Section of South Shade Avenue to be closed temporarily

Photo by Norman Schimmel

South Shade Avenue between South Pelican Drive and Novus Street will be closed temporarily beginning Monday, June 25, for railroad and sidewalk improvements, the City of Sarasota has announced.

The road is expected to reopen Monday, July 16, a city news release says.

During the closure, motorists are advised to follow the posted detour signs, the release adds.

Seminole Gulf Railroad will be replacing rails to allow for smoother and safer vehicle crossings, according to the news release. The adjacent roadway and sidewalk also will be improved.