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Streetscape project in downtown Sarasota begins; several road closures in place

Lemon Ave Streetscape
Posted at 9:51 AM, May 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-30 09:51:27-04

SARASOTA, Fla. — A big project in Sarasota started this week, closing down an intersection through downtown.

Lemon Avenue and Main Street will be closed to vehicle traffic for about five weeks. Lemon Avenue through State Street will be closed until October or November.

Lemon Ave Streetscape

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Crews are installing brick paces on the street, adding new lighting and landscaping. City officials tell ABC Action News that they hope the project will make the area more pedestrian friendly.

You can see pictures of renderings and a timeline of the project by clicking here.