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Sarasota News Leader March 8, 2013 Page 35 ule. That way, estimates indicate, the project THE OPTIONS should be complete within three weeks. A March 5 memo to the County Commission Originally, Steve Ayers, manager of Ajax, told from county Chief Engineer James K. Harrithe board the schedule called for a start in ott Jr. and Program Manager Thai Tran points March because of SMH's stipulation that the out that the intersection improvements are entire project be finished by early August. necessary for the hospital's Clark Road campus expansion. Those improvements include Commissioner Joe Barbetta concurred with the installation of stormwater pipes, drainage Patterson's requests, noting how busy the swales, additional turn lanes and traffic signal Honore/Clark intersection is. He was on Clark replacement. (The county is not paying for any Road over the weekend, he pointed out, "and of the work, according to agenda material.) we were backed up to I-75." The drainage structures already there needed According to material presented to the Counto be replaced, Harriott told the commissionty Commission, northbound traffic will be reers during their regular meeting in Venice, berouted from Clark at Gantt Road, while southcause "they are undersized for this particular bound traffic will be funneled along Proctor improvement." Road at McIntosh Road. Hard barriers will be installed on Honore Avenue parallel to Clark Harriott also pointed out that the existing Road during the closure. structures are buried about 16 to 18 feet deep. An illustration shows the Gantt Road and Proctor Road detours planned while the intersection is closed at Honore Avenue and Clark Road. Image courtesy Sarasota County

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