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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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DRIVER ALERT: New traffic signal at US 98 and CR 491

Brooksville, FL -- The traffic signal at US 98 and CR 491 (Citrus Way) is now in full operation (it had been in flash mode since late November 2021 until becoming fully operational March 30, 2022). Drivers should be alert to the new, temporary signal and be prepared to stop in all directions. The signal will be used to control traffic safely until construction of the new roundabout is completed in spring 2023.

Drivers should also be alert to traffic shifts on US 98 in the project area and drive within the posted 30 MPH speed limit.

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    ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE: County Road 491 (Citrus Way) is closed on the south side of US 98

    Brooksville, FL -- County Road 491 (Citrus Way) closed March 18, 2022 on the south side of the US 98 intersection. No access to/from CR 491 on the south side of US 98 is available to drivers around-the-clock through approximately December 2022. CR 491 is open ONLY for local residents from Lake Lindsey Road to south of US 98 (access to US 98 is blocked).

    Detour: Drivers are directed to use Lake Lindsey Road and US 98 as a detour route around the closed portion of the intersection. Guide signs are posted along the detour route.    Detour Map


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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
    Closures
    • There are no closures at this time.
    Project Files
    Project Images
    Looking northwest at the new roundabout construction (11/3/2022 photo)
    Looking southeast at the new roundabout construction (11/3/2022 photo)
    Looking south at a reconstructed Citrus Way roadway on the south side of US 98 (11/3/2022 photo)
    Looking southeast from the roundabout east side (11/3/2022 photo)
    Looking northwest from the roundabout east side (11/3/2022 photo)
    Workers drill a hole for a new pole foundation at US 98 and Citrus Way (11/3/2022 photo)
    Looking from the new roundabout at traffic entering US 98 from southbound Citrus Way (11/3/2022 photo)
    Workers move a new pole foundation into place along US 98 (11/3/2022 photo)
    Workers drill for a new light pole foundation along Citrus Way, just south of US 98 (11/3/2022 photo)
    Earthwork in the middle of the new roundabout at US 98 and Citrus Way (11/3/2022 photo)
    Looking northwest on US 98 on the west side of the new roundabout construction (11/3/2022 photo)
    Traffic turns from southbound Citrus Way onto US 98 (11/3/2022 photo)
    Looking south from Citrus Way at the US 98 roundabout construction (11/3/2022 photo)
    Looking south from Citrus Way at the US 98 roundabout construction (11/3/2022 photo)
    Concrete pour on the southwest side of the new roundabout (10/21/2022 photo)
    Looking north over Citrus Way at the US 98 roundabout construction (October 2022 photo)
    Looking southeast at construction of the roundabout at US 98 and Citrus Way (July 6, 2022 photo)
    Working in the northwest corner of Citrus Way and US 98 (5/17/2022 photo)
    Looking south on US 98 approaching Citrus Way (5/17/2022 photo)
    Construction in the northeast corner of US 98 and Citrus Way (5/17/2022 photo)
    Looking south on Citrus Way approaching US 98 (5/17/2022 photo)
    Looking south on Citrus Way approaching US 98 (5/17/2022 photo)
    Workers surveying in the work zone (5/17/2022 photo)
    Speed detection system in place on northbound US 98 to slow traffic entering the work zone (5/17/2022 photo)
    Looking north on Citrus Way just north of US 98 (5/2/2022 photo)
    Looking at the north side of the US 98  / Citrus Way intersection (4/28/2022 photo)
    A temporary traffic signal was activated in March 2022 for safety during construction (March 2022 photo)
    Citrus Way (CR 491) is closed on the south side of US 98 until late 2022.
    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)