FDOT to discuss pedestrian island plans in Sarasota

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SARASOTA, Fla. – A public hearing Thursday evening will focus on improving pedestrian safety along a dangerous stretch of a Sarasota road by adding pedestrian islands.

The Florida Department of Transportation has been working on a project that would put 12 new islands in along Bee Ridge Road from U.S. 41 to Dunn Drive near Urfer Park.

The plan came about after Bee Ridge Road was ranked third highest in crashes in the 12 counties that make up FDOT’s District One.

The public hearing open house will begin at 5pm, and the formal presentation begins at 6pm at the Trinity United Methodist Church Heritage Hall, located at 4150 South Shade Avenue.