Sarasota: Update on the roundabouts at 10th and 14th streets
City of Sarasota
Roundabouts – 10th and 14th streets Construction is steadily progressing on the Florida Department of Transportation’s two roundabout projects on U.S. 41 at 10th and 14th streets.
Much of the work done to this point has occurred underground, including installation of waterlines at the southwest corner of Imperial Drive and U.S. 41, as well as installation of drainage structures and road base work at 10th Street and 41.
Paving is scheduled along U.S. 41 on the west side and at 10th Street, as well as the intersection of 14th Street, during the night throughout next week, with lane closures expected. Motorists should be attentive for new traffic patterns, barrels, pavement markings and traffic lights when traveling through these construction zones. Both the Centennial Park boat ramp and the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall remain accessible from U.S. 41, and FDOT’s crews are working to minimize noise and disruption for surrounding neighborhoods.
As these signalized intersections are replaced with roundabouts, FDOT is also enhancing connectivity, circulation and safety. U.S. 41 will be widened between the two intersections and will include bike lanes as well as dedicated turn lanes, a 10-foot sidewalk along the west side and a 6-foot sidewalk along the east side.
Other improvements include raised islands for pedestrian refuge at the intersections of 41 at 10th and 14th streets, pedestrian signals, LED street lights, landscaping and utility and underground drainage structure replacements. The expected completion is spring 2020.
Roundabouts are increasingly becoming more popular in Florida and around the country due to their many safety, environmental and engineering benefits, which include dramatic reductions in serious injury and fatality crashes as well as fewer delays for drivers. Visit FDOT’s roundabout information page to learn more.