NewsSarasota, Manatee County


City of Sarasota leaders vote to close School Avenue to protect high school students, property

Sarasota district wants to close road by school
Posted at 8:50 AM, May 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-10 11:25:16-04

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. — A street that runs right through a Sarasota high school will be permanently closed.

This week, the Sarasota City Commission voted to close School Avenue from Tami Sola Street to Hatton Street.

RELATED: Sarasota County district wants to close busy roadway that cuts through school campus

Previously, the road was only closed from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on school days but pedestrians could still access the road.

Officials call this a safety measure to protect the kids and school property.

The school district will now decide how to proceed with the road. They're scheduled to meet again in June.