New roundabout to improve intersection safety

WWSB ABC7 News at 6pm
Published: Jun. 6, 2023 at 3:46 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 6, 2023 at 7:29 PM EDT
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Sarasota County Public Works has announced plans to install a new roundabout at the intersection of Higel Avenue and Ocean Boulevard in an effort to improve intersection safety.

Beginning June 12, Higel Avenue from Mangrove Point Road to Midnight Pass Road, and Ocean Boulevard from Gleason Avenue to Higel Avenue on Siesta Key will be closed for the installation of the mini roundabout.

The project is anticipated to be completed by June 23.

Sarasota County is encouraging motorists to follow detour signs, seek alternative routes and take caution when approaching the construction area.