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Funding approved for turn lanes at two intersections in North Port

Funding approved for turn lanes at two intersections in North Port

North Port, Florida -- The City of North Port has announced it has received the funding needed to construct right turn lanes at two intersections.

The City says they will contract a consulting engineering firm to analyze, design and prepare plans for new turn lanes at Biscayne Drive at U.S. 41 and on Price Boulevard at Biscayne Drive.

Second SCAT Express bus route, other changes take effect Jan. 19

Second SCAT Express bus route, other changes take effect Jan. 19

Sarasota, Florida -- Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) will begin its second Express bus service and implement a number of other schedule and route changes on Saturday, Jan. 19.

Lane closure on US 41 at Sumter Blvd. due to construction

Lane closure on US 41 at Sumter Blvd. due to construction

North Port, Florida -- The City of North Port has announced the outside westbound through lane of US 41 is scheduled to be closed to traffic between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 16, 19, 20, 26, 27, and 29, 2012. 

City of North Port Police officers will direct traffic on US 41 at the Cocoplum Village Shoppes/Home Depot intersection and at the US 41/Sumter Boulevard intersection during these dates and times. Delays are to be expected in the construction area and motorists are encouraged to avoid this segment of west-bound US 41, if possible.

FHP to conduct DUI checkpoint Friday

FHP to conduct DUI checkpoint Friday

Venice, Florida -- The Florida Highway Patrol will conduct a DUI checkpoint on Friday, Nov. 16.

The checkpoint will be held at 10 p.m. near the 4010 South Tamiami Trail near Venice. Troopers conducting the checkpoint will monitor those who pass through to ensure they are properly licensed and driving sober.

 

Construction to begin on US 41/Sumter Boulevard turn lane

Construction to begin on US 41/Sumter Boulevard turn lane

North Port, Florida -- The City of North Port has announced construction began Monday, Nov. 5, for a dedicated right turn lane on US 41 at Sumter Boulevard.

The lane is expected to be completed on or before March 5, 2013. 

The outside U.S. 41 westbound travel lane will be closed weekdays from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. for a minimal number of weekdays until the construction work allows it to remain open. AROX Land Development Corporation of Sarasota is the contractor.

UPDATE: Siesta Beach Access 5 parking lot to close Tuesday

UPDATE: Siesta Beach Access 5 parking lot to close Tuesday

Sarasota, Florida -- UPDATE: Due to poor weather conditions, the Siesta Beach Access 5 parking lot closure has been changed to Tuesday, Sept. 11.

The parking lot, located at 5400 Ocean Boulevard will be closed Monday from 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., because of ongoing construction at The Terrace condominium complex.

The alternate Access 7 parking lot at Beach Road and Calle De Siesta will remain open.

County: Use caution driving near Phillippi Shores Elementary

County: Use caution driving near Phillippi Shores Elementary

Sarasota, Florida -- Now that school's back in session, the county is urging motorists to take extra precautions when traveling through streets where sidewalks and other improvements are being constructed near Phillippi Shores Elementary School.

The county says placement of new sidewalks, driveways and drainage structures along sections of Mill Terrace, Shade Avenue, Palm Terrace, Fiesta Drive and School Avenue are expected to continue for several weeks.