SARASOTA COUNTY – Thursday marks the opening of the Bay Street extension, a joint public-private project between Sarasota County and Palmer Ranch Holdings.
This project consisted of constructing a new 1.1-mile, two-lane, east-west corridor from Pine Ranch East Road and Willow Bend Way, to the Honore Avenue roundabout. New medians, bicycle lanes and sidewalks were also constructed, and improvements were made to the Legacy Trails’s Osprey Junction trail head.
The new road will provide a link between U.S. 41 and Honore Avenue. The design and construction of the project was managed by Palmer Ranch in coordination with Sarasota County. The construction cost is approximately $5 million, with the costs being reimbursed to Palmer Ranch from road-impact fees collected within that district.