Saturday, April 30, 2016

Bee Ridge Update

Work continues east and west of Mauna Loa and paving begins east of Gary Player. No night work anticipated. Grading, sodding, and excavation continue. Watch for flaggers and special traffic controls.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Mauna Loa night work Sunday, Monday maybe Tuesday April 17-19

Night work Sunday, Monday and possibly Tuesday April 17-19 will restrict traffic at the main entrance of Lake Sarasota.

Drivers should take another way out to get onto Bee Ridge as the intersection is being built up to the proper road level.

Friday, April 08, 2016

Roadwork Update

The roadbed for the two lands that have yet to be raised will be elevated over the next weeks. The plan is to raise the road East and West of Mauna Loa, and then to fill in the gap right at Mauna Loa, according to project managers. This way has been devised to minimize blockage of the intersection. Note that some nighttime work might occur next weekend.

Friday, April 01, 2016

New Traffic Patterns in Place on Bee Ridge

New traffic patterns at Mauna Loa and Gary Player - crews work to complete south lanes both east and west of Mauna Loa.

Take special note of signs guiding to proper lanes.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Here's the same video that was shown today at the Workshop about Roundabouts at Colonial Oaks Church. We have more than 100 explanatory brochures if anyone would like to have one or share some.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Questions, answers and New Board for LSCG

The March 10th meeting of the Lake Sarasota Community Group was an opportunity to share some information, meet new residents, and ask new questions. Additionally a new Board was elected.

Some questions that were answered: 

1. Waste Management Trucks might be backing up streets like Chaucer, where there is a new cul de sac. According to the County, the cul de sacs should be wide enough to allow even WM trucks to do a three-point turn, so they should not be backing up the street - some people are concerned because of small children playing in the road.
Chaucer Lane is not a circular cul-de-sac. Because of limited right of way, it has been designed as a T, so bigger vehicles may have to make a 3 point turn in order to turn around. There should not be any reason for the Waste Management trucks to back up the street, they should be making a 3 point turn at the end of the street.
(Note: A letter from Lake Sarasota will be sent to Waste Management to follow up) 

2. Update on the plan for the Lake Sarasota entrance sign at Mauna Loa:
The sign will be placed on an easement designed for it when the roadwork is completed. It will be a two-sided sign with "No Solicitation" added beneath the community name.

3. Phases of the Mauna Loa intersection
Mauna Loa intersection will have new traffic pattern next week. NB to WB Mauna Loa will be going over the new pavement via the temporary ramp. This will continue into the beginning of April.

Also, concerns were raised about people racing to beat the light at Mauna Loa and Bee Ridge, and how the entrance of Lake Sarasota will be configured - will it have sidewalks all the way to Bee Ridge, will it be elevated to meet the new height of Bee Ridge, etc. A request for specific answers has been sent to the County.

Finally, those present agreed to renew the Lake Sarasota 501c status for another year - at a cost of about $75. The officers for this year are:

Chair: Keith R.
Beautification: Joanne K.
Treasurer: Ellie H.
Secretary: Joy M.M.

The next regular meeting of LSCG is set for June 9, 2016.

Note: While the LSCG is incorporated, it is a volunteer group - It has no dues, fees, or legal powers.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Verizon has sold its FIOS system

The new owner of Verizon's FIOS system in our area is Frontier Comm

Frontier's home page.

The deal was done a year ago, but is only being publicly announced now - via Twitter. Some Verizon customers apparently received emails, others have not.

Tweet text

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Regular LSCG Meeting set for March 10

A meeting of the Lake Sarasota Community Group is scheduled for Thursday, March 10, at 7 pm in the meeting rooms behind Sarasota Alliance Church.

The agenda so far:

  • Update on Entrance Signage
  • Update on roadwork on Bee Ridge
    • Cul de Sac question
    • Retention Pond question
  • Election of Officers for Volunteer Board of LSCG
  • New Business.