MAJOR TRAFFIC SHIFT BEGINS AUGUST 12

Beginning Wednesday, August 12, northbound US 41 traffic will be shifted to the newly completed east half of the roundabout while leaving southbound traffic in its existing location. The center and a portion of the west side of the roundabout will be constructed during this phase of construction.

Fruitville Road will remain closed to westbound traffic between Cocoanut Avenue and US 41. Motorists will be able to travel east on Fruitville Road during this phase. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction on US 41 during this phase of construction. Access will be restored from northbound US 41 to Fourth Street and Fifth Street and the alley located between Fourth and Fifth Streets during this phase.

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The City of Sarasota in coordination with The Florida Department of Transportation and The Quay are improving this key intersection to improve connectivity, access, and safety for pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular traffic flow and operations between downtown Sarasota and the Bayfront area.