SARASOTA COUNTY - The Legacy Trail, along with the River Road improvement project, will make it easier for two- and four-wheeled vehicles to get from one place to the other in South Sarasota County.

According to the Herald Tribune, both will be topics of discussion as the Sarasota County Commission hosts the North Port City Commission at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Robert L. Anderson Administration Center in Venice. Specifically, the two boards will be discussing the status of the widening of River Road, which will occur on a timetable set by the state of Florida, which acquired the stretch of road from Interstate 75 to West Villages Parkway in a land swap with Sarasota County, and the progress of the Legacy Trail extension to North Port.

Voters decided last November to extend Legacy Trail north to Payne Park in the city of Sarasota and then east from Florence Street in Nokomis into North Port.