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NEWS RELEASE
City Hall
1565 First Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
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For Immediate Release: April 10, 2015
Contact: Jan Thornburg, Sr. Communications 941-954-2613
              Jan.Thornburg@sarasotagov.com

 

Updated Work/Traffic Schedule
for State Street Area

 

Sarasota, FL: The work schedule to replace an aging utility line, install new sidewalks and place façade panels on the State Street Garage has been revised. 

 

Temporary lane or street closures are scheduled on State Street, Lemon Avenue and Orange Avenue during the following times:

 

April 6 – April 17:  State Street, between Lemon Avenue and Orange Avenue, will be closed to thru traffic during the day.   The closure is necessary while crews hang the pre-cast panels on the face of the State Street Garage and begin work on the new water line.

 

April 20 – May 15:  State Street, between Lemon Avenue and Orange Avenue, will be narrowed to one lane, with the assistance of flagmen, to allow vehicular traffic in both directions around the active work zone.  The lane closure is necessary while crews complete the construction of the new water main and make new water service connections. 

 

May 4 – May 6:  The State Street-Lemon Avenue intersection will be closed for water line tie-ins and a sewer tie-in.  This will involve shutting down the water line on Lemon Avenue from Main Street to Pineapple Avenue.  All impacted businesses will be notified directly regarding the actual impacts and required precautions. 

 

May 11 – May 13:  The State Street-Orange Avenue at intersection will be closed for a water line tie-in and abandonment of the old State Street water line connection.  This will involve shutting down the water line on Orange Avenue from Main Street to Ringling Boulevard.  All impacted businesses will notified directly regarding the actual impacts and required precautions. 

 

May 18 – June 12: State Street in front of the parking garage will have intermittent lane closures.  These closures are necessary while new sidewalks are constructed and the road is repaved with new asphalt.

 

Extensive signage indicating ‘Business Open’ will be visible at each end of the street closure area, and pedestrian access to all nearby businesses will be maintained.  The Farmers Market will remain open.

 

During the temporary street closures through April 17, to help facilitate parking for impacted businesses, valet parking service will be offered for State Street business customers Monday - Friday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse, at the northeast corner of State Street and Lemon Avenue.  (Hours will be evaluated and will be subject to change.)  Regular valet service for Hyde Park customers will continue after 4 p.m. seven days a week.

 

For more information contact Tony Russo, project manager:  941-365-2200 ext. 6367.

 

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