Street Improvements Cause Detours In Downtown Venice

Venice, Fla.-(Newsradio WFLA)-You may have to take a detour to get around downtown as work is underway on improving the look of the city. See the latest information below.


Crews are installing the large palms in the median, shrubs, and landscaping through next week. Crews are

also modifying the pedestrian fence to a single row. Crews continue installing the plant hanger poles and

electric. Motorists should expect lane closures on W. Venice Avenue during the daytime for the contractor

to complete this work. The in-pavement lighting at the mid-block crosswalks will be installed after the

final layer of asphalt is placed. Additional temporary benches are being added pending arrival of the new

benches, trash cans, and bike racks.


Tampa Avenue is currently CLOSED to through traffic from US 41 Business to Nassau Street.

Tampa Avenue is open to local traffic from Harbor Drive to Nassau Street with access to parking

lots on the south side. To access businesses on Tampa Avenue and Nokomis Street, including the

Venice Theatre, motorists should use Nassau Street to St. Augustine Avenue or Santa Maria Street. To

access the alley south of Tampa Avenue, motorists should use Nokomis Street. This week crews will

complete underground drainage on Tampa Avenue. Crews continue curb installation on the 100 block and

roadway work, and sidewalk and irrigation installation throughout Tampa Avenue.


Nokomis Avenue is open to LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY from W. Venice Avenue to the alley entrance just

south of Tampa Avenue. To access businesses on Nokomis Avenue north of Tampa Avenue, motorists

should use Santa Maria Street.


Crews continue landscape and hardscape installation. The aggregate for around the tree bases is on

order. Once the aggregate is installed, the contractor will remove the barricades around the trees.


Nassau Street is open to provide north/south circulation for vehicles. The contractor will resume work on

Nassau Street once other areas are opened to vehicles.

Map courtesy City of Venice, Fla.


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