Background:

Major arterial roadway from State Road 776 (Charlotte County) to I-75 (Sarasota County). 

  • 12.7-mile-long widening and elevation improvement.
  • Add capacity, correct deficiencies and hurricane evacuation.
  • Add bicycle lanes, sidewalks, streetscape and street lighting.
  • Multiple partners and stakeholders.

Total Invested/Committed to Date: $52.6 million.

  • Winchester Boulevard (2002)
  • Completed 2-lane roadway – State Road 776 (Charlotte County) to River Road (Sarasota County). 
  • Joint project between Sarasota and Charlotte Counties: 
    $10 million construction.
    2. River Road ROW acquisition north and south of U.S. 41 
    (2006 – present)
    • Acquisition to date: $11.3 million.*
    • Exchange agreement with Thomas Ranch: Approximately 236-acres for River Road ROW. Approximate value: 
    $10.6 million
    3. West Villages Parkway and River Road
    partial intersection (2010) 
    • Completed construction: $5.9 million.
    4. River Road: U.S. 41 to Interstate-75
    Full construction plans (2013)
    • Completed construction plans: $4.5 million.
    5. River Road and U.S. 41 ultimate intersection and 
    signalization (2014)
    Completed Construction and Engineering Inspection (CEI). • North Port Impact Fees: $6.4 million.
    • West Villages District: $1.9 million.
    • Sarasota County: $1.1 million.
    (Total $9.4 million.)
    6. Development agreement approved (2016)
    • Joint-use ponds: West Villages Improvement District
    River Road: U.S. 41 to West Villages Parkway.
    • Committed value: $900,000.