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ORLANDO, FloridaWest Taft Vineland will be closed in both directions at the railroad crossing east of Sidney Hayes Road from 9 p.m. Friday, May 12, through 3 a.m. Monday, May 15.

During the closure, traffic will be directed to use South Orange Avenue, Fourth Street and Sidney Hayes Road as a detour. Detour signs will be placed throughout the area to direct drivers.  Access to businesses will be maintained.

The closure is needed as part of SunRail’s Phase II South extension project, which will add approximately 17.2 miles of new rail line between the Sand Lake Road station in Orange County and the Poinciana station in Osceola County. The project also involves double tracking most of the corridor and improving grade crossings.

Please note that schedules may change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Updates can be found on the Florida Department of Transportation’s Central Florida website

For construction-related questions, please contact Public Information Coordinator Carolyn Fitzwilliam at 407-637-7461 or by email at

Media inquiries should be directed to Public Information Manager Steve Olson at 386-943-5479 or steve.olson@dot.state.fl.us.

The Florida Department of Transportation urges motorists to use caution near all railroad crossings and when driving in areas with road construction. Please slow down and stay alert.