Tuesday’s letters: Downtown roundabout has worsened, not improved, congestion
Un-jam traffic at Gulfstream Roundabout
Has anyone tried to drive from St. Armands Circle to downtown Sarasota lately? The traffic is horribly backed up and hardly moving.
This problem exists daily from 3 p.m. to after 7 p.m. The backups here started Dec. 21, 2022, when the roundabout at U.S. 41 and Gulfstream Avenue was opened.
It now takes 30 minutes to two hours to traverse this 2.5-mile road going east from St. Armands Circle in the later afternoon. The traffic is often backed up two to three miles into south Longboat Key as well.