Orange County – Motorists are advised to use extra caution at several railroad crossings this weekend while crews switch over the crossing signals to an upgraded system. Flaggers will be used to stop drivers as trains pass from 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, through 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at the following crossings:
- Fairway Woods Boulevard between Orange Avenue and Landstar Boulevard
- East Wetherbee Road near South Orange Avenue
- West Taft Vineland Road west of Orange Avenue
- Fourth Street west of Orange Avenue
- Pine Street west of Orange Avenue
- East Landstreet Road west of Orange Avenue
Traffic will only be stopped for routine train traffic. The roads will otherwise remain open. Police officers will assist with traffic control at larger crossings.
The work is occurring to the south of where SunRail trains currently run, and will not affect the last SunRail train of the night, Friday night. Amtrak and CSX trains currently use this southern section, and trains will run at lower speeds at those crossings.
The signal upgrade is part of the 17.2-mile SunRail Phase II expansion project between the Sand Lake Road station and Poinciana. The expansion includes construction of new track, as well as four new SunRail stations. During the signal outage, the new system will be activated and tested.
For construction-related questions, please contact Public Information Coordinator Carolyn Fitzwilliam at 386-740-3566 or Carolyn.firstname.lastname@example.org.