Showing posts from February, 2016

New Traffic Pattern now in effect

Single lane eastbound on new surface; two roundabouts are partially open, at Golf Club Blvd. and at Aberdeen - cars approaching must cede right of way to cars already in the roundabouts.

A public education on all aspects of roundabout protocol and safety is scheduled for March 31 - more to come on this.

Traffic Pattern to change Feb. 24 on Bee Ridge

Eastbound traffic to shift to south lanes; cul de sacs to be built at four points along Bee Ridge - Eton, Allen, Chaucer and Coleridge.

Neighborhood Sign

The latest proposal for a monument sign at the Mauna Loa entrance is below. 
The material is reinforced foam structure with stucco coat, with a false brick work. We are considering placement at the southwest corner of Mauna Loa and Bee Ridge Rd., with the addition of "No Solicitors" at the bottom of the sign. There are questions about lighting, about whether to have the name on both sides of the sign, and about what sort of base, or pedestal, it might have.
Several residents are meeting with the County Thursday to look at options for placement, color, font, size, etc. Anyone with strong preferences can comment below.

Crews working tonight on Mauna Loa Intersection


Community meeting Thursday Feb. 11

The Lake Sarasota Community will hold a regular meeting on Thurs. February 11, 2016 - all residents are welcome. As usual, the meeting will be in one of the conference rooms behind Sarasota Alliance Church, 7 pm to 8:30 pm.

Front entrance sign - we'll have an image of the County's proposed Lake Sarasota sign for Mauna Loa entrance -- questions, comments.Update on Bee Ridge roadwork and FDOT's I-75 plan.Summary of Sheriff and Code Enforcement recommendations (Handout)"No Solicitors" signage? Cost? Action items LSCG: Renew 501 status? If yes, thenElect Officers

Bee Ridge Update - sidewalks being poured Saturday

Some changes in traffic pattern at Mauna Loa, and more.

Bee Ridge roadwork West of I-75 to last until Summer 2017

via the Herald Tribune:

About the roadwork on Bee Ridge West of I-75:

TRANSPORTATIONBee Ridge roadwork set
Carlos R. Munoz Published: Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 10:02 p.m. Last Modified: Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 10:02 p.m. SARASOTA - Road improvement work along Bee Ridge Road from South Osprey Avenue to Dunn Drive is slated to start Monday, the Florida Department of Transportation said. Facts CONTACT For more information about the project contact the FDOT at 863-519-2828; or visit The construction work will fix drainage areas along Bee Ridge where stormwater caused dips in the road, near intersections and business driveways. The project will also add 11 pedestrian refuge islands to allow safe space and increased visibility for people attempting to cross Bee Ridge. The work requires the closure of one lane in both directions of the seven-lane thoroughfare from Osprey to Bond Place, while other temporary lane closures are expected to comple…