Current Project Activities

Public Meeting Information

Manatee County hosted a public information meeting to inform property owners, residents, businesses, tenants and other interested parties about proposed improvements on Moccasin Wallow Road from U.S. 41 to west of I-75 in Manatee County. The public information meeting was conducted from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Gillette, 3301 97th Street East, Palmetto, FL, on Monday, December 2, 2019. A project fact sheet was available and boards depicting the proposed improvements were also on display for discussion. The Manatee County project manager, as well as other members of the project team were available to answer stakeholder questions about the project and proposed improvements. Attendees were given the opportunity to leave written comments at the meeting or email them to the project manager. Over 150 people were in attendance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Manatee County will fund the entire project of approximately $30 million, which includes construction and right-of-way acquisition.

Design plans are scheduled for completion by the end of 2020. The construction phase of the project is to be determined.

No. Manatee County noise ordinance and Florida Statutes state that vehicle decibel levels are the responsibility of the vehicle’s operator. The Sheriff’s Department will be responsible for enforcing the noise ordinance.

Yes. Vehicles traveling eastbound on Moccasin Wallow Road will have a dedicated left turn lane into Gillette Grove. Vehicles traveling westbound on Moccasin Wallow Road will have a dedicated right turn lane into Gillette Grove. 

No. Roundabouts have been analyzed and deemed cost prohibited for this project.

No. Moccasin Wallow Road is a public road and therefore restrictive access cannot be enforced.

Manatee County will negotiate terms with property owners regarding any project required parcel of land.

Yes. The construction of the project does include street lighting.

Manatee County schedules regular maintenance on all County roads. If there is a safety concern, please report the issue on the Manatee County website or contact Manatee County Public Works at (941) 708-7497.

Manatee County’s engineering consultant is looking into the relocation of the nesting pole.

The 4-lanes east of I-75 are part of a future project currently under preliminary design.

The 4-lane design is a result of Manatee County’s current growth and traffic needs in the area. Future studies will be conducted to determine when the road will ultimately be expanded to 6-lanes.