This project will also address operational and safety concerns at U.S. 27 and Highland Lakes Boulevard by changing the full median opening to a southbound directional opening. Southbound left turns onto Highland Lakes Boulevard and northbound right turns out of Highland Lakes will still be allowed; however, southbound left turns will be eliminated. To compensate for the access change, a designated northbound directional median opening for U-turns will be constructed just north of this intersection.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is milling and resurfacing State Road 25/U.S. 27 from O’Brien Road in Groveland to Arlington Ridge Boulevard (south of County Road 48) in Leesburg. Additional improvements include updating signs and drainage features along the corridor.