Sarasota News Leader

03/08/2013

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REDUCING THE IMPACT An aerial map shows the general location of the Honore Avenue/Clark Road intersection in Sarasota County. Image courtesy Sarasota County A CONTRACTOR AGREES TO A LATER START AND FASTER SCHEDULE FOR COMPLETING WORK THAT WILL CLOSE THE HONORE AVENUE/CLARK ROAD INTERSECTION By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor After voicing concerns about the impact on because of illness, leaving the vote traffic — and winning concessions from the at 4-0.) contractor — the Sarasota County CommisAlthough the project originally was schedsion voted unanimously on Tuesday, March 5, uled to begin 10 days after the board's action, to approve the closure of 700 feet of Honore Commissioner Nora Patterson won agreement Avenue at the Clark Road intersection beginfrom the contractor, ning no earlier than Ajax Paving Industries April 1 to allow work of Florida — which to proceed on a SaraMarch is still high season, and has an office in Nosota Memorial Hospi- April's not far behind. … Why are we not komis— to wait until tal (SMH) project. waiting until after Easter? after Easter (March 31) to begin the work (Board ChairwomNora Patterson Commissioner and to adhere to a an Carolyn MaSarasota County six-day-a-week schedson was absent

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