Fruitville Road between Cocoanut & 41 to close Sunday for roundabout work


More changes are on the way to our roads in downtown Sarasota

Fruitville Road westbound from Cocoanut Avenue to US 41 is getting ready to be shut down on Sunday March 1st.

It is the second phase of a roundabout project Drivers will have to follow all the detours and they can expect delays as well. The Florida Department of Transportation says this will change some of the traffic patterns around the area.

“We ask that folks be patient, be courteous, be considerate," said Brian Rick, Spokesperson for FDOT. "The good news about this is that at the end of the day you’re going to have a much safer, smoothly operating road that will get you to where you want to go.”

FDOT says the roundabout construction project at US 41 and Fruitville Road should be finished by this November. Fruitville westbound at Cocoanut Avenue will be closed through this Summer, but FDOT does not have an exact date for the reopening.