Our area continues to grow, especially Eastern Manatee County. New schools, new housing developments and more. This means the number of vehicles on our roads has greatly increased and our roads need to be expanded to handle all the traffic.
The Florida Department of Transportation has approved seven new roundabouts on State Road 70, east of the interstate.
The first location that has been identified along State Road 70 where a roundabout will be built is Uihlein Road.
There will be Seven roundabouts total between Uihlein to Waterbury on State Road 70, all are expected to be built on this five mile stretch of road. Most of them will be in front of entrances to housing subdivisions.
The FDOT says the goal of these seven roundabouts are to improve safety and reduce speeding.
Additionally, lanes from Lorraine Road to Waterbury Road (known as County Road 675) are also expected to widen.
The project is still in the development stages and could still take a few years for construction to begin.
The Florida Department of Transportation estimates the cost for the entire project is 90 million dollars.
7 Roundabouts in a 5 miles stretch... what are your thoughts on that, comment below...