Improvements at U.S. 41/Fruitville Road intersection to be at center of FDOT meting on April 11

Roundabout planned in conjunction with development of Quay Sarasota

The Quay Sarasota property stands west of the intersection of North Tamiami Trail and Fruitville Road. Image from Google Maps

On Tuesday, April 11, District One staff of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a public information meeting as part of the project development and environment (PD&E) study regarding improvements to the intersection at U.S. 41 and Fruitville Road in Sarasota, FDOT has announced.

The meeting will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. in the SRQ Media Room, which is located in the Annex of Sarasota City Hall at 1565 1st St. in downtown Sarasota, a news release says.

An open house format has been planned, the release notes, so “people can ask questions and provide comments to FDOT representatives in a one-on-one setting.”

As part of the construction of the Quay Sarasota project on the bayfront, representatives of the developer — GreenPointe Communities LLC of Jacksonville — have committed to the Sarasota City Commission that GreenPointe will build a roundabout at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Fruitville Road. In October 2016, Rick Harcrow of GreenPointe said he expected the project to take 30 to 36 months.

Persons wishing to submit written statements, in place of or in addition to oral statements, may do so at the April 11 meeting, or they may send the comments to Project Manager Joshua Jester by email at All statements postmarked on or before April 21 will become a part of the public meeting record, the news release points out.

FDOT is sending notices to property owners located within at least 300 feet of the intersection, the release adds. Department staff encourages all interested people to attend the session and express their views regarding the project and information, the release says.