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

Environment

New Report Details Local Auto Emissions Trends

Emissions from driving in the Sarasota-Bradenton, Fla., metro area grew more slowly than population between 1990 and 2017, which means emissions per person have decreased.

10/14/2019 By Staff

Transportation

'Sarasota in Motion' Plan Enters Second Phase

An interactive online map is now available for public comment at SarasotaInMotion.com; the input will inform the city's master transportation plan.

09/17/2019 By Staff

Traffic

Road Work at Orange Avenue-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way Intersection Begins May 28

Construction is expected to take approximately six weeks.

05/22/2019 By Staff

Meetings

Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations to Preview City's Master Transportation Plan

In addition to traffic, city planners are examining how to move people around the city safely and comfortably on foot, bicycle and improved transit service, and in new ways such as automated and connected vehicles, water taxi, and more .

04/02/2019 By Staff

Planning

Myakka City Town Hall to Address Concerns About Traffic, Accidents

Representatives from several local agencies, as well as state Rep. Tommy Gregory, R-Bradenton, are planning to attend.

01/17/2019 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

Traffic and Roundabouts the Topics at Upcoming Community Forum

The Sarasota Tiger Bay Club is hosting a panel discussion about traffic and roundabouts in the area from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 3.

04/24/2018 By Staff

Construction

Intersection at Ringling Boulevard and Orange Avenue to Close Monday

Construction on a new roundabout there is expected to be completed by next May.

11/21/2017 By staff

Proceed With Caution

Florida’s I-4 is America’s Deadliest Highway

Between 2011 and 2015, more than 150 people died on the 132-mile interstate between Tampa and Daytona Beach.

11/17/2017 By Pam Daniel

Honk!

Five Migraine Inducing Intersections—and What to Do About Them

We've identified the region's most horrific traffic hot spots.

09/28/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Liquid Highways

Can a New Ferry and Water Taxis Help Reduce Our Growing Gridlock?

Can a new ferry and water taxis help reduce our growing gridlock?

04/26/2017 By Ilene Denton

Planning

Workshop on Proposed I-75 Overpass Is Nov. 15

The overpass will connect the future Lakewood Ranch Boulevard and Cattlemen Road, with the goal of relieving traffic congestion on University Parkway and Fruitville Road.

11/02/2016 Research by staff

Tourism Beat

Visitor Bureaus are Creating Strategies to Ease Drive Time in Season

Think traffic in Sarasota and Manatee counties gets worse every year? You’re not wrong.

10/20/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Construction

Honore Avenue Extension to Venice Opens

The project is intended to improve traffic circulation and increase capacity on the county's north/south roadways.

04/22/2016 Research by staff

941CEO Daily

City of Sarasota Moves Ahead with St. Armands Circle Parking Garage

If built, the garage would sit to the north of the circle itself, behind the strip that contains Shore, Cafe L'Europe and Columbia.

03/22/2016 Research by staff