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Sarasota County Update

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Welcome to Sarasota County's community e-newsletter. If you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback on the system, contact us at communications@scgov.netState and local health officials promote breastfeeding -August is National Breastfeeding Month Local agencies are working together to promote breastfeeding as a vital health activity for nursing mothers and infants and to recognize breastfeeding friendly agencies in honor of National Breastfeeding Month. Last week to vote for county buildings in People's Choice architecture competition This is the last week to vote for Gulf Gate Public Library and Sarasota County beach pavilions, nominees in the Florida Chapter of the American Institute of Architects People's Choice Competition. Walton Ranch Preserve, Carlton Reserve temporarily closed due to flooding Walton Ranch Preserve in North Port and T. Mabry Carlton, Jr. Memorial Reserve in Venice are temporarily closed due to flooding, Sarasota County staff announced Wednesda…

Crews work Saturday if weather allows

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County Updates

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Welcome to Sarasota County's community e-newsletter. If you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback on the system, contact us atcommunications@scgov.netSarasota County earns national  procurement award  Sarasota County's Procurement division has been honored for "Achievement of Excellence in Procurement" by the National Procurement Institute (NPI), an organization dedicated to establishing and developing efficient purchasing methods and practices in governmental, educational and institutional procurement.  Sarasota County, YMCA reduce fees at Selby Aquatic Center Sarasota County Commissioners recently approved a new lease with the Sarasota Family YMCA, which means reduced entry fees for the aquatic center located at Potter Park for non-YMCA members.  Myakka River Bridge replacement work to start this week Motorists are urged to use caution as construction work on the Myakka River Bridge is slated to begin this week, with the project eyed for completion in Spring …

Change in plan at Publix Center at Bee Ridge Extension

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From Sarasota County:
We stated in last week’s Project Update (see attached) the entrance off of Bee Ridge Road to the Publix would be closed this week, but the exit would be open. This would need to happen for connection to the utility infrastructure. However when the contractor started digging this morning, they found out that the waterline was not where it was shown on the plans. Therefore they are going to have to dig up a larger area.

In order to shorten the duration of this closure, they will need to close the entire entrance/exit on Bee Ridge Road. The patrons of the Publix shopping center will need to use the entrance/exit off of Bee Ridge Extension. Hopefully, the closure will only last for one week.

Public Info about University Interchange Project July 23rd

Public Information Meeting
I-75 (SR 93) / University Parkway
Diverging Diamond Interchange Construction Project
Sarasota/Bradenton, FL – The Florida Department of Transportation is hosting a public information meeting from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Keiser University located at 6151 Lake Osprey Drive in Sarasota.


The public may arrive anytime between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. andview an animation of the project design and talk one-on-one with project staff about the I-75/University Parkway Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) project. There will be no formal presentation.

Construction begins in August 2015 with completion in fall 2017.


Improvements being made as part of this project consist of constructing a diverging diamond interchange, adding an auxiliary lane on northbound and southbound I-75, constructing new bridges on I-75 over University Pkwy., widening of University Pkwy., widening of I-75 bridges over Erie Creek and Foley Creek, realignment of on-ramps an…

Bee Ridge: New Traffic Pattern on Monday

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Weather can cause unavoidable delays in construction.

Bee Ridge Entrance to Publix at Extension will be closed - Iona open

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County Updates - DAli, Canes, Neighborhood Grants

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Welcome to Sarasota County's community e-newsletter. If you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback on the system, contact us atcommunications@scgov.netDali Museum librarian to give talk July 9 about the Spanish artist's creative legacy A traveling exhibit of works by famed Spanish artist Salvador Dali is on display at North Sarasota Library through the end of July. Jacaranda Boulevard work begins July 13 Jacaranda Boulevard traffic will be reduced to two lanes starting Monday, July 13, as a major construction project begins, according to Sarasota County Public Works staff. The first 72 are on you - get prepared We are two months into the 2015 hurricane season, Sarasota County Emergency Management reminds you now is the time to prepare for a hurricane. Have a plan, have your kit ready and remember "the first 72 are on you." Neighborhood Services announces next round of matching grants Could your neighborhood pride use a boost? If so, you should consider applying f…

No Road Work July 3-5

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