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Portion of School Ave. temporarily closes to vehicles Nov. 12 – Dec. 27

Post Date:11/09/2018 2:15 PM

Contact:  Jan Thornburg, Sr. Communications Manager
                  Jan.Thornburg@SarasotaFL.Gov   941-954-2613

 

Sarasota, FL:  School Avenue between Ringling Boulevard and Novus Street will be temporarily closed to traffic for six weeks starting Monday, November 12.  The closure is necessary while a private contractor installs a stormwater pipe for a new development, Payne Park Village. School Ave Closure

Entrances to the Sarasota County parking garage and Florida Department of Health and Payne Park parking lots will be open and accessible to traffic.

The recommended detour is S. Shade Avenue via Ringling Boulevard and Wood Street. Electronic message boards are activated in the area alerting drivers about the street closure and detour.

The area will remain accessible to pedestrians.  A temporary sidewalk will be built  around the construction area and will be accessible until a permanent sidewalk is constructed.

The stormwater pipe installation will require the removal and replacement of the street pavement, sidewalk and landscaping in the right-of-way.

School Avenue is scheduled to reopen on Thursday, December 27.

For more information contact City Engineer Alex Davis Shaw:  941-365-2200 ext. 4181 or Wesley Stuckey, Engineering Tech I:  941-365-2200 ext. 4405

 

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