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Project Details
Work Type: Resurfacing
Phase: Design
Limits: US 41 (SR 45) to Honore Avenue
Length: 3.83 miles
Start of Current Phase: Late 2022
Est. Completion of Current Phase: Early 2025

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is proposing improvements on State Road (SR) 72 in Sarasota County. The purpose of the project is to extend the service life of the existing roadway and improve safety along the corridor. The project consists of repaving the roadway from US 41 (SR 45) to Derek Avenue and reconstructing the existing pavement from Derek Avenue to Honore Avenue. FDOT is also proposing access management improvements from Swift Road to Sawyer Road under FPID 447887-1. This work will be constructed concurrently with the work under FPID 449122-1. The intent of the improvements is to enhance traffic flow and reduce crashes by replacing the existing center two-way left turn lane with a raised median and reducing lane widths. Additional improvements include construction of one or more mid-block pedestrian crossings with Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons (PHB) between Lockwood Ridge Road and Beneva Road and striping, signal, and lighting upgrades.

Public Involvement

FDOT held a public meeting (online and in-person) on Thursday, March 28, 2024, to present project information and provide an opportunity for the public to offer feedback. While comments and questions about this project can be submitted at any time, the official public meeting comment period is now closed.

Public meeting materials are available for viewing in the Project Documents section below. The public meeting video presentation is available for viewing in the Project Videos section below.


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