City of Sarasota

Downtown Feasibility Study


City of Sarasota


The purpose of this project is to develop a Project Traffic Report that assesses potential improvements on US 41 within the City of Sarasota. Specific roundabout improvements are being considered for the intersections at Gulfstream Avenue and at Fruitville Road. These are part of ongoing evaluations to improve overall mobility within the downtown area to integrate pedestrian, bicycle, and transit modes of travel and demonstrating the benefits of multi-modal system improvements versus traditional capacity improvements.

Detailed traffic simulation was undertaken using VISSIM along the two-mile study corridor from 14th Street to Orange Avenue. Recommended multi-modal alternatives are developed, together with a project implementation schedule, project funding schedule, and referenced provisions from the City's Comprehensive Plan Elements that support the recommendations.