Monday, April 14, 2008

Roadwork this week

Lane closures on Honore Avenue and Cattlemen Road

HERALD STAFF REPORT

SARASOTA - Motorists will experience intermittent lane closures on Honore Avenue between Bee Ridge and Proctor roads through Thursday.

The lane closures will occur on south Honore Avenue for tree maintenance in the medians, according to a county press release.

Cattlemen Road in Sarasota will also experience temporary, one-lane closures this week on the southern portion of the roadway. Road work is under way in the medians from Proctor Road north to just beyond Colonial Oaks. The work is expected to continue through this month.

From Cattlemen to McIntosh roads on Bahia Vista Street, road work will continue this week as crews reconstruct and widen the two-lane roadway. The 1.8-mile road project includes the addition of bike lanes, sidewalks, streetlights, stormwater management and the installation of a new vacuum sewer. Construction is expected to be completed in July.

The Honore Avenue and Bahia Vista Street intersection will be a focal point for construction activities, and lane shifts will occur through this intersection. Two-way traffic is shifted to the northern two lanes between Honore and McIntosh so that work can proceed on building the new wall at the Hidden Oaks neighborhood.

Drivers should also expect minor delays and possible lane closures on East Fruitville Road in Sarasota: while crews complete the 4.5-mile road widening project. Flagmen will be in place to direct traffic and the speed limit has been reduced from 55 mph to 35 mph. The road-widening project covers an area from Hi Hat Ranch to Verna Road. The speed limit has been reduced from 55 to 35 mph.

The east Fruitville Road project includes the construction of two 12-foot travel lanes, with 4-foot-wide bicycle lanes and drainage improvements. The project is expected to be finished by July, according to the press release.

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