Water main project at intersection of Orange Avenue and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way to begin on May 28

Intersection to be partially closed

An aerial map shows the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Orange Avenue. Image from Google Maps

The intersection at North Orange Avenue and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way in north Sarasota will be partially closed to traffic beginning Tuesday, May 28, as crews begin work on a water main replacement project, the City of Sarasota has announced.

“Variable message boards and signage will be in place to alert motorists of the construction and associated detours,” a news release points out. “Construction of the utilities in the intersection is expected to take approximately six weeks,” it adds.

Additionally, some Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) bus stops along Orange Avenue between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way and 19th Street will be affected while the work is underway, the release notes.

The project is part of the city’s ongoing water main replacement program, designed “to enhance the reliability and safety of the system,” the release explains. Additional pipe installation work is expected to take place along the same portion of Orange Avenue in late summer and early fall, the release adds.

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