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March 19, 2018

Steve Olson, (386) 943-5479

Steve.Olson@dot.state.fl.us


 

Upcoming Traffic Pattern Changes along U.S. 17/92 in Longwood


Seminole County – Motorists that travel General Hutchinson Parkway are advised of a nearly one-year closure of the road from U.S. 17/92 to east of Big Tree Park beginning tomorrow, and a temporary traffic shift along U.S. 17/92.

The closure of General Hutchinson Parkway is necessary for construction crews to safely raise the road, construct the southbound phase of the bridge over Soldiers Creek and widen southbound U.S. 17/92 from Bill Ray Nissan to Shepard Road. 

During the closure, General Hutchinson Parkway may be accessed by one of two detours (see attached map):

Additionally, motorists should be aware of a temporary traffic shift in both directions along U.S. 17/92. Traffic will be temporarily shifted onto the newly constructed roadway from Shepard Road to approximately one-half mile south of the S.R. 419 intersection (see attached map).

Electronic message boards have been installed to inform motorists about the road closure and traffic shift, and detour signs will also help direct traffic.

The work is part of FDOT’s project to widen U.S. 17/92 from four to six lanes from Shepard Road to Lake Mary Boulevard.

Please note that this schedule may change due to weather or other unexpected conditions.

Construction updates are available on FDOT’s Central Florida website, www.cflroads.com. For media inquiries, please contact the District Five Communications Office at 386-943-5479 or d5-pio@dot.state.fl.us.  

To ensure your safety and the safety of others, please use extra caution when driving through construction work zones.

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