The Time Is Now

The City of Sarasota Has Issued a Call for a Landmark Piece of Public Art

It will be located at the city's newest completed roundabout at U.S. 41 and Fruitville Road.

09/07/2021 By Kay Kipling

Construction

Gulfstream Roundabout Traffic Shift Will Start Monday

The City of Sarasota and the Florida Department of Transportation are warning drivers to expect stop-and-go traffic and changing lane conditions on Monday evening.

08/13/2021 By Staff

Transportation

Fares Resume for All Sarasota County Area Transit Services on July 6

The fares are the same as they were prior to their suspension in 2020.

06/21/2021 By Staff

Transportation

Sarasota County to Launch 'Mobility on Demand' Service June 5

Called "OnDemand by Sarasota County," it will serve four specialized zones and operate much like ride sharing services such as Uber and Lyft.

05/28/2021 By Staff

Construction

Public Invited to Meeting About U.S. 41-Gulfstream Avenue Roundabout

Pre-construction work could begin as early as January 2021.

12/04/2020 By Staff

Construction

Three U.S. 41 Roundabouts Scheduled for Completion Next Month

The Fruitville Road, 10th and 14th Street roundabouts are expected to be in final stages by the end of October, and ready for traffic by beginning of November.

10/12/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Closures

Fruitville Road Closure Begins Week of March 1

The closure is part of a new traffic pattern that is expected to be in effect through summer 2020.

02/28/2020 By Staff

Driving in Circles

Roundabout Construction is Everywhere. Here’s an Update on Where and Why

In the city of Sarasota, three roundabouts under construction are all slated for completion in Fall 2020.

12/31/2019 By Shelby Schwartz

Road Work

Traffic Lanes Open on St. Armands Circle Following Roadwork

Work for the project will continue along John Ringling Boulevard; however, crews expect to accomplish that work without extended lane closures.

12/14/2019 By Staff

Transportation

Sarasota County Area Transit to Host Series of Network Redesign Open Houses

The county has been exploring mobility redesign concepts in order to better meet the needs of the community.

11/27/2019 By Staff

Election Night

Committee Picks Brand New Art for Brand New Roundabouts

As the City of Sarasota grows, so does its public art collection.

07/18/2019 By Olivia Letts

Sweet six

Make Your Voice Heard as the City Picks New Roundabout Art

At a public meeting on Wednesday, July 17, six artists will present their proposals for two huge new additions to Sarasota's public art collection.

07/10/2019 By Olivia Letts

Transportation

County Considering Changes to Bus Routes

Sarasota County Area Transit is hosting public workshops to gather input on possible changes to bus service in North Port, Venice, Sarasota and Longboat Key.

11/29/2018 By Staff

Roundabout Reality

Will Improvements Help Reduce Crashes in Venice's 'Circle of Death' Roundabout?

The roundabout, which opened in 2011, had the highest crash rate of any signalized intersection or roundabout in 2016 in unincorporated Sarasota County.

07/26/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship

Transportation

New Map Shows How to Get Around Downtown Without a Car

Sarasota's Maria Haber recently created a new map highlighting ways to get around downtown Sarasota without using a car.

05/30/2018 By Staff

Construction

Downtown Roundabout Opens

The new roundabout at the intersection of Orange Avenue and Ringling Boulevard in Sarasota opened to traffic on Wednesday.

05/17/2018 By Staff

Construction

New Downtown Roundabout Opens Next Week

A new single-lane roundabout at the intersection of Orange Avenue and Ringling Boulevard is expected to be open to traffic early next week.

05/08/2018 By Staff

Planning

Diverging Diamond Interchange Now 'Substantially Complete'

All six eastbound lanes and six westbound lanes are open to traffic.

08/14/2017 By staff

Transportation

Diverging Diamond Traffic Pattern Begins Sunday

Drivers will begin using the new diverging diamond traffic pattern at the I-75 and University Parkway interchange the morning of Sunday, May 21.

05/17/2017 By staff

Transportation

Diverging Diamond Interchange to Be Completed This Fall

The Florida Department of Transportation on Tuesday updated the Sarasota and Manatee county commissions on the progress of construction of the new "diverging diamond" interchange at University Parkway and I-75.

03/23/2017 By staff