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The City of Sarasota Public Works Department's Engineering Division includes a number of on-going programs that help to maintain and improve the City's public infrastructure. To learn more, click on a link below.

Capital Improvement Projects
Coastal Engineering/Beach Renourishment
Curb and Gutter Program
Multi-Use Recreational Trails
Stormwater Coordination/Review
Yearly Resurfacing Program

Multi-Use Recreational Trails or MURTs are 10 or 12 foot wide concrete paths that can be used for walking, biking or roller-blading. The City has completed construction of the Bayfront MURT along the downtown bayfront. Future segments of that trail will go out to St. Armands Circle and Lido Beach. Recently, the City finished construction of the first segment of the School Avenue MURT from Siesta Drive to Webber Street. The new pathway has bollards to protect pedestrians, lights and benches.

Stormwater Coordination / Review

In June of 1998, the City Commission consolidated Stormwater functions with Sarasota County via an Interlocal Agreement. Stormwater related operations, repairs, and capital improvements within the City's jurisdiction are the responsibility of the County.

The Sarasota County Public Works Business Center's Neighborhood Response Team (861-0818) is awaiting your questions and comments regarding:

Clogged Catch Basins
Clogged Culvert
Depressions Over Drainage Pipes
Ditch Maintenance
Drainage Concerns
Lakes, Ponds, & Canals
Mowing of Canals or Ditches
Roadway Flooding
Tree problems in Canals

Engineering Design Criteria Manual

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