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FDOT plans permanent improvements to 90-degree curve at intersection of Higel Avenue and Siesta Drive before county road swap takes place

FDOT plans permanent improvements to 90-degree curve at intersection of Higel Avenue and Siesta Drive before county road swap takes place

April 25, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney    County leaders sent a letter on April 6 to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), spelling out the latest details of a proposed road swap involving River Road and Siesta Drive, Higel Avenue, Midnight Pass Road and Stickney Point Road on Siesta Key.    A summary accompanying the letter includes […]

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FDOT working on restriping and ‘Qwick Kurb’ devices to slow down vehicles and prevent accidents in vicinity of Siesta Drive/Higel Avenue curve on Siesta Key

FDOT working on restriping and ‘Qwick Kurb’ devices to slow down vehicles and prevent accidents in vicinity of Siesta Drive/Higel Avenue curve on Siesta Key

January 31, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com    The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is working on plans for restriping and the installation of “Qwick Kurb” devices at the intersection of Siesta Drive and Higel Avenue on Siesta Key, the president of the Bay Island Siesta Association announced to Siesta Key Association (SKA) members.       […]

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FDOT remains concerned about lack of documentation in traffic studies for Siesta Promenade

FDOT remains concerned about lack of documentation in traffic studies for Siesta Promenade

January 30, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com    Almost exactly five months after Sarasota County staff notified Benderson Development Co. of a multitude of insufficiencies in the firm’s revised proposal for the mixed-use Siesta Promenade complex, Benderson responded to the county. However, based on copies of correspondence SNL has obtained between the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) […]

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About that new Siesta Drive fence

About that new Siesta Drive fence

September 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney   Motorists heading on and off Siesta Key in mid-August most certainly noticed that a fence and swing gate were being installed along the road just east of the north drawbridge, adjacent to the lookout over Sarasota Bay. In response to a question about the project, Jan Thornburg, senior communications manager […]

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Siesta Drive traffic woes

February 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com As one person put it during the Jan. 17 meeting of the Siesta Key Condominium Council (SKCC) at Siesta Chapel, “It is a catastrophe, and it’s just the first day.” She was referring to the closure of one lane on Siesta Drive just east of the north bridge to Siesta Key.  […]

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Message Received: FDOT nixes roundabout option, plans right-turn alternative and other improvements at Beach Road and Midnight Pass.

Message Received: FDOT nixes roundabout option, plans right-turn alternative and other improvements at Beach Road and Midnight Pass.

September 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin Changes are coming to the intersection of Beach Road and Midnight Pass — but the option that was chosen by the Florida Department of Transportation is likely to have some residents, vacationers, and business owners pleased. The state agency has nixed the most controversial option of a roundabout. Instead, FDOT has chosen an […]

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FDOT staff expresses serious concerns about proposed Siesta Promenade project

FDOT staff expresses serious concerns about proposed Siesta Promenade project

September 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com One day before Benderson Development submitted its latest application to Sarasota County regarding its proposed Siesta Promenade project at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Stickney Point Road, a Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) engineer sent a letter to Sarasota County’s transportation planning manager, pointing to the “astonishing 175 percent […]

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