Traffic Update

US 41-Fruitville Rd. Roundabout - Detours Start 11/25  

The contractor constructing the US 41-Fruitville Road roundabout has accelerated the initial phase of the project.  So, the two significant traffic pattern changes previously mentioned in Weekly Briefs are now scheduled to begin along the US 41 corridor as soon as Monday, Nov. 25.

The two changes involve left turns: 

1.  No SB US 41 to EB Fruitville Rd - Southbound US 41 traffic will not be able to turn left at Fruitville Rd.  This will be in effect throughout much of the year-long construction project. 

Recommended detour:  EB on 10th Street then SB on Lemon Ave. to Fruitville Rd. If you miss 10th Street, the next best opportunity to go eastbound will be Ringling Blvd. 

2.  No NB US 41 to WB Boulevard of the Arts - Northbound US 41 traffic to westbound Boulevard of the Arts will be restricted. U-turns will not be permitted. This left turn lane is expected to be restored in late January 2020. Recommended detour: WB on 10th Street then SB on Van Wezel Way to Boulevard of the Arts

Recommended detour: WB on 10th Street then SB on Van Wezel Way to Boulevard of the Arts


Additional note:  The left turn eastbound movement coming off the Ringling Bridge and Gulfstream Ave. to northbound US 41 will be reduced from three lanes to two.

Electronic message boards are being strategically placed along US 41 to give drivers advance notice about the traffic changes, which are scheduled to occur late Sunday night.  That means the new traffic patterns will be in effect during the Monday morning commute on Nov. 25.  Please keep this information in mind and plan your travels accordingly. 

The roundabout is being constructed by the Quay Sarasota on behalf of the City of Sarasota in cooperation with the Florida Department of Transportation to enhance safety and connectivity.

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