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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Commissioner Alan Maio spoke at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 |

Commissioner Alan Maio spoke at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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