Multi-way stop approved at Summerlake Groves Street and Seidel Road

The new Horizon West traffic improvement will provide safer pedestrian crossings for the students at the new Panther Lake Elementary school.

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A new multi-way stop is coming to the intersection of Summerlake Groves Street and Seidel Road. 

The traffic improvement in Horizon West was approved recently by the Board of County Commissioners in an effort to address traffic concerns with the opening of the new Panther Lake Elementary school this month. 

The school, located at 10151 Summerlake Groves Street, is set to open with more than 800 students for the 2022-23 school year. 

Although a traffic signal is currently under construction, due to supply chain issues, the signal will not be in operation before the school year starts, according to the BCC. 

In order to address the issue, traffic engineering staff recommended the conversion of the existing traffic control of Seidel Road at Summerlake Groves Street from a side street stop control to a multi-way stop control intersection. The multi-way stop control will assist with the safety of crossing student pedestrians and relieve the traffic for the new school.

District 1 Commissioner Nicole Wilson thanked local residents for their feedback during the process. 

"More improvements on the way," Wilson said in a Facebook post. "Pedestrian infrastructure is critical for resident safety."

This is a developing story. Please check back here for updates. 



Annabelle Sikes

News Editor Annabelle Sikes was born in Boca Raton and moved to Orlando in 2018 to attend the University of Central Florida. She graduated from UCF in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in sociology. Her past journalism experiences include serving as a web producer at the Orlando Sentinel, a reporter at The Community Paper, managing editor for NSM Today, digital manager at Centric Magazine and as an intern for the Orlando Weekly.

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