The purpose of this project is to construct improvements on East Colonial Drive (State Road (S.R.) 50) from North Thornton Avenue to North Mills Avenue (U.S. 17-92). The project will promote motorist and pedestrian safety along this segment of East Colonial Drive. Specific improvements include:
- Reconstructing and upgrading the traffic signal at the intersection of East Colonial Drive and Mills Avenue, including new signal poles.
- Extending the eastbound left-turn lane to North Mills Avenue to increase space for turning vehicles.
- Constructing a traffic separator on East Colonial Drive west of North Mills Avenue to better define the extended left turn lane.
- Reconstructing and extending all four corners at the intersection of East Colonial Drive and North Thornton Avenue to improve safety for pedestrians
Other improvements include reconstructing sidewalk as needed and enhancing intersection lighting. No changes are planned for the existing on-street parking.
A public meeting for this project was held on 9/2/2021. Please see the public meeting information in the files below.
Highway Safety Devices, Inc.
Beginning Friday, October 6, 2023, and lasting until Friday, March 15, 2024, from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.: Weather permitting, motorists can expect northbound and southbound North Thornton Avenue at the intersection of East Colonial Drive to temporarily close for installation of storm drainage structures. Drivers can still access East Colonial Drive by following posted detour signs.