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Trail-goers, bicyclists and members of Friends of the Legacy Trail congregated for the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Legacy Trail fans rejoice at unveiling of Laurel Road overpass

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 |

Trail-goers, bicyclists and members of Friends of the Legacy Trail congregated for the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Jessica Tenbush, Megan Eidel and Peggy Thistle served food and handed out programs.

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 |

Jessica Tenbush, Megan Eidel and Peggy Thistle served food and handed out programs.

Members of Friends of the Legacy Trail, such as Steve Martin, Carla Martin, Rita Miotta, Joan Attenburg, Roger Normand and Janine Jacobs attended the ceremony.

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 |

Members of Friends of the Legacy Trail, such as Steve Martin, Carla Martin, Rita Miotta, Joan Attenburg, Roger Normand and Janine Jacobs attended the ceremony.

Friends of the Legacy Trail were giving out T-shirts and other flyers at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 |

Friends of the Legacy Trail were giving out T-shirts and other flyers at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

The overpass itself was closed form 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. for the ceremony.

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 |

The overpass itself was closed form 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. for the ceremony.

A red ribbon was cut by officials to celebrate the opening of the overpass.

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 |

A red ribbon was cut by officials to celebrate the opening of the overpass.

Bikers began to line up to get behind the ribbon for the cutting ceremony.

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 |

Bikers began to line up to get behind the ribbon for the cutting ceremony.

Commissioner Alan Maio spoke at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 |

Commissioner Alan Maio spoke at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Director of Transportation and Development John Kubler with the Florida Department of Transportation spoke on behalf of FDOT.

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 |

Director of Transportation and Development John Kubler with the Florida Department of Transportation spoke on behalf of FDOT.

Director Nicole Rissler of Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources welcomed attendees to the ceremony.

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 |

Director Nicole Rissler of Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources welcomed attendees to the ceremony.

Bicyclists and trail-goers stood behind officials as they cut the ceremonial ribbon for the Laurel Road overpass.

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 |

Bicyclists and trail-goers stood behind officials as they cut the ceremonial ribbon for the Laurel Road overpass.

The Legacy Trail Laurel Road overpass was completed in December of 2018.

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 |

The Legacy Trail Laurel Road overpass was completed in December of 2018.

The Laurel Road overpass will help pedestrians and bicyclists to cross the road safely.

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 |

The Laurel Road overpass will help pedestrians and bicyclists to cross the road safely.

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