Capri Isles Bridge (copy)

The structurally deficient Capri Isles Boulevard bridge over Curry Creek has had weight limits imposed on it at the direction of the Florida Department of Transportation, but only for trucks. A project to replace it is currently underway. 

• Businesses along Seaboard Avenue in Venice are open and accessible while Seaboard Avenue at U.S. 41 Bypass is closed to traffic through Saturday, Feb. 15.

Crews are installing drainage improvements, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.

Motorists can travel onto Spur Street and make a left onto Seaboard Avenue to access The Furniture Warehouse, Wee Blew Inn and Brickyard Plaza shops and restaurants. Signs are in place alerting drivers to this temporary closure.

• A contractor has begun milling and resurfacing streets in the Pinebrook Way/Sleepy Hollow Road area.

Streets to be resurfaced are Pinebrook Way, Paradise Way, Pine Needle Road (north of Pinebrook Way), Whispering Lane, Pinebrook Way Court, Featherbed Lane, Brookside Drive, Waterside Lane, Sleepy Hollow Way and Sleepy Hollow Court.

For additional information, contact Jennifer Dorning, project public information officer, at 239-338-7723 or

• The eastern entrance to the Auburn Woods neighborhood off East Venice Avenue closed Wednesday, Feb. 12, and is expected to reopen Feb. 26.

A developer is doing a utilities tie-in at this location that will require excavation and underground work to the utilities system.

The western entrance to Auburn Woods will remain open.

Mobilization for stormwater project

City contractor Spectrum Underground has begun mobilization for the Live Oak Stormwater Improvements Project.

This project will remove and replace the existing stormwater system along Live Oak Street from Groveland Avenue to Gulf Coast Bloulevard. The project also includes the installation of a 6-inch water main for future connections.

The construction will last roughly seven months and will require periodic lane closures.

For more information, contact Assistant City Engineer Jon Kramer at or 941-882-7410.

Trail closures

Work on the field lights at Venice High School next week could result in intermittent closures of the Venetian Waterway Park by the school on Wednesday, Feb. 19, and Friday, Feb. 21.

Sarasota County staff will be flagging in the area. Call 941-915-7327 for more information.

Community cleanup

A community cleanup is scheduled for the Nokomis area from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 22.

Dumpsters will be available at the Nokomis Community Center, 234 East Nippino Trail, and River Boulevard at Adriatic Street.

Hazardous materials, including paint, auto parts, electronics, televisions and computers, will not be accepted at any dumpster location. They should be taken to the South Chemical Collection Center, 250 South Jackson Road, Venice; the Citizens Convenience Center, 4010 Knights Trail, Nokomis; or the North Chemical Collection Center, 8750 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota.

For more information, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000 or visit


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