The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is hosting a public information meeting on Tuesday, October 3rd from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Bayfront Community Center located at 803 N. Tamiami Trail (US 41) in Sarasota. The public may arrive anytime between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Participants can view display boards of the design and speak with FDOT and project staff. An informative video of the project will be available for viewing throughout the meeting. Project staff will be present to answer questions.
Improvements being made as part of this project consist of reconstructing the signalized intersections and replacing them with roundabouts, enhancing connectivity, circulation and safety. US 41 will be widened between the two intersections and will include bike lanes as well as dedicated turn lanes, a 10-foot sidewalk along the west side, and a 6-foot sidewalk along the east side. Other improvements include raised islands for pedestrian refuge at the intersections of US 41 at 10th Street and 14th Street, pedestrian signals, LED street lights, landscaping and City of Sarasota utility and underground drainage structure replacements. In addition, bus facilities will be enhanced to include bus landing pads, bus shelters, bus benches, bike racks, and a new bus bay adjacent to Centennial Park. Expected completion is spring 2020. The contractor is IBT Construction LLC.
Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the American with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Jamie Schley, District One Title VI Coordinator at 800-292-3367 or by email at [email protected] at least seven (7) days prior to the public meeting.