Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Last Link May Open Friday | Barriers Will Be Removed by April 13 at the Latest | Barriers Will Be Removed by April 13 at the Latest

Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Last Link May Open Friday | Barriers Will Be Removed by April 13 at the Latest | Barriers Will Be Removed by April 13 at the Latest

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HONORE AVENUE EXTENSION

SARASOTA COUNTY -- The final phase of the Honore Avenue extension between State Road 681 and Laurel Road could open to traffic by Friday, and will open no later than April 13, according to county officials.

Once the 2.7-mile segment of the two-lane road just west of Interstate 75 opens, Honore Avenue will connect with Pinebrook Road and provide a continuous north-south route from University Parkway south to Center Road in Venice.

"We can see the finish line from here," said Mike Elfers, capital projects transportation construction manager with Sarasota County Public Works. "We've got eight or

nine safety-related items to complete on the punch list before we open the road to traffic."

Those items include fixing some cracked curbs and asphalt repair on the road bed, as well as hooking up pedestrian crossing signals. …

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