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Project Delivery

The MPO serves as a steward of public resources.

The Florida Department of Transportation's Adopted Five Year Work Program for Fiscal Years 2019-2023 currently has over $762 million allocated to projects in the Sarasota / Manatee region. Given this responsibility, monitoring project delivery performance holds the MPO accountable. The MPO works closely with state partners to ensure timeliness and efficiency in constructing and delivering projects.

The state's core measure is the percent of FDOT highway and bridge construction contracts completed within 20 percent of the original schedule. On time delivery saves money and time for freight shippers and road users. On-time project delivery also reduces travel time delay. By completing projects within 10% of the original contract amount also helps save on extra fees and expenses. This helps ensure project delivery with limited resources and a greater return on each dollar spent on the transportation system.

The overall goal of the Project Delivery performance measure is to get projects funded and constructed quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively. Here is a map of all currently underway projects in the Sarasota / Manatee region.

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) contains a detailed list of all prioritized projects in the Sarasota / Manatee region. The map to the right shows all the projects within the TIP.

Click on a project segment on the map to get its details. To see a full list of project segments, click  in the upper-right corner. There are quite a few projects on this list, and additional information about all of them can be found in the TIP.

Sarasota/Manatee MPO Priorities -- Status Update

US41 Venice Bypass

A before and after picture of the Venice Bypass Project.
  • Approximately $87 million has been dedicated to Venice Bypass.
  • The project's final funding phase is scheduled for FY 2018/19 with construction slated to begin in early 2019.
  • Additional capacity along this corridor will improve regional traffic flow and has been a MPO priority for over a decade.

15th Street East

A picture of a stop sign located at the intersection of 15th Street East and 49th Avenue East.
  • The Project Development and Environmental (PD&E) study has been completed for this project. 
  • Design funding has been acquired and is currently underway.
  • Right of Way (ROW) acquisition is partially funded and will continue to be a MPO priority in the future.

River Road

An aerial photo of River Road.
  • Project Development and Environmental (PD&E) and Design funding has been acquired and is scheduled for completion in FY 2018/19.
  • Right of Way (ROW) acquisition is fully funded and is scheduled for completion in FY 2018/19.
  • Construction of the northern segments will be completed by FDOT, while the southern segment will be funded and completed by Sarasota County.