New US 41 Sarasota Roundabouts at 10th St & 14th St. Open Thursday


Florida Department of Transportation

RoadWatch Advisory

When:  US 41 at 10th Street – starting at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 16th, ending at 6 a.m., Friday, April 17th

US 41 at 14th Street – starting at 6 p.m., Saturday, April 18th, ending at 6 a.m., Sunday, April 19th

Who:  Motorists traveling on US 41 at 10th Street and 14th Street

Where: Sarasota County – US 41 at 10th Street and 14th Street

What:  US 41 Roundabouts from 10th Street to 14th Street, Sarasota, FL

Traffic shifts on US 41 at 10th Street and 14th Street are scheduled to occur as follows:

US 41 at 10th Street – begins at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 16th and ends at 6 a.m., Friday, April 17th

US 41 at 14th Street – begins at 6 p.m., Saturday, April 18th and ends at 6 a.m., Sunday, April 19th

Nighttime lane closures will start at 6 p.m. and end by 6 a.m. Eastbound and Westbound traffic at each roundabout will be detoured prior to 6 p.m.

Traffic shifts on US 41 at 10th Street and 14th Street will change the travel lanes to a two-lane roundabout configuration

Traffic signals on US 41 at 10th Street and 14th Street will be removed and motorists will follow roundabout signage and driving conditions

Roundabouts are intended to enhance the safety for motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists, all while creating a better traffic flow.

Benefits of Roundabouts According to FDOT

• Traffic Safety – Reduce injury crashes by 76%

• Traffic Calming – Reduce vehicle speeds

• Pedestrian Safety – Focus on one traffic stream

• Operational Performance – reduce overall delay

• Operations and Maintenance – Reduce costs

• Approach Roadway Width – Reduce impacts

• Environmental Factors – Roundabouts are environmentally friendly

• Aesthetics – Can act as a gateway

More info:http://swflroads.com/us41/roundabouts/