WINDERMERE If you frequent Chase Road at Lake Butler in Windermere, be prepared to deal with some lane closures and extended delays for the next few nights.
Roadwork began at 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, to repair a damaged guardrail located just west of Main Street. Town of Windermere Public Works Director Scott Brown said that the guardrail has been damaged over time by multiple vehicle crashes, one of which occurred recently when a driver fell asleep at the wheel at 2 a.m.
After this happened, Brown said, the damage was so severe that the guardrail could not be repaired. The entire guardrail is being replaced and brought up to current Florida Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration Standards.
Beginning at 9 p.m. this week for six to eight hours nightly, drivers who use Chase Road west of Main Street at Lake Butler should prepare for traffic delays or plan to use alternate routes. Brown said the work will continue for three to four nights. With this timeframe, the guardrail installation work should be complete by Friday, Feb. 24. Traffic signs and flagmen will be in place to move traffic along.
“Motorists should be vigilant of the workers installing the new guardrail, using caution while and if necessary to travel through the construction zone during this time,” Brown said. “The work is scheduled at night to avoid the peak vehicle times.”
Alternate routes include taking Main Street to Park Avenue or Lake Butler Road to County Road 535.
For more information, please contact Scott Brown, Public Works Director at 407-876-2563 ex. 5325 or email [email protected].
Contact Danielle Hendrix at [email protected].