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ROAD CLOSURE ON EAST PALMETTO AVENUE IN LONGWOOD

East and Westbound Lane Detours

 

Longwood – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will close East Palmetto Avenue at the railroad crossing in Longwood for 24 hours in both directions, starting at 9 p.m. on Friday, July 15, 2016. The closure is needed to install new concrete panels and new asphalt approaches at the railroad crossing to provide a smoother ride for motorists. The work is expected to be complete by 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, 2016.

 

Motorists are advised to plan for extra travel time during this temporary closure. Please note that this schedule may change due to weather or other unexpected conditions.

 

Detour Information:

·         Traffic east of the closure will be directed from East Palmetto Avenue to take a right onto North Grant Street and then a right turn onto East Church Avenue.

 

·         Traffic west of the closure will be directed from East Palmetto Avenue to North Ronald Reagan Boulevard, take a left turn onto East Church Avenue, then a left turn to North Grant Avenue and a left turn onto East Palmetto Avenue.

 

Around railroad tracks, please be smart, and stay safe. Motorists and pedestrians are urged to use caution, obey all railroad and traffic signals, and look both ways before approaching a railroad crossing and when accessing SunRail platforms. The Florida Department of Transportation cares about your safety.

 

For more information about this construction work, please visit www.cflroads.com and click on the SunRail icon. Media inquiries should be directed to the FDOT District Five Public Information Officer Steve Olson at steve.olson@dot.state.fl.us or 386-943-5479 or Jessica Ottaviano at Jessica.ottaviano@dot.state.fl.us or 386-943-5473.