An additional seven brick crosswalks will be installed as part of the downtown improvements project.
The City is collaborating with the Downtown Improvement District to make $1.8 million in improvements at various locations stretching from Gulf Stream Avenue to Five Points and up to Goodrich Avenue. In addition to the brick crosswalks, enhancements include: installing brick paver sidewalks from Gulfstream Avenue to the Five Points roundabout, creating wider sidewalks with parallel parking on the north side of Main Street from Gulfstream Avenue to Five Points (angled parking will remain on the south side of the street), planting additional landscaping, replacing pedestrian lightpoles, plus adding trash receptacles, and benches.
As directed by the City Commission, a majority of the construction work was completed during the summer, with substantial completion expected by Veterans Day. In the meantime, the many restaurants, cafes and shops will remain open, so please continue to patronize them.
To receive email updates about
the project, register online at www.SarasotaGov.com. Also, follow the progress on Twitter
more information contact Richard
Winder, project manager:
941-365-2200 ext. 6302.