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Posted: Monday, January 28, 2013 4:19 pm | Updated: 11:08 pm, Mon Jan 28, 2013.

SARASOTA - We are less than 24 hours away from Nik Wallenda's latest death defying high-wire attempt.

The backdrop is the city of Sarasota, and on Monday the daredevil began making his preparations to walk 180 feet in the air across U.S. 41.

We found Nik and a crew working hard at the site near Sarasota's Bayfront.

Nik told us he is glad all the officials signed off on the walk, and now his attention and nerves are turning to the high wire!

"There is always concerns and stress going in. Fear is a choice, but danger is real and that's what I deal with on daily basis,” says Wallenda.

Wallenda says it's an honor to perform in his hometown, and it was the beauty of the Bayfront area that led him to select the site.

Wallenda's walk will impact drivers tomorrow morning along Sarasota's Bayfront.

The city will close a section of U.S. 41 between Ringling Boulevard and the John Ringling Causeway from 10:45 am to 11:45 am with the main event happening at 11 am.

Traffic will remain open to and from St. Armands Circle and the barrier islands during the walk, but you'll have to go around the Bayfront.

If you are going to watch in person, a shuttle service will be running for those who park at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.

If you can't make it out there tune into ABC 7 tomorrow at 11 for live coverage of Wallenda's Skywalk. You can also watch the walk live on MySuncoast.com.

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