Cortez Road improvements to begin

CORTEZ – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will construct interim intersection improvements at State Road 684/Cortez Road and 119th Street West this month.

This project was chosen earlier this year from three other options to improve safety and traffic flow at the intersection.

Interim improvements include extending the existing median east of 119th Street West to 119th Street West; eliminating eastbound Cortez Road to northbound 119th Street West movement; installing improved crosswalks on Cortez Road and 119th Street West; and modifying the traffic signal to a continual green-phase for eastbound Cortez Road at 119th Street West, unless a pedestrian activates the signal to cross Cortez Road.

Construction will begin late this month and is anticipated to be complete by the end of the year, weather permitting. Motorists may expect lane closures from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.  FDOT urges motorists to stay alert for construction crews.