Construction on a FDOT safety improvement project along State Road 226 (SW 16th Avenue) at SW 10th Terrace is underway. Installation of a Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon (PHB) will improve safety and increase pedestrian mobility in the area by providing pedestrians with a place to safely cross SW 16th Avenue. PHBs are advanced crosswalk systems that control both vehicle and pedestrian movements using traffic signals.
Traffic will be maintained in accordance with FDOT standards. Drivers can expect single-lane closures for both directions of SW 16th 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.
For a video on how PHBs operate, please click here.