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Traffic Alert: Expect delays on Old Highway 50

RELEASE DATE: August 3, 2010

CLERMONT — The Lake County Department of Public Works is alerting motorists that milling and repaving of Old Highway 50 from Timucua Place, just west of County Road 455, to Hancock Road will occur on Wednesday, Aug. 4, and Thursday, Aug. 5.

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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