FDOT has begun work on a safety improvements project on E University Avenue at NE 26th Terrace, adjacent to the Fred Cone Park. The installation of a mid-block crossing and Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon (PHB) will improve safety and increase pedestrian mobility on E University Avenue by providing pedestrians with a place to safely cross. PHBs are advanced crosswalk systems that control both vehicle and pedestrian movements using traffic signals. For a video on how PHBs operate, please click the link below.
Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon Video
Traffic will be maintained in accordance with FDOT standards. Drivers can expect single-lane closures for both directions of University Avenue during off-peak hours. Pedestrians will also see periodic sidewalk closures and pedestrian detours. FDOT encourages drivers and pedestrians to obey traffic laws, be alert to construction workers and traffic devices, and to closely follow signage along the detour routes.
FDOT selected American Lighting and Signalization LLC to complete this $323,000 project by fall 2023, weather and unforeseen circumstances permitting.