Sarasota News Leader

01/17/2014

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St. Boniface Episcopal Church A ROUND OF QUESTIONS St. Boniface Episcopal Church (red pointer in photo) sits north of the intersection of Beach Road and Midnight Pass Road on Siesta Key. Image from Google Maps A STATE PROPOSAL FOR A ROUNDABOUT AT BEACH ROAD/MIDNIGHT PASS ROAD ON SIESTA KEY RAISES COUNTY COMMISSION CONCERNS By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor While a Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) spokesman says a plan to construct a roundabout at the intersection of Beach Road and Midnight Pass Road on Siesta Key is "pretty set in stone," county commissioners have raised questions about the project, The Sarasota News Leader has learned. Commissioner Christine Robinson, who travels that route often, added that her fear is clogged traffic in both directions — along Beach Road toward Siesta Village and on Midnight Pass Road up to the Stickney Point Road intersection — if the roundabout is put in place. I'd like to see how that " N o t h i n g 's s e t i n [roundabout] really would work to solve stone if there's a big a pedestrian problem. uprising about it," Commissioner Nora Patterson said in an interview on Jan. 10. Nora Patterson Commissioner Sarasota County "During season, it is not uncommon for traffic to be backed up," Robinson pointed out, but at least drivers who want to turn south at the Beach

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