Following road construction and resurfacing in the Lecanto/Crystal River area, the intersection at West Gulf to Lake and Rockcrusher Road has quickly become one of the most dangerous intersections in Citrus County.
If you have passed through the aforementioned intersection, then you already know the dangers and you have probably seen how often people run the red light when turning left.
The biggest danger? The lack of a turn signal.
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However, not all hope is lost.
Citrus Gazette reached out to the DOT and asked about a turn signal.
DOT Community Outreach Manager John McShaffrey, said, “A four-section signal head with a left turn signal will be installed at the westbound SR 44 (Gulf to Lake Highway) and N Rock Crusher Road intersection as part of the current resurfacing project.”
This project is milling and resurfacing SR 44 (Gulf to Lake Highway) between Norvell Bryant Highway and North Lopp Point.
Other work includes safety improvements such as sidewalk connectivity, sidewalk repairs, curb ramp reconstruction, and pedestrian lighting installed at signalized intersections. Signing, pavement markings, and minor drainage improvements will also take place throughout the project area and there will be signalization upgrades at N Rock Crusher Road.
According to MCShaffrey, the turn signal should be installed by Spring of 2024.