Are Roundabouts Coming to Cortez Rd /14th St. & Fruitville Rd/ / Beneva Rd ?
A report of high-crash intersections in the Sarasota-Manatee area has been completed. Roundabouts are being discussed as an alternative for some of these areas.
The Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Organization, wants local drivers to share their thoughts…
Before the pandemic, in 2019… A report was completed of high-crash intersections in the Sarasota-Manatee area.
The MPO is the regional transportation planning entity for Sarasota and Manatee counties with representatives from 11 cities and the county governments. The MPO sets priorities for local road improvement projects.
The MPO is analyzing traffic crash data, asking community members to discuss dangerous streets and intersections, and what safe streets mean to them.
In the past six years more than 700 people have lost their lives and more than 8,500 have been seriously injured on the streets of Manatee and Sarasota counties.
In the report the 10 worst high-crash intersections were ranked… they are in order:
▪ No. 1 - U.S. 41/14th Street West at 53rd Avenue West
▪ No. 2 - U.S. 41/14th Street West at Cortez Road West
No. 3 – Frutiville Road & Beneva
▪ No. 4 - State Road 70/53rd Avenue East at Lockwood Ridge Road
No. 4 – Bee Ridge & Beneva
No. 5 - University Parkway at Lockwood Ridge Road
▪ No. 6 - University Parkway at Cooper Creek Boulevard
No 7. – Stickney Point & US 41
No. 8 – University Parkway & US 41
No. 9 – Fruitville & Cattleman
No. 10 - Bee Ridge & US 41
There is a workshop set September 27th, 2021 to allow the public to have its say about prioritizing regional transportation safety needs.
The Destination Zero Workshop — so named for the goal to eliminate fatalities and injuries on local roads — is set for 10:30 a.m. to noon September 27th, 2021 at the Bradenton Area Convention Center, 1 Haben Boulevard, Palmetto.