Venice Downtown Beautification Update 2/6


Venice Downtown Beautification Update 2/6



Crews are installing the large palms in the median in the 100 and 200 blocks. Installation of large palms in the 300 block will follow completion of irrigation. Once the large palms are planted, the pedestrian fence will be modified to a single row and the smaller shrubs will be planted. Crews also continue installing the plant hanger poles and electric. Motorists should expect the inside lanes on W. Venice Avenue closed during the daytime for the contractor to complete this work.



Tampa Avenue is currently CLOSED to through traffic from US 41 Business to Harbor Drive.
To access Tampa Avenue businesses, 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.  Crews continue underground drainage work and curb removal on the 100 block. Next week the contractor expects to remove and replace the sidewalk by the Venice Theatre. Crews have completed drainage on the 200 block. Sidewalk and irrigation installation continues.  On the 300 block, crews have also completed drainage and expect to complete driveway and sidewalk installation this week. Roadway work continues on both the 200 and 300 blocks. The contractor expects to open the 300 block of Tampa Avenue to LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY next week.




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.

For additional project information, please contact Jennifer Dorning, Project PIO, at  239-338-7723 or email