Intersection of Orange Ave. and Ringling Blvd. closes for roundabout construction Nov. 27
Sarasota, FL: The intersection of Orange Ave. and Ringling Blvd. will be closed starting Monday, November 27 as improvements to transform the signalized intersection into a single lane roundabout begin.
Detours will be available via State St., Lemon Ave. and Pineapple Ave. Nearby businesses will remain open for the duration of the project.
The traffic signal at Orange Ave. and Ringling Blvd will be replaced with a new, one-lane roundabout, which will improve traffic flow as well as driver and pedestrian safety. The project also allows for infrastructure upgrades like a new water line, additional lighting for the road and sidewalk and landscaping improvements.
“We want to remind everyone to have patience during the process,” said Richard Winder, Coordinator of Capital Projects. “In the end, this project will greatly improve the traffic flow, safety and aesthetics of that intersection.”
Since 2010, several one-lane roundabouts have been constructed downtown including at Five Points, along Ringling Blvd. and most recently at Orange Ave. and Main St., promoting a safer, more efficient and environmentally-friendly mobility structure.
To receive the $881,000 in grant funding provided by the Florida Department of Transportation, the improvement project was required to begin before 2018.