Osprey Avenue resurfacing project to begin May 29

Segments and timelines outlined

A graphic shows part of the segments to be resurfaced on Osprey Avenue. Image courtesy City of Sarasota

The resurfacing of Osprey Avenue will begin on Tuesday, May 29, the City of Sarasota has announced.

The project will cover a 1.4-mile stretch between Siesta Drive and Bahia Vista Street, a city news release notes.

The city and its contractors will conduct the resurfacing in phased segments, the release explains. “The first segment of Osprey Avenue, from South Drive to Boyce Street, is expected to be completed by the end of July,” the release says. To minimize disruptions at nearby Southside Elementary School, work was coordinated to begin shortly after the school year ends, the release adds.

Osprey will remain open to two-way traffic throughout the duration of the project, with construction anticipated to take place between the hours of 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, the release notes. “No detours are expected, and businesses along Osprey Avenue will remain accessible throughout construction,” the release points out.

Future segments and their tentative schedules are as follows:

  • Boyce Street to Arlington Street — August to October.
  • Siesta Drive to South Drive — November to January 2019.
  • Arlington Street to Bahia Vista Street — January 2019 to March 2019.

The entire project is expected to be completed in the spring of 2019, the release says.

Among the planned improvements will be the construction of new curbs and Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant ramps; signalized intersection improvements; and bike-lane restriping.

The Osprey Avenue project is part of an extensive annual resurfacing program within the City of Sarasota, the release explains. Each year, approximately 9 to 11 miles of streets within city limits are resurfaced, the release notes.