Midnight Pass Road resurfacing project on Siesta Key to begin on Dec. 4

Completion expected in fall of 2023

On Sunday, Dec. 4, the resurfacing project involving Siesta Key’s Midnight Pass Road from the Stickney Point Road intersection to Shadow Law Way will get underway, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announced in its Dec. 1 RoadWatchreport for District One, which includes Sarasota County.

Shadow Lawn Way is an entrance to the Siesta Isles community of single-family homes.

The approximately 1.6-mile-long undertaking will start Sunday night with grinding, restriping and the first steps in the placement of a barrier wall, FDOT says.

Then, on Dec. 5, daytime work will focus on setting up a pedestrian detour, FDOT notes.

That night, the crew is scheduled to continue work on the barrier wall, the RoadWatchreport notes. Flagmen will be present to assist with traffic, the report points out.

Finally, on the night of Dec. 6, the wall’s positioning is to be completed, the report indicates.

While travel lanes will be closed to traffic to facilitate facets of the above work, the report adds, no other lane closures are scheduled for next week after the night of Dec. 6.

Still, “Temporary lane closures are expected throughout the duration of the project,” FDOT points out.

Moreover, the RoadWatch report notes, with emphasis, “Expect noise from back-up alarms, trucks, and construction equipment both day and night.”

As The Sarasota News Leader has reported, the $3.6-million project will entail not only the resurfacing of the road segment but also the widening of shoulders and turn lanes, replacement of sidewalks, drainage improvements, signage and pavement markings, and lighting upgrades.

Completion of the initiative is expected in the fall of 2023. FDOT’s 5-Year Work Program said the project is expected to take 250 days from the time it begins. Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, which has an office in Fort Myers, is the contractor that won the state bid for the undertaking.

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