New Traffic Pattern Starts Today at Hernando Intersection
The new pattern at the intersection of Cortez Boulevard and Fort Dade Avenue was prompted by multiple recent crashes.
HERNANDO COUNTY – The Florida Department of Transportation and Hernando County are advising drivers of a new traffic pattern at the intersection of Cortez Boulevard (State Road 50) and Fort Dade Avenue (County Road 484).
The new traffic pattern takes effect today (Aug. 14).
Because of recent multiple crashes at the intersection, the full median opening on Cortez will be converted to a directional median opening. The new configuration will be constructed in such as fashion as to only allow vehicles on Cortez to make a left turn onto Fort Dade. Vehicles traveling northbound or southbound on Fort Dade will be prohibited from making a left turn or a through movement and will be forced to make right turns only. U-turn openings both east and west of the Fort Dade intersection will be provided.
In a combined effort with FDOT to help improve safety, Hernando County will add thermoplastic rumble strips on Fort Dade Avenue north of the intersection. To achieve a properly functioning directional median, the through lane will be eradicated. The right turn lane will be kept and marked to only allow right turn movement.
For information about Hernando County, go to co.hernando.fl.us.
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