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U.S. 92 and Interstate 4 travelers in Volusia County will encounter a traffic shift and temporary signal, which will last for about six months, as the I-4 widening project enters a new phase, according to state Department of Transportation.
U.S. 92 westbound travelers, west of LPGA Boulevard, heading to I-4 westbound will now have to make a left turn exit at the new signal instead of a right turn exit. This shift is necessary to allow for the demolition and reconstruction of the US 92 westbound to I-4 ramp bridge.
The temporary signal and turn lane will be in effect from July 8 to mid-January 2014. The new ramp bridge will be opened prior to the 2014 Daytona 500 races.
Traffic delays are not expected to increase, however, motorists should be aware of a new traffic pattern.
Motorists are urged to slow down, obey the posted speed limit, which has been reduced to 60 mph, and drive with caution through the work zone. Traffic safety devices are set up to guide motorists through the project safely.
The Department of Transportation urges motorists to buckle up.