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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Transportation

Free Open-Air Trolley Coming to Siesta Key

Sarasota County Area Transit recently contracted with the private company Ride Right Transit to operate an open-air transit vehicle on Siesta Key.

03/01/2017 By staff

Transportation

Event Celebrating New Bus Service Transit Station Is Jan. 30

Sarasota County Area Transit is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new transfer station at The Mall at University Town Center at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30.

01/24/2017 By staff

Planning

State Transportation Secretary to Speak in Bradenton

Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Jim Boxold will discuss local road and bridge projects, as well as future transportation plans, during a Manatee Chamber of Commerce lunch.

11/16/2016 Research by staff