TAVARES — The Lake County Department of Public Works will continue the process next week of rolling out improvements to the traffic light synchronization timing that began last month. The second phase will include improvements to several intersections along State Road 19 in Eustis. The changes will help improve traffic flow through major intersections by decreasing delays and wait times at traffic signals in an effort to reduce fossil-fuel emissions.
“We’ve gotten very positive feedback on the changes that recently occurred with the traffic light retiming in the Golden Triangle area,” said Noble Olasimbo, Engineer, Lake County Department of Public Works. “Motorists are now experiencing reduced delays due to the improvement in traffic flow and a reduction in the number of stops they have to make while traveling those intersections.”
Traffic light timing improvements to be deployed next week include the following intersections along State Road 19:
- State Road 19 at U.S. Highway 441
- State Road 19 at Lake Hills Plaza
- State Road 19 at Ardice Ave.
- State Road 19 at Lakeview Ave.
- State Road 19 (southbound) at Lakeshore Drive
- State Road 19 (northbound and southbound) at Orange Ave.
- State Road 19 (southbound) at Clifford Ave.
- State Road 19 at County Road 452
Tindale-Oliver & Associates, Inc. (TOA) assisted County staff with pinpointing target areas within the County that can benefit by retiming of the traffic lights. TOA will also be working with County staff on implementing the changes. Funding for the study and roll-out of the changes was made available through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program.
For more information on the traffic light synchronization project, contact the Department of Public Works, Engineering Division at (352) 483-9092.