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Downtown Beautification Update 11/9

Post Date:11/09/2018 9:12 AM

Crews continue prep work for paving on eastbound W. Venice Avenue.  Due to weather on another project, the equipment transfer was postponed, and this work is now scheduled to begin on Tuesday, November 13.  Once paving is completed, the eastbound lanes will reopen to vehicles.  Also, paver installation is nearly completed  on the south side of W. Venice Avenue. 


With the addition of another crew, the contractor has closed the 200 block of  westbound W. Venice Avenue to from just west of Nokomis Avenue to Nassau Street. Access to the Centennial Park parking lot from W. Venice Avenue remains open at this time. This week crews are completing new sidewalk installation on the 100 block.  Crews are scheduled to continue sidewalk removal/replacement on the 300 block on the north side of W. Venice Avenue through next week. Tree installation nears completion on the 100 and 300 blocks of westbound W. Venice Avenue, and these blocks are anticipated to remain open to vehicles at this time. New sidewalk has been installed on the 200 block.  The contractor anticipates westbound W. Venice Avenue opening to vehicles prior to Christmas. 

Crews continue prep work for paving the 300 block.  Paving for the 300 block is scheduled next  week, after the paving on eastbound W. Venice Avenue is completed.  On the 200 block, curb removal nears completion, while crews also work on tree removal and tree cell installation.  The 200 block of Miami Avenue is closed to vehicles, however the parking lots can be accessed through the alley.  The Contractor is scheduled to open the street to vehicles by Christmas. 
Crews continue prep work for paving Nassau Street and Nokomis Avenue between W. Venice Avenue and Miami Avenue, which are scheduled to be paved with eastbound W. Venice Avenue and Miami Avenue. 
For additional project information, please contact Jennifer Dorning, Project PIO at 239-338-7723;


Join us for a public meeting on the project

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018

Time: 2 PM (Open House) 2:30 PM (Presentation)

Place:  Council Chambers at Venice City Hall

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