Segment 1 of the North Extension Now Open!!
Segment 1 of the Legacy Trail North Extension from Proctor Road to Bahia Vista is now open to the public!! In addition, the county has also opened sections of Segment 2 from Culverhouse Nature Park to Sawyer Loop Road, and from Proctor Road to just north of Ashton Road.
Since Friends of The Legacy Trail first proposed extending The Trail into downtown Sarasota in 2013, it has been a long, hard, campaign with many ups and downs along the way. The opening of Segment 1 represents a very significant milestone for our community and all who have supported and worked for the Extension.
Here are a few scenes showing how we got here:
FLT Board Members Celebrate Purchase of
First 2-Mile Rail Segment
to Local Organizations
at Wilkinson Ave. Intersection
Map of Newly Opened Segments
Tour the Entire Legacy Trail
Extension by Drone
Thanks again to Brett Koppes, “The Sarasota Drone Guy”, for doing a beautiful job providing an aerial update of progress along the entire length of the extension. The entire trail extension is shown in the four videos below. Enjoy the tour!
Legacy Trail Alerts
August 2-6 – The Legacy Trail: Contractors will be pouring concrete along The Legacy Trail in two locations, north of Laurel Road and adjacent to Nokomis Riverview Park. The trail will remain open, but please go slow and use caution in these areas.
August 3 – The Legacy Trail: A contractor will be performing tree work on The Legacy Trail, just over a mile north of Laurel Road. There may be temporary trail closures. Go slow and use caution where workers are present.
Through August – Venetian Waterway Park: Venetian Waterway Park under the Venice Avenue bridge will have sporadic night closures due to cleaning and coating of the bridge approach structures. Note: the Venetian Waterway Park is not open after sunset. Please use extreme caution while traveling through the project area, and stay alert for changing roadway conditions.
Ongoing – The Legacy Trail northern extension: Contractors will be watering along the Legacy Trail northern extension from Culverhouse Nature Park to Bahia Vista St. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for several months.
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com or call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000.
Most Common Car/Bicycle Crash Situations
Check out this new video from the Florida Department of Transportation on recognizing and avoiding the most common types of crashes between cars and pedestrians/cyclists.
Total To Date: $96,223 from 760 Donations.