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City of North Port Roadwatch Report

Post Date:03/02/2018 1:56 PM

Roadwatch Report 8-14-17 

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.


Road Bond Project work for the week of March 5 – March 9, 2018:

Work is underway in the final two phases of the Road Bond Project: Phases 7 and 8.  Crews will be overlaying Raintree Boulevard and performing base repairs on South San Mateo Drive.   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


Portions of Torgerson Street, Loxley Avenue and Embassy Road will be closed on March 6th & 7th:

The following roadways will be closed from 7:30am to 3:00pm on Tuesday, March 6, and Wednesday, March 7.  There will be access to local traffic only.  Crews will be regrading drainage swales in the area: 

  • Torgerson Street near West Price Boulevard
  • Loxley Avenue near North Biscayne Drive
  • Embassy Road near Ponce De Leon Boulevard

For more information about this project, please contact the Department of Public Works at (941) 240-8050 or email


Drainage maintenance scheduled for W. Price Blvd on Saturday, March 3rd:

Operations crews will be performing drainage maintenance on West Price Boulevard, between Salford Boulevard and Cranberry Boulevard, on Saturday, March 3.  Work will take place between 7:30am and 3:00pm.  The roadway will remain open.  However, please use caution when traveling in the area.   

For more information about this project, please contact the Department of Public Works at (941) 240-8050 or email    


US 41 from Enterprise Drive to the Sarasota/Charlotte County line:

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. 

  • Motorists should expect a new northbound and southbound traffic pattern on US 41.
  • Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures during nighttime/overnight hours on Toledo Blade Boulevard.
  • Expect a new traffic pattern in the northbound lanes.
  • Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures during daytime hours on US 41 at the Paulson Drive/Enterprise Drive, Toledo Blade Boulevard and Cranberry Boulevard/Cornelius Boulevard intersections.  
  • The speed limit is reduced to 40 miles per hour.

Motorists should be aware of construction vehicles and equipment entering and exiting the roadway.  The contractor expects to complete work in fall 2017.  The contractor is Guymann Construction Inc.


US 41 from Salford Boulevard to west of Sumter Boulevard: Construction project:

Crews are widening US 41 from Salford Boulevard to Sumter Boulevard to a six-lane highway; resurfacing the roadway; improving drainage; constructing sidewalk, and installing highway lighting. Expect daytime lane closures for barrier wall installation within the medians.  Expect nighttime/overnight lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. when crews are resurfacing the roadway. Russell Engineering, Inc. is the contractor.  Expected completion is spring 2019.


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.  60% revised plans were submitted to FDOT on September 21st.  The construction contract award is scheduled for April 2018.


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 Florida Job Growth Grant application was approved by City Commission to fill the funding shortfall of the construction of this project.  If awarded the grant – providing needed funds for construction, staff would rebid the project.

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