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Project Details
Work Type Roundabout
Phase Construction
Limits US 98 at CR 491
Project Start November 16, 2021
City
County
Road
Construction Cost $3.5 million
Estimated Completion Spring 2023
Contractor Watson Civil Construction, Inc.
About

The project will build a roundabout at the intersection of US 98 / Ponce De Leon Blvd. and CR 491 / Citrus Way to improve safety. 

Construction is underway and is expected to be completed in the spring of 2023.

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Modern Roundabout Safety and Navigation

  • Roundabouts are the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA)  leading action to reduce high-speed right-angle crashes and resulting fatalities. Roundabouts eliminate high-speed right-angle crashes at the intersection. Drivers are to travel at speeds less than 30 MPH and enter into the roundabout by merging.
  • The FHWA has conducted studies that demonstrate tremendous benefits of the roundabout design, including (1) Up to 90% reduction in fatalities; (2) 76% reduction in bodily injury cases; (3) 30-40% reduction in pedestrian crashes and (4) 75% fewer conflict points than four-way intersections.
  • This modern single-lane roundabout will be posted to be navigated at speeds of 25 MPH or less.
  • This roundabout is located near several mines serviced by over-size, over-weight (OSOW) tractor-trailer combinations. This roundabout has been designed to accommodate larger OSOW vehicles for most of the movements at the intersection. Larger vehicles may track-over the truck apron as they navigate through the roundabout.
  • Buses will not need to use the truck apron to negotiate the roundabout.
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Contact Information
Construction Manager
Dave Hoover
352-848-2600
David.Hoover@dot.state.fl.us
Media Contact
Kris Carson
813-975-6060
Kristen.Carson@dot.state.fl.us
Lane Closures
  • US 98 (Ponce De Leon Blvd.) and CR 491 (Citrus Way) intersection
    Intermittent flagging & turn lane movements controlled by law enforcement officers: Monday, November 29 through Thursday, December 2 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Project Files
Project Images
US 98 and CR 491 on the first day of roundabout construction (11/16/2021 photo)
US 98 and CR 491 on the first day of roundabout construction (11/16/2021 photo)
Looking north on CR 491 at utility construction (11/16/2021 photo)
Clearing is underway along US 98 (11/16/2021 photo)
Clearing is underway at CR 491 and US 98 (11/16/2021 photo)
Clearing is underway at CR 491 and US 98 (11/16/2021 photo)
Clearing is underway at CR 491 and US 98 (11/16/2021 photo)
Looking southeast at US 98 and CR 491 on the first day of roundabout construction (11/16/2021 photo)
Roundabout test-track set up (10/13/2021 photo)
Aerial view of roundabout test-track (10/13/2021 photo)
A vehicle and bicyclist drive through the roundabout test-track (10/13/2021 photo)
Public visitors drive through the test-track roundabout (10/13/2021 photo)
Public visitors enter the test-track roundabout (10/13/2021 photo)
Drivers give feedback about their roundabout test-track experience to an FDOT engineer (10/13/2021 photo)
Public visitors drive through the test-track roundabout (10/13/2021 photo)
Visitors drive through the test-track roundabout (10/13/2021 photo)
FDOT staff test different size vehicles and a bicycle through the test-track roundabout (10/13/2021 photo)
An entrance to the test-track roundabout (10/13/2021 photo)
Staff drive the test-track roundabout (10/13/2021 photo)
A public visitor drives through the test-track roundabout (10/13/2021 photo)