The paving of Schofield Road has opened a much needed east-west roadway in the region, the additional traffic congestion has created new safety concerns for Horizon West residents. In a recent post in the Horizon West Development Discussion Group, a resident expressed frustration at the constant backup at the intersection and length of time it takes to make a turn. The post garnered over 70 comments, with the majority of comments in agreement and frustrated with the added traffic.
After extensive research and inquiries with Orange County by the HorizonWestInfo.com Team, there are no near-term improvements planned at the intersection of Avalon Road and Schofield Road.
The intersection is planned for full signalization as part of the CR 545 Town Center West Preliminary Design Study, however, no timeline for the project is set.
The project is split into three segments, with Segment 1 currently in the design phase at 90% completion. Segment 1 goes from New Independence Parkway to Lake Ingrahm Road. Once completed, the consultant will begin design work for Segment 3, which spans from Schofield Rd to Porter Rd and includes signalization of the Schofield intersection. According to Orange County staff, the consultant submitted a schedule that estimates the design of Segment 1 will take at least 6 more months, and there is no design schedule for Segment 3 to start.
In the First Amendment to Town Center West (Silverleaf) Road Network Agreement (RAG-21-01-001), Section 9, the developers could be required to provide temporary signalization when warranted by Orange County for safety.
Furthermore, if required pursuant to the terms of the approved PDS for the C.R. 545 widening and requested to be advanced by the County due to safety considerations, Constructing Owners further agree to design and construct temporary signalization elsewhere along C.R. 545 between New Independence Parkway and Schofield Road provided such temporary signalization costs will be subject to potential eligibility for impact fee credits on the same terms as set forth above with respect to the temporary signalization at the intersection of New Independence Parkway and C.R. 545.
Horizon West residents can always contact their local elected officials at Orange County for any topic or concern.
- Mayor Jerry Demings: [email protected]
- Commissioner Nicole Wilson: [email protected]
- Sheriff John Mina: [email protected]
Additionally, residents can request illegal advertising signage to be removed on any Orange County road by submitting a 311 request under Neighborhoods & Housing > Violations > 04-Signs on county right of way.
In email responses to our inquiry, Commissioner Wilson stated she will follow-up on intersection improvements and staff for Mayor Demings forwarded the question to the Manager of Orange County Traffic Engineering.
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