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Year in Review – City of Sarasota places roundabouts

Year in Review – City of Sarasota places roundabouts

Longboat Key leaders have long voiced concerns that the roundabout planned at US 41 and Gulfstream Avenue will slow traffic, create back-ups along the bridge and possibly impede evacuation attempts. The champions of roundabouts include the City of Sarasota and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), which maintains the state-controlled roadway. Longboat officials, including Commissioner […]

January 13, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota’s Fruitville roundabout to usher in road closures, detours

Sarasota’s Fruitville roundabout to usher in road closures, detours

Motorists can expect road closures, detours and a reduction in speed limit during construction. The westernmost block of Fruitville Road will be closed for all westbound traffic and the Florida Department of Transportation says, “Drivers traveling north to the airport or south to the barrier islands need to take an alternate route.”

December 18, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Fruitville Road roundabout officially underway

Fruitville Road roundabout officially underway

Phase I of the US 41-Fruitville Road roundabout is now officially underway, with the contractor, Wright Construction, Inc., mobilizing in the construction area and preparing for utility work.

November 4, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Ringling Bridge roundabout prods Commission concern

Ringling Bridge roundabout prods Commission concern

Commissioner Daly was assured by the FDOT that the roundabout will outperform the triple left turn lane.

June 18, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Will Sarasota roundabout worsen LBK traffic snarls?

Will Sarasota roundabout worsen LBK traffic snarls?

Longboat officials say they are supportive of enhancing pedestrian connectivity but not at the cost of increasing traffic.

April 1, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Key Letters – July 2010

Longboat Key Letters – July 2010

Updated July 30, 2010. As a tax-paying resident of Sans Point Condominium, I would prefer the larger grained, slightly off-white sand for the renourishment project. At a time of great economic uncertainty, it is the wise option to save money where possible

July 2, 2010 | Posted in Letters | Read More »