NEW ROUNDABOUT AT INTERSECTION OF ORANGE AVENUE AND RINGLING BOULEVARD NOW OPEN TO TRAFFIC
A new single-lane roundabout at the intersection of Orange Avenue and Ringling Boulevard is now open to traffic.
Crews plan to install local artist Jorge Blanco’s aluminum sculpture, “BRAVO!” later this summer. The installation will be coordinated to occur during off-peak hours to minimize traffic disruptions.
The previous signalized intersection was replaced with a new, one-lane roundabout, which will improve traffic flow as well as driver and pedestrian safety. The project also allowed for infrastructure upgrades including a new water line, additional lighting for the road and sidewalk, and landscaping improvements.
Since 2010, several one-lane roundabouts have been constructed downtown, including at Five Points, along Ringling Boulevard and at Orange Avenue and Main Street, promoting a safer, more efficient and environmentally-friendly mobility structure.
Source: City of Sarasota