Traffic Signal proposed near Apopka High School

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom September 20, 2016 at 5:03 pm Reply Mama Mia The City of Apopka has identified a busy roadway intersection in front of Apopka High School for needed safety improvements.A recent traffic study shows about 13,500 vehicle trips each day on Vick Road near the intersection of Martin Street, which handles about 4,700 daily trips. Seven vehicle crashes were reported there between 2008 and 2013.The City of Apopka currently is designing proposed improvements based upon the results of the traffic study.A new traffic signal at the intersection will better control the flow of vehicles that drive through the area and will add pedestrian features. These features also would add a pedestrian crosswalk on Vick Road, improving safety for students who walk to school from the west.Design work is expected to last at least two months, when the design proposal will go before the Apopka City Council for consideration. If approved, the city will issue a bid for construction to determine the cost and timeline for improvements. The proposed 2016 – 2017 budget had $250,000 set aside for this improvement. 2 COMMENTS September 20, 2016 at 5:36 pm More great news….. Christine, I see the American flag is now flying on the flagpole at the newly re-built Dream Lake Elementary School! I saw the worker putting up the hardware for the flagpole, while standing on the lift machine, and now I see the flag is flying today! Christine, I am so glad to see the flag up, and it looks so nice! Great work Christine, I am thankful you got it put up! I drove by the school after dark one night, and it was all lit up, and the lights on the side of the walls look dramatic, somewhat like movie curtains, with the light shadows they cast. Looking good Dream Lake Elementary! TAGSApopka High School Previous articleMain Street McDonald’s raising funds for Sanjay’s funeralNext articleErrol developers looking to create a resort Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mama Miacenter_img Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Costly but well worth it! It has been needed for a long time. It is dangerous there when so many cars are coming and going. Dangerous for the school kids walking too! I am happy to hear about the traffic light and improvements! Just don’t add a red-light camera though! Please don’t add a camera! This is great news! Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more