Higel/Ocean intersection open with new mini roundabout
June 16, 2023 —
The Higel Avenue/Ocean Boulevard intersection is now open with the new mini roundabout installed. Use caution as drivers become aware of the new traffic pattern.
June 6, 2023 —
The 3-leg intersection at Higel Avenue and Ocean Boulevard will be temporarily closed, from June 12 to June 23, during installation of a mini roundabout. The goal is to “improve the safety and capacity of this challenging intersection,” according to Sarasota County Engineer, Spencer Anderson’s presentation at the May 4 SKA monthly public meeting. He also stated that this is a pilot project which can be removed if unsuccessful or converted to a more permanent structure if desired.
Beginning June 12, Higel Avenue, from Mangrove Point Road to Midnight Pass Road, and Ocean Boulevard, from Gleason Avenue to Higel Avenue, on Siesta Key will be closed.
For more information: Sarasota News Leader, June 9, 2023, Rachel Brown Hackney, “On June 12, installation of mini roundabout to begin at Siesta Key intersection of Higel Avenue and Ocean Boulevard“