Sarasota News Leader

04/04/2014

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THE NEW STICKNEY POINT INTERSECTION 'BLANK-OUT SIGN' WENT UP THIS WEEK; THE ROUNDABOUT REMAINS A FOCUS FOR STATE TRANSPORTATION OFFICIALS; AND A U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS BARGE PAYS A VISIT TO BIG PASS Siesta Seen SIESTA SEEN A family strays partly outside the crosswalk at the Stickney Point Road/Midnight Pass Road intersection, walking against the light. Photo by Rachel Hackney By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor The date may have been April 1, but there was no fooling in the news: The "blank-out sign" that will allow traffic once again to make a right turn from Stickney Point Road onto Midnight Pass Road without stopping was expected to "go live" that day. That was the word from Chief Sarasota County Engineer James K. Harriott Jr. in an update to County Commissioner Christine Robinson, who was kind enough to share the information. "[The Florida Department of Transportation] has or will be making some changes [to exist- ing infrastructure] and [installing] static signs at the intersection to ensure proper messag- ing to the drivers with the new sign," Harriott added in his email to Robinson.

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