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.
W. VENICE AVENUE
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.