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U.S. 90/State Road 53 intersection construction begins Sunday

The Florida Department of Transportation’s project to improve the intersection of U.S. 90 and State Road 53 North in Madison is scheduled to begin Sunday, February 22. The project includes widening the roadway to improve the turning radius at State Road 53 North to better accommodate semi-truck traffic. An average of 10,900 vehicles travel each day on U.S. 90 at the U.S. 90/State Road 53 intersection in Madison.   Improvement at the northeast corner of U.S. 90 will include reconstructing and widening the northeast corner to better accommodate semi-truck traffic turning, replacing the driveway at 119 East Base Street and SR 53 and replacing the pedestrian signal with a countdown signal to assist pedestrians in knowing how many seconds they have to cross the road. Other intersection improvements include upgrading shoulders, curbs and drainage structures; replacing sidewalk and adding handicap-accessible ramps on the northeast and northwest corners; and upgrading traffic signals. The entire intersection will be repaved at the end of the project, which is scheduled to be completed in the spring. Daytime lane closures will occur weekdays after 8:30 a.m.  Access to businesses will be maintained at all times. Pedestrians will use sidewalks on the south side of U.S. 90 during work to replace the sidewalks on the northern corners. Speeding fines are doubled when workers are present in the work zone. FDOT hired Concept Construction and Demolition, Inc., of Jacksonville to complete the work for $205,480.

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