Session to be held at Bayfront Community Center
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) representatives of District One will host a public information meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. on the planned roundabouts at 10th and 14th streets on U.S. 41 in Sarasota, the department has announced.
The session will be conducted at the Bayfront Community Center, located at 803 N. Tamiami Trail in Sarasota, an FDOT news release says. Members of the public may arrive at any time between 5 and 7 p.m., the release adds. They will be able to view display boards showing the design of the roundabouts and speak with FDOT and project staff, the release notes. “An informative video of the project will be available for viewing throughout the meeting,” the release says.
Sarasota city staff has said the project is expected to begin in October. Completion of the project is anticipated in the spring of 2020, the release points out.
The project entails “reconstructing the signalized intersections and replacing them with roundabouts, enhancing connectivity, circulation and safety,” the release explains. U.S. 41 will be widened between the two intersections, the release notes, and bike lanes will be added, along with dedicated turn lanes, a 10-foot sidewalk along the west side of the road and a 6-foot sidewalk along the east side. Additionally, raised islands will be created for pedestrian refuge at the intersections at 10th Street and 14th Street, and the project will include pedestrian signals, LED streetlights, landscaping and City of Sarasota utility and underground drainage structure replacements, the release says.
Further, bus facilities will be enhanced to include shelters, benches, bike racks, and a new bus bay adjacent to Centennial Park, the release notes.
The contractor will be IBT Construction LLC of Miami.