A Historic Look At A Complete Streets Project: Anna Maria’s Scenic Intersection Across Decades

A Historic Look At A Complete Streets Project: Anna Maria’s Scenic Intersection Across Decades

Before: Michael Wallwork, P.E.

After: Michael Wallwork, P.E.

27 Years of Beauty: Michael Wallwork, P.E.

Built in the 90s, a landscaped roundabout intersection in Bradenton Beach continues to showcase tropical foliage, is decorated during the holidays and continues to provide features for pedestrians and bike rider’s safety.

— Michael Wallwork, P.E. Alternate Street Design, P.A.
Alternate Street Design, P.A.

Anna Maria: “Roundabouts a thing of the future”

Anna Maria: “Roundabouts a thing of the future”

Photo: Kane Kaiman
“They’ll be coming round the island when they come.

Funding for the construction of roundabouts at some Anna Maria Island intersections could be available in 2030, according to the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization’s 2020-45 long-range plan.

Roundabouts could come sooner depending on the timing of the Florida Department of Transportation ‘Complete Streets’ project studies and municipal undertakings in Holmes Beach.

According to the cost-feasible outline of the MPO’s long-range plan, three island intersections could receive roundabout construction funding in 2030:

Cortez Road at Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach

East Bay Drive at Manatee Avenue in Holmes Beach

Gulf Drive at Manatee Avenue in Holmes Beach”

— Kane Kaiman, The Islander
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