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Nov 20

Holiday Travel Advisory: SunRail Closed Thanksgiving Day

Lane Closures Suspended

Central Florida – With the holiday season approaching, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) wants to keep you informed of important travel information. Below you will find important tips and information to help you with your travel plans.

SunRail will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26. Regular SunRail service will resume on Friday, Nov. 27, beginning with the regular 5:06 a.m. southbound train from Sanford as well as the 5:30 a.m. southbound train from DeBary. The first northbound train will leave Poinciana at the usual time of 5:45 a.m.

Lane closures on FDOT projects throughout the Central Florida region will be suspended from the afternoon of Nov. 25 through the night of Nov. 30. Suspending lane closures limits the impact to traffic during this busy travel season. Other work on projects may still occur within the project limits and does not include lane closures related to emergencies. For information on FDOT projects in Central Florida, please go to our project website at www.cflroads.com.

Those traveling along the roads should note a valuable resource to check for road alerts and other travel advisories. The FDOT’s 511 Traveler Information System offers five convenient ways to check real-time traffic conditions: call 511; visit www.FL511.com; download the Florida 511 app; follow @FL511_Central on Twitter; or sign up for a “My Florida 511” account on FL511.com to receive personalized alerts.

Media inquiries should be directed to the FDOT District Five Communications Office at FDOT-D5Comm@dot.state.fl.us, or by phone at 386-943-5593.

The FDOT wishes everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday. Remember to buckle up and avoid distractions while driving.

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For additional questions, please contact Public Information Officer, Jessica Ottaviano, at 386-943-5473 or Jessica.Ottaviano@dot.state.fl.us.

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The Florida Department of Transportation’s mission is to provide a safe transportation system that ensures the mobility of people and goods, enhances economic prosperity, and preserves the quality of the state’s environment and communities. The department is committed to building a transportation system that not only fits the current needs of Florida’s residents and visitors, but also enhances mobility throughout the state to accommodate its consistent and rapid growth. The unique nature of the Sunshine State and its year-round warm climate provides numerous opportunities to achieve the department’s mission through multiple transportation modes including highways/streets, air, rail, sea, spaceports, transit, and the ever-expanding deployment of bicycle & pedestrian facilities.