449457-3 US 17-92 from Plymouth Ave to International Speedway (US 92)
|Construction Cost:||$2.5 Million|
This project proposed operational and safety improvements along Woodland Boulevard (U.S. 17-92) from Plymouth Avenue to International Speedway Boulevard (U.S. 92) in DeLand. The recommended improvements are intended to help enhance safety for drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists who use this busy commercial corridor.
Recommended pedestrian safety improvements include construction of three midblock crossings equipped with Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons (PHBs), which are pedestrian-activated signals that display a red light to stop traffic and allow the pedestrian to cross. The new crossings are planned just south of Washington Avenue, north of East Parkdale Avenue and north of East South Street. More information about PHBs can be found by going to www.alerttodayflorida.com.
For driver safety, the project proposes to close the existing median openings at Woodmont Road, Washington Avenue, Tangerine Avenue/East Parkdale Avenue, Mandarin Avenue, and Lake Gertie Road/East South Street. Bi-directional medians are planned at North Boulevard Court/North Kensington Road and East Kentucky Avenue, and a directional median is planned at North Street. The median changes will restrict left turns from some side streets and driveways onto Woodland Boulevard, which reduces the chances of a serious angle crash.
Upgrades to existing crosswalks and pedestrian curb ramps are included. Some modifications to existing driveways are anticipated and will be coordinated with property owners. The corridor will also be repaved.
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