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For Immediate Release: January 12, 2012



Sarasota, FL: To improve safety and traffic flow along U.S. 41, the Florida Department of Transportation is modifying a portion of the road from just south of Bee Ridge Road to Siesta Drive. The improvements, which include lengthening turn lanes and creating a concrete median, will prompt nightly lane closures 9 p.m. – 6 a.m. All traffic lanes will be open during the day. Click here to view a map of the area.

The project includes:

  • Converting existing 2-way center turn lane into single turn lanes
  • Increase U.S. 41 left turn lane lengths
    • Northbound to westbound Bay Road
    • Southbound to eastbound Bee Ridge Road
    • Northbound to westbound Siesta Drive
  • Construct concrete median with brick paver accents
  • Extend existing turn lanes
  • Widen 4.5 feet to the west within existing right-of-way to accommodate concrete median, turn lanes, and sidewalk
  • Modify overhead signage and pedestrian features to align with widening

The project is currently underway and is expected to be finished by June 2012. To review information presented during a community open house click here.

For more information contact project Public Information Officer Brian Bollas: 1-800-396-7273.

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