REMINDER: New Traffic Shift, Detour began Nov. 25 for US-41 Fruitville Road intersection

Detours began Nov. 25 for the US 41-Fruitville Road Roundabout.  The two changes involve left turns:

(1) No SB US 41 to EB Fruitville Rd – Southbound US 41 traffic will not be able to turn left at Fruitville Rd.  This will be in effect throughout much of the year-long construction project.

Recommended detour:

  • EB on 10th Street then SB on Lemon Ave. to Fruitville Rd.  If you miss 10th Street, the next best opportunity to go eastbound will be Ringling Blvd.

(2) No NB US 41 to WB Boulevard of the Arts – Northbound US 41 traffic to westbound Boulevard of the Arts will be restricted.  U-turns will not be permitted.  This left turn lane is expected to be restored in late January 2020.

Recommended detour:

  • WB on 10th Street then SB on Van Wezel Way to Boulevard of the Arts

Additional note:  The left turn eastbound movement coming off the Ringling Bridge and Gulfstream Ave. to northbound US 41 will be reduced from three lanes to two.

Electronic message boards are being strategically placed along US 41 to give drivers advance notice about the traffic changes.

Beginning mid-January 2020 through July 2020, WB Fruitville Rd will be closed at Cocoanut Ave.

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