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Traffic Alert: Expect intermittent closures of northbound County Road 561 near Turnpike

RELEASE DATE: March 3, 2010

GROVELAND — The Lake County Department of Public Works is alerting motorists that the northbound lane of County Road 561 near Florida’s Turnpike will close intermittingly on Thursday, March 4.

The road closures will allow crews to repair guardrail at County Road 561 and the Turnpike overpass. Motorists should expect delays in the area because of the construction. Public Works offers the following safety tips for motorists entering a roadway construction zone:
 

  • Plan Ahead — Allot extra travel time if you have to travel through this construction zone, or plan an alternative travel route to your destination.
  • Stay Alert — Motorists should obey any posted work zone advisories and signage. As with any driving situation, minimize interior and exterior distractions.
  • Be Prepared to Stop — Drivers should be prepared to stop, slow down, shift lanes and yield to the movement of construction workers and equipment.
  • Reduce Speed — For the safety of all drivers and construction workers, normal posted speed limits are reduced in work zones. Motorists should maintain a safe distance between vehicles ahead, traffic barriers and construction workers and equipment.

For more information, call the Lake County Department of Public Works at (352) 483-9000.

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