK system, or high emphasis crosswalk signal will be constructed at Martha Road as part of the East Segment project. The HAWK system will be built on regular mast arms.
The speed limit will not change along Erie Road.
Traffic lanes will be 11-feet wide which is equal to the existing lane width.
Construction activities will primarily occur between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, while some weekend and night-time operations may be performed from time to time to minimize interruptions to traffic.
Manatee County is responsible for all drainage routed through the County’s right-of-way and easements.
Access to neighborhood entrances and driveways will be maintained throughout the duration of the construction project. Brief, partial closures may be necessary and would be scheduled to occur during periods of low traffic flow to minimize the disruption of traffic.
The contractor, in coordination with the County, will utilize Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Maintenance of Traffic design plans and specifications to manage and reduce construction-related traffic impacts. A lane closure analysis will provide peak times to avoid delays. The contractor is required to make adjustments in live time if unexpected congestion disrupts flow.
Temporary valves will be installed to avoid water service interruptions however temporary and isolated water service disruptions may occur. Residents and businesses will be notified in advance of construction activities that may temporarily affect their water service.
The contractor will make every effort to maintain access to mailboxes throughout the duration of the construction project. If you are experiencing issues with mail delivery, please contact the project hotline at (941) 877-1096 or [email protected] for assistance.
The contractor will make every effort to avoid impacts to garbage and recycling operations throughout the duration of the construction project. If you are experiencing issues with garbage or recycling pick-up, please contact the project hotline at (941) 877-1096 or [email protected] for assistance.
The contractor will make every effort to avoid impacts to school bus stop locations within the project limits throughout the duration of the construction project. If you are experiencing construction-related issues with school bus drop off locations, please contact the project hotline at (941) 877-1096 or [email protected] for assistance. You may also contact The School District of Manatee County at (941) 708-8770 to report a transportation issue.
Manatee County has no intention of changing the name of Erie Road as part of this project.
The County will host a public information meeting to inform property owners, residents, businesses, and other interested parties about proposed improvements on Erie Road for each project segment. Once construction begins, notifications of planned activities and associated impacts will be provided through different distribution methods which may include email, direct mail, message boards, and/or in-person notification(s). Updated project information is also available on the project website at www.ErieRoadImprovements.com.
Any project-related questions or concerns may be directed to the project hotline at (941) 877-1096 or [email protected]. Questions or concerns may also be submitted by completing the form located on the project website “Contact Us” page.
Please visit the Manatee County Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) page for more information.
Any maintenance or infrastructure concerns related to Manatee County can be submitted online by visiting the Public Works Department Manatee 311 page.
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