News Worthy week ending February 21, 2020


US 41-Fruitville roundabout traffic pattern change coming in early March

As part of the US 41-Fruitville Road roundabout project, custom-made materials to help improve stormwater flow have been fabricated and are en route to Sarasota.The process to place these concrete box-culvert sections five feet beneath US 41 will begin soon. When the initial stage of installation is completed, the new traffic patterns the community has been advised about will go into effect over a two-day period, including:

• Shifting NB and SB US 41 to temporary diversion lanes just west of US 41 near Fruitville Rd.

• Removing the traffic signal at US 41-Fruitville Rd. (which will allow traffic to flow without signalized interruption). The traffic signal will remain flashing yellow prior to removing it.

• Temporarily closing WB Fruitville Rd. between Cocoanut Ave. and US 41

• Returning the third left turn lane from EB Gulfstream Ave. to NB US 41

During weekly and sometimes daily meetings between the contractor, City staff and others, the contractor is expressing that they will meet their construction schedule and the new traffic patterns should be in place in early March. One week prior to the new traffic patterns occurring, multiple electronic message boards in the surrounding area will alert drivers of the upcoming changes.

Many people are subscribing to receive updates via the project websitewww.US41FruitvilleRoundabout.com, and we encourage you to do so to get the latest information directly to your inbox._

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