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Osprey Junction Trailhead to close

Post Date:07/31/2017 1:09 PM

Osprey Junction Trailhead to close during road construction project

SARASOTA COUNTY - Osprey Junction Trailhead is one of multiple access points to the Legacy Trail. The trail will remain open and available to the public for the duration of the road project, which is being constructed by the Palmer Ranch development and will add 1.2 miles of roadway and a roundabout.

Pedestrian and bicycle access from the existing Bay Street connection to the Legacy Trail will remain open at this time. Visitors are also advised to watch for signage as a new temporary access trail will be opened to the north of the existing Bay Street connection to the Legacy Trail in the near future.
Parking will not be available at Osprey Junction Trailhead during the closure, but motorists can park nearby at Bay Street Park, 300 Bay St., Osprey; the Legacy Trail parking area, 7905 McIntosh Road, Sarasota; or any of the seven other Legacy Trail access points.
For more information, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000.

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