US 41 Complete Streets Corridor Study
- Existing and future traffic analysis show that delays occur at the major intersections. Reducing delay at the intersections can improve vehicular mobility and provide opportunities for multimodal improvements along the corridor.
- University Parkway – Several alternatives were evaluated for University Parkway, including a roundabout and other innovative intersection configurations. Adding turn lanes westbound and northbound provides a cost-effective solution that improves vehicular mobility while serving other modes along the corridor.
- Tallevast Road – The heavy turn movements at this intersection can be better served by adding turn lanes in the southbound and westbound directions.
- Roundabouts – Roundabouts are recommended at the entrance to USF Sarasota-Manatee and at Braden Avenue to improve access to the university, manage vehicular travel speeds along the corridor, and improve safety.
Roadway Typical Sections
US 41 south of the study area is policy constrained to 4 lanes. The current configuration transitions to 6 lanes at the county line. The preliminary alternatives recommend moving the 6-lane transition north to Tallevast Road.
Travel Time Comparisons
Increasing capacity at University Parkway and Tallevast Road will improve travel time through the study area. A 4-lane divided facility will be able to accommodate future traffic demands and the capacity of the improved intersections.